Princess Charlotte might only be four-months-old, but her wardrobe is already one of the most scrutinised in the world.
To date, baby Charlotte has only made two public appearances, both of which resulted in the sell-out of the shawl she was swaddled in for her first appearance and the pram she rode in on her christening. Pretty impressive…
And who could forget that gorgeous floor-length Victoriana gown she sported for her christening (also worn by brother George and many royals before her)?
But, in case you were getting used to seeing Kate Middleton and Prince William’s gorgeous baby #2 rocking pretty frocks, don’t. Because actually, she probably won’t wear another dress until she’s 1. Yep.
Rachel Riley, Kate’s favourite children’s designer, recently dropped a bombshell. ‘The littlest royal won’t be sporting a dress until she’s at least one year old,’ she reportedly told People.
‘Because they’re a traditional family, I’m sure that she’ll wear babysuits for the first year, and then only when she’s walking will she then move into dresses,’ she continued. ‘Even in terms of separates, I don’t think she’ll be wearing separates until much later.’
Well, looks like we’ll have to wait a little while longer to see Charlotte in a tiny cuter-than-cute baby Gap sailor dress then!
This news will no doubt come as a shock to retailers, who will no doubt be queueing up to have the royal sporting their baby designs.
Because according to The International Business Times, the 4-month-old is already worth £3 billion – that’s £700 million more than her 2-year-old brother. Shocking, we know.
But while he might have been overtaken by his little sis, Prince George has had a similar effect on retail sales…
First, he caused those adorable Rachel Riley dungarees to fly off the shelves, then that seriously cute Cath Kidston tank to sell out, and lastly, those totally adorable Crocs.
Yep, you heard right – Prince George even sent Crocs sales through the roof after sporting his very own miniature pair while watching his dad play at Beaufort Polo Club back in July.
Daniel Silverfield, of Amazon.co.uk management, said: ‘Once again, Prince George proves there’s no age limit on being a fashion icon – we’ve seen a 16-fold increase in sales of kids Crocbands at Amazon.co.uk since the photo of him wearing a pair was released.’
The tot also donned a £64 baby blue cashmere cardigan by Olivier Baby and Kids, which of course, has also sold out.
A spokesperson for the store said: ‘It has now sold out but will be back in stock shortly and is currently available to pre-order. It is also continuing into our AW15 collection available later on in the year.’
The brand also took to using their celebrity status to their advantage, adding the following item description: ‘One of Prince George’s favourite cardigans. This is a must-have for all boys especially after Prince George was spotted wearing his at the polo!’
Overall, baby George has increased the UK economy by £247 million – mostly thanks to childrenswear profits, apparently! We are royally stunned.
But by the looks of things, it seems like Charlotte might just continue to pip her bro to the post..