No fairy godmother role but Pippa Middleton steals the style show with €900 coat

The younger Middleton sister might not have been chosen as the future king’s godmother, but that didn’t stop Pippa from stealing the style show at her nephew’s christening.

Members from both the royal family and the Middletons gathered at St James’s Palace yesterday for three-month-old Prince George’s christening.

Pippa didn’t have the honour of being asked to be one of Prince George’s seven godparents, but she certainly didn’t shy into the background in the style stakes.

The 30-year-old wore a ‘Paris’ dress by British designer Suzannah with a bespoke cream wool coat created by the same designer. A similar coat is available on the high street for nearly €900.

Pippa paired her dress and coat with a fascinator, courtesy of British milliner Edwina Ibbotson.

She had her hair pinned back and kept her makeup natural. 

Designer Suzannah said it was “a dream come true” when Pippa asked her to help create an outfit for the christening.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 23:  Pippa and James Middleton leave the Chapel Royal in St James's Palace, after the christening of the three month-old Prince George of Cambridge by the Archbishop of Canterbury on October 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Pippa and James Middleton leave the Chapel Royal (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool /Getty Images)

The designer told Grazia magazine the pair were aiming for “understated beauty”.

“We aimed for understated beauty, drawing inspiration from a 1960s coat dress that I bought in LA, among other vintage looks and archive pieces,” she said.

“Creating a couture dress and frock coat not only for the occasion of the royal christening, but for Pippa Middleton, who is so naturally elegant and stylish is a commission that every designer dreams of.”

Speculation of a fashion memo was rife as women from both sides of the family wore shades of cream or blue for the event.

Godmother Zara Philips, the Queen and Carole Middleton all wore shades of blue as proud mum Kate, her sister Pippa and Camilla opted for cream.

Kate kept her trademark elegant look with an Alexander McQueen suit, the same designer that she chose for her wedding dress.

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