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Prince George's Christening Gown To Be A Replica

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 23: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge leaves The Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital with their newborn son at St Mary's Hospital on July 23, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

No hand-me-downs for Prince George!

Kate Middleton and Prince William's baby boy, who was born just last week to much fanfare, isn't even two weeks old and yet we already know what the third-in-line to the throne will be wearing to his christening.

Instead of wearing a historic 167-year-old one-of-a-kind lace and satin gown, which more than 30 previous royal babies have worn, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's spawn will be wearing a replica. (What, the Queen couldn't override the Powers That Be and force her grandson and granddaughter-in-law to put little Georgie in the old dress?)

Hello! Canada reports that the tiny prince will wear a new heirloom "to celebrate this historic and religious rite of passage.

"Following the baptism of Lady Louise Windsor in 2004, it was decided the ancient garment was too delicate to be used again. As a result, the Queen commissioned an exact replica of the 1841 christening gown to replace the original robe."

So far, the replica christening gown has been worn by the two daughters of Peter and Autumn Phillips (son and daughter-in-law of Princess Anne), Savannah and Isla Elizabeth, and Prince Edward's son James.

Daddy William was the last heir to wear the original ancient gown in 1982 (it's unclear what brother Harry wore) and it's expected that George Alexander Louis will have his christening in the fall.

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