Christening gown

The christening gown worn by Prince Oscar during the ceremony was first worn by Prince Gustaf Adolf when he was christened in 1906. The christening gown was also worn by Gustaf Adolf's siblings (Sigvard, Queen Ingrid, Prince Bertil and Carl Johan) and by Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla’s children, namely the Princesses Margaretha, Birgitta, Desirée and Christina as well as The King. The christening gown was also worn by Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine, Princess Estelle, Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas.

At the christening of Princess Margaretha in 1935, a cape and a cap made from cream-coloured silk satin were added. The names and dates of all the children christened have been embroidered in the lining of the cape.

Photo: Håkan Lind/The Royal Court

The christening gown is made of cotton batiste and Valenciennes lace (bobbin lace) with a petticoat of satin woven silk. The gown has lace linings around the armholes. There is also a bodice with the gown of Valenciennes lace.

The christening gown also has a christening towel made of cotton batiste with Valenciennes lace.

The names and dates of all the children christened have been embroidered in the lining of the cape. Photo: Håkan Lind/The Royal Court