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Ellin Stein
May 04, 2015 @ 2:45 pm

Kate Middleton and Prince William's newborn daughter, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, made her public debut on Saturday, May 2, while in her mother’s arms swaddled in a cozy white shawl. Family-run brand G.H. Hurt & Son created the soft woolen baby blanket that wrapped around the new princess and the square featured a lacy border with hand-finished scalloped edges ($97;

Back in 1948 when Prince Charles was born, the British company presented Princess Charlotte's great-grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, with a similar blanket. Continuing the tradition, Princess Diana emerged from the hospital carrying a baby Prince William wrapped in the same model in 1982. Then in 2013—although the new princess's shawl is not a hand-me-down—Kate and William swaddled big brother Prince George in an identical blanket for his first public appearance while he was held in his mother's arms.

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The brand's other baby blankets include a super-fine merino christening shawl for ($68;, a cotton-merino blend with teddy bear and alphabet designs ($45;, and a knitted cashmere version that comes in three colors ($163;

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Meanwhile, for his visit to meet his new little sister, Prince George showed he can still steal the spotlight when he appeared wearing a cornflower-blue cardigan ($57; with matching kneesocks from London children’s boutique, Amaia. Duchess Kate has been buying George’s clothes there since her son was 2 months old, and often gone shopping at the store herself.

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