Pippa Middleton's unusual christening gift revealed
Last week, we ooh'ed and ahh'ed over photos of Prince George at his royal christening and now we're finding out what aunt Pippa has purchased for the young prince. It's been revealed that Pippa, who wore a stunning custom coat by British designer Suzannah Crabb to the christening, had Prince George's hands and feet cast in silver!
According to the Daily Mail, the gift (which reportedly cost $11,000) was created by Wrightson and Platt, a company that makes "lifecast sculptures" in London. We visited Wrightson and Platt's website and found some pretty amazing, lifelike sculptures including a similar silver cast of a newborn's feet. It takes 30-seconds to make the mold by placing the baby's feet in a jelly-like mixture of water and a seaweed-based powder. Sounds like a lot of work considering how wiggly babies can be, but for Prince George, nothing is too much! In fact, Pippa might have taken this idea for Queen Victoria herself. According the Wrightson and Platt's website, Queen Victoria commissioned Mary Thornycroft to sculpt her nine children's hands and feet in alabaster more than a century ago.
Want to see more of Prince George and the Duke and Duchess from the royal christening? Click through the gallery above!