Pippa Middleton's unusual christening gift revealed

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Pippa Middleton's unusual christening gift revealed
His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge!
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William present Prince George.
Kate and William were glowing as little George was on display.
Now that is quite the outfit, George!
Just look at that little face!
The Cambridge family.
Proud dad.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George. The Duchess was seen wearing a cream Alexander McQueen dress with a matching fascinator.
Kate carried baby George out of his christening ceremony.
Check out that amazing train on Prince George's christening robe.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William enter St. James Palace. 
Mom and baby matched, and it was oh-so-cute!
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip arrive at the christening.
Prince Harry looked dapper in navy blue.
Charles and Camilla, the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall.
Pippa and James Middleton arrive to the royal christening.
Pippa Middleton and James Middleton arrive.
We love the gorgeous detailing in Pippa's jacket as well as her gorgeous nude pumps.
Carole Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge's mother arrives at the christening.
Michael Middleton arrives at the royal christening.
William's cousin, and the next in the family to have a Royal Baby, Zara Phillips was chosen as one of George's godparents.
Kate's childhood friend, Emilia Jardine-Paterson arrives with her husband David.  She is one of seven godparents.
Michael and Julia Samuel arrive with one of Prince George's godparents Hugh Grosvenor.
Oliver Baker, one of George's godparents, arrives for the ceremony.
William and Kate have arrived! They're said to be "very excited" for today. Kate is wearing white.
Her Majesty the Queen of England arrived last, with Prince Philip accompanying her.
HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip.

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!
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