Kate Middleton channels Blair Waldorf in a Stella McCartney pussy-bow dress and headband for baby Archie's christening

Kate Middleton channelled Blair Waldorf at baby Archie's christening yesterday [Image: Chris Allerton/ Sussex Royal]

The adorable baby Archie was naturally the star of the show at his christening yesterday.

But winning in the style stakes for the occasion at Windsor Castle was his aunt Kate Middleton.

One of the official photographs released by Prince Harry, 34, and Meghan Markle to mark the baptism shows the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, seated beside new royal parents and their eight-week-old son.

The mum-of-three is wearing a pink pussy-bow Stella McCartney dress, and accessorised with matching red heels and a statement headband.

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She finished off her elegant ensemble with pearl earrings which once belonged to Princess Diana in a sweet tribute on her grandson Archie's special day.

The Duchess' outfit received numerous plaudits, and lead many royal style fans on Twitter to compare her to the ultra-fashionable Gossip Girl character Blair Waldorf (pictured below).

Blair Waldorf

One person wrote: "Kate looks like Blair Waldorf."

Another commented: "Duchess Kate was truly giving off #BlairWaldorf vibes at #ArchiesChristening"

A third shared: "Kate channelling her inner Blair Waldorf is the best thing I've seen all day."

In particular, social media users loved Kate's headband in the family portrait - which also featured Prince William, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan's mum Doria Ragland and Princess Diana's sisters Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale.

One person noted: "I think Kate's making headbands popular again!!"

Another added: "I need Kate's headband."

A fourth admitted: "I'm living for the fact Kate wore a headband #RoyalFamily."

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, also looked stunning in a bespoke midi-dress by Dior.

Her little boy wore the traditional Honiton lace christening gown, that has been worn by nine other royal children including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

It is an exact replica, made by the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly, of a gown commissioned by Queen Victoria for the baptism of her eldest daughter Victoria in 1841.

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NEWS EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERICAL USE. NO MERCHANDISING, ADVERTISING, SOUVENIRS, MEMORABILIA or COLOURABLY SIMILAR. NOT FOR USE AFTER AFTER 31 DECEMBER, 2019 WITHOUT PRIOR PERMISSION FROM ROYAL COMMUNICATIONS. NO CROPPING. Copyright in this photograph is vested in The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Publications are asked to credit the photographs to Chris Allerton. No charge should be made for the supply, release or publication of the photograph. The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and must include all of the individuals in the photograph when published. This official christening photograph released by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex shows the Duke and Duchess with their son, Archie and (left to right) the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince of Wales, Ms Doria Ragland, Lady Jane Fellowes, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, The Duke of Cambridge and The Duchess of Cambridge in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Royal fans, John Loughrey and Ann Daley, celebrate the christening by a opening a champagne bottle on the day that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, was christened on July 06, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Royal superfan John Loughrey outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Camilla the dog outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
A cake from a royal well-wisher outside Windsor Castle in celebration of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Royal superfan John Loughrey, with company from Camilla the dog, prepares flags and posters outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Visitors take pictures as the Changing of the Guard takes place outside Windsor Castle in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the castle's intimate private chapel. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Anne Daley dresses her dog Camilla in christening attire along with balloons in celebration ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, in the intimate private chapel at Windsor Castle. RESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 6, 2019. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Rick Findler/PA Wire
Royal fan John Loughrey, 64, camped out in Windsor ahead of the royal christening of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son, Archie, at Windsor Castle tomorrow.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Union Jack bunting in Windsor on the day that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, was christened on July 06, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Royal fans celebrate the christening on the day that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex, was christened on July 06, 2019 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Luke Dray/Getty Images)
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The original gown - which was used by both Prince Harry and Prince William for their christenings - was worn by more than 62 royal babies and several monarchs during its service, before the Queen decided it had become too delicate.

Archie was christened in the private chapel at Windsor Caste in front of fewer than 30 guests yesterday morning.

In accordance with royal tradition, The Lily Font and water from the River Jordan were used during the service, which was officiated by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided to keep certain details of the baptism private - including the names of their son's godparents.

Along with the portrait featuring Kate, they chose to release another image, of the two of them with their little boy in the Rose Garden, to Instagram.

The post - in which they thanked the public for their "kindness in welcoming their first born and celebrating this special moment" - has already received more than two million 'likes'.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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