Duchess of Cambridge wears Jenny Packham

The Duchess of Cambridge, holding the newborn Prince of Cambridge, wears a bespoke cornflower blue crepe de chine dress by British designer Jenny Packham as she leaves St. Mary's Hospital in London. (AP Photo / APTN / July 23, 2013)

We may not yet know the name of the newborn Prince of Cambridge, but we do know the name of the designer his mother wore home from the hospital -- Jenny Packham.

According to an email we received moments ago, the Duchess of Cambridge left St. Mary's Hospital in London on Tuesday wearing a bespoke cornflower blue crêpe de chine dress by the British designer.

The Times' fashion critic Booth Moore notes that the wardrobe choice has some signficance. "She’s wearing a polka dot dress," Moore pointed out, "just like Diana did when she left the hospital."

A touching tribute if ever there was one.

 

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