By Erika Harwood. Photos: Getty Images.
It’s been almost a year since a robe-wearing Prince George stayed up past his bedtime to meet then-President Barack Obama at Kensington Palace. Obama would later make a joke during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner that the prince’s casual attire during their meeting was a “breach of protocol.” Now children everywhere can have their own protocol-breaching robes, and for 50 percent off!
As pointed out by New York Magazine, Prince George’s blue gingham robe by My 1st Years is now on sale. If you want your one-day-to-seven-year-old child to look like a prince but still hold on to his/her sense of individuality, the robe can be customized with different text and colors. Its description says the robe is “Ideal for popping on over pyjamas on chilly mornings or for drying off with after bath time.” Or, if you’re lucky, meeting with Barack Obama.
The robe was only the beginning of the prince’s toddler-atypical style. During his trip to Canada last October, Prince George seemed to have a suitcase full of shorts, despite the chilly weather. An etiquette expert told Harper’s Bazaar that his preference for shorts is actually “a silent class marker” in England. A toddler wearing trousers would come off as “middle class” and “suburban.”
Essentially, the robe and shorts are part of a traditional look for the untraditional toddler.
This story originally appeared on Vanity Fair.
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