Our warmest and sincere congratulations to TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the safe arrival of their newborn boy on Monday.
All the staff here at G. H Hurt & Son were delighted to see the Royal couple emerge at Windsor Castle today, to present their newborn son, wrapped in our traditional hand finished shawl.
The shawl used is our ‘Leaves and Flowers Baby Shawl’, in white. This handsome baby shawl is inspired by our handframe lace knitting heritage. Made using the finest and softest merino wool, each shawl is lovingly produced at our factory in Nottingham, England, by our artisan skilled and experienced team.
Since 1912, we have been designing and innovating lacy knitted patterns into classic and timeless shawls. Each ‘Leaves and Flowers Baby Shawl’ is made of two separate knitted pieces, which are then hand finished and joined with a pretty shell edge on all four side. This creates a large but light and airy feel, perfect to wrap a baby. The cute cashmere hat used was also one of ours. It is normally available as a set, complete with mittens. (Cashmere Baby Hat & Mittens).
We feel so proud and honoured that Harry and Meghan have chosen our beautiful merino wool lacy knitted baby shawls and in doing so have continued a royal tradition now going back over 70 years.