Who Wore it Best? Prince George vs. Max Knoblauch

Get ready to giggle! I was searching videos on youtube and came across this genius reporter at Masahble, Max Knoblauch who wrote the funniest piece – “I’m 23 and dressed as royal baby Prince George for a week“.

Literally, I couldn’t stop laughing when I watched the video and then read his brilliantly written article. Max actually dressed as Prince George for a week walking around Manhattan wearing replicated Royal Baby outfits that have been featured by reporters worldwide (including me, myself and I).

Prince George is 2 years old and third in line of succession to the British throne. I am 23 years old and live in a three-person apartment with two windows in Brooklyn. Suffice it to say, even with my 21-year head start, George’s life is objectively better than mine. So, when Mashable gave me the opportunity to live a week in Prince George’s shoes — to dissect what it was like to be a royal and, more specifically, a royal baby — I jumped at the chance. Getting his look correct would be a trial, particularly for someone like me who is not a royal or a baby. The first challenge would be finding the clothes in a men’s large. The second challenge would be not being arrested. – Max Knoblauch, Mashable

After reading Max’s article I was inspired to share his adorable photos comparing himself dressed as Prince George with the original photo. Then I decided to take it to the next level and do the celebrity fashion blogger theme “who wore it best?” – George or Max? Perhaps Max is on to a new trend in fashion Mini-Me in reverse? Men’s fashion inspired by baby fashion?

Monday – Amaia Kids Blue Sweater & Rachel Riley Set

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The first George vs. Max look is based on a photo of little George in daddy William’s arms, both wearing matching blue sweaters on the way to visit his little sister Princess Charlotte at the hospital. Prince George wore a blue cardigan sweater and matching socks by Amaia. The Blue Cord Short and Shirt Set is by one of my favorite UK designers Rachel Riley, from the Heritage Collection. George is also wearing knit cotton socks from Amaia and Start-Rite ‘Jo’ navy leather buckle shoes. Shop the Rachel Riley Set Online at Childrensalon.

“You look like most people in Massachusetts,” said one coworker. Another said I reminded him of a “4-year-old tennis prodigy.” – Max Knoblauch, Mashable

Tuesday – Rachel Riley Sailboat Dungarees

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The second George vs. Max look is based on a photo of Prince George at his first Royal play date during the Royal Tour to New Zealand and Australia. Prince George was spotted wearing this classic tailored Sailboat Smocked Navy Dungarees by Rachel Riley and Early Day Pre Walker Shoes. Shop the Rachel Riley Dungarees Online at Childrensalon.

With a member of Mashable’s video team in tow, I headed out to Greenwich Village to get some tea — the most royal thing I could think of. Unfortunately, the wait time at most Greenwich Village tea spots at noon on a Tuesday is about six hours, so I got some at Starbucks instead.- Max Knoblauch, Mashable

Wednesday – Petit Bateau Striped Overalls

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The third George vs. Max look is based on a photo of Prince George around his first birthday celebration taken at a Natural History Museum exhibit, Sensational Butterflies. Little George is wearing Petit Bateau Oshkosh Stripe Overalls, navy polo shirt, and Early Days Alex Pre-Walker shoes. Shop the Petit Bateau Oshkosh Stripe Overalls online at Childrensalon.

We set off to Central Park, intending to take a royal carriage ride around the park. Unfortunately, carriage ride prices are outrageous and I am not backed by taxpayers, so we stuck to walking. – Max Knoblauch, Mashable

Thursday – Rachel Riley Red & Ivory Smocked Shirt & Red Shorts

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The fourth George vs. Max look is based on a photo of Prince George in a White Smocked Shirt & Red Shorts outfit by Rachel Riley that he wore at Princess Charlotte’s Christening. Shop the Rachel Riley Red & Ivory Smocked Shirt & Red Shorts Online at Childrensalon.

On day four, I wore a classic royal family outfit. The white-shirt-tucked-into-red-shorts look was not only worn by Prince George, but also by his father, Prince William. I had customized it to perfection with some yarn I had and felt like a prince. – Max Knoblauch, Mashable

Friday – Cath Kidston Jumper & Amaia Bloomers

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The fifth and final George vs. Max look is based on the official Christmas photo where Prince George wore an adorable Cath Kidston Jumper, Amaia’s navy Griotte corduroy bloomers and matching knee socks, along with Start-Rite Jo First Walking Shoes.

I decided to spend my last day as Prince George mostly in the office. Wearing George’s classic Christmas sweater, expertly sewed by my own hands the night before. I wanted to make sure that my coworkers could see how far I’d come.

In the end, it’s clear to me that while George’s look can be applied to anyone, his class and grace are what defines him. Personally, I think we should all try our best to be more like royal babies.Max Knoblauch, Mashable Reporter

Be sure to read Max Knoblauch’s full article “I’m 23 and dressed as royal baby Prince George for a week“. I guarantee it will make you giggle!

Perhaps I should try some “stunt journalism” and dress up as Princess Charlotte for a week?! On second thought, a middle aged mom wandering about dressed up as a baby might find herself locked up in a psych ward. I’ll leave the stunt journalism to brilliant writers like Max at Mashable! Kudos!

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