Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their third child together on Monday, April 23, and the couple stepped out to introduce their son in front of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital in London on the same day.
At first, people compared her knee-length red dress with a white Peter Pan collar to the outfit Princess Diana wore when Prince Harry was born in 1984. But now, nearly a week after the royal couple’s appearance, Twitter users are pointing out that the Jenny Packham ensemble Duchess Kate wore looks almost identical to a dress Mia Farrow’s character, Rosemary Woodhouse, wore in the 1968 horror film Rosemary’s Baby. (The film is about a woman who gives birth to the son of Satan.)
One user shared a side by side image of the two women’s dresses and wrote: “Kate Middleton rocking the same dress as Rosemary from Rosemary’s Baby is definitely not discomforting at all…” Another added: “Kate wearing the same frock as Rosemary did in ‘Rosemary’s Baby‘…hmmm should we be a little bit concerned..LOL…”
One Twitter user wrote: The only thing I will say about #RoyalBaby is they put Kate Middleton in the Rosemary’s Baby dress and that is magic.” Another quoted a line from the scary movie: “‘He chose you, honey! From all the women in the world to be the mother of his only living son!’ Loving Kate Middleton’s Rosemary’s Baby vibes.”
Kate and William, who are parents to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, revealed their newborn son’s name on Friday, April 27. “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to announce that they have named their son Louis Arthur Charles. The baby will be known as His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge,” Kensington Palace tweeted.
Scroll below to see more reactions to Duchess Kate’s dress!
I am not an Opinion Haver on the subject of Kate Middleton but I fervently hope the Rosemary’s Baby frock was on purpose, and if it was she is AWESOME.
— Jon Dryden Taylor (@jondrytay) April 27, 2018
If you need cheering up today I would highly recommend googling 'Rosemary's Baby red dress' and then compare Mia Farrow's dress to what Kate Middleton left the hospital wearing after giving birth. Some stylist out there is in trrrrouble.
— Nazmia (@houseoflabrys) April 27, 2018
Sure, Kate is wearing the Rosemary's Baby dress and that is unfortunate, but then so is that dress—that said, I definitely approve of the name Louis. 💜
— Susan Rukeyser (@SusanRukeyser) April 27, 2018
The Rosemary's Baby dress did give me a laugh this morning, but I suspect that's some put-upon stylist's sense of humour rather than Kate's.
— Ben Fowler (@ben1283) April 27, 2018
omg just clocked the Kate Middleton Rosemary's Baby dress 😱
— Cian (@Trilt) April 27, 2018