A fashion statement that is royal. Duchess KateYou stepped out in style for Trooping of the Colour, the traditional parade to commemorate the occasion Queen Elizabeth II’s official birthday — and honored Princess Diana in the process.
Duchess Kate, 40, arrived to the festivities alongside her children — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in a carriage. Kate stunned in a white Alexander McQueen coat dress and paired the look by wearing the late royal’s double-drop diamond sapphire earrings. The set matches the engagement rings that the women share. The look was also similar to the outfit Princess Diana wore in 1991.
Shortly thereafter, Queen Elizabeth II arrived on Buckingham Palace’s balcony with her cousin, Duke Of Kent.
April Royal expert Bethan HoltTelled Us Weekly that Kate’s fashion sense has also been heavily influenced by Elizabeth. “Many of the things that we see the Duchess of Cambridge doing today are things that she’s learned from the queen,” Holt said. The Queen: 70 years of Majestic StyleThis was explained by the author the Reading native uses “different symbols to send messages” with her wardrobe, just as the queen has done throughout her reign.
In March, the Duchess wore earrings with a bracelet borrowed by the 96-year old monarch to a dinner hosted in her honor. Patrick AllenGovernor-General of Jamaica. The same set of jewels was worn by the Queen to host BarackAnd Michelle Obama for dinner in May 2011.
Since their first meeting in 2008, the two women have been close friends. After Kate, Prince William moved to Kensington Palace “within walking distance of Buckingham Palace” in 2017, a source told Use that the Duchess and her grandmother-in-law “developed a deeper friendship.”
Celebrations for the queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which marks 70 years on the throne for the British monarch, will continue throughout the weekend. A Service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty’s reign will take place at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, June 3. Prince HarryAnd Meghan MarkleThey will be accompanied by their children, Archie, 3 years old, and Lilibet 11 months. On Saturday, June 4, BBC Live will host a concert from Buckingham Palace featuring performances from Sir Elton John, Sir Rod Stewart, Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia KeysAnd, appropriately, Queen.
Finaly, the Platinum Jubilee Pageant in London will be held Sunday, June 5. Dancers, musicians, military personnel and other performers will come together “to celebrate Her Majesty’s unwavering duty, love of the natural world and dedication to the Commonwealth.”
This weekend marks the end of the jubilee celebrations. However, events began back in January with The Platinum Pudding Campaign. This competition was to find a dessert dedicated her Majesty. Former Great British Bake Off Judge Mary BerrySouthport resident, who created the lemon Swiss-roll-inspired pudding, was able to choose the winning entry. Jemma Melvin. Camilla, DuchessIn May, the winner pudding was announced. It beat out 5,000 other entries.
The Platinum Jubilee is a momentous milestone but also a bittersweet occasion, as it marks the queen’s first jubilee without her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99. “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle,” a statement from the Royal Family read at the time. “The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss. Further announcements will be made in due course.”
Elizabeth and Philip wed in 1947 and had four children together — Charles, 73, Anne, 71, Andrew, 62, and Edward, 58.
2017 marked 65 years of Her Majesty’s throne. Although a historic occasion — Elizabeth is the first British monarch to have a Sapphire Jubilee — there were no widespread celebrations. The queen spent the day at Sandringham where she was able to retreat from the country. A ceremonial gun salute was staged in London’s Green park to honor the Queen’s reign.