Thursday, May 3, 2012

Kate's Calender: A look at the Garden Party, Epsom + Jubilee Events

Hello Duchess Kate readers,

Kate's calender is looking quite full particularly for the first weekend of June. As you all know the jubilee celebrations have been months in the planning and the events promise to be unforgettable. On Tuesday May 29th Kate is expected to attend her first royal garden party at Buckingham Palace. The Duchess will join Her Majesty for tea with 8,000 guests in the gardens of the residence. The party is widely considered one of the highlights of the summer season. Unfortunately William will not be joining Kate instead he will be working at RAF valley.

A look at last years party. You can see Her Majesty in the centre wearing yellow. Female guests generally choose summer dresses and jackets with hats or fascinators. The party takes place between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Although not confirmed yet, William and Kate are expected to attend the Epsom Derby on June 2nd. The investec derby day is the first official event in the long weekend of celebrations. The Queen has reportedly said she wants 'a full house' for the event.

Surrey Online

Last year Kate wore a lovely Reiss dress and Joseph jacket to the derby, looking forward to   seeing what she chooses to wear this year.

On Sunday June 3rd over 1,000 boats will muster on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. The forma river procession will take place between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. starting upriver of Battersea Bridge and finishing downriver of Tower Bridge. Below we look at the route.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Paegent

Almost every senior member of the Royal family will be taking part, except the Duchess of Kent who has quit public life. The Queen and Prince Philip will be met at Chelsea pier by Charles and Camilla. They will then make a memorable trip on board The Royal Barge, called the Spirit of Chartwell. William, Kate and Harry will already be waiting there.

Daily Mail

The Spirit of Chartwell once belonged to the Royal Yacht Britannia. Th vessel will take the royals 800 yards downstream. 


A red velvet banner decorate with the royal coat of arms made from half a million gold coloured buttons will hang from the stern. It sounds like an absolutely amazing event. Definitely the one I'm most looking forward too. Which event are you most excited about?

Daily Mail

On Monday June 4th a concert will be a televised Diamond Jubilee concert held at Buckingham Palace. It is being described as 'the world's most spectacular street party'. The event is a joint collaboration between the BBC and one of Kate's favourite singers Gary Barlow. It will showcase the best of pop, rock, classical and musical theatre. Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, Shirley Bassey, Tom Jones, Jessie J and Cliff Richard have been announced as part of the line up. 

Below we see plans for the stage, incredible!

On Monday June 5th William, Kate and Harry will join senior royals in a carriage procession through the streets of London. Afterwards the Royals will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. You can view the a 3D video of the processional route here.

William and Kate will also attend 'Trooping the Colour' on June 16th, Order of the Garter on June 18th and they will will welcome the Olympic Torch at Buckingham Palace on Juy 26th. Yesterday the torch arrived in the UK with David Beckham carrying it.

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Look forward to following these events with all of you :)


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