Friday, July 13, 2012

Duchess Kate Wears Erdem for Trooping the Colour

Duchess Kate joined the royal family today for Trooping the Colour. The annual parade officially celebrates the Queen's birthday. Although the Queen's actual birthday is on 21 April, it has long been tradition to celebrate the Sovereigns' birthday publicly on a day in the summer. 

Kate travelled by carriage with Camilla and Prince Harry in an open landau. Camilla and Kate look very coordinated. 

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More than 1,600 officers and soldiers took part in the event. Prince William, who is colonel of the Irish Guards, the Prince of Wales who is colonel of the Welsh Guards, the Duke of Kent, colonel of the Scot Guards and the Princess Royal, Colonel of the Blues and Royals.

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Ace Royal photographer Mark Stewart shared a photo via Twitter of Buckingham Palace looking wonderful in the sunshine this morning.

Mark Stewart Twitter
 Her Majesty is wearing the same Angela Kelly outfit she wore to William and Kate's wedding. Prince Philip was also in attendance, it is exactly a week since he left hospital. Good to see him back.

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This year is the flag of 1st Batallion Coldsream Guards. There were 241 horses on parade, with 290 musicians who marched and played on. A look at the Regiment tacking up in preparation for the parade.

The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment

The Royals appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace where they watched a flypast.

The RAF put on an incredible display.

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The Royals looked very impressed.

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It is always a special occasion when we see the entire family together.

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Kate is wearing a silvery grey 3/4 sleeve dress by Canadian designer Erdem. The bespoke piece features embroidered detail. The neckline is modified from the Pre Spring 2012 resort collection piece below.

A closer look at the beautiful embroidery detailing.

Kate wore two blue lace, Erdem dresses during the royal tour of Canada. I'm both surprised and delighted to see Kate choosing Erdem for today as I had assumed she would choose a British designer.

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Kate wore a beautiful McQueen coat dress to last years event. Do you prefer this years choice?

The Duchess is wearing a hat by milliner Jane Corbett.

Kate wore her $215 Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto Earrings. It is the second consecutive day Kate has chosen the sterling silver earrings. The Duchess wore them yesterday for 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'.

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Kate's clutch is believed to be her grey suede McQueen from the Fall 2011 collection.

Alexander McQueen

You can watch a video from the event at the BBC.

Tomorrow Kate will visit the Widehorizons advernture centre in Kent. See you all then and thank you for reading :)


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