Kate Was Royal in Red: Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

3 Jun

Today, in London, a river pageant for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee took place along the River Thames. Although it was a day for the Queen, many eyes were anxiously awaiting the fashions to be worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine. Kate wore a gorgeous, red Alexander McQueen dress and clutch, paired with a hat by Sylvia Fletcher, whom is a royal milliner for James Lock & Co. She also wore her trusty LK Bennett Sledge Pumps.

Kate in Alexander McQueen

William wore his Royal Air Force (RAF) Flight Lieutenant No 1 dress uniform, and Harry wore his No 1 Ceremonial dress of the Blues and Royals and Army Air Corps light blue beret:

Kate wearing Alexander McQueen

Kate was also carrying a scarf made of Strathearn tartan as a nod to her Scottish title the Countess of Strathearn:

Kate wearing a hat by Sylvia Fletcher

On Kate’s dress, she wore a maritime-themed brooch that featured two silver dolphins. It was a gift from the Royal Navy Submarine Service of which William is Commodore in Chief:

The Queen wore an outfit designed for her by Angela Kelly and her team at Buckingham Palace. It was made of white bouclé and embellished with silk ribbon and Swarovski crystals:

The Queens outfit designed by Angela Kelly

I’ve always wondered what she keeps in her purse! Love that she always carries one!

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on the Britannia launch to reach the royal barge:


The royal family on the royal barge, The Spirit of Chartwell, on which the Queen and family took an hour and a half long voyage:

Members of the Middleton family were also a part of the pageant:

Pippa and brother James. Pippa wore an Orla Kiely jacket:

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were also in attendance:

Prince Edward with daughter, Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice

They also made a surprise visit to crowds at a Jubilee lunch at one of the oldest churches in Fulham, West London. Princess Eugenie wore a Roland Mouret dress and Moschino cardigan:

Princess Eugenie

Princess Beatrice wore a dress by Suzannah:

Princess Beatrice

They both wore head pieces by Stephen Jones:
Here are some views of the river pageant along the River Thames:

Love this decorated vessel going down the river:

Finale shot of the river pageant:

Video of the river pageant:

Cheers to all the pomp and pageantry that I love so much about the UK and their royals!

andrea ♥

photos via Daily Mail UK

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