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For Kate Middleton and all other members of the British royal family, a dress is never just a dress.
Perhaps most importantly (and remarkably), the 41-year-old mother of three stuck to the red, white, and blue color palette in every coronation-related appearance as a nod to the colors of the Union Jack.
But the princess’s gaze was also meaningful in other ways. In this episode of “Royal Roundtable,” we examine each of the suits Middleton wore to her coronations and the message she delivered.
May 4: Patriotic palette
The Princess of Wales and Prince William visited the Dog & Duck bar for her first appearance before her coronation, and Middleton showed off her UK pride in red, white and blue.
She donned a dark red Eponine London coat dress with a bright blue lining over an ivory Suzannah shirt dress ($3,620), adding a matching white Mulberry handbag and Jimmy Choo heels, as well as a pair of Maria Black pearl earrings ($143 each).
Most of the pieces of her outfit were not only from British brands, but also from all the pieces she had worn before; Appropriate given the coronation’s focus on sustainability.
May 5: Pearls and pumps
For a pre-coronation lunch and walk, Middleton wore a long-sleeved white Jenny Packham gown to the late Queen II. She paired it with the Bahraini Pearl Drop Earrings, which Elizabeth had previously borrowed several times during the late monarch’s reign and even worn at her funeral. September 2022. There is no doubt that the special sparkle is the princess’s way of keeping alive the memory of Her Majesty before her historic coronation.
Royal watchers also quickly focused on Middleton’s new bowtie black suede Aquazzura pumps ($850), as the cutout style is Meghan Markle’s longtime favourite; The Duchess owns both nude and black pumps, as well as the brand’s similar bow sandals ($795) and ballet shoes ($695).
May 5: Gorgeous in royal blue
The princess looked divine during an evening reception at Buckingham Palace in a dark blue draped Self-Portrait gown ($510) matched with Aquazzura slingbacks and the Queen’s Queen’s sapphire and diamond tassel earrings.
May 6: Homage to the national flowers
Not surprisingly, the Princess of Wales’ call for her coronation on Saturday morning was the most meaningful of all.
She paired her daughter Charlotte with an intricately embroidered ivory silk crepe Alexander McQueen dress with roses, thistle, daffodils and shamrock, the national flowers of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively, in metallic thread.
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As expected, Middleton skipped a tiara for the event and opted instead for an embellished Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen flower tiara. As well as nodding to Charles’s love of nature and the outdoors, the silver wreath seemed to refer to the leafy Green Man, a figure from English folklore whose silver wreath featured at coronations, symbolizing spring and rebirth.
In addition to wearing the mantle of the Royal Victorian Order, which reflects her status as Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, she is also honored by Queen Elizabeth II. She honored both Elizabeth and Princess Diana with her jewelery choices and paired the late queen’s George VI Festoon Necklace with her mother. -law’s Diamond and South Sea Pearl Earrings.
May 7: Regular kicks
Even princesses love sneakers! At The Big Lunch the day after her coronation, Middleton took on a more casual look, layering a powder blue, double-breasted Reiss jacket ($545) over a white tee and adding classic black pants and her favorite Veja sneakers ($150). – secondly, it was made using sustainable practices and materials, in keeping with the eco-friendly focus of the coronation.
May 7: Dressed in red
The Princess of Wales capped off the celebrations with a bang with the Coronation Ceremony Concert on Sunday night, bringing back the red Alexander McQueen pantsuit she previously wore for the January launch of her “Shaping Us” campaign.
She also wore a Van Cleef & Arpels Magic Alhambra Necklace ($10,200) and Earrings ($6,400).
As the jeweler’s iconic Alhambra collection was inspired by the four-leaf clover, the pieces served as a way for Middleton to show his support for Ireland, while perhaps wishing the newly crowned King and Queen good luck.