This year’s Trooping the Colour was magnificent, HM has been participating in the ceremony since 1947, that year she was Princess Elizabeth.
Trooping the Colour is the official celebration of the Queen’s birthday, HM looked lovely in the same primrose yellow Angela Kelly ensemble worn for William and Kate’s wedding last April.
It was good to see the Duke of Edinburgh well enough to attend, he continues to recover from a serious infection, he wore his full ceremonial uniform as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards.
Kate was in a bespoke dress by Erdem Moralioglu.
Erdem is a designer the Duchess has worn before, most notably on last year’s North American tour.Kate wore two different Erdem frocks on last year’s North American tour.
Today’s dress is a fully bespoke piece based on a classic Erdem sheath. It incorporates several of Erdem’s signature design elements: a gored bodice, seamed waist, three-quarter sleeves and a modified portrait neckline added to the understated elegance.
The fabric showcased exquisite tone-on-tone embroidery in a floral motif.
In its review of the designer’s spring collection Vogue explains the label’s appeal for Kate:
In Englandâ€”and maybe in the worldâ€”there are few designers of Erdemâ€™s generation who think about the clothes that will be appropriate for weddings, christenings, bar mitzvahs, garden parties, and formal banquets. Thatâ€™s clearly why the Duchess of Cambridge, a carefully appropriate dresser, has taken to his neatly fitted, knee-length dresses with elbow-length sleeves.
Here is a look at a few elements of the Erdem spring 2012 line.
Camilla, Harry and Kate.
The Duchess was in another piece by one of her favorite milliners, Jane Corbett.
We are not yet sure who designed Kate’s bag, when we do know we will update the post.
WKW Facebook friend Simona suggested early this morning the clutch is Alexander McQueen’s Gray Suede clutch, several commenters also believe it is this bag.
Once again the Duchess wore her much-loved Links of London Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings.
A look at some of the RAF planes approaching Buckingham Palace for today’s flypast.
For more on today’s events:
- Learn about the Queen’s role as Head of the Armed Forces by clicking here
- The Daily Mail’s story is here
- The Telegraph‘s photo gallery is here
- Grazia UK’s story is here
- Watch the BBC story by clicking here
- Read Jane Corbett’s wonderful blog postgiving us a peek at the process of creating one of her chic chapeaux
We’ll be back tomorrow for Kate’s appearance in Kent.