Kate and William joined Prince Harry and other royals for today’s race at Epsom Downs featuring the Queen’s treasured racehorse, Carlton House.
UPDATED: With thanks to Michelle & Allison for pointing out the dress, and Nick for showing us the handbag! You are all too wonderful to share your insight.
Below, the Duchess arriving.
Kate was the picture of elegance in an off-white loosely fitted jacket and floaty skirt. It looks like Kate is wearing Reiss again, this time it is the Peacock dress. Thank goodness for our gracious readers pointing this out, as it never occurred to me it might be this dress, and I wrote an entire post about it back on April 7th.
We do not yet have confirmation this is the dress, but it certainly looks like it. UPDATED: It is the ‘Peacock’ dress (£195, approximately $375). Here is how the frock is described on the Reiss website:
“Peacock dress with mesh and cording embroidery at the top, is the perfect occasion dress for Spring. It has a wide round neck, fastens with a concealed zip at the back and cinches in at the waist. A heavily lined and full skirt makes for a super flattering finish.
Kate opted for the Nessie Tweed Jacket by Joseph, seen below in navy at Selfridges. The modified Nehru collar and patch pockets add a nice touch. Fortunately, the jacket is all-cotton, relatively cool for today’s sun and warm temperatures. Another view.
Kate’s hat is the Cappuccino style by Whiteley. It is described as a “stunning versatile pillbox by Whiteley Hats… carefully designed and handmade in the legendary hat manufacturing town Luton using only the finest materials. The pillbox is a brown colour and has a stylish swirl at the top making this hat look effortlessly elegant.”
She carried the Natalie Cutch from LK Bennett. The bag is woven straw on the outside, and also has a short snake chain for carrying or putting over one’s shoulder.
Additionally, the Duchess is wearing a pair of drop earrings we have seen previously on her, including her appearance at Darwen Academy. UPDATE: The earrings are the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drops.
Altogether a polished, classic look, very nicely done. Wearing a solid color, especially white, ensured the Duchess would stand out among all of the floral prints on the ladies and dark top hats and tails worn by the men, who looked exceptionally elegant. It was an outstanding appearance for Kate, only making us more eager to see what she selects for this week’s ARK formal gala.