The Duchess wore a new Catherine Walker coatdress for today’s National Service of Thanksgiving commemorating the Queen’s 90th birthday.
Kate, William and Harry arriving for the service this morning, held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Her Majesty on the way into the Cathedral with the Duke of Edinburgh. Today is also his 95th birthday.
The guest of honor was actually a little late.
More from The Telegraph.
Apparently the Queen was delayed by 10 minutes because of a traffic accident at Embankment, but as the crowds caught sight of the vehicle they cheered.
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 10, 2016
I believe the railing seen in photos of the St. Paul’s steps is temporary, installed for the today’s event.
St. Paul’s captioned this photo “Members of the congregation delighted by the Queen’s arrival for the National Service of Thanksgiving” on the Cathedral Facebook page.
HM wore a primrose yellow coatdress with matching hat, both by Angela Kelly.
More about today’s service from The Mirror:
A total of 53 members of the extended Royal Family packed into the 18th century Cathedral for the service, which was also attended by dignitaries from around the world and Brits representing public service.
Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
From left to right: Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie, Prince Edward, Princess Beatrice, James-Viscount Severn, Prince Harry, Lady Louise Windsor, the Duchess of Cambridge, Sophie-Countess of Wessex, Prince William.
Kate curtseys as Harry and William bow when the Queen leaves the Cathedral.
Following the service there was a Buckingham Palace reception for visiting Governors-General from Commonwealth Realms.
Those royals not attending the Palace gathering took part in a reception at the Guildhall.
You can see Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward in this shot.
Edward and Sophie’s daughter, Lady Louise Windsor, is wearing pink Zara and a Jane Taylor headband, according to Anna the HRH Countess of Wessex blog; below center, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent; Prince Harry is on the right. All are shown as they arrived at the Guildhall.
There has been quite a bit of chatter about Lady Amelia Windsor’s look for today’s service. She wore a Chanel piece that blended the brand’s updated tweed with pleating on the front of the dress, as well as the belled bracelet-length sleeves. (I believe Lady Amelia has interned at Chanel.) Her grandfather is the Queen’s cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Lady Amelia made her Paris debut in 2013, she is 20 years old.
Lady Gabriella Windsor, seen below left, and Lady Frederick Windsor (née Sophie Winkelman), seen below right, also received positive comments for their sartorial selections. Lord Frederick (Freddie) is the gentleman in the center.
Lord Freddie is the only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent (seen two photos above); Lady Gabriella is his sister.
Kate speaking with guests at the Guildhall reception.
Now to what Kate wore, a wool crepe coatdress by Catherine Walker.
In this video you can see how Kate’s coat moves.
Some thought the piece reminiscent of a Catherine Walker style worn by Carole Middleton. Below we show the two pieces probably prompting that reaction; on the left, the ensemble seen at Kate and William’s wedding, and on the right, the look worn for Charlotte’s christening.
Another view of Kate at St. Paul’s today.
And a closeup of the lace
She wore the Gianvito Rossi heels we first saw at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party in May.
UPDATE JUNE 15: Kate wears Gianvito Rossi suede heels in the ‘Praline’ colorway. It turns out that ‘praline’ is the correct color name, with thanks to Tiffany C. and Elizabeth of Kate’s Closet, they learned that info from Gianvito Rossi. We show the shoe at My Theresa, where it seems to be available in all sizes ($675). It is also offered at Net-a-Porter where the color is called ‘antique rose,’ and it is available in most sizes ($675).
A closer look at the hat and Kate’s updo.
For jewelry the Duchess wore a new pendant paired with the aqua/diamond drop earrings we have seen previously.
On a side note, The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English shared via Twitter a fun Charlotte update.
It is possible we’ll see Charlotte tomorrow, along with big brother George, at Trooping the Colour. One more look at Kate as she leaves St. Paul’s Cathedral.
And another shot of the Queen and Prince Philip, with all best birthday wishes to both.
The service concluded with God Save the Queen.
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) June 10, 2016
We leave you with ’90 Photos for 90 Years’ posted on Twitter by The Royal Family.