The Duchess of Cambridge is elegant in white Alexander McQueen coat dress at the Queen's parade

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Photo credit: BEN STANSALL - Getty Images
Photo credit: BEN STANSALL - Getty Images

The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a white Alexander McQueen dress coat at the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping of the Colour, in London today.

Kate teamed the understated outfit with a navy blue and white hat by Philip Treacy as she lead the procession with her children Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4, in a carriage on Horse Guards Parade.

The 40-year-old royal also wore a pair of Princess Diana's sapphire and diamond earrings and a matching necklace, from the same jewellery suite as her iconic 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire engagement ring, which also belonged to the late princess. The earrings were a wedding gift, following her royal wedding to William in 2011.

The Duchess of Cornwall, wearing Bruce Oldfield and a Philip Treacy hat, joined the Cambridge family as George, Charlotte and Louis made their carriage debut.

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Photo credit: Karwai Tang - Getty Images

Charlotte was spotted restraining little brother Louis as he continued to wave enthusiastically at the crowds who have gathered by St James's Park and The Mall.

The Cambridges later joined the monarch on Buckingham Palace's balcony as Her Majesty took the royal salute alongside Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Princess Anne; the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; the Duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra; and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

The Wessexes' children, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, were also in attendance. While not appearing on the balcony, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, were seen enjoying the festivities from inside the palace.

The colour was trooped by the 1st Battalion, Irish Guards, and more than 1200 officers and soldiers from the Household Division put on a display of military pageantry on Horse Guards Parade, together with hundreds of Army musicians and around 240 horses.

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