The Duchess of Cambridge looks elegant at Buckingham Palace garden party

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked as elegant as ever in a chic custom made mint green dress as she braved the rain for the annual Buckingham Palace garden party this week.

Kate opted for the vintage-style pastel midi, made by a private dress maker, which featured blouson sleeves and a pretty ruffle collar. Royal fans may recall her wearing the dress at the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles's investiture as the Prince of Wales back in March 2019.

The 40-year-old royal teamed the dress with a matching fascinator, a pair of mint green drop earrings and sea green Jimmy Choo suede pumps. She was joined by Prince William as they represented the Queen at the event which celebrated those who have distinguished themselves in public service.

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Photo credit: Getty

Kate protected herself from the rain with a white umbrella as she spoke with guests at the party. Also at the event were Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, and Princess Beatrice, who also attended the Chelsea Flower Show this week.

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Photo credit: Getty

The Queen has been limiting her public duties due to ongoing mobility issues. The 96-year-old monarch recently attended the Chelsea Flower Show to tour the Royal Horticultural Society's showpiece event, which honours Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years of public service.

Meanwhile, Kate hosted her own garden party on 19 May on behalf of the Queen, and looked stunning in an all-pink ensemble consisting of a blazer-style, tailored dress by Emilia Wickstead, along with a chic, circular headpiece in the same hue by Jane Taylor.

The event celebrated the contributions of those nominated by a range of "societies and associations, government departments, local government, the services, the Church and other faiths," according to Buckingham Palace.

The parties were the first to take place since the pandemic.

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