Duchess of Cambridge wears McQueen for Buckingham Palace garden party

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Kate turned to her go-to designer Alexander McQueen for the Buckingham Palace garden party [Photo: PA]
Kate turned to her go-to designer Alexander McQueen for the Buckingham Palace garden party [Photo: PA]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen at the Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday afternoon.

Kate, 37, wore a double-breasted coat dress with pleated back detail by her go-to fashion designer Alexander McQueen with a matching hat by Juliette Botterill.

She accessorised with her classic nude accessories for the formal occasion - her Gianvito Rossi pumps in praline and her blush Loeffler Randall clutch bag.

The duchess completed her look with Princess Diana’s Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.
Kate wore Princess Diana's Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings [Photo: PA]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen at the garden party [Photo: PA]

William, 36, looked smart in a black morning suit with a claret tie.

The Queen, 93, donned a dove grey Stewart Parvin coat with a floral pink dress underneath and a Rachel Trevor Morgan hat.

Each year the Queen hosts afternoon tea parties to welcome around 30,000 guests in recognition of their service to the community.

Over 8,000 guests attended Tuesday afternoon’s party, where they enjoyed tea, sandwiches and cake.

Queen Elizabeth II attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.
The Queen at the royal garden party [Photo: PA]

Yesterday the Cambridges joined the monarch at the Chelsea Flower Show. Kate gave the Queen a tour of the ‘Back to Nature’ garden she co-designed with landscape architects Andree Davis and Adam White.

READ MORE: Nervous Kate spotted picking up leaves in Chelsea Flower Show garden before Queen's arrival

TOPSHOT - Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) shows Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, around the 'Back to Nature Garden' garden, that she designed along with Andree Davies and Adam White, during their visit to the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London on May 20, 2019. - The Chelsea flower show is held annually in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea. (Photo by Geoff Pugh / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GEOFF PUGH/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show [Photo: Getty]

Before Her Majesty’s arrival, a nervous Kate was spotted picking up stray leaves and twigs from the wooden pathways and stuffing them into her designer handbag.

For the preview evening, the duchess looked stunning in an apt floral Erdem maxi dress and Castaner espadrille wedges.

It seems she’s taken inspiration from her royal relatives, as the 86-year-old Duchess of Kent was also spotted in the same frock for Meghan and Harry’s wedding last year.

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