Kicking off the Platinum Jubilee weekend at Buckingham Palace, Kate Middleton rode alongside Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in a horse-drawn carriage as the duo waved to crowds at Queen Elizabeth II's birthday parade during Trooping the Colour on Thursday, June 2. The Duchess of Cambridge made a stately appearance in a crisp white double-breasted blazer-style dress with accentuated shoulders and sharp lapels and a knee-length skirt by Alexander McQueen. She previously wore the design at the G7 Leaders' reception in June 2021, a sustainable choice that isn't surprising given that this isn't the first time she's reworn garments (her blue Catherine Walker coat is a favorite, for example).
Middleton enhanced the regal look of her ensemble with an equally elegant hat from Philip Treacy in navy and white. Her hair, styled in a twisted knot, was pulled back to display her symbolic diamond and sapphire earrings. The jewelry is a nod to late Princess Diana, who once owned the exact pieces. Indeed, the Princess of Wales wore them on multiple occasions, most notably at the Met Gala in 1996. Unlike Diana, who'd usually pair them with a sapphire pearl choker, Middleton teamed hers with a matching pendant necklace for the ceremony. Next to her, Camilla opted for a pastel blue striped dress by British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield and a matching hat by the same Irish designer as Middleton, Philip Treacy.
Middleton's children, Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte, were also on the carriage in a navy blue suit, white and navy sailor uniform, and blue dress, respectively. Blue was a popular color choice at the event, which marks the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. Meghan Markle also received the memo, making an entrance in a sophisticated off-the-shoulder navy dress and Stephen Jones wide-brim hat.
Ahead, see the stylishly dressed royal members in action.