All the glorious royal wardrobe details from Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee pageant!
For those of you who were still in REM mode yesterday morning, you missed quite the to-do yesterday in London. Okay, maybe a “to-do” is putting it mildly, when in actuality, Queen Elizabeth‘s 1000-boat-strong Diamond Jubilee river pageant was 60 years in the making, and also hasn’t happened since Queen Victoria‘s in 1897. So lets just say it was QUITE THE TO-DO! The Queen donned an Angela Kelly–designed boucle white coat with flecked gold ribbon embroidery and Swarovski crystals (what, no diamonds?)—reportedly so that she’d be visible from afar amidst all the naval uniforms. Aboard the gilded Spirit of Chartwell and flanked by the royal family in all their uniformed glory, the Queen gave the good ol’ royal wave for a good portion of the afternoon while millions of onlookers cheered her on from the banks of the Thames.
As for the Kate Middleton? Our girl donned a red suit dress made by her special-occasion favourite, Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen. The knee-length pleated number is from the Pre-Fall 2011 collection and has been worn previously by Kim Kardashian as a sleeveless version, but we’re assuming Kate’s long sleeves are custom. The beautiful floral hat is by Sylvia Fletcher for James Lock and Company and for those who recognize the clutch, it’s a modified version of McQueen’s iconic skull clutch, of course sans skull.
And since the entire extended family was on board several boats in the pageant, click through for a quick rundown of what the other fashionable royals (and royally-connected) were wearing!