Today, the Queen and the Royal Family marked the last day of the Diamond Jubilee weekend with a special service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The morning service included a special prayer given for the Queen and her Diamond Jubilee.
The Queen was accompanied by her lady-in-waiting who travelled in the place of the Duke of Edinburgh; the duke was sadly missed at the proceedings, unfortunately, he is still in hospital being treated in hospital for a bladder infection.
The Queen on the steps of St. Pauls, after the service at the Cathedral
The Queen wore a mint green dress designed by Angela Kelly, it made of fine silk tulle, and it has been embroidered tiny mint green star shaped flowers, and finished with silver thread. The Queen is also wearing a mint green chiffon drape, which has been scattered with Swarovski crystals, adding a touch of sparkle to the proceedings!
Most of the Royal Family and key politicians were at the proceedings in St Paul’s Cathedral today.
Let’s take a look at Kate:
Of course, were here to discuss Kate’s style and take a look at her outfit from today’s events:
Kate and William head down the steps of St. Paul’s after the jubilee service.
The Duchess wore a nude/beige coloured lace overlay dress, which Katie Nicholl revealed was by designer Alexander McQueen during the BBC’s coverage before the service. Kate hasn’t been out of Alexander McQueen over the last few days, we come to expect her to wear the label for all large televised services and events now!
We can tell that Kate is a fan of the lace overlay dress, she’s worn that style on many occasions. Think back to the Erdem Cecile dress she wore in Canada, the red Collette Dinnigan dress she wore to a wedding last September, the pale cream lace Collette Dinnigan dress she wore for the Young Stalin book launch and the dress she wore to the War Horse premiere back in January:
Left: Kate at the War Horse premiere; Center: Kate in Canada last year and Right: At the Young Stalin book launch in 2007.
On Kate’s feet are a pair of nude heels, which you will probably recognise as her trusty L.K. Bennett Sledge pumps. Kate’s worn these pumps to the most recent jubilee events.
We must also take a look at Kate’s accessories, which included her pink silk clutch bag from Prada (first seen debuted at the Ark Gala last year) and a hat from Jane Taylor:
The hat is described on the Jane Taylor website as a “beaded cocktail hat with a birdcage viel and disc trim” and prices start from £350.
The very eagle-eyed Anna noticed Kate is wearing a pair of pearl earrings, which appear to be the same as a pair often worn by Sophie, the Countess of Wessex.
The rest of the day’s proceedings:
After the service, the Queen attended a reception at Mansion House hosted by The Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Court of Alderman and the Court of Common Council. Catherine, William and other members of the Royal Family also attended a reception at the Guildhall, given by the City of London.
Later today, the royal family will travel in a carriage procession to a special lunch at Westminster Hall organised by the Livery. This will be followed by a 60-gun salute at Buckingham Palace. Then, the royal family will appear on the balcony to watch an RAF flyover and a Feu de Joie – a cascade of rifle fire by The Queen’s Guard. I will cover this afternoon’s events in a separate blog post later today – so please check back!