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Kate in DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat for Zara Phillips’ & Mike Tindall’s wedding

On July 30th 2011, Kate and William attended the wedding of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall at Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

Kate Middleton Zara Wedding

At the wedding, William and Kate mingled with guests at the event, including ‘The Saturdays’ band member Una Healy and Coronation Street actress Katherine Kelly.  As expected, a number of sports stars and other members of the Royal Family were present at the wedding too.

Kate’s outfit:

Kate chose to recycle a gorgeous light gold/biscuit coloured coat from the 2006 wedding of Laura Parker Bowles and Harry Lopes back in 2006.  The Duchess wore the coat again in 2010, to the wedding of Mel Nicholson and Oli Baker at St. Andrews.  The coat is by DAY Birger et Mikkelsen,

Under the coat, wore a Collette Dinnigan dress.  She previously wore the dress in 2006 to the Parker Bowles – Lopes wedding, and again 2007 to the “Young Stalin” book launch that took place at Asprey on Bond Street.

Kate wore a Collette Dinnegan dress to the 2007 to the "Young Stalin" book launch

Kate wore a Collette Dinnegan dress to the 2007 to the “Young Stalin” book launch

Here’s a close-up of the bottom of the dress at the Young Stalin book launch in 2007 (left) and the dress under Kate’s coat today (right).  You can see the scalloped shape lace with fringing is identical:

kate lace dress

Kate’s accessories:

Kate chose to pair her dress with nude L.K. Bennett platforms.

L.K. Bennett Sledge shoe, as worn by Duchess Kate

L.K. Bennett Sledge shoe, as worn by Duchess Kate

He also carried her coordinating Natalie clutch bag, also by L.K. Bennett.

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch Bag

Kate is also wearing the mystery silver earrings she chose to wear on the evening part of the Canada day celebrations.  Here’s a better look at the pieces via My Small Obsessions’s Facebook page:

The Royal Insight blog published the following information about the set, which has yet to be verified:

“The diamond bracelet and matching earrings worn by Her Royal Highness to the reception was a gift from The Prince of Wales following her marriage to Prince William in April 2011.  We also believe a necklace with a similar design was gifted to the Duchess upon her marriage by The Prince of Wales”.

Kate’s wore a large hat by Gina Foster Millinery.  Named the ‘Krupp‘. It was from the brand’s 2012 Jubilee collection.

kate middleton gold hat

Brides Magazine wrote an article about the hats back in February 2012:

Inspired by world’s most renowned hat wearers, The Jubilee Collection celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by reflecting the fashion of 1952, the coronation year.

The hats are named after famous diamonds, the spring/summer collection features on-trend coulis shapes, quirky cocktail hats and stunning substantial fascinators made from straw, feathers, flowers and sumptuous silks.

Another look at the hat, from the Gina Foster website:

Gina Foster "Krupp" Hat

Gina Foster “Krupp” Hat

Kate's outfit for Zara & Mike's Wedding

L.K. Bennett Sledge Patent Leather Platform Court Shoe

L.K Bennett Sledge Pumps

Nude patent court shoes

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  1. Though a light colour, Kate’s brocade coat looks a little heavy for a high summer wedding. Even for one being held in normally chilly Scotland…! ;0)

    Zara was beautiful.

    Sarah x

  2. I LOVE this outfit!!! The hat is wonderful. I wonder who her earrings are by.

  3. The earrings look like the same ones worn to the Canada Day Concert on Parliament Hill.

  4. Melissa says:

    Just gorgeous!

  5. The hat was by Yvette Jelfs

  6. This dress could be an idea and less expensive 🙂

    • This is a gorgeous alternative to the black Collette Dinnigan dress, so beautiful.

      To be honest, I’m hankering after this myself now 😉

  7. The has is my favorite part of the outfit….

  8. Her hat is actually a custom design by Gina Foster.


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