Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, attended the Order of the Garter Service at Windsor Castle today, arriving along with Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall. Kate was very well received, gaining applaud from the large crowd that had gathered hoping to get a glimpse of their future Queen.
Kate looked amazing in a silvery-grey outfit with matching hat:
Kate chose to wear a Katherine Hooker dress and coat, which costs £450 and is the “Buxton” style. Katherine Hooker informs us that the dress is cut on the bias in a Mercury crepe silk satin. Kate also chose the matching £740 Buxton Coat in Ash Simla silk with a beaded lace trim on the cuffs and waistband. The coat had been designed especially for Kate and featured an antique clasp.
Here’s Katherine Hooker’s comment on her Facebook page:
Here’s the Buxton outfit on the Katherine Hooker website:
Kate’s wonderful hat is by Rachel Trevor–Morgan millinery. A spokesperson told me that it is the first bespoke hat they have made for Kate, and that it was made from a straw mesh disc with curled pheasant feathers. Unfortunately, because it is bespoke, there are no photographs for us to show you. >> Shop Rachel Trevor-Morgan at Harrods
Kate at the Order of the Garter Service:
Left: Kate rides in the carriage with prince William, waving at the public. Right: Kate emerges with the Duchess of Cornwall.
About the Order of the Garter:
The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry. It was founded by Edward III in 1348.
Read more on the official website of the British Monarchy here.
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