Kate’s outfit at the Order of the Garter Service, Windsor Castle

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 order of the garter 2011

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:

Kate Middleton's Outfit

Here’s the Buxton outfit on the Katherine Hooker website:

Kate Middleton Dress Coat Garter

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.

Kate Order of the Garter

Courtesy of @BBCPeterHunt (left) and @nessclick (right).


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.

Thank you to the following Tweeters for the information in this post:

@SPerryPeoplemag, @RoyalReporter, @egawen, @BBCPeterHunt, @nessclick – plus a  special shout out to WhatKateWore & fans :)

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  1. It looks like it could be Catherine Walker from the design of it!

    • I’m thinking Catherine Walker too – I wrote this on What Kate Wore’s Facebook page even!!!!

    • We’re now thinking it’s Katherine Hooker – another of Kate’s favs :)

  2. Felicity Siviter says:

    The Duchess’s hat was definately made by RACHEL TREVOR-MORGAN milliner to HM THE QUEEN. I suggest you get your facts right! The Daily Mail have also wrongly attributed the hat to Philip Treacy.

  3. The hat for The Garter Service was by Rachel Trevor – Morgan millinery (www.racheltrevormorgan.com)

  4. Good for you on this one, you did a great job!


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