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Kate recycles white Alexander McQueen coat dress for Trooping the Colour 2016

On Saturday June 12th, Kate attended her sixth Trooping the Colour parade. (She has attended every year since marrying Prince William).

Kate Middleton, Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall at this year's Trooping the Colour parade

The annual military parade marks the Queen’s official birthday, and over 1,400 officers, 200 horses and 400 musicians take part.

PRECISION, SPLENDOUR, DISCIPLINE and EXCELLENCE BRITAIN’S TROOPS CELEBRATE THE 90th BIRTHDAY OF THEIR QUEEN Almost fifteen hundred soldiers from the Household Division will be on parade to mark the Queen’s Official 90th Birthday on 11th June 2016 on Horse Guards Parade, at the ceremony known as Trooping the Colour.

The event is held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year. This year’s celebrations are extra special as they mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The queen in bright green at the Trooping the Colour parade

As in previous years, Kate rode in a carriage with the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry.

Prince Harry, Kate and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall rode in the carriage together

The Queen wore a rather luminous shade of green this year, likely so the crowds could spot her on this special occasion.

The Queen in Green at this year's Trooping the Colour parade

A short video of the cavalry:

After the parade, the Royal Family took the the balcony for the traditional British Air Force flyover.

You may recall that Prince George made his debut on the Buckingham Palace balcony at last year’s Trooping the Colour parade?

Prince George Waves on the Balcony of Buckingham Palace at Trooping the Colour 2015

This year, his sister Princess Charlotte made her debut too.  She joined her family on the balcony in sweet pink dress, thought to be by childrenswear designer Rachel Riley (though this is not confirmed). You’ll notice she has a little pink bow in her hair too? This is from Amaia Kids. Her coordinating shoes are from Early Days.

The British Royal family seen on the balcony at Buckingham Palace during Trooping The Colour in London.

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Meanwhile, Prince George donned another heirloom outfit.  His father, Prince William, first wore the white top and blue shorts combo in 1984 to attend Prince Harry’s christening.  He wore the top and shorts for a second time in 1986 on the very same balcony. My friend Susan from What Kate’s Kids Wore published the following photographs on Twitter:

A quick video of the spectacular flyover demonstration:

Kate’s outfit:

Does Kate’s coat dress feel familiar? It should do, Kate wore it last year at Princess Charlotte’s christening.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, at the christening of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at the church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn, UK.

The coat dress is a bespoke piece, created for Kate by Alexander McQueen. It is a fit-and-flare cut with a nipped in waist, inverted pleat at the back and oversized collar.  There’s a similar coat for sale here if you’re looking to copy Kate’s style.

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Kate Middleton's outfit at Trooping the Colour 2016

Kate debuted a new hat today. This particular piece is the OC 147 by Philip Treacy.

There isn’t a lot of information about the hat on Treacy’s website, thought you can make an enquiry on the website if you wish to purchase the piece.

Kate Middleton's Philip Treacy Hat

One photo on the Daily Mail website shows Kate carrying her Mulberry Bayswater clutch in buttercream:

Mulberry Bayswater in Buttercream

You may recall that Kate first debuted this bag during the 2016 tour of India and Bhutan

Kate Middleton carrying Mulberry Bayswater clutch

Kate chose her Mappin and Webb Empress pendant for today’s parade. The white gold and diamond necklace retails for £1,850 (that’s approximately $2,640 USD).

Mappin & Webb Empress Necklace

Kate wore a new pair of earrings to the parade.  They might be a pair of Balenciaga pearl studs, but we’re not certain on this ID.

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Trooping the Colour 2016 Highlights:

Relive some of the best moments of Trooping the Colour 2016 with this video from the official British Monarchy YouTube account:

Kate's outfit for Trooping the Colour 2016

Kate Middleton's Mulberry Bayswater Wallet Clutch Bags in Black, Maroon and Cream suede

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

Conker / Black / Buttercream suede

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  1. The earrings Kate wore for the Trooping of the Colour ceremony , the Mabe pearls were a lot bigger than 8mm.if it were an 8mm stud it would have photographed a lot smaller.

  2. Ahhnick says:

    A Hungarian journalist spotted the hat and was curious about the price. He wrote an inquiry pretending to be a husband looking for the perfect gift. He reported the hat costs 1125 GBP.

    Full article in Hungarian here in case you’re interested:

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