June 13th 2015—The Duchess of Cambridge conducted her first public engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte – she attended the Trooping the Colour celebrations in London.
The annual military parade marks the Queen’s official birthday. The event is held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year. This is the fifth time Kate has attended the Trooping parade.
As his parents took part in the celebrations, Prince George watched on from the window of Buckingham Palace. Nanny Maria held up the young prince, who seemed to be having fun:
Later, the little prince joined his parents (and the rest of the Royal Family) on the balcony for the traditional British air force flyover.
The prince gave the gathered crowd a quick wave!
George wore the same outfit on the balcony as his father did at the same event in 1984.
The outfit is somewhat of a family heirloom. Prince Charles also wore it too:
Trooping 2015 in full:
Kate’s outfit at Trooping the Colour 2015:
Let’s look at Kate’s outfit now. The Duchess looked wonderful in a blue coat dress from Catherine Walker & Co. It’s the “Astrid” style.
The Astrid coat dress is described by Catherine Walker as having “a contemporary pencil line and neat rounded collar.” It’s tailed from ivory and ice blue silk.
Kate wore a bespoke version of the Marisabel hat, handcrafted by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. Shown below in a coffee colour:
Kate had her hat made in ivory to coordinate with her dress. According to Lock & Co., the hat “has been sculpted using sinamay and then finished with a curled feather in a matching coffee tone.”
Kate wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings—these remain unidentified but many suspect they’re by Asprey London (the earring back/post is very similar to the distinctive design used by Asprey.