On Monday the 22nd of May 2017, Kate joined the Queen at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Kate walked through the installations, enjoying the colourful flowers on display.
According to reporters at the Chelsea Flower Show, the Duchess spent her time looking through the gardens and speaking with the designers.
One exhibit of note was by David Austen. Here, the Duchess viewed the “William and Catherine Rose”, named in honour of her wedding in 2011.
During the visit, the Duchess proved that even Royals adhere to the “five-second rule“:
During the day out, TV presenter Chris Evans gave Kate a cherry tomato from his Radio Two ‘taste garden’ … However, he then dropped it on the decking, but the royal still picked it up and ate it. — the Express
This isn’t Kate’s first visit to the Chelsea Flower Show. She visited in 2016 with her husband William.
For the Chelsea Flower Show, Kate chose an emerald green floral print dress by Rochas, a fashion label founded by Parisian designer Marcel Rochas in 1925.
The pleated dress is from the designer’s pre-fall 2016 collection. It is crafted from silk crepe de chine fabric and features a bold white dahlia print, capped sleeves, a fitted waist and a midi-length skirt.
The dress originally retailed for £2,633 USD at The Outnet, before going on sale at $924.21. Sadly, the dress now is sold out.
If you’ve followed Kate’s style over the last year, her shoes will be very familiar. They’re the L.K. Bennett Fern style in “trench” (their name for the nude coloured leather).
At the time of writing, the shoes are still available to buy in a number of sizes. Plus, there’s 20-30% off (depending on your location) until midnight on the 29th May. Click here to shop.
Kate wore her coordinating green and gold Monica Vinader Siren earrings for the event.
The £125 / $195 USD earrings are still available to purchase at MonicaVinader.com, where they’re described as “simple, sophisticated” and “great for everyday wear”.