On the 18th June 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) attended the opening of Royal Ascot.
She joined her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, in Carriage Two alongside the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
Queen Máxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands joined Queen Elizabeth and Prince Andrew in Carriage One. While Princess Anne, the Countess of Wessex, the Earl of Wessex, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice followed in Carriages Three and Four.
Kate’s outfit at Royal Ascot 2019:
The Duchess wore a light blue blouse and skirt by Lebanese designer, Elie Saab.
The top features a pussy-bow tie, a sheer bodice over a matching slip with lace detailing and sheer wrist-length cuffed sleeves. The skirt falls between midi and maxi length, is made from tulle and features polka dot embroidery throughout.
The pieces appear to be modified from look #49 (below) in the designer’s Resort 2019 collection. As you can see, the original blouse had shorter sleeves.
A look at Kate’s outfit from the back:
Elie Saab is a new designer for the Duchess (we haven’t seen her wear this label before). He’s probably best known for his bridal couture.
The Italian designer crafted this pair from metallic silver leather. They feature an elegant pointed toe and a slim 105mm high heel. You can find the shoe in silver and lots of other colours at Net-A-Porter.com here.
Kate carried a matching silver metallic clutch bag, also by Elie Saab. It’s the ‘Abat Jour‘ style from the designer’s Resort 2016 collection. It’s made from leather, features metallic parts on the front and has matching silver hardware.
If the hat feels familiar, it’s because Kate owns it in pink too. She wore it to Trooping the Colour in 2016.
Finally, Kate added a touch of sparkle to her blue-on-blue ensemble with this pair of Kiki McDonough earrings.
The stunning 18ct white gold earrings feature blue topaz stones (one oval, one cushion cut) surrounded by diamonds. They’re from the jeweller’s Classics collection and retailed for £3,500.