This is Kate’s second visit to Royal Ascot.
As you may recall, Kate made her debut last year. In fact, she chose a very similar look for the occasion:
This year, Kate rode in the second Royal Carriage with Prince William, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Prince Edward.
Sophie looked fantastic in an emerald green dress by Emilia Wickstead and a hat by Jane Taylor.
The Queen is an avid Royal Ascot supporter and attends the races every year. It’s said to be her favourite week in the racing calendar.
As mentioned above, Kate chose a white floral lace dress by Alexander McQueen.
The off the rack version of the white lace mini dress is made from a cotton and silk blend fabric. It features a delicately pleated skirt and a lace peplum underneath the ribbon waistband. The dress has a round neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and a flared skirt. Kate’s version of the dress features a longer length hemline.
At the time of writing, the mini version of Kate’s white lace dress can be purchased for $3,685 USD / £2,395 GBP at Farfetch.com. Harrods also carries the dress, though there’s only one size remaining at the time of hitting publish. The dress retails for £2,399 at Harods.com.
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Kate chose her Gianvito Rossi 105 pumps in “Praline”. The biscuit-coloured suede shoes have a 105cm heel and a pointed toe.
If you’re interested in purchasing the heels, they’re currently available at Net-A-Porter.com for $675 USD / £470 GBP.
Kate had her hair put up in an elegant chignon –
On to Kate’s diamond and pearl drop earrings. They belong to the Queen.
According to this blog, the pearls used in the earrings were a wedding gift to the Queen and Prince Philip from the ruler of Bahrain in 1947. The Queen had them turned into earrings shortly after her wedding. Kate’s borrowed the earrings on a few occasions recently.
Kate chose a coordinating white and cream hat. It features a large bow and floral detailing.
Here’s how the hat is described on the fantastic Royal Hats Blog:
The cocktail hat is built on a cream base and trimmed with lattice printed crin bows that circle around the form a folded brim. The brim is anchored with pearl-centred floral lace trim that also cascades from the back, and cream silk flowers.
The Palace confirmed Kate’s hat is bespoke but we’re unsure which milliner designed it at present.
Kate’s debuted a new bag today. It’s the Tab Clutch by Loeffler Randall.
The blush pink clutch bag previously sold at Net-A-Porter.com for £255 / $275. The company described it as “handcrafted from lizard-effect leather … perfect for day or night”.