Members of the royal family brought their fashion game to St. St Paul’s Cathedral today at Thanksgiving service in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
The Queen was unable to attend due to mobility issues and “discomfort” after the Trooping the Color balcony appeared yesterday, but her family came out in full force to honor the mother.
Kate Middleton looked sunny in a gorgeous yellow cross-waisted dress – a custom piece by Emilia Wickstead – and a colorful matching hat with floral details from Philip Treacy as Prince William joined her in honor of her grandmother in law.
She paid tribute to the Queen with her jewelry – the Duchess borrowed a pair of the Queen’s earrings, wearing Bahraini pearl drops.
Middleton has previously worn the pearls on a more sad occasion, as she wore them to Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021, as the jewelry was part of a wedding gift Elizabeth gave for her 1947 wedding to Philip.
Princess Diana once wore the trinkets to a banquet at Hampton Court Palace during a state visit from Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands.
The 40-year-old added neutral accessories to her yellow look, and Gianvito Rossi opted for suede heels ($725) and a tan clutch.
On Thursday, to kick off the events, Middleton also borrowed important jewelry, and wore a pair of sapphire drop earrings once owned by Princess Diana, paired with a matching necklace and her iconic engagement ring.
Friday’s service was an unforgettable reunion as Prince William, Middleton, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and more came together to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
Hundreds of cheering, flag-waving fans lined the streets around the cathedral as members of the royal family climbed its grand staircase to attend the historic event – the first time the monarch has reached seven decades of service to the British people.
All eyes were on Sussex as Markle – who has made her UK public debut since the couple left their royal roles in 2020 – looked chic in head-to-toe Dior.
The Duchess of Sussex, 40, looked unfazed as some boos came from the crowd holding Prince Harry’s hand as she climbed the stairs in a gray trench-bound coat at the back from the Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2022 collection.
Underneath, she wore the brand’s wool and silk skirt paired with an organza shirt. The Duchess added a gray Dior hat and elegant gloves, a Cartier Love bracelet and diamond Maison Birks snowflake earrings ($13,300) she’s worn on previous occasions.
Princess Beatrice, accompanied by husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, wore a pleasing blue crepe midi dress from Beola London ($974).
The princess—who had a secret wedding in 2020—added a blue silky Juliette Millenary hat ($690), and paired it with a whimsical accessory: a bright blue and white Sophia Webster clutch that says “Wifey for Lifey.”
Meanwhile, her sister, Princess Eugenie, wore a bold orange Emilia Wickstead ($2249) dress that featured a high neck and slit back. She paired it with a black same-brand pump ($710), a black vent and a black YSL clutch.
The future beauty queen, Camilla, looked beautiful as she joined Prince Charles and his family at the service, wearing a white poncho dress with detailed platinum embroidery, perfect for the trademark platinum jubilee.
Inside, Cambridge and Sussex were seated on either side of the aisle – perhaps to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing Commonwealth Day event that was Harry and Meghan’s last public engagement in 2020.
Today’s service comes on the heels of Thursday’s Trooping the Color event when we saw British pomp and fest alongside an array of coordinating blue costumes.
Fashion lovers spend a day racing to look forward to tomorrow when the Kazu Derby at Epsom Downs welcomes the royal family to celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.