Last Thursday, the Parade of Troops, dedicated to the Queen’s platinum jubilee, disappeared in the UK. Surprisingly, the main stars of the celebration were not Elizabeth II and the first heir to the throne – Prince Charles, but the Cambridge family. However, it was Kate Middleton who was most glamorous at the event, as she, using the language of fashion, paid homage to her late husband’s mother, the legendary Princess Diana. It should be noted that all representatives of the British crown chose clothes in shades of blue and light blue.
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a snowy white coat dress by Alexander McCain and a navy blue hat with white brim from designer Philip Treacy. Kate Middleton completed her look with sapphire and diamond earrings, part of Wales’ favorite jewelry collection. By the way, the set of earrings includes a multi-tiered pearl necklace and an engagement ring. Princess Diana wore these pieces at the 1996 Met Gala in a Christian Dior dress. Incidentally, the white dress and two-tone hat that Kate featured on Color Trooping is also a nod to one photo of Wales. The princess chose a similar outfit to parade the soldiers who participated in the Gulf War.
It is noteworthy that Kate Middleton is not the only member of the family who paid tribute to the past. Young Prince Louise, the younger son of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, appeared in public dress as his father, Prince William. The costume included a short-sleeved shirt, decorated with stripes, and a headdress, under which a dark blue tie was tied. By the way, Elizabeth II also adhered to the dress code and appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in a pale blue dress.