Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrated their Platinum wedding anniversary today. The royal couple chose to mark the occasion with a private dinner with family and their closest friends.
William, Kate and Harry arrived at Windsor Castle in Berkshire this evening for the family event.
Kate donned her Diane von Furstenberg 'Zarita' Black Lace Gown for the occasion which she debuted in November 2014 and recently wore again at the AFNCCF Gala Dinner earlier this month.
The floor-length version has sold out, but the style remains available in the cocktail length at DVF ($139.20), Nordstrom Rack ($139.97), and Matches Fashion ($174).
Tonight the Duchess teamed Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings with a pearl necklace we have not seen on Kate before.
It is the Four Row Japanese Pearl Choker from Queen Elizabeth's personal jewellery collection. According to the blog From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault; the necklace includes four rows of pearls with a central diamond clasp in a curved shape, each side including three rows of diamonds that join at the top and bottom with marquise diamonds. According to Garrard: The Crown Jewellers for 150 Years, The Queen commissioned this from a set of the "finest cultured pearls presented to her by the Japanese government."
The Daily Mail posted a photo of Kate wearing what appears to be a black boulce coat over the top of her dress as she left Windsor Castle. What Kate Wore suggests it could be the Alexander McQueen long textured coat (US$4,450).
We will next see the Duchess on Wednesday when she joins Prince William for a day of engagements in Birmingham.
Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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