Prince William and Prince Harry paid tribute to their mother, Princess Diana today on the eve of the 20th anniversary of her death.
With The Duchess of Cambridge, they visited The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace which has been transformed into a special White Garden dedicated to the late Princess.
Kate wore a new floral print dress by Prada for the occasion. Huge thanks to @HeavenQRF on Twitter for the speedy ID.
Crafted from lightweight silk in saturated shades of green and orange, the poppy-printed piece has distinct vintage styling including a smocked waistband and pussybow neck tie. The £1,420 silk-crepe dress is currently available at Matches Fashion and My Theresa.
Kate coordinated the frock with her Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings and LK Bennett Fern Trench Leather Pumps.
White Gardens follow a tradition first established at Sissinghurst, to create peaceful and contemplative spaces where visitors can reflect. The garden has been open since spring, and will continue into September. The garden at Diana's former home is filled with white flowers and foliage and was inspired by memories of her life, style and image, such as her white "Elvis" Catherine Walker dress. It features white roses, scented narcissi and a carpet of forget-me-nots around the existing Sunken Garden, of which the Princess was particularly fond.
The royal trio received a tour by the current head gardener Sean Harkin, who designed the display, as well as by Graham Dillamore, who knew Diana during the years he worked as a gardener at Kensington Palace.
Following the tour, their Royal Highnesses met with representatives of some of the charities who had The Princess as Patron, including The Leprosy Mission, the National Aids Trust and the English National Ballet.
The princes took a moment to look at the flowers, pictures and memorabilia people left outside of Kensington Palace in honour of Diana and thanked people who visited the site to remember their mother.
As anticipated, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spending part of their summer with the Queen and Prince Philip at their Scottish holiday home, Balmoral Castle. On Sunday, the royal family were photographed driving to a church service at the nearby Crathie Kirk.
The Duchess donned a mix of familiar pieces. She wore her Hobbs London 'Celeste' coat atop her LK Bennett 'Addison' dress.
The chestnut brown Hobbs coat has been a favourite of Kate's since she first wore it on Valentine's Day in 2012 for a visit to Liverpool. She has worn it on many occasions since then, mainly for church services.
Kate first wore the 'Addison' dress when the Obamas visited Kensington Palace in April 2016.
The Duchess topped off her look today with her navy Lock & Co. 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' hat first worn in March this year for a Service of Dedication.
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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