The Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and several other members of the royal family for a preview tour of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show this afternoon.
Established in 1913, on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show has become one of the world’s greatest showcases for horticultural excellence, attracting visitors and exhibitors from across the globe. The royal family get to preview the exhibition the day before it opens to the public.
Here we see Her Majesty visiting one of the greenhouses.
This was Kate's second visit to the annual floral festival. Last year she made a maiden appearance along with Prince William , when she wore a beautiful kelly green coat by Catherine Walker.
Today, Kate embraced the lovely spring weather and opted for a new floral print frock by Rochas - ID by @Japanese_Ginger.
The forest green Dahlia-print silk-charmeuse midi dress is from the designer's Pre-Fall 2016 collection. The piece is cut to a fit-and-flare silhouette that sings of vintage glamour. It had an original price tag of US$2000 before going on sale for US$975 at The Outnet.
This is the first time Kate has worn a piece from the Parisian fashion house. The brand was founded by French couturier Marcel Rochas in 1925 and is now under the creative direction of Alessandro Dell’Acqua. The label's feminine creations bring a fairytale whimsy to a 21st century audience, with beautifully crafted dresses, skirts and softly tailored jackets. Here are some Duchess-worthy picks from the current collection:
The Duchess teamed the dress with her Monica Vinader Green Onyx Siren Wire Earrings.
On her feet she wore her trusty LK Bennett 'Fern' pumps.
More photos of Kate exploring the floral displays.
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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