Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrated her 91st birthday today with the Trooping the Colour parade. Although Her Majesty was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to publicly celebrate the Monarch's birthday on a day in the summer.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended her seventh consecutive Trooping the Colour event.
For the procession down the Mall, Kate rode in a carriage with Prince Harry and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Meanwhile, Prince William was on horseback alongside his father and Princess Anne, in their roles as Colonels.
Following the parade, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were reunited on the balcony at Buckingham Palace for the traditional RAF fly-past where they were joined by their adorable children.
Kate looked radiant today in a watermelon pink Alexander McQueen dress featuring a paper-bag waist detail.
Here's a look at the back of the dress.
The dress resembles this off-the-rack piece by Alexander McQueen (thanks to @PerthsFashion), made of silk, cotton and wool. Kate's frock was modified with a pleated neckline, long sleeves, and I suspect Kate had the skirt lengthened too.
The vibrant colour is a deviation from the subdued pastel tones she has worn in the past for this annual event.
Today, Kate coordinated the look with a matching pink hat from her go-to milliner Jane Taylor. The headpiece is fashioned with a sinamay base and folded material in three different shades of pink.
The hat is a customised version of the Jane Taylor 'Seriatopora' style described as a "small cocktail piece with tonal coin swirls." It has a retail price of £552.
Kate wore a pair of Her Majesty's diamond orbital teardrop earrings. This is the third occasion Kate has loaned the dazzling jewels - the first was in November 2016 for the Place2Be Awards, and then three weeks later for the Diplomatic Reception.
She also carried her cream Etui woven clutch bag.
It's always a treat to see the extended royal family enjoying the celebrations for the Monarch's birthday.
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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