Kate Middleton looked resplendent at the coronation of her father-in-law, King Charles III. She wore regal robes at the request of the King and Queen, including a deep blue Royal Victorian Order mantle edged in scarlet, over an embroidered ivory silk crepe dress by her go-to designer, Alexander McQueen. The dress featured silver bullion and embroidery featuring a rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock, emblems signifying the four nations of the United Kingdom.
Contradicting previous suggestions that she would wear a flower crown instead of a tiara, the Princess of Wales wore a leaf headpiece – made from silver bullion, crystal and finished with silver thread embroidery – by milliner Jess Collett for Alexander McQueen. The Princess of Wales also paid tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, by wearing her pearl and diamond earrings, and also to the late Queen Elizabeth II by wearing her diamond George VI Festoon necklace.
Princess Charlotte, 8, attended the ceremony matching outfits with her mother. Charlotte’s mini-me outfit was also an ivory silk crepe Alexander McQueen dress with a headpiece resemblant of her mothers, also by Jess Collet x Alexander McQueen. The four UK emblems also appear embroidered into Charlotte’s dress.