Image via @LDNFashion on Twitter
And so we come to the final day of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. We've had thousands of ships thanks to the Thames Pageant and a glittering star-studded concert in front of Buckingham Palace and so it was a formal church service at London's St Pauls which concluded the Diamond Jubilee.
Image via @hellomag via Twitter
And for this, Kate wore a blush pink Alexander McQueen dress, her favourite nude Sledge heels by LK Bennett, her Prada clutch and the most exquisite hat by milliner, Jane Taylor (who is a favourite of the Countess of Wessex @MrsRegalEyes reliably informs me on Twitter).
The hat has to be my new personal favourite, the colour and the beading on the cap is very feminine and pretty - and, although the Palace did give us the designer info, a special shout-out to Michelle on the WKW Facebook page for finding the specific hat. Here it is on the website,
Image via Jane Taylor website
Prices for bespoke designs by Jane Taylor start at £350 but Grazia did report this particular hat as being £790. Here's how it's described on the designer's website,
"A nude beaded cocktail hat a disc trim and birdcage veil. All bespoke bridal pieces are made to order, available in different colours and fabrics and can be dyed to exact specifications."
Ok, so the dress is lace and it's McQueen, both of which we've seen before, but it's still beautiful and perfect for the occasion in my book. The verdict is that this is a bespoke dress rather than an existing dress.
It could be that Carly over at Kate Middleton Style is right on the money, with her suggestion that Kate's dress is a bespoke version of this one below:
It's called the Formfitting Fil Intarsia Coupe Dress and is available via Nieman Marcus website for $1275. It might not be the same, as obviously Kate's has sleeves and a different neckline. But both dresses share the same silhouettes . Always though, the discussion so do join in the fashion chatter on Twitter if you're there.
The Queen also deserves a special mention, wearing a mint green Angela Kelly outfit. But it was the massive sparkling brooch that caught my eye, I don't think I've ever seen one so big! It is the Cullinan III and IV brooch, thanks to @PatriciaTreble on Twitter, hope you can see it on her left shoulder in picture above.
The royals are currently at the Palace of Westminster to have lunch with over 700 people in the stunning setting of Westminster Hall. They're enjoying a British culinary treat which includes things like Scottish salmon and Sandringham apple juice.
And after this will be the formal carriage procession and balcony appearance so will be back!
After the lunch, two carriages carrying six royals made their way from Westminster to Buckingham Palace as crowds lined the roads. In the first one was the Queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and in the second Kate, William and Harry. From the images on TV it looked like a sea of red, white and blue with tens of thousands turning out with lots of face painting and flag waving, all along the Mall to Buckingham Palace.
And then it was time for the finale of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations - the Buckingham Palace balcony appearance. The Queen led out five royals, dubbed, the senior royals, which consisted of Prince Charles, his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Kate and William - the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Harry.
The Queen looked delighted, smiling and waving at the crowds which had taken over the Mall - and another chance to see that dazzling brooch.
And then came the fly-over, complete with the Red Arrows leaving a trail of red, white and blue, what a great end to a fantastic few days.