Kate Middleton teamed up with her husband Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, yesterday morning in London to tour the Summer exhibit at Buckingham Palace. The show has Kate Middleton's wedding dress on display, in addition to other mementos from her and William's April 29 ceremony. The Queen and Kate also checked out a replica of their wedding cake, her actual shoes, and a video featuring the woman behind the iconic gown, Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton. Queen Elizabeth didn't like the mannequin wearing Kate's dress, according to reports, calling the headless form "horrid" and "horrible." It was the first of many days the Duchess of Cambridge and the Queen will spend together: Queen Elizabeth has invited William and Kate to spend time with her at the royal place in Balmoral, Scotland, in a few weeks.
Princess Beatrice donned her latest unique hat yesterday afternoon to join the racing fun during Ladies' Day at Ascot in England. She was there along with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and her aunt, Princess Anne. The sporting day was also opened to Kate Middleton's parents Carole and Michael Middleton, who shared a carriage ride through the grounds to the royal enclosure. Elizabeth Hurley also dressed up to make a cameo at the exclusive event. Princess Beatrice and her sister Princess Eugenie were there at the start of Ascot over the weekend, though Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William haven't made a cameo. William and Kate have been plenty busy with their own social schedules, from Prince Philip's 90th birthday celebrations to the Ark dinner, the Trooping the Colour, and the annual Garter Service at St. George's Chapel. Their packed itinerary will continue with an upcoming official visit to North America.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, shared a carriage with Prince Harry, her mother-in-law Camilla Parker-Bowles, and Prince Wiliam's uncle Andrew yesterday morning at the the Trooping of the Colour procession in London. The annual ceremony is held to recognise the birthday of the sovereign, though Queen Elizabeth turned 85 on April 21. The royals tend to celebrate the Queen's big day in the northern Summer, however, as the weather is better for outdoor events. Her husband, Prince Philip, actually just celebrated a milestone — Philip's 90th birthday was on Friday, and he received a new title for the occasion. Prince Philip, known as the Duke of Edinburgh, is now also the Lord High Admiral of the navy, and is planning to begin scaling back his official workload. This was William's first time riding in the parade, and he was able to wear the distinctive bearskin hat while riding next to his father Charles. William wore the Irish Guards uniform, which he donned during his April 29 wedding to Kate, for the first time since their nuptials. The pomp wrapped up with William's family reuniting on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as well. William and his wife have had a busy week of social obligations, after Kate dazzled in Jenny Packham at Thursday's ARK dinner.
Could she look any chicer? Kate Middleton showed us there's no end to her running streak of stylish looks, stepping out at the Epsom Derby over the weekend in this oh-so elegant ensemble. The newly annointed Duchess of Cambridge chose an all cream jacket and skirt combo, opting for tonal accents via a taupe straw fascinator (looks like she knows her race wear etiquette), and round-toe pumps. The rest of the royal family frocked up for the occasion too, with Prince William, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Prince Harry and the Queen herself all stepping things up on the fashion-front. Step inside to see the rest of the royals showing off their trackside style!
Kate Middleton looked stunning in a ladylike skirt, blazer and fascinator alongside her top hat-wearing husband, Prince William, at the Epsom Derby in Epsom, England yesterday. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by much of his family, including brother Prince Harry, the Queen, and cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Kate's parents James and Carole Middleton also joined in the festivities. Prince William and Kate grace the July Vanity Fair cover and recently revealed the plans for their upcoming North America trip. Kate will reportedly bring a number of outfit changes for every day, which she will select herself. Her gorgeous hair was pinned back for this afternoon's outing, and the family cheered on the Queen's horse, Carlton House, who came in third. Earlier this week it was Prince William himself atop a horse for a polo match in Chester.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, posed with their immediate families and wedding party for this official portraits in the throne room at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
The photos were taken by Hugo Burnand and included in the picture from left to right in the front, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes, her majesty The Queen, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lady Louise Windsor, and Master William Lowther-Pinkerton. In the back, Master Tom Pettifer, HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, HRH Prince Harry of Wales, Michael Middleton, Michael Middleton, James Middleton, and Philippa Middleton.
It was a day full of celebrations for the newlyweds, who exchanged their I dos in a morning ceremony, followed by their receptions.
Royal dignitaries from around the globe congregated at London's Mandarin Oriental in Hyde Park last night to dine together prior to tonight's royal wedding. Princes and princesses from Greece, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, and more traveled to England to take part in the celebration. The House of Windsor hosted the event — Prince Charles was accompanied by his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, while Queen Elizabeth joined her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Spain's Princess Letizia was lovely in purple alongside her spouse, Prince Felipe, and his mum, Queen Sofia. Greece was represented by Crown Prince Pavlos and a nude gown-wearing Crown Princess Marie-Chantal, Princess Mathilde and her Prince Philip were there for Belgium, and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended on behalf of Sweden. The husband-and-wife-to-be, Prince William and Kate Middleton, did not attend as they're sequestered in their respective places, Clarence House and the Goring Hotel, resting up while spectators angle for good spots along the route to Westminster Abbey.