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The Duchess Wears Alexander McQueen for Trooping the Colour 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge returned to a preferred designer for this year’s Trooping the Colour events.

It was a magnificent day for the Queen’s birthday Parade.

The guest of honor.

The Queen’s actual birthday is April 21st; this year HM turned ninety-two. Trooping the Colour is the ceremonial marking of the monarch’s birthday.  From Erin Hill’s people story:

With much more than 1,400 officers, 400 musicians as well as 200 horses in tow, the Queen is paraded in a carriage from Buckingham Palace to equine Guards Parade across St. James’s Park to inspect her troops, get a royal salute as well as take a salute of her own.

HM looked elegant in a sky blue coat as well as gown by Stewart Parvin as well as a hat by Angela Kelly. Prince Philip, who will turn 97 tomorrow, did not go to this year’s event.

More from the BBC:

Trooping the Colour has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for much more than 250 years as well as likewise functions as a screen of army drills, music as well as horsemanship.

7,500 guests watched the ceremony … from a dais in equine Guards before inspecting the guardsmen.

Sophie of Wessex as well as Princess Eugenie.

Princess Anne rode as Colonel of the Blues as well as Royals; on the right, Prince Andrew.

Left to right: Prince Charles, Prince William as well as Prince Andrew. This was the very first time Prince Andrew rode in the parade. He did so in his new function as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, the system known for its distinctive bearskin hats.

The Prince took on the function from Prince Philip, who was Colonel for much more than 42 years.

Prince Philip was not at today’s events.

The day had an unexpected turn when 79-year-old Lord Guthrie was thrown from his horse. The former chief of the Defence personnel was treated at the scene as well as taken to the hospital. According to The Telegraph’s coverage, “The autumn briefly delayed the RAF flypast as the 79-year-old received medical attention.”

London’s streets were lined with enthusiastic crowds watching the annual ceremony.

The massed bands of the home Cavalry.

There was a lighthearted moment as a fox scampered across the parade grounds.

Following the parade, Royal household members as well as guests moved to the Buckingham Palace balcony to watch the conventional flypast. right here is a GIF of Kate as well as Meghan as they curtsy to the Queen as well as Harry bows his head.

It was a full balcony.

A view from above.

The children seemed to delight in themselves immensely, especially Savannah Phillips, the 7-year-old child of Princess Anne’s child Peter as well as his other half Autumn Phillips. (Savannah is in the pink gown below right); on the extremely far best is younger sibling Isla Phillips (in mint green).

More from The Telegraph’s coverage:

Savannah, seven, appeared unimpressed by her cousin Prince George’s noises during the national anthem, clamping her hand firmly over his mouth to keep him quiet.

When that didn’t work, Savannah clamped her hand over George’s mouth.

The Duchess wore a new gown by Alexander McQueen.

Here are two McQueen dresses with somewhat similar building at the waist. On the left, a blue scuba wool piece, as well as on the right, a Box Pleat Mini Dress.

Our thanks to Perths fashion for pointing out the two dresses.

The Duchess had on a new hat by Juliette Botterill.

She had on her Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz Earrings.

The Duchess likewise wore Kiki McDonough’s Eden Blue Topaz necklace.

I believed this was a splendid look for the Duchess, the dress, hat as well as jewelry all seemed to work extremely well together.

We will see you next week with our poll on your preferred Trooping ensemble.


Learn much more about Trooping the Colour at the home Division’s official page on the event; The everyday Mirror has a backgrounder on Trooping the Colour you can checked out here; The Sun’s background piece is here

People magazine’s gallery is here; PopSugar’s gallery is here; the Harper’s Bazaar picture gallery is here; PopSugar‘s gallery of photos with Prince George as well as Princess Charlotte is here

The Telegraph’s story is here; The reveal story is here; the Fug Girls publish is here

A Harper’s Bazaar look at the best hats of the day is here


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