On Sunday evening, Kate Middleton wore bright monotone red to the Coronation Concert celebrating her father-in-law King Charles. The event was held at Windsor Castle, and the Princess of Wales caught everyone’s eye in the front row with her suit by Alexander McQueen, which she’s been spotted in before. The two piece featured a wrap blazer and flared slacks, and she accessorized with a Van Cleef & Arpels silver necklace hung with floral shapes.
She had on subtle makeup with a smokey eye and her hair was down in gentle smooth waves.
By her side was Princess Charlotte, who was wearing a cream dress made from tiered ruffles and black trim with a bow at the center of her collar. Prince Louis was not in attendance, but Kate’s husband Prince William and their eldest, Prince George, were matching in navy suits.
This was the second appearance from the Prince and Princess of Wales on Sunday after they made a surprise appearance at the Coronation Big Lunch earlier in the afternoon. Kate went with another business casual look, wearing black slacks and a blue linen blazer by Reiss over a white tee, plus comfortable white sneakers.
The Princess might felt like going with relatively relaxed ensembles after the more formal looks on Saturday at the official coronation at Westminster Abbey. Her fashion for the ceremony included a sparkling floral headpiece and a silk crepe dress in white, again by Alexander McQueen. She covered it with her traditonal formal robe, and jewelry that once belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth, a three-strand diamond necklace. The piece is called the George VI Festoon Necklace, and was first commissioned by King George VI in 1950.
In her ears were a pair of earrings from Princess Diana’s jewelry collection, South Sea pearl-and-diamond drops that she wears frequently.
Both pieces honored her husband’s family on this significant day in their history.
Aimée Lutkin is the weekend editor at ELLE.com. Her writing has appeared in Jezebel, Glamour, Marie Claire and more. Her first book, The Lonely Hunter, will be released by Dial Press in February 2022.
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