On the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s death, Princess Kate Middleton wore a memorable look to pay tribute to her late Majesty.
Along with Prince William, Kate travelled to Wales to pay her respects at St David’s Cathedral in her first official outing after the summer holidays.
William and Kate were the only members of the royal family to hold a public memorial service for Elizabeth II in Wales, the country of which they have been princes for the past year.
Kate Middleton dress by Eponine London
During the event, Kate took the opportunity to honour the Queen not only by attending the service, but also by wearing a special piece of jewellery.
The princess chose a pair of pearl earrings with a diamond at the top, which belonged to Elizabeth II herself and were a gift to Kate.
According to British royal experts, it was the Queen’s tradition to give such earrings to women who joined the royal family. This is why Meghan Markle has a similar pair.
As for her outfit, the Princess of Wales chose an elegant burgundy coat dress by Eponine London.
The design featured a crossover V-neckline, a high waist with two decorative buttons on either side and a midi skirt.
Although not in mourning, Kate chose a sophisticated and respectful outfit for the occasion.
This coat dress was not new, as Kate Middleton wore it in December for a more festive occasion: the Christmas concert at Westminster Abbey, an event organised by the princess herself.
With her choice of outfit and jewellery, Kate paid a touching tribute to Queen Elizabeth II on this important day of remembrance.
Kate completed her look with a burgundy suede headpiece by Sahar Millinery, a Mulberry clutch and Gianvito Rossi pumps, all in the same shade to match her dress.