One of the perks of being in the royal family is that you get to attend fancy garden tea parties at Buckingham Palace. For this kind of event, you don’t need to go all out, but you need to show you’ve made an effort. To achieve this balance, Kate broke out her soft yellow Alexander McQueen dress coat that she wore to her eldest son’s christening. She even wore the same hat!
Kate shone as she greeted guests and mingled in the garden. Her dress was well-suited to the occasion and the weather, and we’re sure that guests were more enchanted to meet Kate herself rather than focus on what she was wearing.
Diane von Furstenberg Gown - November 2017
Almost exactly three years after its debut, the Diane von Furstenberg black lace gown reappeared for another black-tie event. This time, it was the 2017 Gala Dinner for The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. The event was held at Kensington Palace.
It was attended by many guests who have dedicated their lives and work to the betterment of the lives of children and families in need. The cause is close to the heart of the Duchess of Cambridge, and she has spent many years learning as well as educating others on the topic. Kate naturally stole the show but in her modest way, didn't make a scene of herself.
Alexander McQueen Dress Coat - October 2013
When you give birth to the future king of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, media fanfare tends to ensue. Papparazi and supporters flocked to the hospital where Kate and William showed off Prince George for the first time. So, it's understandable that for his christening, they appreciated a smaller affair.
To mark the occasion, Kate wore a soft yellow Alexander McQueen dress coat with ruffles on the front. The Duchess also wore a small statement hat with netting and a large flower accessory. Overall, she looked every bit as royal as you could imagine a new mother could hope to.
Hobbs Dress - July 2012
This gray and white patterned Hobbs dress is an easy frock to throw on and look put together, which is exactly what the Duchess of Cambridge needs for her many appearances. Prince William and Kate visited Bacon's College in London, and Kate donned this casual, short-sleeve number.
She accessorized with a white belt that helped to dress it up a bit without making the whole look too flashy. Prince William coordinated with a relaxed white shirt, and the two looked like any old couple of parents (albeit a bit young) checking out the campus. Kate especially always has a way of dressing accurately for the task at hand.
Hobbs Dress - April 2014
The gray and white patterned Hobbs dress returned in 2014 - this time Down Under. As part of their Australia and New Zealand tour that year, Kate wore this relaxed dress as she and her husband visited the National Indigenous Training Academy. This was actually the couple's first trip with their son, Prince George.
This time, she added a large bead necklace and fun earrings to the mix. This helped to make the outfit more fun, which came in handy as she and William spoke to locals and mingled with the residents. Prince William went for a khaki shirt that also let people know he was on vacation mode.