To mark their 10th Wedding anniversary, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared 2 new pictures. The Royal watching zone has been in celebration mode for many days and was waiting with bated breath and finally, the delightful return gifts are here. Wearing the shades of their favourite colour Blue, the couple looks absolutely in Love and happiness.
The pictures were taken at Kensington Palace this week by reknown British Photographer Chris Floyd. I love this small piece of information that the couple stood for a special photo session to mark this big day. The couple recreated their moments from the wedding time. Once again Catherine’s Sapphire and Diamond ring was the centric element in the picture with their dazzlign smiles.
On of the picture released today, remind us of this beautiful engagement portrait released in December 2010 taken by Mario Testino in the council chamber of the St. James Palace’s state apartment. Speaking about his experience with The Duke and Duchess, the photographer Mario later said,
“They are a young couple in love. The Duchess looked fabulous and even helped to do her own make up. Everything is compacted into such a short time because we have to produce these pictures. It’s more like me screaming and trying to get everything to go.” He also told the informal portrait was actually a spontaneous moment that he was lucky to capture at the end of the photo shoot.
For the pictures, The Duchess of Cambridge brought back her Ghost Avery Wrap Floral Dress from the Royal Tour of Pakistan back.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore Ghost Avery Wrap Floral Dress in Pakistan at a meeting with the British High Commission’s staff during a royal visit in October 2019. The beautiful dress was described as “the Avery dress from Ghost adds a bohemian feel to your wardrobe. Featuring three mix-and-match floral prints across the wrap-effect bodice and tiered skirt, it is loaded with pretty frill detailing in georgette fabric. While the gown is a style statement, it is low maintenance and doesn’t require much ironing.”
Catherine paired the outfit with Asprey London Daisy Diamond Pendant Necklace. She also has matching earrings from the label that she first wore in 2020 during the Ireland tour.
Prince William and Catherine Middleton said ‘I do’ in front of their families, friends, and the whole world on April 29th in 2011. The couple got engaged on November 16th in 2010 and got married 5 months later. The wedding vows included love and cherishes each other.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore an ivory white Alexander McQueen wedding dress for her D-Day. The ivory satin bodice was padded slightly at the hips and narrowed at the waist, and was inspired by the Victorian tradition of corsetry that is a particular Alexander McQueen hallmark and 1950s fashion. The lace bodice features a V-neck line and long sleeves. The lace detail incorporated the rose symbolising England, the thistle for Scotland, the Shamrock for Ireland and the daffodil represented Wales. Read some more interesting tidbits about the Wedding dress here.
The Palace released a statement about her choice that said,
“Miss Middleton chose British brand Alexander McQueen for the beauty of its craftsmanship and its respect for traditional workmanship and the technical construction of clothing. Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterises Alexander McQueen’s work. Miss Middleton worked closely with Sarah Burton in formulating the design of her dress. The dress epitomises timeless British craftsmanship by drawing together talented and skilled workmanship from across the United Kingdom. The dress design pays tribute to the Arts and Crafts tradition, which advocated truth to materials and traditional craftsmanship using simple forms and often Romantic styles of decoration.”
The Tiara was Cartier Halo. An anniversary gift to Queen Elizabeth I from her husband, the tiara remained in the Royal vault for almost 4 decades before The Queen loaned it to Prince William’s bride in 2011.
Catherine chose a pair of Diamond earrings designed by Robinson Pelham that was a wedding gift from her parents. The earrings reflected the scroll motifs that are also part of Cartier Halo Tiara and acorns from the Middleton Family’s crest.
The bride was wearing a pair of handmade shoes from her wedding dress label, Alexander McQueen. The ivory white Pumps in size five and a half were crafted from Duchesse satin and were hand-embroidered with Sophie Hallette lace by the Royal School of Needlework with similar appliques that were designed on her wedding dress.
For the evening reception, Catherine wore an off-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown that features a sweetheart neckline, full skirt accessorized by a diamante belt from Alexander McQueen.
The Duchess paired the simple yet stunning gown white angora bolero shrug.
What started in 2001 as friends have turned into a very beautiful family of 5. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child Prince George in July 2013. Their only daughter Princess Charlotte was born in May 2015 and the little Prince Louis completed the family in April 2018.
I wish The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a very Happy Wedding anniversary and absolutely delightful future!