The Duchess of Cambridge in Pink for Garden Party

The Duchess of Cambridge attended Buckingham Palace garden party
Royal Family

The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied by The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Alexandra led the 2nd Garden party of the year at Buckingham Palace. The Garden Parties at the Palace are one of the staple events of the Royal calendar.

An oil painting of Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales at a garden party at Buckingham Palace
Royal Collection Trust

The Pandemic had its impact and the garden parties were canceled in 2020 and 2021. But this year they are back to celebrate the communities. The garden parties were instituted by Queen Victoria in the 1860s when they were known as ‘breakfasts’, despite taking place in the afternoon. Historically, Garden Parties took the place of presentation parties attended by debutantes, and have evolved into a way of recognizing and rewarding public service. An oil painting of Queen Victoria and Alexandra, Princess of Wales at a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess, The Earl and Countess, and The Princess spent more than an hour meeting people from all walks of life and thanking them for their services
Kensington Palace

Over 30,000 guests spend a relaxed summer afternoon in the beautiful gardens of Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse during the Garden party. Garden Parties are an important way for The Queen and the Royal Family to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community.

Due to mobility issues, the 96-years old Queen decided not to attend this year’s parties. She is being represented by the members of the Royal family at each party. In addition to three Buckingham Palace parties in May and the traditional Palace of Holyroodhouse event in late June, The Queen granted special permission for the Not Forgotten Association garden party to be hosted by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace this year.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Pink for Garden Party
Kensington Palace/Royal Family

The Duchess, The Earl and Countess, and The Princess spent more than an hour meeting people from all walks of life and thanking them for their services. The garden is decorated in a special clockwise route called ‘lanes’ through which Royals walk around and try to meet as many people as possible. The Duchess met with the representatives of many of her patronages like the Foundling Museum, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and Forward Trust.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Emilia Wickstead Pink Coat Dress
The Royal Family/Kensington Palace/ Royal Family

For the party, The Duchess of Cambridge chose a pretty pink shade. The Duchess was wearing a pink Emilia Wickstead coat dress.

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An interesting fact is The Duchess owns the same coat in Green that she wore at the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade and in blue that she wore to the Luxembourg visit and to the Easter Sunday service this year.

Catherine paired the outfit with Jane Taylor Lysaa in Straw Pink Hat
Jane Taylor

Catherine paired the outfit with Jane Taylor Lysaa in Straw Pink Hat that she first wore at 2017 Trooping the Colour parade.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Emmy London Rebecca Makeup Pumps
Emmy London Rebecca Makeup Pumps

The Duchess teamed up the look with her Emmy London Rebecca Makeup Pumps first worn in May 2021

The Duchess of Cambridge Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings
Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings

And her Kiki McDonough Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried this Josef Point de Beauvais Beaded Flap Clutch Bag
Josef Point de Beauvais Beaded Flap Clutch Bag

She was carrying her Josef Point de Beauvais Beaded Flap Clutch Bag.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Tour of Scotland ended at with the closing The General Assembly of The Church of Scotland
Kensington Palace

Tomorrow we will see the Duke and Duchess at the London premiere of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’.

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