Kate Looks Vibrant in Red at the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Flotilla

Today, Kate took her position on the royal barge, the Spirit of Chartwell, to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This honors the 60th anniversary of HRH’s ascension to the throne.

The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her husband Prince William and other senior members of the royal family including Prince Charles and his wife Camilla.

Kate arrived at Cadogan Pier this afternoon and readied herself for the journey down the Thames. There were about a thousand other boats that followed behind the Flotilla to celebrate the Queen.

Kate looked stunning in a bright red wool-crepe Alexander McQueen dress (£1,195) with a pleated skirt from the Autumn 2011 collection.

The frock has also been worn by Kim Kardashian and Tulisa who were photographed wearing a short-sleeved version of it last year. Kate’s version had full length sleeves and a longer hemline than the original.
Photo credit: The Royal Wedding Dress on FB
The Duchess of Cambridge matched her dress with a vivid red Sylvia Fletcher hat from James Lock & Co (£795) while her hair was safely held in place in a half up do.
She accessorized with her nude LK Bennett ‘Sledge’ heels (£185) and a small red clutch also by Alexander McQueen. It looked very much like the Alexander McQueen Classic Skull Clutch in Red Velvet sans the skull. Perhaps it was a bespoke version.
Kate also carried a Strathearn tartan scarf. This is believed to be a a nod to her Scottish title the Countess of Strathearn, a title she uses in Scotland.
Photo credit: My Small Obsessions on FB
Finishing off her look, Kate doned a maritime-themed brooch featuring two dolphins – a gift from the Royal Navy Submarine Service, of which William is Commodore in Chief. She also wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop Earrings.
Update 6/4/2012
Kate came prepared for the rain with a custom red umbrella by the Royal warranted umbrella maker, Fulton. The Duchess’ umbrella was custom made to match her McQueen dress. It’s the men’s Huntsman’s style and retails for £19.

2 thoughts on “Kate Looks Vibrant in Red at the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Flotilla

  1. She looks absolutely amazing, and red is definitely her color! Love the umbrella too! And these shoes are my obsession…!

    Whoever spotted that this was the same dress as what the other two ladies wore has an Eagle eye because it doesn't look like the same dress at all! I know that there are different body types, but Kate's dress looks elegant and classy (as always)….

    Is the reason that William doesn't open the door for Kate because he has a higher rank than her? Or because he could never open the door for anyone because he is the Prince? Or because there is a special position(person) that is assigned to do that under all circumstances?


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