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.
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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.
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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.
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.