20 July 2014 - 09:24
Royal Fashion Round-up with Chloe: July (part I)


Deputy Editor

The beginning of July has seen, as ever, a busy time for the royal family. Let’s see what they have been wearing!
Pictures are used where available.

For her arrival in Scotland, The Queen wore a teal and light blue ensemble. The coat was simple, with thick light blue trim on the cuffs, front, hem and pockets. The Queen’s hat used folds of material for its style in the same teal, while her dress was in the light blue colour with a delicate floral print and was only fastened at the neck.

At Dumfries House, Her Majesty wore sunny yellow. The coat features a rounded neckline, with three buttons down the front. The neckline allowed The Queen’s dress to be seen, which was also yellow with a print in tones of pink. This was picked up on the hat, which was a yellow base with pink brim, and dark pink, yellow and green sprays.

The Queen chose the Trefoil brooch, centred by a pearl and three in each point; diamonds filled in the gaps.

Her Majesty also attended the commemoration of a war memorial whilst in Scotland. She wore a lilac double-breasted coat with a deep v-neck. It was the hat and dress that added a spot of colour, with deep pink, yellow and pale green sprays on the hat, with a print in these colours on a silken dress.

The Queen named a new aricraft carrier whilst in Scotland. She chose a blue marl-knit coat with navy lace trim on the cuffs and down the front. The hat was in the turquoise tone and featured this lace in a thicker band, with a square cap. Her Majesty’s dress was simply a teal chiffon piece.

Her brooch was one of Queen Victoria’s bow brooches, which included diamonds embedded in a double bow. Black shoes and handbag with black gloves were Her Majesty’s accessories.

The Queen opened Reading railway station this week and chose a bright turquoise outfit for the occasion. This time it was a jacket over a dress, which featured a scalloped lapel with flecks of red and mother-of-pearl style buttons. The dress was the same blue shade with a matching scalloped hem and a colourful pattern.

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Her Majesty’s hat continued the colour theme with a blue base and red and yellow ‘ombre’ feathers, with the dark shades lightening at the end. The brooch was a personal gift from New Zealand PM John Key when he visited Balmoral in 2013; in the centre was an unusual blue pearl surrounded by diamonds, and the flower was in mutli-tonal metals.

The Duchess of Cornwall was also with Her Majesty at Dumfries House and chose a royal blue leaf print dress. Camilla teamed this with a tan jacket with ruffle lapels and cuffs. She chose a silver butterfly brooch with some dark stones and a brown clutch.

To River Cottage, Camilla chose a cream shirt dress with a ruffled plackett, a collar and 3/4 sleeves. She wore her Lily of the Valley brooch and a tan handbag and shoes.

Charles and Camilla at River Cottage. Photo Courtesy of River Cottage.

Charles and Camilla at River Cottage. Photo Courtesy of River Cottage.

Spending more time in the South-East, The Duchess visited the beach in a stone coloured dress. The sleeves were sheer and only just reached to the wrist. The neckline featured ruffles and the skirt was pleated, giving a ruffled hem. Once more it was tan heels, and a simple string of pearls, instead of Camilla’s usual chokers.

Photo Credit: Rebecca English @RE_DailyMail

Photo Credit: Rebecca English @RE_DailyMail

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The Duchess of Cambridge began the month with a visit to M-PACT with comedian John Bishop. Kate chose a deep coral dress by Goat, which featured 3/4 sleeves, a belt, fold detail on the top and a slash neckline. She chose her LK Bennett ‘Natalie’ straw clutch and new nude Jimmy Choo heels. 

Her earrings were from Links of London, which were obscured by her hairstyle, which was half tied-up.

Catherine also attended Wimbledon to see Andy Murray crash out of the tournament and see Novak Djokovic triumph in the final. Kate reused her Zimmerman broiderie dress, which we last saw during her tour of Australia. This was paired with an Anya Hindmarch straw fan-shaped clutch and she brought out the red with a shawl of the same colour. 

Her shoes were identified as nude LK Bennett ‘Sledges’. For her time in the sun, Kate chose her Rayban Wayfarer glasses, and her Annoushka pearl drop earrings and her Cartier watch were her other accessories.

To start the Tour de France with Princes William and Harry, Catherine brought out her green Erdem coat, also last seen on tour. It has a peter-pan collar, and a visible zip with zips on the sleeves too. Simple nude accessories from LK Bennett completed the outfit, along with her sapphire and diamond drop earrings.

William and Harry chose casual outfits, with blue trousers and blazers and white shirts.

Another appearance was from the Jonathan Saunders ‘Evelyn’ dress at Wimbledon, first seen on the South East Asia tour in 2012.

It is a bright feature of Saunders’s collections and it includes a blue and green cross-hatch effect, with t-shirt sleeves and a tie-belt. Catherine teamed this with a cream pashmina, seen in her hand, and her LK Bennett ‘Avona’ clutch, with her ‘Sledge’ shoes to match. For jewellery, The Duchess chose her Cartier watch, her Asprey woodland charm necklace and Kiki McDonough green amethyst earrings; Kate also wore Givenchy sunglasses.

In Prince Georges first birthday photo, he wore Petit Bateau dungarees in a light blue and white stripe. The lining of the piece features the brand’s logo – a ship on the water. These sold out when the picture was released, with some sizes still available in the US at the time of writing, though this will likely change. George wore his dungarees with his black pre-walker shoes, and a navy polo as he took his first steps alone!

Prince George's first birthday

 

 



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