Another busy few weeks, with even Princess Alexandra and Princess Michael making appearances. This edition includes less pictures than usual, as we have stopped using tweets.
The Queen attended a reception for Leonard Cheshire disability at St James’s Palace. She chose a turquoise ensemble with a scalloped jacket hem, collar and sleeves, complete with trim in the fabric of her dress, something often seen in Her Majesty’s clothes. The dress was also a loud shade of turquoise with a (seemingly butterfly) design in different colours. The Queen chose a gold filigree design brooch, whose origin is unclear.
To receive South Africa’s High Commissioner at Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty chose a regal teal dress, featuring 3/4 sleeves and a round neckline and embossed with flowers. Her flower basket brooch was the choice; this piece was from The Queen’s parents upon the birth of Prince Charles in 1948. It features ruby and sapphire flowers in a basket of diamonds.
A Garden Party on 3rd June saw The Queen repeat her outfit worn to The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, a lemon coloured coat and hat.
The rainy party saw Her Majesty contradict the weather in the sunny ensemble, which has a round neckline without a collar, and plating detail stemming from the neck. The hat was a standard wide-brimmed number with yellow roses and adorning the front. The Monarch chose her Gold Dahlia brooch, sometimes called the Frosted Sunflower brooch, made by Garrard. It features a diamond centrepiece with diamonds studded on the petals, which are 18k gold.
At the Epsom Derby, The Queen opted for a lilac outfit. The coat was unusual as it only had one button, at the neck, and the coat opened out, revealing Her Majesty’s dress, which was white with a large lilac and pink flower print. The hat was in tones of lilac with pearl like beads around the ribbon.
Her Majesty chose her Jardine brooch, a Victorian piece given to her by a Lady Jardine in 1981.
The Queen also visited Westminster School, and chose a summary green number with pink accents. The Peter Enrione coat has two large pintucks from the neck to the waist and a single button at the neck. Beneath the coat was a white and pink chiffon blouse or dress, just visible around the neckline. The Queen’s hat was made by Angela Kelly, and had a bright pink brim, with green edging, and a band of green around the pink cap; a pink floral arrangement on the front to tied the colours together.
Her Majesty chose a paisley style brooch, once belonging to her mother. Created in 1938 from stones that Queen Elizabeth (the future Queen Mother) had by Cartier, the brooch is a curved piece with varying sized diamonds, but its official name is the palm leaf brooch.
The Countess of Wessex went to Treloars charity, and wore a peach Alexander McQueen coat over trousers in the same hue. The wide leg trousers covered what seem to be her new favourite ‘Harley’ shoes, seen at almost every engagement recently.
with thanks to Treloars Trust
At the Royal Cornwall Show in a cream military style jacket over a simple navy dress, Sophie inspected livestock and wool. This was paired with her snake-skin LK Bennett ‘Maddox’ wedges. Sophie’s hair was tied back with a wooden clip. A navy and grey scarf helped keep the chill at bay, which at one point covered her necklace with ‘L’ and ‘J’ pendants for her children and she reused her gold and silver ‘patchwork’ hoop earrings. Sophie’s clutch was the Sophie Habsburg ‘Design’ cream crocheted piece. The Royal Cornwall President’s brooch sat on her left shoulder.
The Countess attended a Garden Party with The Queen, and wore a bespoke burgundy and white polka-dot skirt suit. This was paired with a Jane Taylor hat, worn to Zara Philip’s wedding in 2011. Pictures are not available to me, but will be added if I find some.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a Garden Party on Prince Philip’s birthday and reused her pink lace Alexander McQueen dress worn to the Thanksgiving service for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. It was worn without the belt this time, and the shoes and hat were new, a nude patent pair of Russell and Bromley’s from their 5th Avenue line, with pointed heel, and a new bespoke Jane Corbett hat, which was cream with a tan lace motif on the top. The piece was worn at an angle. Anoushka pearl drop earrings and a Park Avenue clutch, also from Russell and Bromley completed her look. A new picture will be added when it becomes available to me, but for now the one below shows the dress.
Kate also attended the America’s Cup launch in Greenwich and chose a simple white crepe Jaegar dress with navy trim on the waist and shoulder. She accessorised it with her navy Stuart Weitzman heels and clutch. She also wore her sapphire drop earrings and her Asprey necklace with the acorn, oak leaf and a mushroom pendants.
Princess Eugenie was also at the Garden Party and chose a simple white dress with notched neck, and a black hat, going for a more summary look than everyone else with the sleeveless piece. Her heels were a black and white dotty print, and she carried a nude clutch.
Princess Alexandra chose a deep red midi-dress with a floral design on it at the same garden party with The Countess of Wessex; the material appears to be chiffon or something similar. She picked up the blue tones in her dress with a simple dark blue jacket and a Trevor Morgan hat of the same colour with red and darker blue floral arrangement.
Alexandra’s shoes were square-toe courts in red leather, and she wore a similar choker to those of The Duchess of Cornwall: numerous rows of pearls with a clasp at the centre, this one being an open-diamond motif. Her brooch appears to be a flower with small red stones; her earrings red stones too, but the pictures available are unclear.
Alexandra was also seen at Epsom, wearing a striking navy and white stripe ensemble with navy hat.
Princess Michael of Kent was in attendance at Epsom too, wearing a chic cream jacket with floral pattern on the collar, and a dress in the same design with pleated neck. Her hat was a large piece with ostrich feathers. Pictures are always limited of such minor Royals, so it has been hard to describe the shoes.
This piece does not contain every single event from these past few weeks due to the busy schedule that the Royals have had.
Photo credits aka Jens Rost Keith Laverack via photopin, @Eleanord23, Treloars Trust, @byemilyandrews - Sun Royal correspondent, and @Ravgarcha,
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