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Duchess of Cambridge and Alexander McQueen: Kate’s best looks

Since marrying Prince William in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge has won worldwide admiration for her fashion choices.

The Duchess has championed British fashion house Alexander McQueen which is currently headed by designer Sarah Burton, wearing pieces on official visits at home and abroad.

The label is soon becoming Kate’s trusted go-to for style and elegance from her breathtaking wedding dress to her latest cream coatdress for Prince George’s christening.

Royal Central takes a look at the Duchess of Cambridge’s best looks in Alexander McQueen.

The Royal Wedding – April 2011

We could not start this list without picking Kate’s wedding dress. It was the gown that started her love affair with Sarah Burton and as she walked up the aisle of Westminster Abbey captivated an audience of 1.5 billion. “It was a precious, magical time that I’ll always treasure,” said Sarah Burton after the wedding. “I feel like she [Kate] me a gift in many ways. I feel privileged.”

Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

Prince George’s Christening – October 2013

For one of the most precious moments in her life, her son’s christening, where else would Kate turn? Arrving outside the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, the Duchess looked elegant in a cream coatdress, with asymmetrical ruffle detailing.


Her first Trooping the Colour – June 2011

Just two months after her lavish wedding in 2011, the Duchess took part in the first Trooping the Colour to mark the Queen’s birthday. As she sat in the carriage alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry, Kate looked sophisticated in a white cotton dress, described as having a ‘short collar and accentuated padded shoulders’.

Trooping the colour 2011

Visiting Birmingham – August 2011

It was one of her first engagements as a member of the Royal Family, and Kate’s sensitive style showed she meant business. Dressed in an Alexander McQueen blue and white military style blouse, which was tucked into a pencil skirt by the designer, the Duchess looked confident as she and Prince William met with members of the public who had been affected by the summer riots.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit People Affected By The Rioting In Birmingham

Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – June 2012

For the final day of celebrations for the Queen’s Jubilee, the Duchess chose a nude lace dress from her favourite designer. Kate looked regal as she arrived at St. Paul’s cathedral in the demure dress, that she complimented with a Jane Taylor headpiece. The beautiful dress was the third Alexander McQueen outfit she had picked for the Diamond Jubilee weekend.
St Pauls

Trooping the Colour – June 2013

At eight-months pregnant, the Duchess looked pretty in pink as she joined The Queen and Royal Family for the annual parade, to mark Her Majesty’s birthday. Kate beamed in a pastel pink coat, which was custom designed by Sarah Burton for her final engagement before maternity leave. With a wide collar, three-quarter length sleeves and beautiful pearl buttons, the royal mum-to-be looked picture perfect.

Trooping the Colour 2013


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