Kate looks stunning, Kate Middleton looked stunning in pink as she and other royals represented the Queen at a garden party at Buckingham Palace this afternoon.
With Prince Edward, the most senior member in the line of succession, serving as the official host of the ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge took on a relatively subordinate position. The Earl and Countess of Wessex overshadowed Kate while Prince William was gone.
Kate looks stunning
Princess Alexandra, the monarch’s cousin, also attended the garden party.
It comes after the Palace stated that the Queen would be represented by other family members throughout the royal garden party season.
For the garden party on Wednesday, Kate donned a pink Emilia Wickstead dress.
The Duchess accessorized her ensemble with a pink clutch purse, hat, and heels.
The 40-year-old grinned as she mingled and chatted with guests during the event.
On the other hand, Sophie looked stunning in a cream gown with a crimson, blue, and black flower pattern.
Following the Covid epidemic, garden parties are held for the first time in three years.
The Queen will not be attending the activities this year; the Palace said earlier this month.
“Her Majesty The Queen will be represented at this year’s garden parties by other members of the Royal Family,” Buckingham Palace announced, “with details on attendance to be confirmed in due time.”
The 96-year-old king has been dealing with mobility concerns and attended an unexpected royal engagement yesterday.
The length of time hosts spend standing during garden parties, which run well over an hour, is a significant reason other royals are requested to represent the Queen.
They are significant dates on the royal calendar because they honor those who have served their country or communities.
The Queen hosts three garden parties at Buckingham Palace and one at Holyroodhouse every year.
Angela Levin, a royal novelist, told the Daily Mail: “The Queen made the wise decision not to attend garden parties because there would be too much standing. However, what a pity.”
Prince Charles and Camilla started this year’s garden party season a week ago.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall talked to a select group of the 8,000 people in attendance while it rained.
This year, the Queen has been absent from several significant events instead of focusing on virtual engagements and other responsibilities.
On Tuesday, she made a surprise visit to officially unveil the Elizabeth line, which was named after her.
The Queen, who now only does public appearances outside her royal residences, met her son Edward at Paddington Station.