The Duchess of Cambridge was pretty in pink as she joined husband Prince William and the Queen in a gorgeous coat dress at the second Royal Garden Party of the year.
Catherine oozed elegance in the beautiful Alexander McQueen number, which she paired perfectly with a matching dramatic fascinator and dainty pearl earrings that are said to have been owned by Princess Diana, according to The Daily Mail.
Standing tall in nude pumps, the mother-of-three was all smiles for the outing with the duke on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. William looked equally as stylish for the spring event in grey pants, a grey-blue suit vest and a dark red and white spotted tie.
The prince paired his outfit with a small pink flower which was tucked into his jacket to match his wife’s pretty frock while he carried an umbrella and hat to add to the look.
During the event, the royal couple spent time chatting with Kerry Irving and his assistance dog Max. Several photos from their interactions were shared online with one showing the duchess giving the adorable pup a pat.
“In 2006, Kerry’s car was hit by a truck, leaving him housebound with chronic neck and back pain,” Kensington Palace wrote in a post on Instagram.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. The Queen hosts Garden Parties as a way of recognising and rewarding public service. At today’s Garden Party The Duke and Duchess met Kerry Irving and his assistance dog Max. In 2006, Kerry’s car was hit by a truck, leaving him housebound with chronic neck and back pain. Kerry still suffers with the pain from his back injury, but he credits Max with helping him to get his life back on track. Kerry has since retrained as a locksmith and Max is always with him. Kerry and his wife Angela have held dog walks to give other people the chance to spend time with Max, and helped raise money for local rehoming centre, @EdenAnimalRescue.
“Kerry still suffers with pain from his back injury, but he credits Max with helping him to get his life back on track. Kerry has since retrained as a locksmith and Max is always with him.”
The post continued: “Kerry and his wife Angela have held dog walks to give other people the chance to spend time with Max, and helped raise money for local rehoming centre @EdenAnimalRescue.”
Catherine and William were joined by the Queen at the royal event which is the second of a string of garden parties set to be held at the residence over the coming weeks.
The garden parties are deemed an important occasion for the royals who are given the opportunity to mingle with members of the public who have made a positive impact in their community.
At each event, around 27,000 cups of tea are served to excited guests along with 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake. While not held inside the palace, the parties are still considered quite formal with men asked to wear morning dress or lounge suits, while women are invited to wear a day dress and a hat or fascinator.
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Today, The Queen hosted a Garden Party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace. Each year The Queen hosts parties to welcome around 30,000 guests in recognition of their service to the community. Garden Parties are a way for The Queen to meet people from around the UK and this is the first party Her Majesty is hosting this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of York and The Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, The Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra also attended the party and spoke to guests enjoying the gardens. Throughout the country, an established network of sponsors is used to invite guests, who include Lord-Lieutenants, Societies and Associations, Government Departments, Local Government, the Services, the Church and other Faiths.
For Tuesday’s gathering the Queen sported a lovely powder blue coat over the top of a beautiful floral dress in shades of pink, blue and orange. Her Majesty looked stunning as she greeted guests including those from government departments, the services, the church and other faiths.