Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is stepping in as the hostess with the mostest as she, alongside her husband, Prince William, stood in place for Queen Elizabeth II to host the third and final garden party held at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday, May 25.
Looking as radiant as ever, Kate opted to re-wear one of her bespoke dresses made by her private dressmaker.
The soft mint green dress features ballon bishop’s sleeves, a pie-crust neckline, and an elegant button-down bodice.
The Duchess had previously worn this silky frock for Prince Charles’s 50th Investiture Anniversary celebration at Buckingham Palace back in 2019, however, it does still make for the perfect ensemble for a summer social event at the Palace.
Sticking to her go-to natural look, the 40-year-old wore light make-up which emphasised her gorgeous facial features and opted to wear her brown lock in a half-up, half-down style that was held down by a matching mint green fascinator.
To pull the whole look together, Kate wore matching mint green high heels that matched perfectly with her mint and gold coloured dangling earrings.
And because the English weather can be often unpredictable, the Duchess was also seen walking around with a matching light mint coloured umbrella.
Wednesday’s garden party is the second one the Duchess hosted this month. Last week, the ever-fashionable Royal attended the gathering wearing a blush pink Alexander McQueen coatdress that matched her Juliette Botterill fascinator.
Other members accompanying Kate to the event were Prince Edward, Sophie the Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Beatrice.
Garden parties have been a long-standing tradition held at Buckingham Palace since the 1860s, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the parties had been cancelled for two years in a row.
And while they’re now back in full swing this season, Queen Elizabeth II will not be attending any of the garden gatherings this year.
The 96-year-old Monarch has been unable to attend a number of public appearances in the recent months amid a series of health concerns and mobility issues.