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News Updates and the Princess of Wales’s Royal Ascot Style – What Kate Wore

Hello and welcome to our review of Styles worn by the Princess of Wales to Royal Ascot. First, some news updates, beginning with word about Princess Anne, who has been hospitalized since Sunday night. From the Buckingham Palace news release. The Princess Royal has sustained minor injuries and concussion following an incident on the Gatcombe Park estate yesterday evening. Her Royal Highness remains in Southmead Hospital, Bristol, as a precautionary measure for observation and is expected to make a full and swift recovery. The King has been kept closely informed and joins the whole Royal Family in sending his fondest love and well-wishes to The Princess for a speedy recovery. Below, Sir Tim Laurence as he arrived to visit his wife at Southmead Hospital today.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'-4_N_4v1S99NUsMgqhbioA',sig:'-RRxQqP_X1t7DeDjRRIUGYBMElZ8I10DjQpY8Sujz04=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'2158612897',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});  More from this Telegraph piece by Victoria Ward. The Princess was transferred by ambulance after sustaining head injuries and concussion, having apparently been struck by a horse. The Princess Royal is “doing fine”, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, her husband, said after visiting her in hospital, describing her recovery as “slow but sure.” Sir Tim, 69, arrived at Southmead Hospital in Bristol just after midday, entering via the front steps. He was carrying a large blue cool bag that he said contained “just a few little treats from home”. The Princess's daughter, Zara Tindall, also visited today. A visit to Canada by the Princess slated to start this weekend has been canceled.   Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'uwehbOv6TO5_9Rhve9ND6g',sig:'3bzm3fmiu7SnLNOIXG1I2ax0s3LZMIzaHl6i8s6hBPM=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'2158627703',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })});  We return to the Telegraph article. It is thought that due to the concussion, she is suffering from temporary memory loss in relation to the incident, meaning that the specific details about what happened have not yet been ascertained. However, her medical team said her injuries were consistent with potential impact from a horse’s head or legs. Palace sources said she was awake on Monday. The Princess, a former Olympian equestrian, was walking on her estate when the incident occurred. Also today, the Japan State Visit officially got underway.   Tonight is the state banquet in honor of the Emperor and Empress. Here is a quick video from Buckingham Palace.  🇯🇵 🇬🇧 The State Visit of the Emperor and Empress of Japan is now well underway following the official arrival ceremony on Horse Guards Parade, carriage parade down The Mall and arrival at Buckingham Palace. This evening, The King and Queen will host a State Banquet in honour of… pic.twitter.com/8GoH4tQguH — The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) June 25, 2024 Last Saturday was Prince William's 42nd birthday, and a message from the Princess of Wales was posted on the Kensington Palace social media pages. It featured a photo taken by the Princess of Wales last month in Norfolk.  One other engagement of note for several royals: the Taylor Swift concert at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night. Below is a Kensington Palace social media post.  Taylor Swift's post on her official Instagram page showed her with the royals and her significant other, Kansas City Chiefs star Travis Kelce. The message referenced Prince William's birthday that day. A Sky News tweet about the concert. Prince William was spotted 'dad dancing' at Taylor Swift's concert✨ The Prince of Wales was seen alongside his children Prince George, 10 and Princess Charlotte, nine. Read more: https://t.co/re8TJwCYtf pic.twitter.com/ZjYgFZlS91 — Sky News (@SkyNews) June 22, 2024 Zara and Mike Tindall were also at the concert with their daughters, Lena and Mia Tindall. Here you see the couple with television presenter Natalie Pinkham in a post shared by Ms. Pinkham. Now to Royal Ascot. Below, the King and Queen arriving a week ago today for Day 1 of the annual event. The Queen wore an ensemble by Fiona Clare, with a Philip Treacy hat and Prince Albert's Sapphire and Dimond Brooch, a gift from Albert to Queen Victoria the day before their wedding. Prince William attended the races on Tuesday. Above, you see him with Zara Tindall, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Princess Eugenie (back to the camera). Below, with Prince Edward, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall, and the Duchess of Edinburgh (back to camera). Also in the royal enclosure this week, the Middletons.  Princess Anne with Lady Gabriella Windsor last Tuesday. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++  We begin our look at styles worn by the Princess of Wales to the event with her first official trip to Royal Ascot in 2016 when the Duchess of Cambridge chose a lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana.  The Duke and Duchess as they arrived at Ascot.  The Dolce and Gabbana dress was made of cotton-blend lace. It had a round neckline, nipped-in waist, sheer sleeves, a tiered full skirt, and a full satin lining. Here is a closer look at the lace, as well as the badges worn by the Duke and Duchess.  The dress was first worn in May 2016 to the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, but we saw very little of it beneath the Duchess's red Zara jacket. She accessorized with a new hat by Jane Taylor, the designer’s ‘Una’ style. It was described as an “elegant mesh saucer disc with angular printed feather, delicate rose & twist detail.” We saw the Natalie Clutch by LK Bennett and Gianvito 105 Praline Pumps. The Duchess wore earrings believed to be by Robinson Pelham. The 18K white gold earrings showcased a pearl drop with diamond-set caps and studs. Royal Ascot 2017 brought another lace dress.  The Cambridges shared a carriage with the Wessexes, and when it was time to get into the carriage, the Countess of Wessex lost her balance.  The Duchess with Zara Tindall. And with her mother, Carole Middleton. The dress was by Alexander McQueen. It was a custom version of the brand's Lace Mini-Dress, crafted from a cotton/rayon/poly blend with a silk lining. It featured floral lace created in Italy, a high, scalloped neckline, three-quarter sleeves, grosgrain ribbon, peplum detailing at the waist, a flared skirt, and a scalloped hem. Here is a closer look at the peplum detailing at the waist and the frill across the upper back.  Here you see the 2016 and 2017 looks side-by-side.  The Duchess's hat remains unidentified.  The Royal Hats blog described the piece far better than I ever could: The cocktail hat is built on a cream base and trimmed with lattice printed crin bows that circle around the form a folded brim. The brim is anchored with pearl-centred floral lace trim that also cascades from the back, and cream silk flowe The Duchess carried a Loeffler Randall clutch, and we saw the Gianvito 105 Praline Pumps again. She wore the Bahrain Diamond and Pearl Drop Earrings, on loan from the late Queen. At Royal Ascot 2019, the Duchess wore separates by Elie Saab.  The Duke and Duchess greeting King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.   Another view of the Duke and Duchess.  There was rain to contend with that year.  The Duchess's ensemble included bespoke versions of Elie Saab's Macramé Pussy Bow Top and Embroidered Tulle Skirt, both made of a cotton/poly/silk blend fabric. The Blouse has a relaxed fit, button front, and partial lining. The A-line skirt was made in matching tulle fabric with embroidered dots. The styles were based on separates from the Resort 2019 collection. You have a better view of the fabric in these photos.  The Duchess had long sleeves added to her top and a solid fabric cuff. The macrame trim on her sleeves is vertical, running the length of the sleeve, as opposed to being a horizontal border at the hem. She has also had the bow shortened. There was debate about the possibility of the separates being part of a dress, a one-piece design, but that wasn't the case. In these photos, you can see the zipper on the back of the skirt. Accessories in 2019 included a new pair of Gianvito Rossi heels, the brand’s Gianvito 105 style in Silver Metallic ($850). We also saw a new handbag, an Elie Saab style with a leather back and a detachable chain.  The Philip Treacy hat looked familiar to some.  That is because it is the same style as the hat worn to Trooping the Colour in 2016.   These photos offer a better view of the Duchess's updo.  The Duchess wore her Kiki McDonough Blue Topaz/Diamond Drop earrings. Royal Ascot 2022 brought a cream and brown Alessandra Rich design. Another view of the Duke and Duchess. And one more look. Some thought the ensemble evoked images of Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady and/or Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman.  For others, it was reminiscent of the look worn by Diana, Princess of Wales at Royal Ascot in June 1988. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'o17C57oUSgto_yO8Qno8Ng',sig:'SF5JStWTaKhIcunDH6C2L2sWputl07QrC5WF15hWggM=',w:'347px',h:'594px',items:'460678384',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); The silk crepe de chine dress by Alessandra Rich was from the designer’s spring 2019 collection. It featured an asymmetric hem, puffed sleeves with button cuffs, a ruffled overlay at the left shoulder, buttons at the left shoulder, and a self-belt. A closer view of some of the dress details.  The Duchess's boater-style hat was by Sally-Ann Provan.  It was a version of the NAEVA (£795) hat, described as a “hand-made hand-blocked herringbone weave straw hat with a small round crown, vented brim, and trimmed with handmade silk duchesse origami flowers. There is one large five-petaled origami flower on the back.” The Duchess had the style customized to include a solid brim.  It was a style Princess Eugenie wore to Ascot in 2018. Surprisingly, the handbag and shoes remain UFOs. Both are brown suede, and the pumps are quite similar to the Gianvito Rossi 105. The Duchess wore her hair up. Allowing a nice view of the pearl and diamond earrings that belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. The Duchess wears the earrings with slightly smaller pearls than those worn by Diana. Our final ensemble is the vibrant red look from Royal Ascot 2023.  The dress was an Alexander McQueen design.  The Princess and Prince William.  At one point, it looked like she was celebrating the outcome of a race. The dress featured a v-neck, wrap-effect bodice, raised, puffed shoulders, defined waist, and a full A-line skirt. The dress may have been the style worn by the Princess when visiting the Welsh Guards on St. David’s Day. Below, three more views of the princess at Ascot last year.  The hat worn last year was a Philip Treacy design.  The Princess surprised us with a vintage Hermès clutch, the Rio in rouge leather. She also wore a new pair of red suede heels, the Jennifer Chamandi’ Lorenzo’ 105 style.  Her earrings were a past-season design by Sézane, the Esme style. A review of the five Royal Ascot ensembles worn by the Princess of Wales. You will be able to vote for your favorite later this week I will do a post with montages of all of the Princess's looks from the Chelsea Flower Show, garden parties, Royal Ascot, Trooping the Colour, and Order of the Garter.

Vote for Your Favorite Garden Show, Garden Party, Trooping the Colour, Garter Day, & Royal Ascot Looks – What Kate Wore

Hello and welcome to another post, this one rather brief. It features just a couple of quick news headlines and then our polls covering the Princess's style for annual summer events. The news headlines are short, beginning with good news about Princess Anne, who was released from the hospital this morning. ITV's Chris Ship reports Five days after her head injury from a horse - Princess Anne has been discharged from hospital in Bristol and is back at home at Gatcombe Park. She will stay there for rest and recuperation and will not return to public duties until her medical team has given the go-ahead.  Also today, an update on the possibility of the Princess attending Wimbledon this year. More from this Telegraph piece. Wimbledon is hopeful that the Princess of Wales will be able to present trophies to the men’s and women’s singles champions after making a return to public life by attending Trooping the Colour earlier this month. All England Club chair Debbie Jevans told Telegraph Sport that it will give her “as much flexibility as possible” as she continues her treatment for cancer, which could involve delaying a decision on who will present the trophies until the morning of the finals next month. Below, the Princess at Wimbledon last year.  ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ And now to our polls on the Princess's style at spring and summer annual events, beginning with ensembles worn to the Chelsea Flower Show. For the 2016 show, the Duchess of Cambridge repeated a vibrant green coat by Catherine Walker. In 2017 we saw the Duchess in a label new to her wardrobe, Rochas; she wore the brand's floral print dress. The Duchess chose the Erdem 'Sheba' dress for the 2019 show, and last year she brought back the bright pink short dress by ME + EM.  Here is the poll.   https://poll.fm/13974542 We move now to garden party styles the Princess has worn over the years.  In 2012, the Duchess of Cambridge repeated the 'Alice dress' by Emilia Wickstead and she wore a Jane Corbett hat. The next year, 2013, it was the yellow Emilia Wickstead 'Marella' coat paired with a Jane Corbett hat. At a 2014 party, the Duchess brought back an Alexander McQueen lace dress and wore a Jane Corbett hat created specifically to go with the dress. We saw the return of the Duchess's look for Prince George's christening at a 2016 party, an Alexander McQueen ensemble with a Jane Taylor hat. When attending a 2016 party at Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland, the Duchess wore a repeated coat by Day Birger et Mikkelsen hat and a hat by Lock and Company When attending a May 2017 garden party, the Duchess repeated a Christopher Kane coat and Lock and Company's 'Sweet Delight' hat. It was a soft pink Alexander McQueen design for a 2019 party, paired with a Juliette Botterill hat. The Duchess chose a vibrant coral or salmon Emilia Wickstead design for a May 2022 party, topped with Jane Taylor’s ‘Lyssa’ hat. In 2022, the Duchess brought back a soft aqua dress, topping it off with a Philip Treacy hat. At last May's Buckingham Palace party, the Princess of Wales repeated Elie Saab separates and a Philip Treacy hat first worn at Royal Ascot in 2019.  Here is the poll. https://poll.fm/13975200 We turn now to looks seen at Trooping the Colour ceremonies over the years. In 2011, the Duchess wore an ivory Alexander McQueen coat with Lock & Co.'s 'Lion Tamer' hat. The next year, we saw a blue-grey Erdem dress and a Jane Corbett hat. For the 2013 festivities, the Duchess chose a soft pink Alexander McQueen maternity coat with another Jane Corbett hat. The Duchess opted to wear a skirt suit by Alexander McQueen in 2014, paired with a Jane Taylor hat. In 2015, the Duchess wore the 'Astrid' coat by Catherine Waker and the 'Marisabel' hat by Lock & Co. She brought back Princess Charlotte's christening look in 2016, an Alexander McQueen design paired with a Philip Treacy hat.  In 2017, the Duchess paired a hot pink Alexander McQueen dress with the 'Lyssa' hat by Jane Taylor. She chose a soft blue Alexander McQueen dress in 2018 and a Juliette Botterill hat. For the 2019 ceremony, the Duchess was in a pale yellow design by Alexander McQueen topped by a Philip Treacy hat. In 2022, the Duchess repeated an Alexander McQueen design accented by a Philip Treacy hat. The Princess of Wales wore a vivid green Andrew Gn dress in 2023 with a Philip Treacy hat. And this year the Princess updated a Jenny Packham design with another Philip Treacy hat.  And here is the poll.  https://poll.fm/13975478 We move now to your favorite Garter Day ensembles, beginning with the Katherine Hooker 'Buxton' coat and dress worn in 2011 with a Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat. At 2012 Garter Day events, the Duchess brought back the Alexander McQueen coat first worn to Trooping the Colour in 2011, accessorized with a Jane Corbett hat. In 2014 we saw the Christopher Kane coat and Lock & Co. 'Sweet Delight' hat that was part of the garden party poll above. 2016's Garter Day ensemble was anchored by a Catherine Walker coat initially worn in Canada in July 2011, and topped by the Lock and Company hat first noted at the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012. At Garter Day in 2019, the Duchess wore a Catherine Walker coatdress with her 'Lion Tamer' hat by Lock & Co. It was a rich cornflower blue coatdress by Alexander McQueen at 2022 Garter Day ceremonies with a Juliet Botterill hat. Last year at Garter Day, the Princess of Wales wore an Alessandra Rich dress with a Philip Treacy hat.  And here is the poll. https://poll.fm/13976249 And now our final poll, this one covering your favorite Royal Ascot outfits. At Royal Ascot in 2016, the Duchess wore a lace dress by Dolce and Gabbana with Jane Taylor's ‘Una’ hat. We saw another lace dress at Royal Ascot 2017, this one by Alexander McQueen, accessorized with a hat by an unidentified designer. At Royal Ascot 2019, the Duchess wore separates by Elie Saab and a hat by Philip Treacy. Royal Ascot 2022 brought a cream and brown Alessandra Rich dress with a hat by Sally-Ann Provan. The Princess of Wales opted for a rich red Alexander McQueen dress at Royal Ascot 2023, topped by a Philip Treacy hat. Here is the poll.  https://poll.fm/13976421

The Princess of Wales’s Wimbledon Style – What Kate Wore

As many readers know, Wimbledon is underway. This weekend, the Princess of Wales posted a message to Andy Murray on social media after it became evident the Scottish champion had played his last match at the All England Club. More from this Vanity Fair story.  On Thursday, he and brother Jamie were knocked out of the men's doubles tournament by John Peers and Rinky Hijikata. He was scheduled to compete in the mixed doubles tournament alongside Emma Raducanu, but Raducanu announced that she would withdraw to prioritize her performance in the women’s singles event after dealing with wrist stiffness. Murray, for his part, has said that the Paris Olympics will likely be his final matches, if he’s able to compete. “It is hard because I would love to keep playing, but I can’t. Physically, it’s just too tough now,” Murray said in an interview Thursday after receiving a standing ovation following a video tribute of career highlights. “I want to play forever, I love the sport. It’s given me so much, taught me loads of lessons over the years that I can use in the rest of my life. I don’t want to stop, so it is hard.” Here is the video tribute Wimbledon posted.  You made us dream. You made us believe. You made us cry. And you made us proud. pic.twitter.com/yNsnkEsEhc — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 4, 2024 There has been no shortage of notable names and royals in the Royal Box. Today, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi watched Jannik Sinner of Italy play Russia's Daniil Medvedev in the men's singles quarterfinal. Behind the couple, you see comedian and presenter Michael McIntyre (navy jacket) and actor Stephen Fry (khaki jacket) Also taking in today's action, Lady Sarah Chatto and her husband, Daniel Chatto.  Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'0YiGq2hIQgBgDHdpHNH2KQ',sig:'-sxCZDNzPcNwy8uxwnErgP1G837NNY1efTaqfHS84ic=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'2161332472',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Yesterday, Prince Albert of Monaco was on hand to watch the competition on Day 8 of the Championships. As was the Duchess of Gloucester. For anyone wondering about her pin, she is the honorary president of the Lawn Tennis Association.  On Sunday, Dame Mary Berry was one of those watching from the royal box. Actress and producer Salma Hayek was also there.  On July 4, the Princess's parents, Carole and Middleton, enjoyed a match. The gentleman on the left in the photo is Lord Sebastian Coe.  We don't know if the Princess will attend the Championships, but if she does, it will likely be at the Ladies' Championship match on Saturday or the Gentlemen's Final on Sunday. I thought it would be fun to look back at her Wimbledon style over the years. We start in June 2011, when the Duke and Duchess watched Andy Murray outplay Richard Gasquet. Kate was in the Moraiah dress by Temperley London and she carried a brown jacket that remains unidentified. The Duchess also carried a Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch and wore her LK Bennett Sledge pumps. She also wore her diamond and sapphire earrings and cipher bracelet believed to have been a gift from the then-Duchess of Cornwall. It is shown below as worn on another occasion. When watching Roger Federer in 2012, the Duchess brought back an Alexander McQueen look first seen during the 2011 North American tour. She also wore her navy suede heels, carried her Jaeger ‘Kate’ bag, and wore her sapphire and diamond earrings. The sailor-style dress was first worn on July 4, 2011, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, during the couple’s North American tour. Kate was joined by her sister, Pippa, when watching Andy Murray take on Roger Federer in July 2012. She wore other repeated styles for this match: her Vanessa dress and Nessie Tweed jacket, both by Joseph. The jacket was initially seen at the Epsom Derby in June 2011. The cropped design is 100% cotton with a modified Nehru collar, button front, and decorative pocket flaps. The Vanessa dress was first noted during the 2011 Canada tour. It is a sleeveless design that features grosgrain banding and ruching at the waist with serged edges at the neckline and arm openings. The Duchess carried her Diane von Furstenberg Leopard Print Clutch, first noted in Los Angeles in 2011, and wore her LK Bennett Sledge pumps and an acorn necklace by Kristin Magnusson. When expecting Prince George in 2013, the Duchess did not attend Wimbledon. When attending the Gentlemen’s Quarter Final match in 2014, she brought back the Roamer Day Dress by Australian label Zimmermann. The dress is made of broderie anglaise material (often called eyelet), with a round neck, elbow-length sleeves, and an exposed zipper. It was seen at several engagements during the 2014 Tour of New Zealand and Australia. She accessorized with her Anya Hindmarch Fan Clutch (seen below) and LK Bennett Sledge pumps, as well as her Annoushka Pearl Drops suspended from her Kiki McDonough Hoops.  A few days later, at the Men's Final match, the Duchess showcased another tour repeat, the Evelyn dress by Jonathan Saunders.  The cotton/viscose blend dress has a sheath silhouette in an aqua, forest-green, and white textured geometric print. Design elements include a modified boat neck when seen from the front, with a deep V on the back, short sleeves, and a self-belt. It was first worn during the 2012 Jubilee Tour. The Duchess carried her LK Bennett Avona clutch and wore a necklace featuring charms from the Woodlands collection by Asprey, along with Kiki McDonough's Oval Green Amethyst and Diamond Drop Earrings. In July 2015, the Duchess chose LK Bennett's Cayla dress to watch Scotland’s Andy Murray play Canadian Vasek Pospisil. The Cayla was a fit-and-flare style; its length hit well below the knee, and it had elbow-length sleeves and a hidden zipper. She wore Jimmy Choo's Gilbert pumps, carried the DVF Leopard Print Clutch by DVF seen above, and sported the Lolita Earrings by Mirabelle.  In 2016, the Duchess of Cambridge was named Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. That year, we saw the return of another tour favorite in July when the Duchess watched a match between Serena Williams and Elena Vesnina. The Duchess first wore a custom version of Roksanda Ilincic's Ryedale dress in Sydney, Australia, during the 2014 tour. Made of 100% wool crepe, the dress incorporates many features Kate is fond of in a dress: the off-center slit at the hem on the front, an exposed back zipper, and a defined waistline. Accessories included the Quincy Tote by Victoria Beckham, the Soru Baroque Pearl Earrings (which were first seen the previous evening), and Rupert Sanderson's Malory pumps.  We saw the Duchess in an Alexander McQueen design at the Gentlemen's Final match a few days later. Her dress showcased the brand's Obsessions Talisman print, with an A-line silhouette, the placed print, a jewel neckline, fitted waist, and hidden zipper. The Duchess accessorized with her Gianvito Rossi Praline Pumps, Brora's Gold Charm Earrings (first worn in Bhutan), and her LK Bennett Natalie Clutch. The Duchess chose a Dolce and Gabbana design when watching the opening round of Gentlemen’s Singles play in July 2017. The silk polka-dot silk design had a fitted bodice with a full skirt, three-quarter sleeves, a scoop neckline, and a concealed zipper The Duchess carried the Victoria Beckham tote seen above, her Nina Block Heel Sandals, and Oscar de la Renta Gold-Plated Earrings with Faux Pearls. When it was time for the 2017 Gentlemen’s Singles final, the Duchess was in a Catherine Walker design. The white frock was a classic fit-and-flare design with the Fleurs Sauvages, or “Wildflowers” pattern covering the skirt. The Duchess carried her ‘Quincy’ tote by Victoria Beckham again, pairing it with Stuart Weitzman Nearly Nude Sandals and her Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings. This was also one of the first times we saw the Duchess wearing a ribbon pin in the Wimbledon colors, purple and green. More on its significance from this Today piece.  A representative for the AELTC told TODAY Style the duchess's bow is reserved for the club's patron, president, committee of management, vice presidents and four members of their executive staff. For the Duchess's first Wimbledon visit in 2018, she wore a bespoke design by Jenny Packham. Done in a cream and black print that resembled tennis balls, the midi-length style featured distinctive ruching at the shoulder and hip.    Accessories included the Gianvito 105 Praline Pumps and a new bag by Dolce and Gabbana, the Miss Sicily in Rose Pink. The Duchess's earrings were first seen in Sweden during the January 2018 tour, the Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings by In2Design.  For her next Wimbledon engagement in 2018, the Duchess chose another Dolce and Gabbana piece for the Gentlemen's Final match. The knee-length design in a vibrant yellow hue had a fitted bodice, round neck, and ruffled sleeves. The Duchess carried her Miss Sicily handbag again and wore the Aspey Woodland Charms necklace shown above. Her earrings were the Oak Leaf Hoop Earrings, also by Asprey. July 2019 brought a dress by Suzannah London, the brand's Flippy Wiggle Dress. The style is made of Italian silk crepe with pintucks at the front yoke and waist, half-sleeves with a button cuff, and contrasting silk-covered buttons. The Duchess carried a new bag, the Wicca style by Alexander McQueen. Her belt was also an Alexander McQueen design, and she brought back her trusty Piper 85 Suede Pumps by Gianvito Rossi, along with her Catherine Zoraida Fern Hoop Earrings. When attending the 2019 Women’s Finals, the Duchess repeated a Dolce and Gabbana design with a fitted bodice, flared skirt, goldtone buttons, and ruffles at the upper shoulder seam.  This was another tour design, a dress first worn in September 2016 during the Canada tour (photo on the right). In the center, you see the off-the-rack version of the dress.  The Duchess wore her Asprey Oak Leaf Hoop Earrings and her Rupert Sanderson Malory pumps and carried her Miss Sicily handbag again.  At her final 2019 Wimbledon match, the Gentlemen’s Finals, the Duchess chose an Emilia Wickstead design. This was the first year the Duchess presented trophies at the historic tournament. Her dress was a custom version of the brand’s Jordin style featuring a classic fit-and-flare design, one of Kate’s favorite silhouettes. It also had a fitted bodice with a squared neckline, twisted strap detail, a midi-length hem, and a full, pleated skirt. Accessories included the Duchess's vintage Josef handbag and a new pair of ALDO shoes, the Nichole style. Her earrings were the In2Design pair shown above. The pandemic meant there was no Wimbledon in 2020. However, the Duchess of Cambridge sported a tennis-themed dress for a July Zoom call with tennis students.  She was in the ‘Maria’ dress by HVN, a label founded by British model and DJ Harley Viera-Newton. The Championships returned in 2021, and the Duchess wore a mix of separates for her first visit of the year to the All England Club. Her midi-length pleated skirt was a silk design by Alessandra Rich featuring a drop waist and knife pleats. Her blazer was a familiar piece dating back to 2011, the Duchess One-Button Blazer by Canadian label Smythe. Among the day's accessories were a new Mulberry Amberley Crossbody Bag, new Jimmy Choo Romy 85 pumps, and the return of the Simone Rocha Faux Pearl Curb Chain Earrings. For the 2021 Ladies' Singles Final, the Duchess was in a dress by Emilia Wickstead, a modified version of the designer's Denver dress. It was made of cloqué fabric, a textured crepe material, with a round neck, cap sleeves, and concealed back zipper. She repeated the Mulberry Amberley bag and the Jimmy Choo Romy 85 pumps shown above. She brought back her Kiki McDonough Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst, and Diamond Earrings and wore a Halcyon Days bangle seen a week earlier at the Championships. When attending that year's Gentlemen's Final, the Duchess opted for a soft pink dress by Beulah London. The Ahana Blush Short-Sleeve dress showcases that fit-and-flare silhouette we see so often on the Princess, with a stand collar, puffed short sleeves, a darted bodice featuring a loop and button front closure, self-belt, and a keyhole opening at the sleeve hems. The Duchess carried the vintage Josef ‘Point de Beauvais’ Beaded Clutch shown above, as well as the ALDO Nichole block heel sandals. She also wore her ‘Empress’ earrings from British jeweler Mappin and Webb. The Duchess wore an Alessandra Rich design for her first engagement at Wimbledon 2022. It was a modified version of the azure blue Alessandra Rich Pleated Embellished Silk Crepe de Chine dress. Crafted in silk crepe de chine, the midi-length design features pleating, gathered sleeves with button cuffs, shoulder pads, a hidden side zipper, and a self-belt with crystal embellishments. The dress worn by the Duchess has fabric-covered shoulder buttons instead of crystals, and her belt does not have crystals on the buckle. The design was first seen in photos from the Big Jubilee Lunch in early June.  She accessorized with a new pair of shoes by Alessandra Rich, the Fab Two-Tone pumps, her Mulberry Amberley Crossbody bag, and the In2design Earrings seen above.   The Duchess attended the 2022 Ladies' Singles Final in a sunny yellow dress by Roksanda Ilincic. Her custom version of the Brigitte dress showcases a bow-effect bodice and neckline, short sleeves, a fitted waist, a full skirt, and a hidden back zipper. The dress was first worn during the 2022 Caribbean tour.  The Duchess debuted a new hat by LK Bennett. It was the British label's Saffron Straw Hat. She also wore her Kiki McDonough Eden Citrine Drops and her Gianvito 105 pumps in white leather. The next day saw a return to polka dots for the 2022 Gentlemen's Final. This was the first time Prince George joined his parents at the Championships.  The Duchess's dress was another Alessandra Rich design. The silk dress had a wide collar, puffed and gathered sleeves, a peplum waist, and a bow at the neckline. The Duchess carried her Victoria Beckham tote again and repeated her Alessandra Rich two-tone heels, sapphire/diamond earrings, and pendant.  For Day Two of the 2023 Championships, her first appearance at the All England Club as Princess of Wales, the Princess chose a minty green ensemble. Her ensemble featured a piece by Balmain, a brand she hadn’t worn previously. The Princess was in the Two-Tone Crepe Blazer (no longer available), a style showcasing the French fashion house’s signature double-breasted silhouette. The 100% viscose jacket features contrasting white satin lapels and buttons, flap front pockets, a welted chest pocket, princess seams, and a row of five buttons at the cuff. The skirt hasn't been identified. The Princess repeated her white Mulberry Amberley Crossbody Bag and Gianvito 105 pumps in white leather. She also brought back a bracelet by Sézane that was first noted in July 2020 at a Sandringham Royal Foundation meeting, the Stéphanie Cuff style. And she repeated her Shyla London Chunky Knot Baroque Pearl Earrings. It was a Self-Portrait design at last year's Ladies' Singles Final.   The Lime Boucle Collared Chiffon Midi Dress by Self-Portrait includes design elements seen in other Self-Portrait designs worn by the Princess, including a tailored top with a full, floaty skirt and the appearance of wearing separates when it is just one piece, a dress. The fabric for the upper portion of the garment is a blend of wool, acrylic, and polyester. The skirt and lining of the dress are polyester. A closer look at some of the details. The Princess carried her Emmy London blush suede Natasha handbag by the chain handle, something she doesn't often do. It was paired with Gianvito Rossi's Ribbon Sling Pumps in the 85mm heel height. (I show them below right in another color and fabric.) We saw a new Halcyon Days bracelet, the Salamander Torque Aquamarine and Gold Bangle (also available with a hinge), and repeated earrings, the Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Studs. Our final ensemble was worn at the Gentlemen's Singles Final last year. It was the first time Princess Charlotte attended the event. The Princess wore a rich green design by Roland Mouret.  The designer's Ruffle-Detail Asymmetrical Midi Dress is made of a viscose/elastane blend. It features draped fabric at the shoulder, short sleeves, a lined bodice, a concealed back zipper, and a back vent. The Princess repeated her Emmy London Natasha handbag and Gianvito 105 Bisque Suede Pumps. She wore a new Halcyon Days bracelet, the Salamander Torque Bangle in Forget Me Not. Her Milina London earrings were also new, the Green Onyx Gemstone style.

The Princess in Purple Safiyaa at Wimbledon with Princess Charlotte – What Kate Wore

The Princess of Wales chose a Safiyaa dress for her engagement at Wimbledon today.  The Princess was joined by her daughter, Princess Charlotte. In this image, you see Deborah Jevans CBE on the right. She is the chair of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Prince William and Prince George are in Berlin, cheering on England in the Euro Cup Final match against Spain. Before the match, the royals spoke with competitors Lucy Shuker, Lily Miyazaki, Sonay Kartal, and Flora Johnson. In this photo, you see the Princess shaking hands with England's Emma Raducanu. Princess Charlotte shakes hands. The duo spoke with Barbora Krejcikova, who took the Ladies Finals title yesterday in a match against Jasmine Paolini. Princess Charlotte is holding the racket used by Ms. Krejcikova in yesterday's victory. The royals head across the bridge to Centre Court. Today's engagement is the Princess's second appearance since her March statement announcing her cancer diagnosis and treatment. Pippa Matthews, the Princess of Wales's younger sister, also joined the pair for today's match. When she arrived in the Royal Box, the Princess was given a rousing ovation from the crowd.  A wonderful Centre Court welcome for our Patron HRH The Princess of Wales 💜#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/HGcphka27P — Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 14, 2024 I loved the look on Princess Charlotte's face during the applause for her mother. More from this People article.  Photographer Karwai Tang tells PEOPLE, When [Kate] usually comes in, she walks down the steps and into her seat. She doesn’t normally stand and wave. But she stood for a while and took it all in. For her to acknowledge it and take in the applause was special.Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Windsor, nee Sophie Winkleman. Other royals at Wimbledon today included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'AgshQV1sQdZkS__QKuuDew',sig:'RQPWUjsjPRzKPKMsMwmbYPkG-q-OQ2UKY5mk7v1FMl4=',w:'594px',h:'396px',items:'2161987667',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); As well as Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Windsor, née Sophie Winkleman.  There was no shortage of notable names in the Royal Box today. Among those watching the match from that location: tennis great Stan Smith (royal blue blazer) and his wife Marjory, Lleyton and Bec Hewitt, filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie (light tan jacket), Tom Cruise, Sophie Hunter (yellow dress), Benedict Cumberbatch, Julia Roberts, former Wimbledon Chair Philip Brook and Gill Brook. All were on hand to watch the Gentlemen's Final match between Serbian champion Novak Djokovic and Spain's Carlos Alcaraz. More on the match from this piece in The Guardian.  For Carlos Alcaraz, a second Wimbledon title on Sunday would mean a fourth grand slam in the bag and at the age of 21, it would set him well on the way towards becoming an all-time great. For Novak Djokovic, the 37-year-old stands on the verge of a record 25th grand slam title, a mark that may never be beaten. History is on the line. Mr. Alcaraz returning a shot. The crowd seated on the Hill at Wimbledon watching the match. The Princess chatting with her aunt Pippa. A mother/daughter moment.  The threesome watching the match.  We return to Wimbledon's coverage.  The passing of the baton, the changing of the guard – call it what you like. The simple fact is that Carlos Alcaraz is the new king of the Centre Court and Novak Djokovic, the mighty collector of Grand Slam titles, has been deposed. Alcaraz defended his Wimbledon title with a masterclass, dismissing Djokovic 6-2, 6-2 7-6(4). Mr. Alcaraz reacts to his win.  The match's conclusion meant it was time for the Princess to head to the court for the trophy presentation. Another view.  A wave for the crowd.  The Princess presented Mr. Djokovic with his trophy.  And awarded the champion with the Challenge Cup. The Princess's sister and daughter watching the trophy ceremony.  A wide shot.  After the presentation, the Princesses spoke with the champ.  Here is a quick video.  The Princess of Wales meeting Men’s Wimbledon champion Carlos Alcaraz 🎾#PrincessofWales pic.twitter.com/d9yOFgV2ju — Prie 🐞 (@RoyalDelhiite) July 14, 2024 A year ago, Spain's King Felipe was on hand at the match to congratulate Mr. Alcaraz on his win.  This year King Felipe is in Berlin for the Euro match. In the photo, you see Princess Sofia of Spain, the King, UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin, Prince William, and Prince George.  El Rey y la Infanta Sofía, junto al Príncipe de Gales y el Príncipe George, en el partido final de la UEFA EURO 2024 entre las selecciones de España e Inglaterra.#EURO2024 #ESPENG ➡️https://t.co/o1Uiytwmk7 pic.twitter.com/HeBh8OWLjW — Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) July 14, 2024 Spain won the match today, 2-1. Now for our look at what Kate wore for today's tennis match. As patron of the All England Club, purple makes perfect sense for the Princess; it is one of the club's colors. She was in the Safiyaa Cecilia Lilac Midi Dress (£1295, about $1650 at today's exchange rates). It is described as an A-line midi dress with twist bodice and structured sleeves in lilac heavy crepe. The material is a blend of 92% polyester and 8% elastane, and the dress can be made with the v-neckline seen on the left or the higher neck shown in the middle. Here is a closer look at the raised and pleated sleeves.  Thoughts on the look from this column by Vanessa Friedman of the NY Times.  The princess has long understood her role as a symbol of continuity and the future of the royal family, and she dresses for it. Her illness and subsequent retreat from public view, and the relatively small drip of information about her condition, have only heightened the import of each step back into the spotlight. She would know the image would be picked over, disseminated and analyzed for any clue to her prognosis. And Safiyaa, one of Catherine’s go-to labels, is a female-founded British brand that makes all its products to order, in part to avoid the issue of overstock. (See the alignment with the Prince and Princess of Wales’s sustainability efforts, which include Catherine’s very public shopping of her own closet.) She last wore a caped look from Safiyaa to the Royal Variety Performance in December, before stepping back from the public eye. The Princess brought back her Milly handbag by LK Bennett, a 1960s-inspired design crafted of Nappa leather. The bag is decorated with brogue detailing on the front flap and goldtone hardware, and it comes with a detachable crossbody leather strap. The piece was first carried in June 2021 during an engagement with First Lady Dr. Jill Biden.  When leaving the club, the Princess was also seen carrying her Victoria Beckham Quincy tote. Her shoes were also a repeat, they were initially worn to a charity polo match last July. They are by Camilla Elphick, the Lucia Tan Slingbacks ($395). The Princess wore a new pair of earrings that very much look like the Sabine Hoops ($650) in the medium size from By Pariah, a London-based jewelry label. They are made of sterling silver and 14K gold vermeil. The earrings are also available at Harvey Nichols ($558).  Thank you to Middleton Maven, Caroline Parr, and Danielle for their fab ID work on the earrings.  We saw the return of one of the Princess's Halcyon Days bracelets, the Salamander Torque Bangle in Forget Me Not ($215), shown second from the left. I think the new bracelet may be the Hammered Torque Forget Me Not ($165). The Princess wore her Wimbledon pin in the Club's purple and green colors.  This Today piece offers more on its significance. A representative for the AELTC told TODAY Style the duchess’s bow is reserved for the club’s patron, president, committee of management, vice presidents and four members of their executive staff. The Princess repeated her Victoria Beckham Sunglasses ($345). They remain available at multiple outlets, including Designer Optics ($196) and Baltini ($178).  With thanks to Found by Bojana, it looks like Princess Charlotte is wearing a dress by GUESS, the brand's Polka Dot Chiffon Dress (now sold out). It is a lightweight polyester fabric with sheer, frilly sleeves, a sash at the waist, ruffled hem, and self-covered buttons. Her sunglasses were the Ray-Bans Kids Sunglasses in Polished Transparent Pink, with thanks to Royal Fashion Police for the ID.   Middleotn Maven reports Pippa Matthews was in the Beulah London Peony Teaberry Floral dress worn to last September's wedding of her brother James Middleton and Alizée Thevenet.  Kensington Palace released a video after the match.  Congratulations @carlosalcaraz on your remarkable victory. Thank you to everyone who works so hard to make @Wimbledon the spectacle that it is 👏 🍓 🎾 pic.twitter.com/Ko99725iYR — The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) July 14, 2024  VIDEOS The Royal Family Channel offers almost four minutes of coverage in this video.  Kensington Palace released a video of Prince William and Prince George arriving for today's match.  Hello, Berlin! #EURO2024 pic.twitter.com/Df94LYIBCN — The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) July 14, 2024