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Kate Middleton started her week with a (rare) tiara moment, and she’s ending it wearing one of her most regal daytime outfits of the year at the Queen’s birthday parade, Trooping the Colour. The Duchess of Cambridge rode next to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle in the carriage procession. And she chose another pastel look. This year, Kate is in yellow coat dress by Alexander McQueen with a matching rose fascinator by Philip Treacy.
Her children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis did not join her during the procession.
Kate has long gravitated toward pastels for this annual event. Last year, she was in light blue. The year before, she was in a beautiful bubblegum pink ensemble. Alexander McQueen has been the designer she has worn most commonly for Trooping the Colour, although she has worn some other names in the past. You can see the full history of her looks below:
Prince Louis is believed to be making his Trooping the Colour debut today and will join his mother on the balcony with his older brother and sister, along with the rest of the royal family.
This is a big public appearance for Kate, and it comes before another busy week for the Duchess. Kensington Palace has already announced two events for her. On Tuesday, she and her husband Prince William will visit Cumbria “to celebrate the resilience and spirit of rural and farming communities in the region,” Kensington Palace tweeted.
And the next day, the Duchess will attend a gala dinner for Action on Addiction “in recognition of #AddictionAwarenessWeek, hosted by Action on Addiction and chef Skye Gyngell, and deliver a speech to celebrate the work of the charity,” the Palace wrote.