Well, this is our 200th post and it seems fitting to mark that with the conclusion of the Jubilee celebrations. It’s a bit sad that it’s over, but we still have Trooping the Colour on June 16 and of course the Olympics to look forward to. It will be a very Royal summer!
The Jubilee Ensembles
Let’s dive in by first looking at what the ladies were wearing today.
We must start with he Queen, who showed up looking lovely in another Angela Kelly creation, this time in mint green. Kudos to her for creating such beautiful looks for these celebrations! Just like it was for the Thames Pageant, her coat was embroidered with tiny Swarovski crystals. Very fitting for her Diamond jubilee and love that she chose to wear her Cullinan diamond brooch. It looked spectacular pinned to the coat:
Like it was on Saturday, another photograph of Her Majesty’s outfit was issued:
Meanwhile, Kate was wearing a gorgeous lacy McQueen dress with a Jane Taylor hat, pearl drop earrings, and her trusty Prada clutch and LK Bennet pumps. A bit more of Kate coming up!
Beatrice and Eugenie showed up looking lovely as well. This was definitely their best Jubilee appearance in my books.
And bonus: these could both be recycled for the Easter service next year!
Here’s one more look at Eugenie’s nails:
Camilla’s upturned Philip Treacy hat was lovely with her gold jacket and four strand pearl choker:
It’s nice to see Peter and Autumn Philips with Zara, too. Check out Autumn’s patriotic hat! Zara’s looks like some sort of hat tiara.
Let’s get another look at that. I think this is another one for the Zara history books. In fact, it might be the wackiest one yet. Check out our review on Zara’s Christmas hats over the years here.
Hurray for another knockout look by Sophie, who also showed up in navy and it looks like she had on LK Bennet pumps as well:
Her Royal Cuteness Lady Louise, was there! Love seeing her out:
The Service of Thanksgiving
The service was a solemn occasion, with Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (who sat with the royals at the concert last night) commenting that they were celebrating “six decades of living proof that public service is possible and that it is a place where happiness can be found.” Everyone seemed to be having a tough time staying alert and attentive after the revelry the night before (looking at you, Harry):
In the row behind Harry, that’s Viscount Linley, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent:
The Carriage Procession
I’m sooo glad it wasn’t raining too hard for this! Charles and Camilla joined the Queen in her carriage, no doubt wishing that Prince Philip could be there with them:
and William and Kate sat with Harry:
It must have been quite something to have been sitting in one of those carriages.
The Balcony Appearance
As was announced last week, just the seven most senior members of the Royal Family in terms of succession were on the balcony for the flypast this afternoon. The ladies were all very colour co-ordinated, with the Queen standing out the most. This is more proof that lots of planning goes into these ensembles.
This marks Kate’s third Buckingham Palace balcony appearance in a little over a year and for each of them she has worn a white, cream, or lacy Alexander McQueen. Love that new tradition!
Appearance #1 of course:
and Appearance #3:
Well done, Kate!
The “wow moment” happened! One of our Royal posters was able to get these shots of the planes from their vantage point in London, which just so happens to be a nine second flight from Buckingham Palace…
So cool. This is how they looked flying over Buckingham Palace
The Royals check it out below. At one point, we could see Kate asking Harry if they should be waving. He seemed to say, “I think it’s just the Queen now.”
Well, what a fun few days!! Any favourite jubilee moments to share?