Kate Middleton Put an Elegant Spin on Spring Florals While Wearing a Gift From King Charles
Kate Middleton just attended the annual Commonwealth Service for the first time as the Princess of Wales and made sure to give a sartorial shoutout to the new king.
On March 13, Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the service at Westminster Abbey with the rest of the royal family. Though the Princess of Wales has been favoring recycled pieces from her wardrobe at recent events, she opted for a new Erdem suit from the British designer’s upcoming collection. The navy design features a midlength flared skirt and peplum blazer with sparse white floral embroidery.
Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the 2023 Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey on March 13, 2023. Samir Hussein
Kate Middleton paired the elegant suit with blue suede pointed-toe heels and a matching wide-brim hat with bow detail. For accessories, she wore one of her favorite jewelry combinations: Princess Diana’s sapphire and diamond drop earrings that perfectly complement her famous engagement ring.
But those weren’t the only item from the royal archives that made an appearance. The princess also wore the Wales Feather Brooch that Lady Di used to wear as a necklace. According to People, the brooch was previously gifted to Middleton by King Charles, making it a sentimental nod to both her mother- and father-in-law, as well as her updated title. For the look, it appears Middleton removed the emerald drop from the pin, which has also been worn by the Queen Consort.
Though Miranda Priestly may not consider florals for spring groundbreaking, there’s something refreshing about Middleton’s recent wave of prints. Heavily favoring houndstooth coats and skirts as of late, the Princess of Wales even showed off the more affordable side of her closet when she broke out a midi skirt from Zara, which she paired with a much more expensive bespoke Alexander McQueen coat and black boots by Gianvito Rossi.
Affordability was not the name of the game on Commonwealth Day. According to British Vogue, the Erdem look will run you over $3,600 when it becomes available in fall 2023… accessories extra.
Originally published in Glamour.com.
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