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Kate Middleton Rewore Queen Elizabeth II’s Bahraini Pearl Earrings as Tribute to the Late Monarch at Her Funeral

Kate Middleton Rewore Queen Elizabeth II’s Bahraini Pearl Earrings as Tribute to the Late Monarch at Her Funeral

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While the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II abounded with vocal tributes, subtle sartorial nods to Britain’s longest reigning monarch too shared the spotlight in a special way. Catherine, Princess of Wales, Camilla, Queen Consort, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, all paid homage to the Queen in remarkably personal manners, including wearing pieces from the royal archives and some gifted to them by the late monarch.
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Kate Middleton, in particular, wore earrings made of Bahraini pearls, which among many things, signify the Queen’s longstanding relationship with the Middle East. Although pearls have been traditionally associated with mourning since Queen Victoria’s reign, these specific earrings feature two out of the seven pearls gifted to Queen Elizabeth by Sheikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain on her wedding day in 1947. The pieces bring together one brilliant-cut round diamond, four small round diamonds, and three baguette-cut diamonds, placed above the Bahraini pearl. Loaned to the princess from the royal collection, the earrings were also worn by the former Duchess of Cambridge at Prince Philip’s funeral in April 2021.
Diana, Princess of Wales wearing the necklace in 1982. Photo: Instagram.com
The mother-of-three wore the jewelry with another sentimental piece, a stunning four-strand pearl and diamond choker. Commissioned by the Queen to jewelry maker Garrard, it is made using pearls gifted to her by the Japanese government in the ’70s. Not only was the necklace worn by Kate Middleton to Queen and Prince Philip’s diamond wedding anniversary in 2017, and later, the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral last year, but it was also loaned by the late monarch to Princess Diana for a banquet in 1982.
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Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Kids Go Back to School in a Series of Adorable New Photos

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Kids Go Back to School in a Series of Adorable New Photos

Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte arrive at Lambrook School. Photo: Getty
Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis are all ready to start their new school after moving from London to Windsor.
Ahead of the first day of classes on September 8, the Cambridge children visited Lambrook School in Berkshire for a tour of campus and a meeting with the headmaster. It marks the first time all three will attend the same educational facility together. (Prince Louis is in pre-prep, Princess Charlotte is in third grade, and Prince George is in fifth.)
The entire family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, held hands as they walked to the entrance. The children all wore the school’s warm weather uniform: Prince George and Prince Louis in matching white polos and navy blue shorts, and Charlotte in a blue gingham dress.
According to reports, Prince William told the Lambrook headmaster that his three children are eager for their first day: “They’re looking forward to it. They have lots of questions.”
The school is a mere 15-minute drive from their new home of Adelaide Cottage, on the grounds of Windsor Castle. It’s reported that a desire to raise their children in the relative privacy of suburbia was a catalyst for the Cambridge family’s decision to leave London. Lambrook, which sits upon 50 idyllic acres, certainly fits that criteria.
Plus, Lambrook has taught royal pupils before: Founded in 1860, two grandsons of Queen Victoria, Prince Christian Victor, and Prince Albert, were both pupils at the school. Queen Victoria used to travel from Windsor Castle to watch their plays—and now, centuries later, it seems Prince William and Kate Middleton will follow suit.
Originally published in Vogue.com
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Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

Queen Rania to Princess Diana: 34 Times Fashion-Forward Royals Made a Case for Stripes

The trusted stripe has long been a style staple. Coco Chanel’s early confections of nautical chic often favored the effortless elegance of a Breton stripe, Jean Paul Gaultier continues to be inspired by the striped uniforms of sailors which serve as an emblem of his label, and American designer Tommy Hilfiger still pledges patriotic allegiance in his collections adorned with stars and stripes each season.
It’s no surprise then, that our favorite European royals have been known to don the tried-and-tested print on glamorous outings and VIP events. From Diana, Princess of Wales’s impeccable 1980s skirt suits, to Princess Alexandra of Hanover resplendent in Giambattista Valli haute couture at this year’s Rose Ball in Monaco, these sovereign superstars make a strong case for looking fine in straight lines.
Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 1987
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The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to the 1851 Trust and the Great Britain SailGP Team, 2022

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Queen Rania at Al Husseiniya Palace, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York at Royal Ascot, 1989
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Paris Hilton, Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Nicky Hilton at New York Fashion Week, 2018
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Ben-Sylvester Strautmann and Princess Alexandra of Hanover at the Rose Ball, 2022
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Diana, Princess of Wales with Prince Charles in Australia, 1983
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Queen Letizia of Spain with Queen Rania of Jordan visit the Molecular Biology Centre at the Universidad Autonoma, 2015
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Diana, Princess of Wales, 1991
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The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, at Wimbledon, 2018
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Sarah, Duchess of York with Princess Eugenie, 1994
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Queen Rania at Rania Teacher Academy in Amman, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Lambeth, 1991
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The Duchess of Cambridge launches the King’s Cup Regatta at Cutty Sark, Greenwich, 2019
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Queen Elizabeth II at the Royal Variety Performance, 2012
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Queen Rania at the MIT Solve Challenge Finals in New York
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Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece at New York Fashion Week, 2020
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Princess Camilla and Prince Carlo of Bourbon-Two Sicilies at the wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Charlene of Monaco, 2011
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Diana, Princess of Wales in Italy, 1985
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Queen Rania at Design Institute of Amman, 2017
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Andrea Casiraghi, India Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo at the Monaco National Day, 2016
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The Countess of Wessex visits the Sir Ken Dodd Happiness Hall, 2022
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Beatrice Borromeo arrives at the Monaco National Day celebrations, 2019
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Queen Rania at the Queen Rania Family & Child Center, 2017
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Diana, Princess of Wales at a polo match at Windsor Great Park, 1981
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Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her late husband Ari Behns at the wedding of Crown Prince Frederick of Denmark and Mary Donaldson, 2004
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The Countess of Wessex with Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot, 2009
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HH King Abdullah II of Jordan with Queen Rania in Washington, 2018
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The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles at Royal Ascot, 2009
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Princess Beatrice at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee at St Paul’s Cathedral, 2012
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Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales at a lunch hosted by the President of Italy, Sandro Pertini, 1985
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Pierre Casiraghi and his wife Beatrice Borromeo at Venice Film Festival, 2017
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Queen Letizia of Spain visits Mallorca, 2021
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Tatiana Santo Domingo and Charlotte Olympia Dellal at Mark’s Club, 2019
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Originally published in Tatler.com

Forget Florals—This Is the Summer Print Kate Middleton Can’t Get Enough Of

Forget Florals—This Is the Summer Print Kate Middleton Can’t Get Enough Of

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Much has been made of the Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Diana’s shared love of polka dots. When Kate Middleton wears the cartoonish print, comparisons are immediately drawn to Lady Di’s spotted Sloane Ranger looks. Claims of the royal paying homage to her late mother-in-law are bandied around, and royal style watchers go wild for fashion history seemingly repeating itself then and now.
Rarely do we stop and think that the Duchess might simply like the Minnie Mouse motif for the same reasons Diana did. Polka dots are immediately cheering, but possess none of the saccharine quality of florals. They appear zany, without treading into animal print territory, which would be deemed too daring for royalty. The splashy pattern requires little in the way of accessorizing, and spells out an effortless approachability that a plain navy look can never muster. In terms of bang for your buck, the polka dot is hard working.
Kate wearing an updated version of Alessandra Rich’s kitschy ’80s dresses at Wimbledon this year. Photo: Shutterstock
High vis Alessandra Rich again at Wimbledon. Photo: Getty
It’s no wonder then that this charming print, which was originally named after the polka dance craze that captivated Europe in the mid-19th century, forms the backbone of Kate’s wardrobe, particularly in the summer when her trusty dress coats are not the answer to every formal occasion. The Duchess’s failsafe, work-for-all-occasions polka dot dresses come from Alessandra Rich, a woman who majors in polite, ladylike collared looks that toe the line between conservative and glamorous.
A My Fair Lady moment at Ascot. Photo: Getty
Continuing her ’80s style streak earlier this year. Photo: Getty
Kate’s favorite style, which has taken her from garden parties to Wimbledon, was inspired by Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1945 photograph of a sailor kissing a stranger in Times Square, but, according to Rich, nods to Princess Margaret’s own jaunty-yet-polished take on royal dressing. “The polka dot is a powerful print for a dress,” says Rich. “It is classic but playful, sober and light, iconic and ironic.” The Italy-born, London-based designer’s prim and pretty pieces, accordingly, sell like hotcakes because of their seductive-smart flair. Kate’s own archive, including My Fair Lady white numbers and holiday-appropriate turquoise styles, looks wonderfully disarming in a sea of stuffy suits and fascinators.
Diana, Princess of Wales presenting Prince William to the world in 1982; the Duchess of Cambridge wearing Jenny Packham while carrying her new son, Prince George, in 2013. Photo: Getty
Her other polka dot purveyors are less retro, more classic royal. She chose a pale blue dotty Jenny Packham dress to introduce Prince George to the world outside the Lindo Wing in 2013 – a move that mirrored Diana’s own maternity wear with Prince William – and has a smart navy and white Emilia Wickstead shirt dress, which she dresses down with Castañer wedge espadrilles. Her nod to high fashion comes via Prada, but Kate has also been known to wear Topshop.
“The polka dot is an elegant and universal print that never goes out of fashion,” adds Rich of its endless allure. “There is never a wrong occasion for a polka dot dress.” Indeed, the Duchess has yet to prove her wrong.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Kate Middleton’s White Zara Blazer Is the Perfect Pick-Me-Up for Your Casual Weekend Look

Kate Middleton’s White Zara Blazer Is the Perfect Pick-Me-Up for Your Casual Weekend Look

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It was business as usual for the Duchess of Cambridge over the Jubilee weekend, as she employed the holy trinity of royal fashion – dress coats, fascinators and court shoes – to fulfil her duties. Now that the bunting has been packed away and Prince Louis has stopped making faces, Kate is engaging her usual workwear mode again. For a visit to Brent’s Little Village hub to see how the baby bank is supporting local families, she wore a variation on the polished smart-casual aesthetic she has been honing.
The Duchess has pared back her tailoring in recent months to become more streamlined and trend-conscious. Photo: Getty
A trusty Zara blazer – Kate’s high-street go-to for her tailoring – was in line with fashion’s current preference for sized-up suiting and sat on the right side of boxy. She teamed her power-shouldered jacket with wide-legged Roland Mouret trousers – another effort this skinny jeans fan has made to stay in line with the trend cycle – a woven Massimo Dutti clutch, Gianvito Rossi pumps and Kiki McDonough citrine earrings for a subtle splash of color.
Swap the blazer for a black one and wear a loose white tee underneath for a failsafe day look, like the Duchess’s. Photo: Getty Images
The approachable look – a tee and a blazer is something anyone can emulate – chimes with the softer side to the Duchess, which was splashed across the papers over the weekend as she tried to reason with her youngest during a moment of playfulness while taking in the pageant. Coupled with more intimate photos of Kate, wearing a pink gingham Brora blouse and & Other Stories jeans while icing cake with her kids, the Duchess’s low-key and light-hearted image looked good on her. We’d take Kate in relaxed separates, running a hand through her hair, over the primped and preened Duchess on the world’s stage any day.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk
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Kate Middleton Just Channeled This Bridgerton Star With Her Mint Green Dress at a Royal Garden Party

Kate Middleton Just Channeled This Bridgerton Star With Her Mint Green Dress at a Royal Garden Party

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Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped in for Queen Elizabeth II at a recent garden party at Buckingham Palace, and her ensemble reminds us of another young aristocratic Brit: Eloise Bridgerton. On May 25, the Duchess of Cambridge rewore a custom dress made by her private dressmaker, featuring buttons, a high neck, and long sleeves that would work perfectly in Regency-era London. The Duchess accessorized the garment, which she previously wore in March 2019, with a floral fascinator, plain heels, a clutch purse, and matching earrings, all in mint green.
This isn’t the first time Middleton has worn a preloved item to a garden party this month. In keeping with her dedication to sustainable fashion, she recently stepped out in a coral dress accessorized with a vintage clutch on May 19.
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While Kate Middleton is certainly not seeking a suitor—she has been married to Prince William since 2011—you cannot say that she does not look ready to promenade in this look.
All this to say, the pale pastel looks great on brunette Middleton, which might be why the shade is also a favorite of the most sarcastic Bridgerton daughter. To compare, here is Eloise in mint green at a garden party in season two of the Netflix series.
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And here is another photo of Eloise in mint green and a mint green flower in her dark hair, just like Kate:
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Originally published in Glamour.com

Kate Middleton Attended the Top Gun: Maverick London Premiere in an Elegant Off-Shoulder Gown

Kate Middleton Attended the Top Gun: Maverick London Premiere in an Elegant Off-Shoulder Gown

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Kate Middleton and Prince William have touched down at the U.K. premiere of Top Gun: Maverick.
On May 19, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a screening of the Top Gun sequel starring Tom Cruise at Leicester Square in London, England. Middleton walked the red carpet wearing a black-and-white off-shoulder gown by Roland Mouret that was perfectly complemented by her husband’s classic black tuxedo. The Duchess kept her neck bare and her loose, straight hair away from her face to showcase a par of dainty starburst diamond earrings.
While Prince William kept his look relatively simple, he snuck in one nod to the Top Gun franchise on his velvet shoes, which featured a jet plane design. Prince William previously served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, as did his brother, Prince Harry.
The film’s star, Tom Cruise, reportedly feels he has “a lot in common” with the Duke of Sussex. “We both love England and we’re both aviators, we both love flying,” Cruise said on the red carpet, per My London.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the “Top Gun: Maverick” Royal Film Performance at Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Though the Duke and Duchess were each other’s dates to the event, it was Cruise who lent a hand to Middleton as she ascended a flight of stairs.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is accompanied by Tom Cruise as she arrives for the Top Gun: Maverick Royal Film Performance at Odeon Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
Ahead of the screening, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also met with cast members Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Glenn Powell, and Jon Hamm.
From left: Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Glen Powell meet Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, at the Royal Film Performance screening of Top Gun: Maverick in Leicester Square on May 19, 2022. Photo: Getty
According to reports, this isn’t the first time Prince William and Kate Middleton have viewed the sequel to the 1986 classic film about a band of elite fighter pilots. In the 2022 sequel, Maverick (Cruise) makes his return to the Top Gun Naval Fighter Weapons School to shepherd a new group of airmen, including the son of his late best friend, Goose (Anthony Edwards), played by Teller. Cruise had reportedly invited the couple to an even more private screening in March after hearing Prince William was a fan of the original film.
Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters on May 24, 2022.
Originally published in Glamour.com

Kate Middleton’s Creamy Blazer + Skirt Set Will Inspire You To Add More Neutrals to Your Closet

Kate Middleton’s Creamy Blazer + Skirt Set Will Inspire You To Add More Neutrals to Your Closet

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For the first time, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Princess Anne have carried out a joint royal engagement together. The royals teamed up to visit maternity healthcare organizations in London, and naturally dressed for the occasion.
Middleton wore a look by one of her favorite brands, Self-Portrait. (Remember that pretty mint-green pleated number she packed for her royal tour of the Caribbean with William earlier this year?) This time, the Duchess opted for a single-breasted jacket in cream with lace details across the front, and a belt that cinched at the waist. She wore a midi-length dress in the same shade underneath. A cream clutch bag, a nude pair of suede pumps, and pearl drop earrings by Annoushka completed the look.

Princess Anne, meanwhile, wore a dark turquoise green coat with a matching printed silk scarf around her neck, a black shoulder bag, and black kitten heels.
Kate and Anne have both been awarded the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by the Queen for services to the royal family.
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Originally published in Vogue.co.uk

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte Wore Matching Outfits For a Family Easter Outing

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte Wore Matching Outfits For a Family Easter Outing

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte just made their official Easter debut with Kate Middleton and Prince William.
On April 17, the Cambridge family, minus three-year-old Prince Louis, attended Easter mass at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, per royal family tradition. For Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first time, the family opted to coordinate in matching blue outfits. Kate Middleton stunned in a belted cornflower Emilia Wickstead dress, clutch, and intricate dark blue headpiece, while Princess Charlotte wore a dress and tights in the same pastel shade. The six-year-old girl’s navy cardigan and shoes served to compliment Prince George and Prince William’s matching suits.
Look at this picture-perfect group:
Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince William, and Princess Charlotte attend the Easter Matins Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2022. Photo: Getty
This isn’t the first time the Cambridge family has worn matching blue looks. Back in April 2020, the family was seen wearing various shades of the color during BBC Children and Comic Relief’s Big Night In to raise money for those on the front lines of the pandemic. In the special, the family clapped for National Health Services workers.
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Queen Elizabeth did not attend Easter services this year. The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle since February as she recovers from Covid-19. During an April Zoom call, she spoke with another Covid patient and remarked that the virus has left her “tired and exhausted.”
While the Queen has not been venturing out in public, it’s been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid her a visit on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. This marked the couple’s first joint visit since moving to California in 2020, according to People.
While this was Markle’s first time back in the U.K. since March 2020, Prince Harry had visited his grandmother twice. In April 2021, the Duke of Sussex flew in for Prince Philip’s funeral before returning just a couple of months later to unveil a statue of his mom, the late Princess Diana.
Originally published in Glamour.com
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Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Tara Emad, and Karen Wazen

Best Fashion Instagrams of the Week: Kate Middleton, Tara Emad, and Karen Wazen

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This week, the British royal family was at the forefront of fashion talk, thanks to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge‘s sartorial choices during the royal tour to the Caribbean. As always, the Duchess honored the locations she visited through her ensembles, stepping out in Jamaica dressed in a bold yellow dress by Roksanda, and enjoying some sunshine in Belize dressed in a tropical print dress which featured the colors of the Belize flag. Her biggest fashion moment during the tour, however, included a shimmering pink maxi dress from The Vampire’s Wife. Middleton stepped away from her usual ladylike midis for a hint of drama with this pick, which she styled with Jimmy Choo heels and an embroidered Mayan clutch.
Keeping the royal family in mind, another big moment came via the release of British Vogue‘s cover, which marked Queen Elizabeth’s cover debut, in celebration of the monarch’s platinum jubilee. The issue features a portrait of the royal shot by Antony Armstrong Jones which has become one of her most popular images across the globe.

Closer to home, Karen Wazen took over our feeds this week while attending a wedding, dressed in a lime green feather-trimmed kaftan-style dress that may just make it to your summer wish list. Tara Emad too made a case for breezy silhouettes, stepping out in a multicolored Chanel maxi skirt, and Gigi Hadid, joined by sister Bella Hadid, made a noteworthy appearance on the runway for Ralph Lauren’s Fall/Winter 2022 show. For more updates on the week that was, keep scrolling.

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