Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge jumped into royal engagements full throttle this past weekend, taking part in the Trouping of the Colour Saturday in London and Prince Philip‘s 90th birthday celebration Sunday at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor, England. The Duchess looked gorgeous in a fitted white Alexander McQueen coat and Philip Treacy hat while waving to admirers from the balcony of Buckingham Palace Saturday.
Sunday, HRH attended a church service to celebrate the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday along with her husband, Prince William and other members of the royal family. Wills held an umbrella to protect his new bride from the pouring rain, who recycled a periwinkle jacquard coat for the occasion. Catherine wore this same coat to the 2009 wedding of Nicholas van Cutsem, a close friend of William’s (his niece, Grace served as the grumpy bridesmaid in the royal wedding), according to the Daily Mail.
After the 50-minute service, in which Prince Philip insisted he not be made a big deal of, the crew headed back to Windsor Castle for a lavish lunch, according to E!.
And if I’m not mistaken, the cornflower blue pleated dress peeking out from underneath the coat may be the same Zara dress Catherine wore the day after her wedding. If no one else is going to say anything, then I will. CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN OUTFIT REPEATER! And yet, her decision to be sensible and economical makes her all the more endearing. We can’t hold this against you, Duchess. Plus, Queen Elizabeth and her daughter, Princess Anne have been known to commit the same crime of fashion.