Today, the Thames River hosted a river pageant to celebrate Queen Elizabeth‘s Diamond Jubilee, marking her sixty years on the throne.
Her Majesty, wearing an ivory dress coat with a jaunty hat by Angela Kelly, was joined on the Spirit of Chartwell by Prince Charles, Prince Philip, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Catherine, despite doing her best not to outshine the Queen, sported a fascinator made by Sylvia Fletcher from the royal milliner, James Lock & Co. She wore none other than Alexander McQueen today with her trust LK Bennett “Sledge” heels.
Queen Elizabeth included Catherine’s family – Michael, Carole, James and Pippa Middleton – inviting them aboard the paddle steamer, Elizabethan. ”Michael and Carole’s inclusion on Elizabethan took a lot of people by surprise, but the Queen is incredibly supportive of the duchess and her family,” a palace source told the Daily Mail. ”Boats travelling in the Royal Squadron are solely reserved for special guests of the Queen, which demonstrates just how far the Middletons have come.”
At the end of the pageant, the Royal Philharmonic played a few tunes for everyone, including “Rule Britannia” and “God Save The Queen.”