Along with 8,000 other guests that were invited to the Queen’s traditional garden parties held at Buckingham Palace.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were in attendance at the Queen’s garden party at Buckingham Palace. The Duchess looked stunning in a pink Alexander McQueen coatdress, combined with pearl earrings that used to belong to Princess Diana. Kate finished off her look with nude suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi, a clutch by Loeffler Randall and a Juliette Botterill hat.
The Queen also went with pastel colours, going for a blue coat by Stewart Parvin with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor Morgan-and sunglasses for style and protection on a sunny day.
The Queen told one guest: “Well you do rather hope the sun shines as when you invite 8,000 people to have tea on your lawn it can be a bit of a worry.”
Although the weather was sunny all day, the Duke of Cambridge came prepared nonetheless with an umbrella. Just in case.
The Duke of Cambridge also didn’t disappoint with his choice of outfit, going in morning dress and a top hat.
Today over 8,000 people will be at Buckingham Palace for the traditional garden parties that are hosted by the Queen. Every year the Queen invited 30,000 people to attend the parties, the first of which this year was hosted by Prince Charles.
There is a dress code for the event, with men being asked to wear morning dress or lounge suits while women are invited to wear a ‘day dress, usually with hats or fascinators’.
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) May 21, 2019
The garden parties are a great way for the Royals to speak to a broad range of people from all walks of life, all of whom have made a positive impact in their community.
At each Garden Party, around 27,000 cups of tea, 20,000 sandwiches and 20,000 slices of cake are consumed.