Kate in candy pink at Trooping the Colour 2017

Candy pink was the palette of choice for The Duchess of Cambridge today at Trooping the Colour.

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge in McQueen during the Trooping the Colour. Picture by Pete Maclaine / i-Images

The dress featured pleats to the neck, long sleeves, ruffles at the waist and a pleated flare skirt. It largely resembles this piece by Alexander McQueen (thanks to Anna of Duchess of Cambridge blog), made of silk, cotton and wool.

Sleeves were added, and I suspect Kate had the skirt lengthened too, in addition to the pleats.

Kate’s hat matched the candy-tone perfectly and was a sinamay base with folded material to emulate flowers. It is likely a Jane Taylor piece, one of the Duchess’ go-to milliner for bespoke pieces.

I quite liked the style of both the dress and hat, but am not a fan of this bright colour!

The clutch was noticed on the first balcony appearance, as The Queen returned to the Palace. It was the cream textured fold-over piece from Etui – noted the diamond shapes on the front.

The Duchess of Cambridge in candy pink with a cream clutch for Trooping the Colour (BBC still)
Etui eggshell fold clutch

Catherine was wearing a pair of Her Majesty’s earrings for the occasion, too; they have been seen before at the Diplomatic Corps reception.

Because of the nature of Trooping, we don’t get to see footwear, but I suspect pale nude coloured to match the clutch. That puts us in LK Bennett ‘Flora’ or ‘Fern’ territory, or perhaps the Russell & Bromley heels worn to Princess Charlotte’s christening.

Lastly, a quick look at Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s appearance on the balcony.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George and Princess Charlotte join HM The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on the balcony of Buckingham Palace for Trooping the Colour. Picture by Andrew Parsons / i-Images

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