Kate's flying the British flag! Duchess of Cambridge opts for red, blue and cream outfits as she celebrates the Diamond Jubilee in style
15:18 GMT, 5 June 2012
A little more than a year after marrying into the British royal family Kate Middleton, now known as the Duchess of Cambridge, was faced with the daunting task of selecting outfits appropriate for her grandmother-in-law's momentous Diamond Jubilee anniversary celebrations.
And it seems after much deliberation the 30-yerar-old plumped for the patriotic option selecting red, blue and cream ensembles for the three events she would attend.
At Sunday's pageant she impressed in a striking scarlet Alexander McQueen dress, finished with a matching Lock & Co hat, the following evening she sported a navy blue 150 Whistles design, while today she modeled a flattering cream lace number – again from Alexander McQueen – topped with a floral-inspired hat by milliner Jane Taylor.
Kate also ensured she was coordinated with her family at the Thames flotilla despite being on different boats for the duration.
The three Middleton women decided on a red, blue and white theme for their outfits in a subtle nod to the Union Flag, with the Duchess in a bright red dress, mother Carole fashioning a cream tailored summer suit while Pippa took to a nautical navy number by Orla Keily.
Lady in red: The Duchess of Cambridge cut a
swathe through the gloomy weather on Sudany afternoon as she stepped on to
the Spirit of Chartwell wearing a vibrant scarlet Alexander McQueen
dress – on her lapel, Kate wore a maritime-themed brooch featuring two
Regal in blue: The Duchess opted for a 150 patterned navy silk dress for Saturday's Jubilee concert from high street label Whistles
Royal blue: Kate matched her dress – which is a last season piece and now sold out – with a navy McQueen blazer
The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning for the Queen's thanksgiving service at St Paul's cathedral in a nude lace dress by Alexander McQueen. She wore the demure dress with a matching hat by Jane Taylor, a milliner fast becoming a firm favourite with the royals and nude LK Bennett heels.
Stepping out in style: The Middleton women were
well coordinated at the Jubilee Pageant each sporting a colour from the