June 11, 2018

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – Trooping The Colour

Posted by Catherine Kallon

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is officially on maternity leave after giving birth to Prince Louis just over month ago, but she made another returned to the public eye to participate in the Queen’s birthday parade; Trooping the Colour on Saturday (June 9), where she joined Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.

The Duchess wore a pale blue Alexander McQueen box pleat dress with elegant shoulder details styled with flowery matching Juliette Botterill hat and Kiki McDonough blue topaz earrings, which matched Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in a nice family moment.

Why was she sat next to the Duchess of Cornwall and not Prince William in the carriage?

Because he opted to ride horseback during the parade.

This was a chich look which is very much expected from the royal, but I found myself preferring her McQueen look from last years event.

Credit: Getty

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20 Responses to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – Trooping The Colour

  1. LAB June 12, 2018 at 5:18 am #

    For someone who had just given birth, she looks amazing. Should give her credit for that.

    • brat June 12, 2018 at 5:56 pm #

      Her snapback game is impressive.

  2. Amy June 12, 2018 at 4:23 am #

    On the video I thought the hat looked too big for her head. But here it seems fine .
    The dress is as bland as they come. My grandma would love it. It’s just Kate being kate.
    She does look pretty

  3. Lee Ann June 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm #

    The hat is hideous and looks like a comedy hat . She is dull . The only nice things no is the colour

  4. Lola June 11, 2018 at 5:40 pm #

    This is awful.

    • justme June 11, 2018 at 6:58 pm #


  5. Mady June 11, 2018 at 4:55 pm #

    It looks a bit boring… Love the hat though.

  6. JHH June 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm #

    I like the hat. The rest is a yawn. Last year’s look was way better.

  7. brat June 11, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    This is my least favorite of her choices for this event, last years was beautiful and much better. She also looked very drawn and tired in all of her pics so maybe that’s part of it.

  8. Mimi June 11, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    In the pics of her sitting down, I thought the hat and dress both looked frumpy. Standing up, she looks okay.

    • Dhppy June 12, 2018 at 2:02 am #

      I agree. It looks much better when she’s standing. I think it’s because the defined waist helps save this look.

      I also agree with with CK, this is no comparison to last year’s ensemble.

  9. mm June 11, 2018 at 1:08 pm #

    Lovely ladies, i am sure everyone is happy to see them all together often

  10. Susie June 11, 2018 at 12:27 pm #

    Love the whole look. The square neckline and the slightly puffed sleeves are retro in the best way. The color is beautiful on her, and the classicism of the dress offsets the flair of the hat.

    • AnnieOh June 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

      I agree! I think she looks very lovely. I’m so glad her hair is up so it didn’t compete with the neckline, sleeves and the hat

  11. Sonya June 11, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    Oh, how lovely, the Duchess has splashed out on a new frock for the occasion!

    … Or has she?

    In all seriousness, the colour is delightful and the Duchess looks lovely.

  12. Maria F. June 11, 2018 at 11:39 am #

    I love this colour on her. The dress is ok for me, but I adore the hat. She pulls off the most outrageous hats.

    • Lashae June 11, 2018 at 12:04 pm #


    • TeaAtTwo June 11, 2018 at 7:50 pm #


  13. CreoleLady June 11, 2018 at 11:31 am #

    Those earrings, love. She looks good in pale blue (as does Camilla Bowles). That fascinator, goodness gracious. Fanciful. Glad she wore her hair up, nothing should compete with that hat.

    • The original AB June 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm #

      Kate and Camilla do look good in light blue. On this occasion and in general I actually prefer Camilla’s hat game.

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