The Kingdom’s Top Ten Buckingham Palace Garden Party Fashion Moments

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Each year a series of summer garden parties are held at Buckingham Palace, honoring and celebrating members of the community.

In previous years, the Queen has hosted this garden party flanked by members of her family, who endeavor to meet and greet as many attendees as possible.

Buckingham Palace announced this month that after the 96-year-old “episodic mobility problem”, the Queen will be represented at this year’s party by members of her family.

Princess Diana, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have all created unforgettable royal garden party fashion looks and here, as this year’s event kicks off, News Week see the top ten.

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From Queen Elizabeth II to Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, royals put their best foot forward for the annual round of Buckingham Palace garden parties. (Left) May 21, 2019. (C) May 23, 2017. (Right) May 22, 2018.
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Princess Diana—July 15, 1993

Princess Diana did not attend many garden parties during her time as a member of the royal family, but in 1993 did attend one held on 15 July. For the occasion, she wore an elegant primrose yellow suit with a large long stripe blazer and wide-brimmed weave. hat.

The princess paired her look with pearl accessories and she supported the Queen during the event with the king’s cousin, the Duke of Kent.

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Princess Diana attends a Buckingham Palace garden party wearing a primrose yellow suit, July 15, 1993.
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Kate Middleton—May 22, 2013

When Kate Middleton joined the royal family, she was praised for her fashion choices, and this extends to her maternity clothing choices. Where in previous decades the royal woman had not appeared at official events being heavily pregnant, Kate appeared at the palace garden party with the Queen, Prince Charles, Prince Philip and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Kate wore a custom coat dress by designer Emilia Wickstead and a hat by Jane Corbett.

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Kate Middleton wears Emilia Wickstead’s yellow coat dress to a Buckingham Palace garden party, May 22, 2013.
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The Queen—May 20, 2015

For a garden party look in 2015 the Queen wore a stylish tweed boucle coat dress in beige, pink and blue tones. The king’s attire also features small embroidered flowers and bold ruffled details that border the center-front opening.

The Queen paired her outfit with a heritage diamond star brooch and her favorite pearl necklace while carrying her iconic black London Launer handbag.

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The Queen wears a cream boucle wool coat dress to a Buckingham Palace garden party, May 20, 2015.
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Princess Anne—May 28, 2015

Princess Anne, the Queen’s only daughter, performs many charitable and official duties throughout the year and often tops lists of the hardest-working royals. In 2015 the princess attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace supporting the Queen, wearing an eye-catching purple and green ensemble with a jacquard pipe coat and purple floral hat.

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Princess Anne wears a vibrant floral outfit to a Buckingham Palace garden party, May 28, 2015.
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Kate Middleton—May 16, 2017

For the 2017 Buckingham Palace garden party, Kate wore an elegant icy blue coat dress by designer Christopher Kane. The sleek longline design of the coat gown features princess stitching and a coordinating belt royal paired with a hat by Lock & Co and a 1930s vintage handbag by designer Josef.

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Kate Middleton wore an icy blue Christopher Kane coat dress to Buckingham Palace garden party, May 16, 2017.
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The Queen—May 23, 2017

For the 2017 garden party, the Queen wore a bright yellow outfit that helped her stand out from the thousands in attendance. The queen’s attire is punctuated by a royal blue pop that is present on the band of her hat and a floral dress worn under a blocky yellow coat.

During this garden party there was a special two-minute silence for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing, which happened the day before.

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The Queen wears a bright yellow ensemble to a Buckingham Palace garden party, May 23, 2017.
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Meghan Markle—May 22, 2018

Meghan Markle has only attended one Buckingham Palace garden party so far. It was one immediately after her May 19 wedding to Prince Harry in 2018.

The party was specially organized to mark the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday and the guests were all representatives of the charity and its staff from the previous decade.

Meghan wore a pale pink dress from fashion label GOAT that featured organza sleeves and a high neckline. In this dress she paired a Philip Treacy plate hat and an oyster silk handbag from Wilbur & Gussie.

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Meghan Markle wore a nude gown with organza sleeves for a special Buckingham Palace garden party marking Prince Charles’ 70th birthday, May 22, 2018.
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Princess Eugenie—May 31, 2018

The queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie has made a number of garden party appearances since she grew up, one of the most notable of which was in 2018 when she raised an eyebrow in a dark navy blue dress—an escape from the conventional bright colors that royal ladies typically adopt. for the event.

The princess wore a hat by Misa Harada with the word ‘love’ on it at a garden party just months before her September wedding to Jack Brooksbank.

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Princess Eugenie wears a navy dress and hat with ‘Love’ written on it for a Buckingham Palace garden party, May 31, 2018.
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Kate Middleton—May 21, 2019

For her last appearance at a garden party before the pandemic, Kate wore a pink Alexander McQueen coat dress with pleated skirt panels that fell from the belt. With her appearance, Kate paired a hat from Juliette Botterill and a Loeffler Randall clutch bag.

Royal attended a party with Prince William and for the occasion wore a pair of pearl earrings known as the ‘Collingwood Earrings,’ which had been given to Princess Diana as a wedding gift in 1981.

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Kate Middleton wore a special Alexander McQueen coat dress to the Buckingham Palace garden party, May 21, 2019.
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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—May 11, 2022

For the first Buckingham Palace garden party since the start of the pandemic, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall represented the Queen to host the event.

Camilla has been the main guest at palace garden parties since she married Charles in 2005 and for the first event of 2022 she wore an elegant fit and flare blue suit with white piping embroidery around the neckline, cuffs and center front opening.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall wears a blue dress with delicate white pipe embroidery to Buckingham Palace’s first post-pandemic garden party, May 11, 2022.
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