LONDON – The Duchess of Cambridge was a vision in blue as she attended the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey. For the occasion, the royal wore a Catherine Walker coat dress, which she teamed with a matching pillbox hat and navy heels, along with diamond and sapphire earrings, and a matching pendant.
Kate often favors Chelsea – based designer Catherine Walker for formal engagements, with the royal wearing a grey coat dress by the brand for a recent trip to Copenhagen, too. It’s the second time in the space of a week that the royal has chosen to wear blue: last Wednesday, the Duchess opted for an Alexander McQueen jumper in the color of the Ukrainian flag for a visit to London’s Ukrainian Culture Centre.
As a result of a busy royal schedule, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were noticeably absent from BAFTAs ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, with Prince William – who is president of BAFTA – appearing via a video message instead.
Later this week, the couple will embark on a 12 – day tour of the Caribbean that will see them visiting Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas in honor of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Expect to see Kate once again mastering the art of diplomatic dressing then.