The outfits of the Matriarchs for the wedding ceremony at Westminister Abbey on April 29 2011.
Mrs. Carole Middleton is wearing a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping and passementerie at the waist and cuff over a sky blue silk shantung ‘Sydney’ day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets. The dress and coatdress are by Catherine Walker. She wore Jimmy Choo shoes in a neutral shade matched with a clutch in similar shades.
Mrs. Middleton’s hat is by Berkshire-based Jane Corbett.
A tourmaline and diamond pendant and matching earrings have been designed and made for Mrs. Carole Middleton. Two gold stick pins, one with a single gold acorn at the head and the other with an oak leaf, are also worn respectively by the Father of the Bride, Mr. Michael Middleton, and the Bride’s brother, Mr. James Middleton.
Her Majesty The Queen is wearing an Angela Kelly designed single crepe wool primrose dress with hand sown beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays. Matching double crepe wool tailored primrose coat.
An Angela Kelly designed matching crepe hat with hand made silk roses and matching apricot coloured leaves. Handbag by Launer London. Jewellery: Queen Mary’s True Lovers Knot broach & Her Majesty’s favourite pearls.
Duchess of Cornwall
Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing an outfit designed by Anna Valentine to the wedding of Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton.
The outfit consists of a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat, which is hand-embroidered. The dress and coat are both designed by Anna Valentine. The clutch bag is by Anna Valentine and shoes made by Jimmy Choo.
The Duchess of Cornwall is wearing a Philip Treacy hat.
Thoughts: I love the Queen’s bright burst of colour!! I simply cannot imagine wearing yellow…and head-to-toe yellow at my age, let alone her age! But she looks great! Love the duck-egg blue colour of the Duchess of Cornwall’s coat…but not the extra folds at the side of the coat…seems to add weight to her hips. I love Mrs Middleton’s outfit. Its simple but so sleek on her and the colour is gorgeous!