During her wedding to Prince William in April 2011, Kate Middleton wore a Sarah Burton by Alexander McQueen gown. The Princess of Wales is still wowing followers of the royal family with big-day-inspired apparel in the present day: She recently wore a bridal dress to a royal occasion.
During a state luncheon at Buckingham Palace, the princess wore a gorgeous wedding gown from Jenny Packham’s 2021 bridal collection. The cape-style dress is on sale and features a bateau neckline, floor-length sleeves, beaded floral shoulder appliqués, and a fit-and-flare silhouette. Those who adore the outfit can purchase it online or view it in person at Kleinfeld Bridal, the renowned store with headquarters in New York City.
Despite its beauty, the name of the style—”Elspeth”—had a painful significance as well: It was a tribute to Queen Elizabeth (Elspeth is Elizabeth’s Scottish name!). According to People, other significant elements gave Princess Catherine’s bride-inspired outfit a finishing touch.
The monarch wore the 1910s-era Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara (yet another wedding-related connection!). Princess Diana loved wearing the tiara adorned with pearls and diamonds.
King Charles remembers Queen Elizabeth in his first State Banquet speech https://t.co/6pUzebBn2D
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) November 22, 2022
In addition, the monarch wore a bracelet owned by Queen Elizabeth and a pair of earrings from Princess Diana’s collection. The finishing touches, what are they? The late queen had given Kate the Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order star and sash, and she also added the Royal Family order.