The British royals and their guests sparkled through both rain and shine at this afternoon’s garden party at Buckingham Palace in London.
The palace announced several weeks ago that the Queen would not be attending this year’s garden parties, and she would be represented at the events by members of the royal family. Today’s line-up featured the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester.
The Duchess of Cambridge went for another monochromatic look for the party, wearing a dress made for her by her personal dressmaker. She’d previously worn the dress in March 2019 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
For this outing, Kate accessorized with a pair of gold earrings set with milky green gemstones. The earrings feature a triangular pattern of round stones with a round drop.
The Countess of Wessex wore bright blue for the occasion, carrying a summery woven handbag with matching blue flowers.
She accessorized with diamonds, including diamond hoop earrings and her diamond rose brooch. I also spotted an aquamarine ring on her right hand.
Princess Beatrice mixed patterns for the party, wearing a dress and a padded headpiece in different patterns with similar colors.
She didn’t wear major jewelry for the party, as is her usual practice. Wouldn’t a pair of small pearl stud earrings have looked perfect with this outfit?
And here are the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Birgitte wore elegant pearl earrings and a single-stranded pearl necklace for the occasion.
And it wouldn’t be a garden party without tie pins, would it? The Duke of Cambridge wore a gold pin with a royal monogram. I think it might be from one of the Georges, but it’s really difficult to make out the letters. (I think I see at least a GR in the design.)
The Earl of Wessex also wore a similar tie pin featuring a royal monogram in diamonds. It’s very similar to the monogram worn by William. I’ve previously noted that I believe this pin features the monogram of his late grandfather, King George VI (GVIR). Perhaps they’re both wearing George VI pins?