While the Queen’s ongoing mobility issues have meant that she won’t be appearing at any of today’s Platinum Jubilee events, the rest of the royal family was out and about in public, attending the Epsom Derby and making special national visits.
The Princess Royal was a natural choice to represent her mother at the Epsom Derby on Saturday. She’s pictured here with the Chair of Epsom Racecourse, Julia Budd.
With her tweed ensemble, Anne wore jewels made of gold and gemstones, including pearl drop earrings and a necklace made of pearls and blue beads. She also wore a pair of brooches: a golden horse pin and a gold floral brooch set with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies.
Anne was accompanied at the races by her family, including her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.
Her daughter and son-in-law, Zara and Mike Tindall, were there as well. They’re pictured here walking with the British broadcaster Clare Balding. Zara told reporters that her grandmother was watching at home on television, wearing her “comfy clothes.” (Sounds good to me!)
Zara was radiant in blue at the races. She accessorized with an unusual pair of silver-toned earrings.
Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, was also in attendance, accompanied by his girlfriend, Lindsay Wallace.
Princess Anne’s been very busy this weekend. On Friday, she and Sir Tim flew off to Scotland immediately after the service of thanksgiving at St. Paul’s to make a special national visit for the jubilee.
In Edinburgh, they made a visit to the zoo, where Anne even helped feed some penguins.
With her red jacket, she wore simple stud earrings and a diamond and gold badge.
On Saturday, the Earl and Countess of Wessex continued the national visits with a trip to Northern Ireland, which included stops in Belfast and Bangor.
They participated in a cooking demonstration in Bangor.
And, of course, there were pints of Guinness involved in the celebrations.
Sophie wore a summery floral dress for the occasion.
She accessorized with small floral earrings and a necklace with a diamond leaf pendant.
Meanwhile, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Wales for a scheduled visit to Cardiff Castle—but they surprised everyone by bringing Prince George and Princess Charlotte along for the trip!
The family watched rehearsals for a Platinum Jubilee show which will take place tonight at the castle, including performances from a youth choir.
Here, they watch part of the rehearsal from the vantage point of a sound technician.
And they even got a chance to try out conducting the orchestra. How great is the delight on Charlotte and George’s faces? (The orchestra apparently made her day when they played the song “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney film Encanto.)
For the visit, the Duchess wore a coat dress in a bright shade of tomato red, with navy accessorizes that coordinated perfectly with the blue outfits worn by her husband and children.
She kept her accessories very simple, wearing just a pair of modern gold hoop earrings with a squared-off base. The family headed back to London after the rehearsal. We’ll be seeing many of the royals later tonight at the big concert outside Buckingham Palace. Stay tuned—we’ll have all those jewels as well!
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