A Jenny Packham-Clad Kate Middleton Attends Queen Elizabeth's Coronation Service
Sunday marked 60 years since the Queen was crowned at the Abbey, more than a year after she acceded to the throne following the untimely death of her father, King George VI.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is due mid-July, wore a darling bespoke ensemble by Jenny Packham (courtesy: Grazia) with a Jane Taylor cocktail hat. HRH paired this head accessory with a lace Alexander McQueen dress at last year's Diamond Jubilee service. Catherine's earrings, the Daily Mail reports, may have been a wedding gift from Prince Charles.
Because Catherine is made of angel tears and fairy dust, she managed to put on her LK Bennett "Sledge" heels without so much as a swollen ankle.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex looked elegant as hell in Bruce Oldfield with a Jane Taylor hat (thanks to @AnnieElizabethN for that). Sophie is said to have a fantastic relationship with Her Majesty, riding along to church with the Queen every Christmas while the other royals hoof it.
Princess Beatrice stepped up her game in what I believe is a Roland Mouret design, and Princess Eugenie looked very put-together in a Burberry outfit topped off with a Robyn Coles hat.
The abbey's account tweeted that St. Edward's Crown, which stays in the Tower of London full-time, was placed at the High Alter for the first time since the 1953 coronation.