The royal family, including Queen Camilla, the Prince and Princess of Wales, and the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, gathered in a splendid display of regal splendor as King Charles III led his first Garter Day service on June 19.
Catherine, Princess of Wales with Prince William of Wales, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Duke of Edinburgh at the Annual Order of the Garter Service held at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, Berkshire on June 19, 2023 (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)
True to her impeccable fashion sense, the 41-year-old royal looked refined in a custom-made white polka-dot midi dress by Alessandra Rich, the renowned Italian-born, London-based designer.
Her breathtaking ensemble exuded an air of sophistication with its high neckline, ruched details around the waistline, and puffed cuff sleeves.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, looking sophisticated in a custom white Alessandra Rich polka-dot midi dress (Credit: John Rainford / Cover Images)
The spotty black print against the pristine white background added a touch of playfulness to the outfit, while the pronounced shoulders and mid-length skirt provided a modern and flattering silhouette.
Completing her ensemble with impeccable taste, the Princess of Wales adorned her feet with two-tone heels designed by Jennifer Chamandi.
Her closed-toe shoes showcased a slingback pump in beige leather with a contrasting pointed toecap in black patent leather. The Vittorio pump, with its Mary-Jane strap and a comfortable 3.3-inch mid-heel, exemplified classic elegance and distinctive style.
To accentuate her outfit’s polka dot theme, Kate opted for a bespoke Oc937 fascinator hat by Philip Treacy, the favorite headwear brand of the royal family.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, wearing a bespoke fascinator hat by Philip Treacy with Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)
This remarkable creation boasted delicate flower and feather shapes in white and black dotted details on top and below the hat’s wide saucer brim, adding whimsy and allure to her ensemble.
In the accessory department, the Princess paid homage to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, by donning Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, Garrard & Co sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and Nigel Milne triple-strand pearl bracelet.
Kate carried a sleek vanilla Multrees chain wallet from Strathberry, an elegant rectangular-shaped clutch adorned with the brand’s iconic gold bar hardware, adding a touch of refinement to her look.
Catherine, Princess of Wales, carrying a clutch from Strathberry and wearing two-tone heels from Jennifer Chamandi to complete her elegant look (Credit: PA Images / INSTARimages)
Her beauty choices were equally enchanting, as she enhanced her natural features with more makeup than usual. Her lips donned a dark shade of burgundy, while her cheeks boasted an extra dose of brown blush that emphasized her radiant complexion.
A sultry and captivating smokey eye completed her mesmerizing makeup. Her lustrous hair was elegantly swept into a chic updo, further accentuating her regal presence.
Beyond its sartorial significance, the Order of the Garter service holds historical importance as Britain’s oldest and most prestigious Order of Chivalry. Originating in 1348 by King Edward III, the event has remained an esteemed tradition throughout the centuries.
Prince William of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales at the Annual Order of the Garter Service (Credit: John Rainford / Cover Images)
Personally chosen by the Sovereign, the Knights of the Garter are honored for their contributions to public office, national life, or personal service to the monarch.
This year’s ceremony brought together 24 distinguished members known as Royal Knights and Ladies and Foreign Sovereigns, alongside King Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the royal family, in a meaningful display of tradition and legacy.