It is incredible what a change of place and hair will do to a dress. Kate finally appeared at the garden party we have been hoping for, and looked absolutely the pink of perfection in her Emilia Wickstead dress from the Diamond Jubilee lunch. I didn't really like it at the luncheon. It seemed washed out and boring, but here, with her hair out of the way, a change of shoes, and her very intricate hat, it couldn't be more perfect! Part of it may be that the distance shots give us a better idea of the dress as a whole--whatever the case may be, it is delightful for a garden party.
A garden party is certainly the place to look feminine, and Kate didn't disappoint. The hat is very busy, but works well with the simple dress. Not only is there a lace like design on the part of the hat that secures it to her head, but the brim has the same lacey pattern. It is quite unusual and very much a hit with me. Pink with bows and lace and more bows. The delicate pearl earrings are the perfect accessory.
Kate seemed to have a great time with the guests. I would like to know what these two were laughing about:
Well, of the top of my head, I think we see Kate next on June 5th. This Jubilee year will be busy.
Meanwhile, a brief update on Carol Middleton. I just love this woman. She stood behind her daughter all those years and you know she was advising and helping Kate along the way. What a tough job to be a parent in that situation. She was at the races several weeks ago in a tan and black combo. I love the subdued colors and this particular color combo.
You might recall that the Middletons got involved in racing a while back and are part owners of at least one horse.
Much was made of Pippa's appearance at a wedding in a red version of Kate's now iconic blue Issa engagement dress. I don't really see what everyone is so worked up about. She isn't stealing Kate's style by wearing it. If anything, she is rather daring, since in doing so she draws immediate comparisons to her elder sister--who looked flawless.
Lastly, in what is sure to fuel the fires of baby rumors, Prince William remarked in a recent interview that he and Kate are very "keen" to have children. Frankly, that shouldn't be a shocker. Anyone who has dated that long, reached that age, and been married a year, is starting to think about the patter of little feet. William said to Katie Couric:
More importantly, I’d rather like to have children. So that’s the key thing really. But I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future.
I recommend the full article over at the Daily Mail: William and Kate Want Children