Fancy lady hats abounded at the Queen's massive birthday parade (casually known as Trooping the Colour) on Saturday. Kate opted for a hand-crafted style from the venerable millinery shop Lock & Co. The angle at which she wore it was extreme to the point of ridiculousness, but it was a cloudy day — no harsh sun rays to worry about, but one imagines the service on that satellite dish was patchy at best.
The Duchess continues to wear coats as dresses and this style is from one of her favorite designers, Catherine Walker. The woven ivory and blue silk was lady-like and regal but not ostentatious —all important elements for everyone to remember when celebrating the birthday of your grandmother-in-law.
On Sunday, Kate channeled her casual self and left the head decor at home to play with Prince George and watch her husband play in the Gigaset Charity Polo Match. George kept it casual on bottom with shorts, and formal on top with a crisp white shirt and buttoned cardigan. So George, you know?
Casual Kate opted for skinny jeans and simple striped shirt from High Street brand Me+Em. She wore the exact same outfit — except the shirt colors are reversed — to a charity polo match almost exactly a year ago (see below). This is her go-to "polo match watching while being a young mother" look, apparently.
Prince George appears to have had a better time this year, maybe because new baby Charlotte stayed home and he got to be the center of attention again. Or maybe he's just happy not to be wearing shorteralls.