Kate Middleton’s Coronation Gown Featured a Subtle Nod to Her Wedding Dress

The Princess of Wales—formerly known as Kate Middleton—swapped her tiaras for a flower crown for King Charles III’s coronation at Westminster Abbey. Underneath her formal blue and red robes, she wore a long Alexander McQueen dress in ivory crepe, adorned with embroidery that featured rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock motifs to represent the four nations of the United Kingdom. The exact same flowers appeared on the royal’s wedding dress in 2011, also designed by Sarah Burton.

The royal arrived at the church with her husband, the Princes of Wales, and children Princess Charlotte—also wearing a matching floral headpiece by Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen—and Prince Louis. Prince George, who is one of the King’s Pages of Honor, walked ahead of his parents in the procession and behind his grandfather, carrying his robes.

The Princess of Wales—pictured with the Prince of Wales, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte—wearing her formal blue and red robes with an Alexander McQueen gown underneath at the Coronation.

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Kate Middleton’s wedding dress in 2011.

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