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Kate Wears McQueen at the Order of the Garter 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

They say, ask and you shall receive.  Today was certainly pay day.  To all of you who have been less than pleased by my lukewarm reception of Kate's last week and half of sartorial choices, I am thrilled over this one.  Patience has paid off and we finally got to see the unusual McQueen jacket from last year's Trooping of the Colour.  Clever of Kate to recycle it for the Order of the Garter--an appropriate choice.  She was just as stunning last year.

I am sorry, but I love Kate in these shorter hemlines.  They aren't too high, but they underscore that she is still young and fun.  I might also love it because it is a very similar look to the Epsom Derby from last year--although it looks almost shorter. That was a stunner, one of my favorites from her as well, and I think it is a good bet she is wearing the Reiss under there.

Epsom Derby 2011

Is anyone else still kind of basking in the glow of the fairy tale?  Here is Kate finally a member of the royal family, attending all the official engagements, smiling and gorgeous.  All those years of stress, their ups and downs, being the girlfriend everyone was wondering about...  Sigh, take a delicious moment to wallow in the victory of it all.

She seems to be on a roll with her hats.  This one is very similar to the Trooping, and in my mind another success.  It is a good look on her, both interesting, but still clean.  As much as I love Garter Day, it always look ridiculously hot and William frequently looks miserable.  On a slightly connected note, (apparel) I hope Kate is never inducted.  We would lose an awesome day of fabulous fashion.

If you all read last year's post, you know I love the history of this day.  Both the initial roots  in the Middle Ages, and the stunning historic location it is held, Windsor Castle.  There is a plethora of documentaries on royalty out there, and even I can't sit through most of them with my self-diagnosed ADD, but I did see a four part show on Windsor Castle and it was fantastic.  I loved it and highly recommend it.  That being said, I can't even remember the name. Hahaha! I think it was Windsor Castle: a Royal Year.

Big thanks to @JordonLee for passing on this great photo of Kate from yesterday's match.

That is all for tonight. Until Kate emerges again...


  1. I like that relaxed picture of Kate from polo. I stand like that all the time, it is surprisingly comfortable. Anyone know if Kate really has an allergy to horses or not? I have heard both.

  2. It was confirmed that she is not allergic on War Horse premiere :)
    Kate is 1.74 cm tall-but we see her in heels almost all the time-so she looks taller :)

  3. I'm really glad we get to see a full view of the coat this time I think its a great outfit. Your hope wont last forever though it think she will be inducted one day.


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