King Charles III and his wife Camilla may have worn the richest robes, the longest trains, and the most costly crowns at her coronation. However, two members of the royal family caught everyone's attention at Westminster Abbey: Princess Kate and Princess Charlotte. Mother and daughter wore similar outfits and eye-catching headdresses.
The 41-year-old Princess of Wales wore a white silk gown by Alexander McQueen. Silver floral embroidery was incorporated into the hem and long sleeves, showing the symbols of the four British nations: the English rose, the Scottish thistle, the Welsh daffodil and the Northern Irish shamrock. Over the dress, Kate showcased a blue and red Royal Victorian Order satin coat. The late Queen had named Kate Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 2019 - a great honor.
Prince William's wife also made a statement with her jewelry. The pearl and diamond earrings once belonged to Princess Diana, Kate's late mother-in-law, whom she never met. The diamond necklace, in turn, could be understood as a homage to Queen Elizabeth II. It was "The George VI Festoon Necklace". It was commissioned by King George VI in 1950. made for his daughter Elizabeth, who later became Queen. Instead of a tiara, Kate wore a kind of silver headband with flower motifs and crystals. The eye-catching piece was crafted by milliner Jess Collett in collaboration with Alexander McQueen.
The special thing: eight-year-old Charlotte presented her mother's almost identical look – and not for the first time. Kate and her daughter have often attracted attention at official events or appearances with similar outfits. The little princess then looks like a younger copy of her mother.
So also with the coronation. Charlotte's white dress was also tailored by Alexander McQueen and featured floral embroidery. She also wore a kind of cape and silver floral jewelry in her hair. Princess Charlotte may look a lot like her father, Prince William, but in terms of style, she seems to be modeled after her mother, Kate.