Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge brought out her baby bump to the thrill of the crowd gathered to celebrate her grandmother-in-law. The former Kate Middleton returned to the site of her wedding to Prince William to attend a service in honor of the 60th anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth, and her ensemble was nothing short of stunning.
The mother-to-be donned a bespoke Jenny Packham dress in peach lace with a delicate silvery gray ribbon under the bust and coordinating coat in soft peach silk shantung silk. Her pale peach netted pillbox hat, by milliner Jane Taylor, was previously worn to the Queen's Jubilee celebration at St. Paul's.
Kate accessorized her look with her trusty nude heels, a glittering diamond bracelet, a pair of diamond earrings thought to be a wedding gift from Prince Charles, and a nude clutch bag.
Not to be outdone, the Queen — who the day was really all about — wore a pale gold coat dress and matching hat with light blue flowers under the brim, along with her trusty black purse and sensible shoes, a giant blue topaz brooch at her shoulder, and her favorite pearls around her neck.
The entirety of the royal family was in attendance, walking and seated in accordance with their rank. Kate was nestled between her two favorite men, her husband Prince WIlliam and her brother-in-law Prince Harry, with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie one row behind.
Even the Crown Jewels made their first appearance at the Abbey since June 2, 1953, when Elizabeth was crowned Queen.
"Sixty years ago, in this holy place, Queen Elizabeth II was anointed with holy oil, clothed with sacred garments, and, after receiving symbols of authority, crowned with the Crown of St. Edward, King and Confessor, just as Her Majesty's royal predecessors from 1066," the Dean of Westminster told the gathered congregation.
"Here today we gather to give thanks to almighty God for the faithful ministry and dutiful service the Queen continues to offer God and the people of this nation, the overseas territories and the realms, and as head of the Commonwealth."
In just a month, Kate is due to give birth to a royal baby who will one day be crowned in the same Abbey — but boy or girl is yet unknown to the public.
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