Trooping the Colour 2011 – Fashion Review

  June 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

Here we go again – while the Epson Derby has been the appetizer, the “hat season” of the British royal family has officially begun now with this year’s Trooping The Colour – the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “leading character” of this spectacle, appeared in a repeated pale blue skirt suit with a matching ice-blue hat. One of her most delicate brooches, pearl-earrings and a necklace as well as a pair of white gloves finished the look.

The Duchess of Cornwall chose a cream outfit, recycled her elegant wide-brimmed wedding hat with lace details by Philip Treacy and added an impressive pearl choker.

Collage thanks to JessRulz

As expected by many, the Duchess of Cambridge made her debut at this year’s Trooping The Colour. In a carriage together with the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Henry and the Duke of York, she appeared in a double breasted ivory coat with drapery by Alexander McQueen and a black fascinator by Philip Treacy. A simple pair of stud earrings completed the elegant and uncomplicated look.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, also went for recycling this year. Both her hat and jacket had made their debuts at Royal Ascot a few years before. Her feminine pink outfit was topped by a Treacy hat that had a huge flower on it. Princess Eugenie went for a rather discreet blue and white outfit this year. A navy blue jacket she wore to a lovely white dress. She had chosen a small matching hat with a little white bow on it to this outfit.

Also spotted and another debut on the balcony this year was Sophie Winkleman, also known as Lady Frederick Windsor. She wore a wide-brimmed white hat (presumedly Treacy again), added a simple pair of pearl earrings and wore a navy blue skirt suit to which she chose an ivory handbag.

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3 Responses to Trooping the Colour 2011 – Fashion Review

  1. Baltazar dela Cruz says:

    Hope our new and elegant duchess of cambridge will not follow those traditional recycling and repetition…go duchess…show them the style which they don’t have.

  2. Pamela says:

    Hooray, to the Duchess of Cornwall who DID “recycle” some of her clothing/accessories. Not only does it save money (taxes) but it also saves environmental resources and the planet from more potential garbage. I would like to see more royals rework outfits by changing the trim or adding different accessories rather than chucking a €6000 dress to the back of the closet never to see the light of day again.

  3. Carolyn Wilson says:

    I believe that the recycling and repeated use of clothes is the British Royal family’s way of being part of the whole British economy.
    My opinion is that it is wonderful and they all look beautiful anyway, even if we have seen the dress or whatever before.
    Congratulations to them all for helping Britain’s economy!
    Love them all. They always look beautiful, anyway, whatever their attire.
    None of them needs to try to be a fashion model! They all are what they are.
    Most especially I am delighted that Princess Beatrice sold her ‘fascinator’and gave the money to charity. Wonderful for the amount raised! Congratulations!

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