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ROYAL COUTURE.....The Royal Fashion of King Charles III Coronation

Queen Style--(L to R) Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Queen Rania of Jordan, Queen Letizia, and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Let's begin with Queen Camilla:
Queen Camilla wore a stunning and very intricate coat and dress from British fashion designer Bruce Oldfield. The white gown and coat featured gold embroidered details with flower motifs such as forget-me-nots. The dress is made of peau de soie silk. The fabric was created by Suffolk fabrics manufacturer Stephen Walters, especially for the occasion.

The design seems to be paying homage to the Norman Hartnell coronation gown worn by... 
Queen its color and gold and silver embroidery, as well as flower motifs.

Bruce Oldfield has been a go-to designer for Camilla and was also one of Princess Diana's favorites, He has said that "I gave Diana her glamour, and Camilla her confidence".

Now...Kate Princess of Wales:
Kate wore an ivory silk crepe with silver bullion gown from Alexander McQueen. The dress also featured embroidery of the floral emblems of Great Britain including rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock. One barely got glimpses of the entire gown since for most of the time, she wore the satin cape over it. Her beautiful floral headpiece was a collaboration between milliner Jess Collett and Alexander McQueen featuring silver bullion, crystal, and silver threadwork leaf embroidery.

Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte--Princess Charlotte wore an ivory caped dress from Alexander McQueen, with embroidery detail matching her mother Kate's dress.  

Sophie Duchess of Edinburgh with Lady Louise Windsor--Sophie wore an ivory dress from Suzannah London that featured meadow floral work inspired by ceramic artist Rachel Dein, and a pleated "cape" back. Her daughter, Louise's silk floral dress was also from Suzannah London.

Princess Beatrice--Beatrice wore a raspberry-colored dress from Beulah London. The dress featured puffy sleeves, a belted waist, and flared skirt.

Zara Tindall, Daughter of Princess Anne--wore a simple and elegant blue coat dress from Laura Green.

Pippa Middleton, sister to Kate, Princess of Wales--Pippa wore a lemon yellow coat dress from British fashion designer Claire Mischevani

The Royal Guests:
King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain--Queen Letizia wore a bubblegum pink Carolina Herrera suit featuring a fitted jacket with pleated peplum, a fitted midi skirt, and matching purse, gloves, and slingback heels.

King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands--Queen Maxima is wearing an ivory dress from Jan Taminiau, a favorite Dutch designer of hers. The dress had web-like applique at the neckline and shoulders, long sleeves, and flared skirt, finished with a rope-like belt.

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan--Queen Rania is wearing Tamara Ralph Couture lemon yellow dress featuring an off-the-shoulder "bow"-like detail, body-con shape, and midi length.

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium--Queen Mathilde wore a Princess seamed pink dress with an attached cape. She accessorized it with a Philip Treacy hat, pink gloves, clutch, and pumps.

Crown Princess Victoria and King Carl XVI Gustav of Sweden--Crown Princess Victoria wore this royal blue sheath dress, featuring a belted waist, 3/4 sleeves, and that very popular midi length.

Crown Prince Frederick and Princess Mary of Denmark--Princess Mary is wearing a deep royal purple wool crepe georgette coat dress from Danish designer Soeren Le Schmidt. Originally this dress was designed for another event that did not happen due to COVID-19, but now, she got to wear it.

Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Mette-Marit of Sweden--Princess Mette-Marit is wearing a light pink dress from Norway-born LA-based designer Peter Dundas. The elegant dress featured a fitted silhouette, bow detail at the shoulder, belted waist, and yes, that midi length. 

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco--Princess Charlene wore a nude-colored suit featuring a double-breasted jacket and matching skirt, and a dramatic draped side shawl.

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg--The Grand Duchess wore a navy pantsuit ensemble featuring a sleeveless jacket with draped detail and tuxedo pants. 

Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, and Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece--Marie-Chantal is wearing a classic pale blue dress from Greek Designer Mary Katrantzou. The classic style dress had a draped bow shoulder detail, belted waist, and midi length, of course.

Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamal Al Thani and his wife Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhain Al-Thani--The Sheikha is looking elegant and regal in this traditional robe over a silver embroidered gown.

King Jigme and Queen Jetsun of Bhutan--Wearing traditional Bhutan ensembles, the King and Queen of Bhutan always look fabulous, representing their country and the traditional textiles of their nation.

Crown Prince Fumihito and Crown Princess Kiko of Japan--While the Crown Prince is in a formal tuxedo, Princess Kiko is wearing a beautiful Japanese kimono with Geta-style shoes.

U.S. First Lady Jill Biden and Granddaughter Finnegan--Finnegan Biden is wearing a pale yellow caped dress from NY-based brand Markarian by Alexandra O'Neill, and First Lady Jill Biden wearing a chic fitted blue Ralph Lauren suit. Commentators pointed out that their colors matched that of the Ukranian flag.

Diva Fashion Mention:
...goes to South African soprano Pretty Yende. Yende wore a custom canary yellow gown from Paris Haute Couture designer Stephane Rolland. The gown featured 8 meters of silk crepe, 5 meters of gazar, and organza and it took 180 hours to create by 3 seamstresses, in only ten days.

The "Stole The Show" Mention:
...goes to Penny Mordaunt. While her "day Job" is Leader of the House of Commons, she was the first woman to ever present the Jeweled Sword of Offering to a British Monarch. Her teal caped dress was designed by Safiyaa and featured a fern motif embroidery of the Privy Council done by Atelier Hand & Lock. Her headdress was by Jane Taylor London. While watching the coronation, she was so much part of it, as she stood there...for HOURS...holding that sword...while looking STYLISHLY PERFECT! Brava!

Happy Coronation Day!

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