Look who's borrowing from the Duchess. Earlier today at Buckingham Palace, HRH Queen Elizabeth II stepped out in a baby blue coat and coordinating dress that easily could have been culled from her granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton’s high-fashion wardrobe. The monarch often sports pastel shades and, for today’s garden party, Her Majesty dressed in the shade from top to bottom, even amping up the monochromatic effect with festive accessories.
The Queen donned a tonally coordinated topper and sheath featuring a subtle floral motif for contrast and a ladylike finish. This was given a dose of extra elegance thanks to an aquamarine and diamond brooch, while a bow accent at the waist cleverly drew its inspiration from the version adorning the Queen’s proper topper. A tonal umbrella was Her Majesty’s finishing accent along with buckle-trimmed loafers and a top-handle bag.