The Duchess of Cambridge today paid tribute to the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen on the 10th anniversary of his death.
Kate Middleton, 38, arrived with Prince William, 37, for a rare joint engagement with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall at the new Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC) in Loughborough.
The royal put on a black military-inspired jacket, combined with a long black skirt and matching bag, all designed by McQueen.
It only seems appropriate that she should pay tribute to the deceased designer, whose label was behind her iconic wedding dress and has been a royal affair since her marriage to Prince William in April 2011.
The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to the latest fashion designer Alexander McQueen today, today on the 10th anniversary of his death, while attending a joint engagement at the new Defense Medical Rehabilitation Center (DMRC) in Loughborough
The luxury fashion house was founded in 1992 by British designer Lee Alexander McQueen and, after his sudden death in 2010, was taken over by creative director Sarah Burton.
Kate worked closely with Burton to create the custom-made lace and satin dress worn on her wedding day, estimated at around £ 250,000.
The duchess has continued to dedicate the label to make tailor-made clothing for official events and to customize ready-to-wear pieces and accessories.
Earlier this month, Kate sparkled in a stunning white and gold McQueen dress at the Bafta awards – which she wore for the first time in 2012. The dress was slightly adjusted to make it subtly different from his first outing eight years ago.
Kate worked closely with Sarah Burton to create the custom-made lace and satin dress worn on her wedding day in 2011 (photo), estimated at around £ 250,000
The duchess has ordered the fashion house to make tailor-made clothing for official events and to adapt certain ready-to-wear items and accessories. She is depicted with the Duke of Cambridge on their wedding day
The team behind What Kate wore noted that this year’s iteration had more structured shoulders and more fitted sleeves than the original, which was worn during a state dinner in Malaysia in 2012. The sleeves of the BAFTA dress were also lined, giving the pure effect of the original taken away.
The mother of the three added a touch of glamor to the outfit by combining it with new accessories, including a pair of glittering £ 525 Jimmy Choo glitter heels and an Anya Hindmarch handbag, as well as a new jewelry set.
Kate reached for a famous McQueen favorite when she dressed for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018.
She wore a McQueen primrose yellow silk fitted jacket that she had previously worn on no fewer than three striking occasions.
Earlier this month, Kate sparkled in a beautiful white and gold McQueen dress at the Bafta prizes (right) she wore for the first time in 2012 (left) on the Diamond Jubilee Tour in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The royal was first seen in the design piece for the baptism of Princess Charlotte in July 2015 and again a year later for the Trooping of the Color in June 2016.
At Princess Charlotte’s baptism in 2015, she wore the primrose yellow silk fitted coat for the ceremony at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham.
Kate combined her investment piece with an extra large Philip Treacy hat and Jimmy Choo heels.
Kate reached for a well-known McQueen favorite when she dressed for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018, and wore a primrose yellow silk fitted coat at the fashion house (photo)
Kate wore the jacket one year later for the Trooping of the Color in June 2016, combined with a great fascinator with a pastel pink flower
Kate wore a beautiful pale pink satin McQueen dress at her sister’s wedding, Pippa Middleton, with James Matthews in May 2017
For Prince George’s baptism in October 2013, Kate wore a beautiful cream-colored suit with ruffles by Alexander McQueen.
The duchess once again wore McQueen for the baptism of her third child Prince Louis in July 2018 at the Chapel Royal in St James’ Palace while putting on a cream-colored coat.
She combined the ensemble with a very striking Jane Taylor hat, consisting of a wide cream-colored band trimmed with white flowers and adorned with new pearl cluster earrings.
The duchess also wore a beautiful satin McQueen dress at the wedding of her sister Pippa Middleton with James Matthews in May 2017.
In addition to her pale pink maxi dress from McQueen, Kate wore an elegant fascinator from miller Jane Taylor and £ 7,500 Kiki McDonough earrings while she and her father accompanied Michael Middleton Pippa into the church.
In 2019, the royal McQueen clothing and accessories publicly wore on 17 different high-profile occasions.
Today’s engagement is considered the first official official outing of the Cambridges and Prince Charles and Camilla since four, when they attended a concert in support of The Prince’s Trust.
Kate instructed McQueen to attend Easter Service at St Andrews Cathedral, Sydney, Australia in 2014 (left) and the Trooping the Color ceremony in London in 2017 (right)
It comes when the royal family continues to adapt to the shift of responsibilities in the aftermath of Megxit, who saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex resign from their role as senior royals.
Charles, Camilla, William and Kate will be given a tour of the facility where they will meet patients who are undergoing rehabilitation sessions at the gym and visit the prosthetic workshop.
The royal swept her hair back into an easy-to-manage half-styled hairstyle – perfect for wrapping flyaways on a cold and windy day – and added a pair of simple silver earrings. She finished the look with a pair of long suede black heels.