If you are ever fortunate enough to be invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party, held to celebrate individuals’ remarkable acts of public service, there is a certain dress code to adhere to.
Whilst the men wear morning dress or lounge suits, sometimes with a bowler hat in tow, expect to see the women in bright dresses with hats or fascinators.
Of course, no one is better dressed than the royals in attendance, especially whenever Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge steps out.
Ever since her first garden party in 2012, the royal style icon has known how to stand out in the crowd whilst sticking to the formal dress code.
There’s no chance we’ll ever see the Duchess of Cambridge in a striking pant suit on the Buckingham Palace lawn, but she still has a way of commanding everyone’s attention with her fashion.
Whether she’s in bright hues, pastel colours or sticking to classic neutrals, Catherine knows how to perfectly balance the royal traditions with her fashionable modern day flair.
Ready to revisit her best looks? Keep scrolling to see the Duchess of Cambridge in all her garden party glory.
Accompanying her in-laws in 2012, Catherine was pretty in a pastel pink Emelia Wickstead ensemble.
Lovely in lemon! During her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for another Emelia Wickstead design and fans went wild for her burgeoning bump.
Alexander McQueen has always been one of the duchess’ favourite designers and she looked breathtaking in this dress worn for a 2014 garden party.
Whilst the Queen was bright in blue for the 2016 garden party, Catherine re-wore one of her neutral Alexander McQueen favourites.
She first wore the ensemble for Prince George’s christening three years before.
We adore this bespoke blue Christopher Kane coat dress she donned in 2017. The Duchess of Cambridge first wore the design in 2012 for the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games and then again in June 2014 for Order of the Garter ceremonies.
And of course, no outfit is complete without a matching hat!
Pink again! All eyes were on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2019.
After two years off due to the global pandemic, Catherine made her grand return to the Buckingham Palace garden parties in this coral number by her trusty favourite, Emelia Wickstead.
For her second 2022 garden party, Catherine donned a mint green frock fans first saw her wear at the 50th anniversary of Prince Charles’s investiture in 2019. Is this her boldest hat choice yet?
She even shared a sweet moment with her husband Prince William. Very dapper in the top hat, may we add!