The Princess of Wales in Royal Orders with crystal flowers in her hair at the Coronation – Royal Central

The Princess of Wales wore go-to designer Alexander McQueen at the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla.

Her gown was ivory silk crepe and featured silver embroidery of the floral emblems of the United Kingdom: roses, thistles, daffodils, and shamrocks. The embroidery work was created with silver bullion and thread work.

One of the biggest questions ahead of Saturday’s ceremony was whether Catherine would wear a tiara, a hat, or another style headpiece. She arrived at Westminster Abbey in a floral headpiece designed in collaboration between Jess Collett and Alexander McQueen.

Buckingham Palace notes that it was created with “silver bullion, crystal and silver thread work three-dimensional leaf embroidery.”

Over her ivory dress, Catherine wore the Mantle of the Royal Victorian Order. She was created a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by the late Queen Elizabeth II in 2019.

For a person to be appointed to the Royal Victorian Order they must be personally awarded by the Sovereign for services to the monarch. Catherine received her appointment on her eighth wedding anniversary, 29 April 2019.

Catherine’s Mantle featured dark blue silk satin with scarlet edging and white silk taffeta. The hand-embroidered badge on the right shoulder is a Maltese Cross, and a hood is also attached to this shoulder.

Her pearl and diamond earrings once belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales, and there are reports she wore the George VI Festoon Necklace, which was commissioned by King George VI in 1950 as a gift to his daughter, the late Queen Elizabeth II.

The Prince of Wales wore ceremonial dress from the Welsh Guards, of which he is Royal Colonel, over the Mantle of the Order of the Garter.

Prince George was dressed as a Page of Honour for his grandfather the King; Princess Charlotte wore an ivory dress by Alexander McQueen and a smaller version of her mother’s floral headpiece by Jess Collett and Alexander McQueen; and Prince Louis wore a tiny version of the Hainsworth Garter Blue Doeskin Tunic.

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