William, Kate and Harry attended the wedding of Princess Diana's niece, Emily McCorquodale and James Hutt today. The bride is the daughter of Diana's elder sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale. Lady Sarah is reportedly the member of the Spencer family to whom the Princes are closest.
The wedding took place at Church of St. Andrew and St.Mary, in the Lincolnshire Hamlet of Stoke Rochford where the bride grew up on a 1,000 acre farm.
A look at the church.
The couple spent quite a while outside meeting and greeting with guests and relatives. It was a lovely opportunity for the Princes to spend time with their mother's family and for Kate to get to know them.
We regularly see William with his hand on Kate's back, It's a very supportive and romantic gesture.
Kate chose to recycle a number of her most beautiful pieces today beginning with the Katherine Hooker Buxton Coat she wore to the Order of the Garter ceremony last year. I think the Buxton is one of the most classic piece Kate has worn and I was hoping she would recycle it. The made to order skirted coat is available for £795.
Kate teamed her coat with the hand-painted chinoiseire silk 'De Gournay' Jenny Packham dress she wore to a polo match in Santa Barbara last July. The dress is from the Spring/Summer 2011 collection.
Kate recycled the £99 Whiteley hat she wore to the Epsom Derby last year. Kate wore her hair half up in a plait around the crown of her head. A stunning look for Kate who favours wearing long hair down whilst wearing a hat.
Kate carried her Hobbs Invitation Greta Patent Clutch. The Italian made, patent bag is available in numerous colours for £110.
The Duchess accessorised with a pair of Diamond and Pearl Earrings by Heavenly Earrings. (I must say a huge thank you the wonderful Anna from My Small Obsessions who put a huge amount of work into identifying them) Interestingly the earrings are actually fakes and cost £48. They are currently sold out but if you wish to purchase them there is a waiting list.
Kate chose her £185 LK Bennett Sledge shoes to complete the look. I read a couple of articles in the press this week criticising the Duchess for wearing the Sledge pumps so often. They are clearly comfortable and the colour will work with almost anything. We all have a favourite pair of shoes in our wardrobe!
I thought the entire look worked excellently. Kate wore elegant, timeless pieces but chose to recycle. Perhaps in order not to overshadow the bride? What did you think of Kate's look today?
We'll finish tonight's post with a photo of the bride and groom. Emily attended the royal wedding last year and obviously took inspiration from Kate's gown. Emily looks beautiful, lovely to see such classic wedding gowns popular again.