Princess Kate Just Wore Her Most-Regal Outfit to Date to the Coronation

Today the world’s gaze turns to London for the coronation of King Charles III and, whether you’re a royalist or not, May 6th 2023 will be a noteworthy date for the history books. It makes sense, then, that those in attendance would want to show up in serious style, what with all the photo documentation there will be of the event. Catherine, Princess of Wales? She’s no exception.

Last night Princess Kate, along with other senior members of the royal family, hosted a gathering for all of the world leaders who have flown in to attend the coronation, and if her outfit—a cobalt blue Self-Portrait dress with an elegant draped neckline—was anything to go by, we knew we'd be in for a treat. Naturally, Kate looked radiant as she stepped out of her car and onto the cobbles outside Westminster Abbey earlier today. 


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For the coronation, Kate looked every inch a royal princess. In her traditional regalia, which consisted of a floor-length blue cape, making it her signature color for the coronation, underneath we can see but glimpses of what appears to be a sweeping white gown. In her hair she wears a stunning floral-design headpiece—which perfectly matched her daughter Princess Charlotte's mini-me version—offset with stunning, pearl-drop earrings. Fitting for such a moment, wouldn't you agree? 


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The details of the Princess of Wales's coronation look are breathtaking. 


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Princess Kate and her daughter Princess Charlotte wear matching floral crowns to the coronation. 


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A closer look at Princess Charlotte's pretty tiara. 


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Like mother like daughter. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
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Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

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