Queen's diamond jubilee brings out the royal colours
The Duchess of Cambridge provided the red, the Queen chose white and the blue came courtesy of the sashes of Princes Charles and William. As it turned out, the Spirit of Chartwell chic followed the same union flag colour scheme as any other jubilee party.
The duchess was the first to show her hand in the flotilla fashion stakes. She wore a crimson Alexander McQueen long-sleeved dress by Sarah Burton, the designer of her wedding dress. A red hat designed by Sylvia Fletcher for James Lock and a pair of her by now trademark beige-pink heels completed the look, along with a silver dolphin brooch given to her by Prince William.
She wasn't the first to wear this demi-peplum dress with pleated skirt: versions have been worn by the X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos and US reality TV star Kim Kardashian to other distinctly unroyal occasions. Nor was she alone in her choice of colour: the Chelsea pensioners, the Royal Watermen and the Spirit of Chartwell itself were in on the pillar-box red trend.
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"Queen's diamond jubilee brings out the royal colours", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2012. Consulté le 07/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/queen-s-diamond-jubilee-brings-out-the-royal-colours