Kate Middleton Opts for a Cheery Yellow Outfit at Trooping the Colour

She's a ray of sunshine.

Trooping the Colour
(Image credit: Mark Cuthbert)


Kate Middleton's a pro at dressing for royal events, especially for Trooping the Colour (opens in new tab) (she's been attending the festivities since 2011!). Today, the Duchess of Cambridge arrived, ready to join the rest of the royal family for their famous balcony appearance while wearing a sunny yellow outfit by Alexander McQueen.

She sat next to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall in the carriage as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat across from her. While Meghan looked sleek in navy (opens in new tab), Kate looked bright and cheery in her sunshine-colored outfit. (According to a correspondent at People (opens in new tab), the McQueen ensemble was reportedly a nod to her wedding day as was Meghan's Givenchy look a nod to her's.) Her fascinator by Philip Tracey, however, was definitely the statement piece in her outfit. The hat slanted sideways and featured a huge bouquet-like floral arrangement. 

Trooping The Colour 2019

(Image credit: Mark Cuthbert)

Trooping The Colour 2019

(Image credit: Neil Mockford)

Trooping The Colour 2019

(Image credit: Neil Mockford)

Trooping The Colour 2019

(Image credit: Neil Mockford)

Trooping The Colour 2019

(Image credit: Neil Mockford)

Kate didn't match her daughter Princess Charlotte like she did in 2017, as the little girl was later spotted wearing blue. And joining everyone for the first time, Prince Louis, the youngest of the Cambridge clan, appeared alongside his siblings and parents (opens in new tab) on the balcony. He wore a cute little blue and white outfit and avidly waved at the crowd while being held by his dad.

For those who don't know what Trooping the Colour is, it's the Queen's annual birthday celebration (opens in new tab). Though Queen E's actual day of birth is April 21, she celebrates that privately, and on June 9 officially celebrates her birthday publicly with none other than a parade. Fancy.

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Marina Liao is the former fashion news editor at MarieClaire.com, where she covered celebrity style (from Meghan Markle to Katie Holmes), fashion trends, and shopping advice, plus conducted original interviews with industry insiders. She's also had many opportunities to write content in other areas such as beauty, food, tech, and even home. Her previous fashion stints include POPSUGAR and Cosmopolitan.