Duchess Catherine looks pretty in pink at the latest Buckingham Palace Garden Party

Just a day after revealing her Chelsea Flower Show garden project, Kate stepped out look super glam at another garden event.
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While the last few days have seen Duchess Catherine putting the finishing touches on her months-long project for the Chelsea Flower Show – which included giving her three children a sneak peek – Kate stepped out at another garden on Tuesday, this time at Buckingham Palace!

Joining her husband Prince William, the Queen and other members of the royal family for the second garden party of the year, the 37-year-old looked pretty in pastel pink, rocking one of her favourite designers (so much so it was her designer of choice for her wedding gown), Alexander McQueen.

Kate looked gorgeous in a pastel pink Alexander McQueen coat dress. (Image: Getty)

The Duchess paired the gorgeous coat dress with a matching fascinator by Juliette Botterill, beige suede pumps and completed the look with pearl earrings which once belonged to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

Prince William cut a fine figure in a three-piece suit, complete with a top-hat and umbrella.

The Queen looked as colourful as always, matching Kate’s pastel outfit with a pastel blue coat worn over a floral dress which she paired with a matching blue hat complete with flower details by Rachel Trevor Morgan.

She finished the look with sunglasses and a black handbag.

Tuesday’s party was the first the Queen has hosted this year, with Prince Charles taking the reins last week to host the first Buckingham Palace garden party of the year with his wife Duchess Camilla and sister, Princess Anne.

The Queen’s outfit for Tuesday’s garden party was true to her signature colourful style. (Image: Getty)

While chatting to Victoria English, a 50-year-old teacher from Wales, the Queen said she was delighted that the weather had played ball remarking, “Well, you do rather hope the sun shines as when you invite 8000 people to have tea on your lawn,” according to People.

“It can be a bit of a worry.”

Each year the Queen hosts up to three garden parties at Buckingham Palace and one at Palace Holyroodhouse in Scotland.

Garden parties, which are strictly invite only, have been held at the palace since the 1860s beginning as a way to present debutants but have evolved to become a way to recognise and reward public service, and present an effective way for the Queen to interact with a wide range of people at one time.

The Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by many other members of the royal family including the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

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