The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, once again showed off her fashion credentials when the mother of two caught the eyes of fashionistas on Saturday (June 11) at Trooping the Colour. The royal turned to a French fashion house for the perfect accessory to complete her look - oversized pearl statement earrings, which royal fans were quick to notice. But the jewellery may not have been quite what it seemed.
It appears that Kate turned to iconic fashion house Balenciaga for her dazzling jewels, a faux pearl pair which also have a magnetic back. Described as "silver-tone brass studs which showcase a supersized faux-pearl centre," the gorgeous earrings are currently available for $895.
It wasn't the only accessory of Kate's to catch stylish fans' attention as she headed to the ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess also wowed in a striking Philip Treacy hat featuring a beautiful flower trim, a new headpiece for the royal. To show off the gorgeous creation, Kate wore the hat in a tilted fashion and swept her hair back into an elegant chignon.
While the hat was a new addition to Kate's wardrobe, the royal chose to recycle one of her favourite coats for the occasion. She chose an elegant Alexander McQueen piece, the same one that she previously wore to daughter Princess Charlotte's christening.
Little Charlotte herself made quite the impression at the ceremony, as she made her balcony debut at Buckingham Palace in her mother's arms surrounded by her family, including father Prince William and her older brother Prince George.
Trooping the Colour is an annual event, which always takes place on a Saturday in June at Horse Guards Parade. The impressive display of pageantry begins with the Queen inspecting the troops including her personal troops, the Household Division.
The colours, or flags, of the battalion are carried – in other words trooped – down the ranks. This year the Queen's Colour of the Number 7 Company Coldstream Guards is being trooped.