Duchess Kate stuns in Catherine Walker at Order of the Garter ceremony

By Zach Harper

Duchess Kate reunited with Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Queen Letizia of Spain at the annual Order of the Garter service on Monday (June 17), and she looked incredible.

The 37-year-old stepped out at Windsor Castle in a white Catherine Walker coat dress, which boasted a Peter Pan collar and flattering black piping. She topped off her winning look with a Lock & Co. hat, styling her hair up in a chic chignon.

This is the second time Kate has worn Catherine Walker this month. On June 6, she stepped out at the Beating Retreat wearing a cream coat by the designer – the same one she wore while leaving Canada on royal tour in 2016. Catherine Walker is one of Kate’s go-to designers. We also saw her sport the designer’s looks at Anzac Day.

Kate looked elegant alongside her equally stylish counterparts, (L-R) Countess Sophie, Queen Letizia, Duchess Camilla and Queen Máxima. Photo: © Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images

This year’s Order of the Garter ceremony featured special appearances from Letizia and her husband, King Felipe VI, along with Máxima and her spouse, King Willem-Alexander. Prince Charles, Prince William and Duchess Camilla were in attendance, as was the Queen, of course. Máxima chose a pink dress with a belt and cape for the event, while Letizia wowed in a silk grey and white shift dress, which she accessorized with a black fascinator.

Willem-Alexander and Máxima (left) and Felipe and Letizia (right) had lunch with the Queen at the ceremony on June 17. Photo: © Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Willem-Alexander and Felipe are Knights of the Garter. Members of the Order are chosen personally by the Queen as recognition of those who have held public office, served her personally or who have given much to their country. Felipe and Willem-Alexander were invested as Supernumerary Knights of the Garter. That’s a title given to those who are overseas monarchs who are appointed to the Order. They had lunch with the Queen as part of the ceremony.

The Order of the Garter is the oldest and most senior order of chivalry in the UK. It was established by Edward III in 1348. Its membership is limited to the Queen, Prince of Wales and no more than 24 living members.

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