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All hail McQueen! During a cruise down the river Thames, Queen Elizabeth's Angela Kelly boucle dress and coat (designed by in-house couturier Angela Kelly) glittered with Swarovski crystals, but it paled in comparison to Catherine's fiery Alexander McQueen frock and Lock and Company fascinator.
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While Catherine was the picture of understated glamour in a nude lace frock by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen during a special service at St. Paul's Cathedral, Queen Elizabeth adorned her metallic Angela Kelly jacket with one of her most impressive accessories — the Cullinan III and IV diamond brooch with a combined weight of more than 157 carats.
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Clad in a floral-print dress and royal blue coat by designer Stewart Parvin (who has designed for Her Majesty since 2000) and a hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan, the Queen kicked off her Diamond Jubilee with a trip to the Epsom Derby. Last month, Catherine wore a teal blue button-up frock from British label Libelula when she cheered her husband on at a charity polo match.
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The Duchess recycles! It was the first time Catherine had attended the Queen's annual garden party at Buckingham Palace, but the second time she'd worn a pale pink Emilia Wickstead dress in two weeks.
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The Queen choose to forgo her customary headgear — she's rarely seen sans hat or tiara — at the Celebration of the Arts event at the Royal Academy of Arts. A few days later, Catherine also went topper-less at the BOA Olympic Concert, but still turned heads in a dramatic gown by American designer Jenny Packham.
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The duo traveled in style when they boarded a train for a trip to Leicester, England, in March. While Kate looked polished in a peplum suit by L.K. Bennett, the Queen stood out in a flashy fuchsia cashmere coat and matching hat by Angela Kelly.
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When they paid a visit to famed department store Fortnum & Mason, the Queen tried the military trend on for size in an Angela Kelly suit, while Catherine showed some skin in a tweed coat by M Missoni and shoes by Rupert Sanderson.
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