The royals are not known for overt displays of emotion (unless you're Princess Charlotte and there are balloons involved). Which is why you have to realllly read between the lines to see the touching way Kate Middleton payed tribute to Princess Diana today.
The Duchess of Cambridge (with husband) was in Manchester today, wearing a rather lovely checked Erdem frock coat. The pair had several engagements, but the one with the coat connection is a hospice that Princess Diana opened way back in 1991, wearing, you guessed it, a rather lovely checked frock coat.
And sure, Diana's was red and very shoulder-padded, but many royal watchers are reading this as Kate's little nod toward the legacy of her mother-in-law.
In related news, Kate's hair looked SO GOOD.
Kate Middleton was spotted today without a normally ubiquitous accessory: Her husband!
The Duchess of Cambridge (giving major Jackie O vibes in a Catherine Walker suit) went on her very first solo royal visit today, leaving Prince William and the kiddos behind as she jetted off to the Netherlands for the day.
Wearing pearl earrings borrowed from the Queen, Kate went to see Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', dropped in on the Dutch king for lunch.
Fun fact: She made the trip from London to Rotterdam on a commercial flight, so if you flew that route with British Airways today and totally saw a Kate look-alike..well, it may just have been the actual 34 year old herself.
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For the final State Dinner as the First Lady, Michelle Obama's choice of dress didn't disappoint, and will certainly go down as one of the most memorable sartorial moments of her time as FLOTUS. The rose gold chain mail dress by Atelier Versace looked incredible, yes, but was also a nice nod to the visiting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife, Agnese Landini.
It's not the first time Michelle dressed for the occasion: She wore Canadian designer Jason Wu to greet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Sophie Trudeau, and Japanese-American designer Tadashi Shoji to dine with the Prime Minister of Japan.