The now Princess of Wales’s close relationship with the house of Alexander McQueen began more than a decade ago, on her wedding day, when she emerged from the Queen’s Rolls-Royce Phantom VI dressed in a spectacular lace gown by artistic director Sarah Burton.
Since then, Kate Middleton has chosen to wear McQueen on countless meaningful occasions, from her children’s christenings to the day she was captured for a trio of official 40th birthday portraits by Vogue photographer Paolo Roversi. Now, it appears, her daughter Princess Charlotte is making it a family tradition.
The eight-year-old Princess’s delicate floral crown is fashioned from silver bullion and crystal, and resembles the one worn by her mother
For the Coronation of Charlotte’s grandfather, King Charles III, Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress and cape in ivory silk crepe featuring rose, thistle, daffodil and shamrock motifs representing the four nations. On her head: a Jess Collett X Alexander McQueen headpiece fashioned from silver bullion and crystal with three-dimensional leaf embroidery.