Kate Middleton Embraces the Jubilee Party Spirit in a ’70s-Inspired White Suit

After making a splash in Wales in a bold poppy-red outfit earlier in the day, the Duchess of Cambridge returned to London to take her place in the royal box for the Platinum Party at the Palace on Saturday night, a variety concert featuring the cream of British music talent.

What does a senior royal wear to take in performances by the likes of Diana Ross, Queen, and Elton John? An understated Self-Portrait design, of course, consisting of a blazer-like top and lace-trimmed skirt that called to mind Bianca Jagger’s much-imitated wedding suit—albeit with a dose of Windsor polish. And like her wool-crepe Eponine dress from this morning’s outing, the Duchess’s classic evening look is another repeat wear. (She first wore the blazer-and-skirt combo to a reception celebrating the Hold Still exhibition she curated in 2021.)

The Duchess of Cambridge in an Alexander McQueen suit during a visit to Jamaica earlier this year.

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Like her much-loved headbands, white and cream tailoring is becoming something of a fashion signature for the Duchess. Take the Alexander McQueen coat dress she selected to join Her Majesty on the Buckingham Palace balcony earlier this weekend, or the pristine ivory suit she wore to meet with Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness in Kingston during her royal tour of the Caribbean this spring.