After a very happy appearance at the Trooping the Colour parade on Saturday, the royals continue their busy weekend celebrating the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday on Sunday, and participating in the Order of the Garter ceremony on Monday.
Each year in June a procession and service take place at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter. The Order is the senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in 1348. The Queen, as Sovereign of the Order, attends the service along with other members of the Royal family in the Order, including Prince Philip, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward Princess Anne, and latest, Prince William — who all donned their ostrich plume caps and velvet robes.
Royals in attendance today were the spouses: Duchess of Cornwall, the Countess of Wessex, and the person everyone was waiting to see — the Duchess of Cambridge. Kate wore a dove-grey coat with a matching fascinator. A big smile from his wife reportedly made Prince William blush during the procession. After the service, William and Kate joined Prince Charles and Camilla in a carriage ride back to Windsor Castle.
Prince Philip’s 90th Birthday Celebration
The Duke of Edinburgh turned 90 on June 10, but the royal family celebrated his landmark birthday on June 12 with a private church service with up to 750 guests (including some foreign royals) at St George’s Chapel. There was a reception and lunch at Windsor Castle after. Everyone in the family was present, including the new Duke & Duchess of Cambridge.
The Rt Rev David Conner, who gave the sermon in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, made the congregation laugh when he told them the Duke “doesn’t like to the praised”. But he went on to insist that despite Philip not wanting to be the topic of conversation, praise was due for the royal has been a tireless supporter of the Queen and more than 800 charities.
Kate recycles her wardrobe. Once again, focus on the newlyweds, who arrived with Prince Harry. What did the new Princess Catherine wear? Recycled coat. Recycled dress. Recycled shoes. Good on her! She wore the coat in 2009 for a friends wedding, the dress on the day after her wedding, and the shoes from the recent derby. The day before, after the Trooping the Colour parade, she and Pippa attended the wedding of friend Sam Waley-Cohen in another recycled dress.
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William & Harry Play Polo for Charity
After a private reception with the royal family for Prince Philip’s 90th, Princes William & Harry played for opposing teams for the Sentebale Polo Cup. Torrential rain didn’t stop the the brothers. Who won? Prince William’s Tusk Trust team beat Prince Harry’s Sentebale.
After the polo Harry hosted a fundraising dinner where a charity auction was held to raise funds for Sentebale, while William left to join his wife Kate for another private royal family function.