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Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge Look Timelessly Chic at Royal Service


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They last congregated fewer than 24 hours earlier for the christening of Prince Louis – and the Cambridges and Sussexes did not have to wait long before they were reunited. In what has turned out to be a very busy week for Britain’s Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a service in Westminster Abbey on Tuesday, to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. The two couples arrived together, shortly before they joined HM Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall for the ceremony.

While brothers Prince William and Prince Harry donned their finest military garb for the occasion, the Duchess of Sussex and Duchess of Cambridge both plumped for elegant, knee-length dresses. Catherine wore a duck-egg Alexander McQueen coat dress, with a folded lapel, three-quarter-length sleeves, and nude pumps. HRH had sported the British label just the day before, at the christening of her third child, who was born in April. The Duchess of Cambridge added a demure, matching Sean Barrett fascinator, clad in floral embellishments and delicate lace, as well as an Air Cadets Dacre brooch. The coat dress’s silhouette was identical to the cream Alexander McQueen design HRH wore to the wedding of Prince Harry and the-then Meghan Markle on May 19.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, herself also echoed her bridal style, continuing her penchant for French labels by choosing a custom, boatneck black dress by Dior. With a full, A-line skirt, nipped-in waist, and chic, Stephen Jones fascinator, the newly minted royal balanced a vintage-inspired sensibility with a contemporary minimalism. Pointed, pale blush pumps and a sleek, low bun finished off HRH’s look for the service, which was also attended by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Following the event, a large military flypast took off over a large crowd gathered in Pall Mall, with the Royal Family watching on from the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth, Prince William, Prince Harry, Duchess of Cambridge, Duchess of Sussex

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Meghan made her debut appearance on the balcony just last month for Trooping the Color, the Queen’s annual birthday celebration. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would not have stuck around for long with family members, however, with the newlyweds set to fly to Dublin later on Tuesday. The couple is making their first official overseas engagement since tying the knot in May, with their two-day itinerary featuring meetings with politicians, officials, and tour of some of the city’s most iconic landmarks.

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