Royal Ascot 2023: What did the Princess of Wales wear?

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The Princess of Wales joined her husband Prince William on the final day of Royal Ascot 2023

The Princess of Wales opted for one of her favourite colours, red, for the final day of Royal Ascot 2023. She chose a scarlet Alexander McQueen dress which she teamed with a Philip Treacy hat in a matching shade.

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiled and waved to the crowds as she arrived in the carriage procession alongside her husband, Prince William. Princess Beatrice and her husband, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi were in the second carriage in the royal procession.

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Although Catherine, Princess of Wales, is a fan of red, this is the first time she has chosen the colour for Royal Ascot.

Last year, the Princes of Wales wore a fabulously stylish black and white polka dress by Alessandra Rich to Royal Ascot, she teamed it with a hat by Sally-Ann Provan. I personally thought it was nothing short of a fashion triumph. 

Vogue said that the “look calls to mind both the Cecil Beaton-designed costumes in 1964’s My Fair Lady and Julia Roberts’s turn at the races in 1990’s Pretty Women.” (I am obsessed with both films, so it is no wonder I am a fan of the dress!). It was thought that Catherine, Princess of Wales was inspired by her late mother in law, Princess Diana’s monochrome Royal Ascot look in 1988.

Another of my favourite Ascot looks that Catherine, Princess of Wales, has worn is the powder blue Elie Saab dress she wore to Royal Ascot 2019. If you think this looks familiar, you would be right! The Princess of Wales recently recycled the dress for the Buckingham Palace Garden Party last month.

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In 2016, the Princess of Wales made her Royal Ascot debut in a white lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana and the following year wore a very similar looking dress, however this time, it was by Alexander McQueen. 

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