On Tuesday morning, the 35-year-old Duchess of Cambridge joined husband Prince William, Prince Edward and Countess Sophie on a carriage ride as part of a parade for the Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire. Upon their arrival, the foursome met up with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Peter Phillips, Autumn Phillips, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lord Robert Fellowes, among other notable guests.
Middleton wore a modified version of Alexander McQueen’s white lace mini dress, which originally retailed for $3,685. Made in Italy, it “includes a round neck, three-quarter length sleeves, a concealed rear zip fastening and a flared skirt,” according to online retailer Farfetch.
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Burton added, “I was honored to pick up the challenge and always will be.”
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At the start of the event, the Queen led tens of thousands of attendees in observing a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and London and Manchester terror attacks. Speaking to the press earlier that morning, Johnny Weatherby, chairman of Ascot Racecourse, said, “We’ve all been deeply saddened by recent tragic events around the country. At the beginning of this important week for racing, we at Ascot Racecourse wish to pay our respects to the victims and offer support to the families who have been so terribly affected.”