Kate Middleton is the lady in red at Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday celebrations at Windsor
Published 16/05/2016 | 07:52
Kate Middleton was the lady in red as she celebrated Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who was not pictured with husband Prince William or brother-in-law Prince Harry was sat next to Britain's longest reigning monarch for the festivities at Windsor Castle.
Princes Harry and William were both pictured at the event wearing the Windsor Uniform, the required dress for male members of the royal family while at Windsor Castle and they were spotted laughing with their cousins Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie.
As usual, all eyes were on Kate, who stole the show in a white Dolce & Gabbana dress and red Zara cape (which has already sold out) and opted for a classic braided chignon bun hairstyle.
It was a star-studded evening with performances by Kylie Minogue, James Blunt, Gary Barlow and Shirley Bassey, who performed Diamonds are Forever and Happy Birthday. Also spotted at the event, which was hosted by Ant and Dec, was Downton Abbey actor Jim Carter and wife Imelda Staunton, Dame Helen Mirren, Beverly Knight and Katherine Jenkins.
Queen Elizabeth arrived in style, wearing an embellished teal patterned coat dress by Angela Kelly and was greeted by her son Prince Charles as she stepped out of her carriage.
He began the evening by paying tribute to the "myriad" contributions by supporters who made the celebrations possible.
"It could not be more fitting that quite a different group which also enjoys The Queen's unfailing interest and support — horses, of myriad breeds and color — will join the 600 sailors, soldiers, airmen and woman who make up this evening's celebration… I can only offer my warmest thanks to all the participants, performers and volunteers taking part in this evening's Celebration.
"And I hope you will join me in wishing my mother, The Queen, the happiest of very special birthdays."
Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Zara Tindall and Lady Louise Mountbatten took part in the parade of horses.