Carole Middleton’s poignant nod to Princess Diana at Kate’s wedding after outfit change

Kate Middleton celebrated her 11th wedding anniversary yesterday and fans remembered her wedding dress. They were also reminded of Pippa Middleton’s ‘iconic’ bridesmaid dress which caused a ‘global sensation’ at the time. But what was the mother of the bride wearing?

Carole Middleton wore a sky blue Catherine Walker coat dress for her daughter’s nuptials to Prince William.

This designer was known to be adored by the late Princess Diana.

Carole arrived at Westminster Abbey wearing a pearl blue wool crepe coat dress with matching satin piping and braiding at the waist and cuffs.

She wore this over a sky blue silk shantung day dress.

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Carole also wore a hat by Berkshire-based milliner Jane Corbett.

It may have been a nod to her home county where she lives with her husband Michael.

She was accompanied down the aisle by her son, James.

Catherine Walker is responsible for many of Princess Diana’s iconic looks.


She also reportedly refused to wear her £400 hat by milliner Jess Collett a few weeks before the wedding.

Carole has accused Ms Cierach, the London seamstress best known for making Sarah Ferguson’s wedding dress, of being ‘unaccommodating’ and dramatically pulled out of her business weeks before the wedding.

A fashion source said Ms Cierach was ‘completely bewildered after all the hard work she had put into creating the outfit’.

The designer was commissioned shortly after the announcement of the royal engagement and asked to produce an elegant couture creation that would make Carole stand out from the crowd.

Meanwhile, Kate’s sister Pippa wore a long ivory V-neck dress and looked elegant as she entered the abbey holding hands with the young flower girls.

With her hair tied back, she looked stunning as she walked the red carpet inside the Abbey.

All eyes were on Kate, however, when she arrived at the Abbey with her father Michael wearing a pretty ivory lace dress by Alexander McQueen’s Sarah Burton complete with veil and tiara.

With her hair down, Kate epitomized vintage style in the dress, which had a long train, and carried a bouquet of lily of the valley.

Making sure her sister’s train didn’t get too dirty, Pippa held Kate up the Abbey stairs for the ceremony itself.

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