03 June 2012 by

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant LIVE: See The Royal Family's Flotilla Fashion

And it's all over with a big bang of sparkly fireworks! Did you have fun? Wasn't it spectacular? If a little damp. All this singing, merriment and cupcakes + Pimm's has made Grazia Daily rather hysterical so let's hop over here and inspect the flotilla fashion before we get too tiddled.

5:24 Oh dear. Three and a half hours later, Queenie doesn't look so jubilant...

5:10 Did you see Grazia's style director Paula Reed giving her fashion verdict on the BBC? Didn't she look fab in Roland Mouret? (NOT trying to upstage K-Middy, mind). In fact, 'Kate Middleton has taken a leaf out of the Queen's book by realising that a bit of slim-line tailoring keeps you looking sharp and cool in a situation like this,' she says.

4:32 When they said the royal party are boarding the HMS President, we thought it meant Queenie et al could finally put their feet up, get warm with a pot of tea and watch the reminder of the pageant from inside a cosy area with a roof. But no, they still have to stand in the cold. Poor lambs.

4:24 And they're through! Hurrah!

4:21 Dun, dun, DUN! Tower Bridge is rising!

Princess Eugenie

3:56 Eugenie takes a snap of the scene on her Blackberry. One for Facebook, perhaps?

3:44 According to Richard Palmer, Princess Eugenie is wearing a coral Roland Mouret dress, LK Bennett shoes and Anya Hindmarch bag while that black and coral hat is by Stephen Jones.

3:40 Did you hear the royal barge has been created by an actual film set designer?!

3:29 Kate: 'Quick game of  rock-paper-scissors, boys?'

3:24 'Is that Carole? On a speedboat?!'

3:21 Kate knows how to keep the in-laws happy with her witty banter. What a pro!

3:14 Hello Middletons! Carole, Michael, Pippa and James are racing to catch up with the royal barge (their boat's not *quite* so fancy, is it?). P-Middy's dress is rather reminding us of this Whistles number, dontcha think? Answers on a postcard please.

3:11 Ahoy there!

3:10 Prince William in uniform = swoon.

3:02 Oh yes, let's not forget Camilla. The Duchess of Cornwall has also returned to her favourite frock-maker Anna Valentine for a cream dress coat and coordinating hat by Philip Treacy - a combo she wore for both her own wedding and William and Kate's nupitals.

3:00 Karl Lagerfeld is commenting on the event for France 2 and has tweeted his approval of the Queen’s outfit, saying: 'For her role, for who she is, it is hard to imagine a different outfit that the Queen could have sported better'. Praise indeed from Unkle Karl!

2:57 Of course, her Majesty's Liverpudlian aide and close confidant Angela Kelly has dressed the monarch for years so it's no surprise to see her turning to the tried-and-tested designer for such a historic occasion. Who could forget the primrose yellow number Queenie wore for the Royal Wedding, par exemple?

2:48 Clarence House has confirmed the Queen is wearing an ivory boucle dress by Angela Kelly embroidered with gold, silver and ivory spots PLUS embellished with Swarovski crystals to reflect the River Thames. And off she twinkles.

2:38 Ooh, to have a throne seat on that royal boat which, appaz, is covered in a whooping 10,000 freshly-cut flowers. Impressive.

2:36 Our pals at Kate Middleton Style have geniously discovered that the McQueen dress Kate is wearing today has previously been sported by *ahem* Tulisa Contostavlos and Kim Kardashian. But Kate has made the frock her own thanks to the demure sleeves and a modest knee-skimming hemline. Phewf.

Kate Middleton In Alexander McQueen and Sylvia Fletcher Hat By James Lock - The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Has Begun!

2:25 We've had confirmation the Duchess's scarlet frock is indeed by Alexander McQueen. How fab to see Kate remaining loyal to Sarah Burton, the designer of her glorious wedding dress. Well, if it ain't broke...

2:20 Speaking of head gear, check out K-Middy's splendid hat. We've been informed this red number is by Sylvia Fletcher at James Lock & Co.

Kate Middleton In Red! The Queen in White! The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Has Begun!

2:15 We are LOVING the head gear, ma'am.

Kate Middleton In Red! The Queen in White! The Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Has Begun!

2:13 And here's the lady of the hour! Doesn't the Queen look resplendent? Of course, she's armed with that trusty Launer bag. Look out for THE signal, folks.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant: LIVE! Kate middleton red

2:05 Kate Middleton is here! Kate Middleton is here! And she's looking suitably patriotic in a red long-sleeved ensemble with a pleated knee-length skirt and fabulous hat to match. It's rather like that Emilia Wickstead dress, dontcha think? But in red, obvs.

1:50 It'll take three hours for the Pageant to cover the 6-mile stretch before reaching Tower Bridge, which gives us ample time to coo over the outfits on display. Will Queenie opt for her favourite pastel two-piece? Will Kate Middleton wear a red, white and blue coat dress? Will Carole Middleton rock up on a speedboat? Stay tuned as we bring you all the deets from this royal river tribute LIVE…

1:45 The Diamond Jubilee Pageant is about to begin! We've seen the oodles of boats taking their positions – there's no less than ONE THOUSAND vessels in the flotilla! Gazillions of patriotic (and patient) fans are lining the Thames. There are Union Jacks EVERYWHERE. It's going to be a right royal spectacle!

1:30 We're surrounded by bunting, the cucumber sandwiches are at the ready and another pitcher of Pimm's is on its way (hic). Yes, Grazia Daily is well and truly in the Jubilee spirit! It may be a little drizzly but we have our Union Jack umbrellas at hand and the weather won't dampen our merry mood - oh no. Quite frankly, how could we be anything BUT excited when we have this magnificent cupcake selection to keep us going courtesy of catering company Table Talk? YUM-EE.


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Claire Bicknell (Sun Jun 03 14:18:47 BST 2012): Any ideas yet which designer Kate is wearing?
Sandra B. Lpz de Sosoaga (Sun Jun 03 14:41:43 BST 2012): McQueen
Elizabeth Wilson (Sun Jun 03 16:15:38 BST 2012): kate looks stunning yet again she is a breath off fresh air to the royal family.
(Sun Jun 03 16:54:23 BST 2012): McQueen with LK Bennett Sledge shoes.
Erin Waldie (Sun Jun 03 17:17:50 BST 2012): Burton&Mcqueen:) <3
Nancy Warren (Sun Jun 03 17:57:51 BST 2012): When does she stop being Kate Middleton?
Nancy Warren (Sun Jun 03 17:59:43 BST 2012): I mean, the girl has been married to this man for over a year? When does she stop being single?
(Sun Jun 03 18:25:01 BST 2012): All the women must have been absolutely freezing! The BBC commentator, Huw Edwards (?) said at the end how impressive it was that the Queen stood up all the time. I imagine she'd have frozen to death if she'd been sitting all that time, and that's why she stood up! I think Catherine looked fantastic in bright red and the dress definitely looks better on her than the others shown wearing the same dress. I loved her tartan scarf too.
Vishal Patel (Sun Jun 03 19:52:30 BST 2012): I like this.
Alice NK Samuel (Sun Jun 03 19:53:34 BST 2012): love kate and william I attended their wedding and I truly adore the couple.today was the queen jubilee wow its excting seeing the 100 boats. God bless the our Queen though I have no television to continue with follow up. feel sad!
Audrey Khew (Sun Jun 03 21:48:44 BST 2012): Pippa is wearing Orla Kiely SS12
(Sun Jun 03 23:36:04 BST 2012): The fashion sense of Kate was stupid to say the least. For the occasion, wearing a skimpy thin dress with no coat and having to stand freezing on a boat in a cool wind with rain for 4 hours, I feel she was given bad advice on this occasion. She must try to wear clothes suitable for the occasion instead of trying to make a fashion statement.
Diana Ndiho Gabulaya Onyango (Tue Jun 19 21:45:17 BST 2012): Me an Daniel LOL about lack of TV you could have come and watched with us you know!
Alice NK Samuel (Tue Jun 19 22:28:27 BST 2012): wanted to be near the mikolo, thought about it but knew you were planning ur holiday! however i bought all the news papers and magazine