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

03 June 2012 by

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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