LONDON — Kate Middleton’s mother Carole Middleton will wear Catherine Walker to today’s wedding. Clarence House said that Carole Middleton will wear a sky blue wool crepe coatdress with matching satin piping, over a sky blue silk shantung day dress with short pleated sleeves and pleated pockets.
She’ll pair the outfit with a hat by Jane Corbett, a Berkshire, England-based milliner. The firm had been tipped as one of those to design Kate Middleton’s wedding dress and the fact the company is instead dressing the Mother of the Bride further narrows the field as reports continue to swirl that Kate Middleton might wear a vintage Alexander McQueen dress even though McQueen’s designer Sarah Burton has repeatedly denied she has any involvement in the wedding dress.
Samantha Cameron arrived at Westminster Abbey wearing a ruched turquoise dress by Burberry London, with a headpiece by Erickson Beamon for Erdem and a necklace by Erickson Beamon. She also wore blush-colored shoes by Aldo.
Meanwhile, Victoria Beckham wore a navy draped knee-length dress from her own fall 2011 collection, while Kitty Spencer also wore a Victoria Beckham design, from the designer’s spring 2010 collection.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, is in a champagne silk dress and a duck egg blue and champagne coat, hand embroidered., both by Anna Valentine. She has a Treacy hat and Jimmy Choo shoes.
The Queen is wearing an Angela Kelly dress, coat and hat in yellow, which was what punters bet as the most likely color she would don. She also is wearing Queen Mary’s lovers knot brooch.