Prince William, Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge and Harry were once again the tight-knit trio as they joined other members of the royal family to entertain, mix and mingle with dignitaries, friends and family at a Diamond Jubilee Reception at Guildhall on June 5, 2012 in London, England.
Still dressed in a pretty beige colored lace sheath by Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul’s, she took a prominent place in welcoming and mingling with the likes of none other than , the Prime Minister of Canada and his wife Laureen.and her $1,200 Jane Taylor pillbox hat which she wore earlier to the
British Prime Ministerwas also attending and chatted with Zara Philips and her mother Princess Anne, the Princess Royal.
The reception list included Miriam González Durántez, David Linley and wife Serena Linley, Dr, the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Sentamu, Autumns and Peter Philips, Zara Philips (what a hat!) and husband , Prince Edward with wife Sophie, the Countess of Wessex (who also wore a Jane Taylor hat) and daughter , Ffion Hague, the Duchess of Gloucester, former British Prime Minister , Deputy Prime Minister , the President of Sri Lanka and his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa.
After the Diamond Jubilee Reception at Guildhall, Kate, William and Harry headed off to the City of London Livery companies lunch, which was held for around 700 guests from many trades and professions.
Kate sat at the Master Glovers and Pattenmakers table, an organization founded in the 17th century as a trade association for the makers of pattens or under-shoes of wood and metal which were strapped beneath shoes to raise the wearer out of the mud on the streets.
Prince William found himself at the Engineers and Arbitrators table, while brother Harry was seated at the Fruiterers and Gardeners table.
Milliner Jane Taylor was delighted to have created hats for both Duchess Kate and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and commented that both ladies looked stunning today.
Taylor added that they both have a “unique yet timeless sense of style and wear hats so well” and that it was a “dream to have two members of they royal family wearing my pieces to such an important event.”
Take a look at the slide show of the Diamond Jubilee Reception at Guildhall…