12 May 2016

The Duchess of Cornwall at a Buckingham Palace Garden Party for Barnardo's

I am here for any and all appearances of my favorite pearl choker from The Duchess of Cornwall's collection, so let's talk about today's garden party.

The Duchess of Cornwall, President, hosted a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace to mark the 150th year of the Barnardo's charity, supporting vulnerable children and young people.
The Queen gave special permission in her birthday year for a few additional garden parties to be held, and this is one of them. By the way, in the photo above she's walking with designer Bruce Oldfield, who is the Vice President of Barnardo's. He's also the designer of this repeated pink suit, which is great because it brings out appearances of a) this necklace that I love, and b) one of her more fabulous Philip Treacy hats.

"C" Charm Necklace Underneath
Barnardo's Pin

Photos: The Royal Family
The Queen wasn't present for the garden party, but she was well supported by Princess Alexandra of Kent (wearing a pearl choker of her own) and The Duchess of Gloucester (skillfully using some ruby clips to tie the color of her hat into the rest of her outfit). 

(Oh, and The Queen herself? She was in casual mode at the Windsor Horse Show today. The show usually brings a few such sightings, so we'll round 'em up later on. Sunday will be the big birthday show, for which she and The Duke of Edinburgh will be accompanied by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry.)