Kate Middleton Gussied Up in Pink for the Queen’s Birthday Parade

Queen Elizabeth II's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour

Last Thursday may have been Kate’s final “solo” pregnant appearance, but she still attended the queen’s birthday festivities on Saturday. While Kimye was bringing their baby daughter into the world, Kate watched Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade in a pink coatdress, pearl earrings, and a matching hat bedecked with bows. It was no “dalmatian” print, but still a good showing.


The balcony at Buckingham Palace was much more colorful than usual, as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie were there to lend some extra pizzazz.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie of York, Prince Andrew, Duke of York and Princess Beatrice of York stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony on June 15, 2013 in London, England. Today's ceremony which marks the Queen's official birthday will not be attended by Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh as he recuperates from abdominal surgery. This will also be The Duchess of Cambridge's last public engagement before her baby is due to be born next month. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

One of these things is not like the other.

Are Beatrice and Eugenie’s matching powder blue outfits meant to balance out the suggestive light pink of Kate’s dress? Perhaps — Kate has worn both colors a lot throughout her pregnancy, so if she’s sending subtle hints about her baby’s gender, there’s no consistency. But admit it — you want to be surprised.

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