There is no doubt about it – Kate Middleton is a new fashion icon. She appears in public with nary a hair out of place or a fashion faux pas happening. Of course, it helps that she’s incredibly pretty and very thin, but still – lots of actresses show up to red carpets in less-than-stellar ensembles.
Since returning from the honeymoon, Kate has been spied out in public in the brown Reiss dress (above, left), which she wore to meet President and First Lady Obama on their trip to the United Kingdom.
Kate has also been seen in a sparkly frock (above, middle), a Jenny Packham creation decorated with Swarovski crystals. She donned this dress for the 10th Annual Absolute Return for Kids Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace. Simply smashing.
Finally, for the annual Trooping of the Colour Parade, Kate donned a white double-breasted jacket and black straw and feather hat (above, right). The Trooping of the Colour, which historians believe dates back to the reign of King Charles II in the 1600s, is used each June to celebrate the official birthday of the reigning Monarch, regardless of when the monarch’s actual birthday falls. The birthday tradition began in 1748.
So with the 2011 Trooping of the Colour, Queen Elizabeth II officially celebrates her 85th birthday. But let’s talk about the important thing – which Kate Middleton look do you like best? Vote below.