Kate Middleton chose to ditch the tiara as she dazzled in an ivory Alexander McQueen dress during King Charles’ coronation at Westminster Abbey on May 6.

The Princess of Wales wowed in a show-stopping ivory dress complete with a robe. The dress was ivory silk crepe with silver bullion and threadwork embroidery. It featured a rose, thistle, daffodil, and shamrock motifs. However, Kate had a hard time, keeping her exquisite dress and robe from getting wet in the rain as she made her way into the Abbey on Saturday.

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She had to hold it up with her hands and her ankles were visible as she tried her best to keep a smile on her face as she proceeded to the venue of the coronation.

As for her headgear, instead of a tiara, she chose to wear Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen Headpiece with silver bullion, crystal, and silver threadwork. It was a three-dimensional leaf embroidery, a mini version of which adorned Princess Charlotte’s hair.

She beamed as she arrived at the Abbey with Prince William, who also wore a robe and the ceremonial dress of the Welsh Guards along with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

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She also paid homage to her mother-in-law, the late Princess Diana by wearing her South Sea Pearl earrings. The People’s Princess wore the earrings for the first time in November 1990 to the coronation banquet of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.

Bethan Holt, author of “The Queen: 70 Years of Majestic Style” and “The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Modern Royal Style” said, the Princess of Wales has been “stepping up a level. If you look back at their trajectory as a couple, for a very long time they were seen as very relatable, very down-to-earth, and quite casual. I think what we’ve seen a little bit more of in recent months is them looking much more serious.”