Happy Monday! Shall we discuss Things People Wore To Church (And Also to the Canadian Embassy)? Today is Commonwealth Day, which is a day…for the Commonwealth. (Do those of you in the Commonwealth get the day off, or is it Not That Important a Holiday, Really? I’m always interested in the logistics of the holidays of other lands. Do not get me started on the 600 times I read my childhood book about the way the Netherlands celebrate Christmas.)
ANYWAY! People wore coats and hats and heels and we have much to chat about:
For Meghan: The first look is a bespoke Erdem based on this recent runway look (I think only the inside dress is bespoke, the coat looks like the runway coat, which was certainly sufficiently voluminous); the second is this Victoria Beckham dress (which I originally called “Vaguely Carey Mulligan“), with a Beckham coat AND Beckham shoes, and a pillbox hat. (I’m pleased to see Meghan branching out her hat wardrobe although I’m not sure I love this one.) Excuse me while I write Posh Spice a thank you note for (a) pattern, and (b) not putting Megs in a neutral shoe here. Why she changed from head to toe, I am not sure, but someone on Twitter noted that with Meghan in white, Kate in red, and Camilla in blue, they’re the colors of the British flag, and if that were the plan, I can see why Meghan wouldn’t have worn the white all day, because they were meeting with the schoolkids earlier, and who knows if she’d get spilled upon. (I am actually not totally sure Camz is wearing blue; we shall discuss.) (Meghan also had to go home and put on pantyhose, which is obviously the REAL sacrifice she’s made in Marrying Harry.)
For Kate: You’ve seen this one before, albeit with different accessories, one of which was a very SQUASHY GEORGE OMG they grow up so fast. (Also I still want that baby sweater for my own self.)
For the boys: Harry sported a silver lamé doublet paired with an environmentally sustainable tank top made of recycled coffee filters and his trusty shower slides; Wills wore a hot pink pleather HazMat suit.
You’ll see this in the pics, too, but ’twas windy!
Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrive at Westminster Abbey ahead of #CommonwealthDay service https://t.co/1W9DTG0oK1 pic.twitter.com/Vt4o9DK3sW
— BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) March 11, 2019
Oh my god, Harry:
Harry sings a few lines from the famous Sound of Music song ‘So Long, Farewell’ to a staircase lined with young Canadians as the couple depart Canada House pic.twitter.com/Z98pKeKiLG
— Lizzie Robinson (@LizzieITV) March 11, 2019
The Sound of Music is, as ever, the way to my heart.