The Duchess of Cambridge, who is seven months pregnant, attended the highly-anticipated Buckingham Palace event alongside her father-in-law Prince Charles, his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Philip.
|The Queen at her annual garden party.|
The royal party were welcomed into the garden at 4pm to the rousing sound of the national anthem played by one of the two military bands providing the soundtrack for the event.
Around 8,000 guests from all walks of life were invited, including Olympians, Paralympians and officials from London 2012. Guests. Their names are put forward by the government, the armed forces, charities and societies.
|Kate greeting guests at the annual garden party.|
Two bands play alternately throughout the festivity. Attendees are privileged to be able to explore the gardens which are not normally open to the general public.
With her glossy brunette locks in a semi updo, the 31-year-old accessorised the summery outfit with a sophisticated cream hat and carried a nude patent clutch bag and wore matching heels. The famously thrifty dresser wore the same Jane Corbett hat at the Royal Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle in June 2012.