Kate Middleton joined other members of the royal family Monday night at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee party and meet and greet with the media.
Queen Elizabeth II wore a green dress in the same hue as Kate Middleton for the event, which was to serve as the Diamond Jubilee anniversary of the Queen's ascension to the throne. The royal family, including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke of Edinburgh, met with 350 members of the British media including editors, bloggers, foreign media, regional press and photographers, according to the Daily Mail.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a jewel-toned green Mulberry silk pleated shirt dress with a Peter Pan collar. The Bright Cabbage Peace&Love dress with jacquard print costs about $2,200 at Mulberry. According to the Huffington Post, Middleton also wore a charm bracelet which she received as a wedding gift from Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
Prince William also attended the event, just days after he helped rescue two sailors whose cargo ship sunk in the Irish Sea on Sunday. William, a search and rescue helicopter pilot, and other members of the RAF helicopter crew saved two Russians from the shipwreck.
The East Gallery of the Palace was renamed the Tweet Suite for the event with displays about the Queen's Golden and Silver Jubilees and Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. According to the Daily Mail, this year's event marked the first time the country's bloggers were invited.
A similar reception event was held in 2002 when the Queen celebrated her Golden Jubilee, the Mirror reported.
Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee next year, marking the 60th year of her reign.