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19/05/2018 13:29 BST | Updated 19/05/2018 17:57 BST

Royal Wedding Guests: Duchess Of Cambridge Leads The Yellow Trend In McQueen

But Serena Williams won the hair game.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Duchess of Cornwall set the colour palette for guests’ outfits at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

Details of the royal family’s outfits were kept secret ahead of the big day, but the memo about yellow and pink must have got out, because they were the trending colours of the day.

Kate wore a primrose yellow wool silk tailored coat by Alexander McQueen, the designer she wore for her own wedding in 2011, with a hat by Philip Treacy (you’ll see his name cropping up a lot) and shoes by Jimmy Choo. 

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Both the Duchess of Cambridge and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall chose outfits by the designers who made their wedding dresses.

Kate’s outfit is a far cry from the dark gothic romance that McQueen was once known for, instead showcasing the softness and joy for tradition Sarah Burton brought to the label. 

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We feel your pain George.

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, also chose to revisit the designer who made her wedding dress – her asymmetrical coat dress in ice pink silk marocain (a ribbed crêpe fabric) was by designer Anna Valentine, who created the outfit Camilla wore when she married Prince Charles in 2005.

She topped her look off with, you guessed it, a feathered Philip Treacy hat.

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Markle's mother Doria Ragland wore pistachio green Oscar de la Renta. 

 

Scroll down to see more of the best wedding guests outfits:

  • Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
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    Serena Williams took the crown as the best dressed lady in pink, with her ruched Versace midi dress and Bulgari necklace, and her absolutely breathtaking hair, which reached down to her knees.
  • Amal Clooney and George Clooney
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    Amal Clooney is a literal ray of sunshine, colour blocking (like the Queen) in a matching yellow dress by Stella McCartney and hat. We love how rather than going for a full on yellow tie, George has gone for a striped option.
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    Doria Ragland's pistachio green floral Oscar de la Renta dress and jacket combo was a cut above the usual mother-of-the-bride fare, thanks to the impeccable  tailoring and her Stephen Jones' hat.

    She finished off the look with some well-chosen jewellery including a diamond nose stud, as well as a necklace and earrings by Birks - a label that was founded four centuries ago in Sheffield, England, but really rose in popularity and prominence in 1879 when Henry Birks opened a jewellery boutique in Canada.
  • David Beckham and Victoria Beckham
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    The Beckhams chose more subdued colours, with Victoria in a navy dress from her own label, which is similar to the one she wore for Kate and William’s wedding in 2011.

    David's shades stole the show though.
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    Seriously those sunglasses deserve a moment of their own.
  • Charlotte Riley and Tom Hardy
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    Tom Hardy’s shaved head is a dramatic look for a wedding and is certainly one way to stand out in a sea of suits. He went for the dramatic cut for a role - he’s playing Al Capone. While his wife, 'Peaky Blinders' actor, Charlotte Riley, is in one of our favourite guest looks of the day, a floral dress and hat (thought to be Philip Treacy) with blooms peaking out from under the rim.
  • Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre
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    Idris Elba and his fiancé Sabrina Dhowre fittingly chose a red white and blue palette (with a flash of green). Her outfit, including the shoes, is by Gucci.
  • Gabriel Macht and his wife Jacinda Barrett
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    Another couple who went for the red (well, maroon), white and blue theme were Markle's 'Suits' co-star Gabriel Macht and Jacinda Barrett.
  • Oprah Winfrey
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    Oprah was among the first guests to arrive, wearing a pink midi dress with a scalloped neckline and tiered skirt - but the real talking point was her prominent hat and the fact she didn’t take her sunglasses off inside the chapel.
  • Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
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    Erdem had long been a forerunner in the predictions for Markle's wedding dress designer, but while she didn't go for one of his delicate designs, Carey Mulligan did.
  • Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews
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    Pippa Middleton’s floral dress may have seemed like a classic choice, but royal wedding watchers noticed an unfortunate style twin: a can of Arizona Iced Tea.

    Her hat is thought to be designed by Jess Collett, who has also designed for Sarah 'Fergie' Ferguson.
  • Gina Torres
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    We love the bold colour and sheer panelling on 'Suits' actor Gina Torres' Costarellos dress.
  • James Haskell and Chloe Madeley
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    Sarah Allard, editor at hitched.co.uk told us she was surprised to see Chloe Madeley flouted royal wedding dress etiquette, with bare shoulders. She explained: "While royal wedding guest dressing has become relatively more relaxed in recent years, there are still some strict rules that guests are expected to adhere to. For women, dresses should be knee-length and while Chloe’s dress follows this rule, her decision to keep her shoulders bare with a low, almost plunging neckline might not be the most respectful outfit for a royal and religious venue with the head of state in attendance – something which could raise a few eyebrows within the chapel."
  • Abigail Spencer (L) and Priyanka Chopra
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    'Suits' actor Abigail Spencer chose a beautiful retro polkadot design while Markle's close friend Priyanka Chopra had a Vivienne Westwood two-piece custom made for the wedding. She revealed that she was still having alterations made to her outfit at midnight on the night before the wedding.
  • Joss Stone
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    Joss Stone's curly lob is a look we plan to recreate at summer weddings this year.
  • Lady Kitty Spencer
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    Princess Diana's niece chose a forest green Dolce & Gabbana dress. We love the way it looks as though the flowers were painted on to it.

    Her headpiece is (of course) a Philip Treacy.
  • James Blunt and and Sofia Wellesley
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    We enjoyed how Sofia Wellesley's dress resembles cross-stitch.
  • The Queen
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    Colour blocking like a boss, as per.