According to the BBC, Kate Middleton stood in for Queen Elizabeth at the second formal garden party in the gardens of Buckingham Palace on May 18.
The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by 8,000 guests for the reception, which included several charity officials, Prince Edward with wife Sophie Wessex, and Queen’s cousin Princess Alexandra, according to sources.
Following the announcement that the 96-year-old monarch will only be participating at select royal events due to her worsening mobility concerns, Kate stood in for the Queen at the party.
Kate was seen in an all-pink ensemble as she visited with representatives from several organisations, including Caro Howell, director of the Foundling Museum, who described the meeting as a “amazing honour.”
“The talks were still present in her thoughts,” Howell added, “and it just tells you how much she actually cares.” Kate is extraordinary.”
The Duchess of Cambridge also visited with two members of the Act Up! Newham theatre troupe, complimenting them on their appearance.
The public was allowed to attend for the first occasion in three years; earlier, attendance had been restricted owing of the COVID-19 pandemic.