From Penny Mordaunt to Katy Perry: All of the best (and worst) looks at the King’s coronation
A mix of royals, world leaders and celebrities have flocked to Westminster Abbey today for the coronation of King Charles III.
Some have served up chic, well-thought-out looks that clearly took a lot of planning and even the involvement of a stylist. Others, however, could have benefitted from the latter.
Ranked from best to worst, here are the most eye-catching looks of the day.
“I Kissed A Girl” singer Katy Perry arrived at Westminster Abbey in a bubblegum pink tailored dress, complete with a corset-style waistcoat. She also wore a large matching fascinator and pearl Vivienne Westwood choker with a golden orb, paying tribute to the late designer who died last year.
Perry will be performing at the official coronation concert on Sunday (7 May) and has been invited to stay the night at Windsor Castle following the service.
President Joe Biden has dispatched his wife to represent the United States at the coronation, and Jill arrived in a sleek blue midi skirt and matching jacket, with a bow in her hair. The look was completed with a pair of nude stilettos and a coordinated clutch bag.
The Saving Mr Banks actor Emma Thompson also stunned in a red floral floor-length overcoat with a black midi dress. She posed for the camera holding up a peace sign and joking with fellow guests.
Penny Mordaunt, Conservative MP for Portsmouth North dazzled in a leaf-printed deep teal dress and cape. She wore a matching hat. The outfit, however, lacked chicness from the waist down – the ballet flats with diamante bows ruined the outfit. The look would have been elevated with a pair of teal stilettos instead.
Update: as the day unfolded, it appears that Mordaunt has changed her shoes into a pair of nude heels. It seems to be a comfort decision, rather than a fashion choice, after all.
Princess Charlotte of Wales
Princess Charlotte wore a sweet matching outfit to her mother, the Princess of Wales, including an identical crystal headpiece made by the milliner Jess Collett. She also wore an Alexander McQueen dress – with a cape – in ivory silk crepe.
Jill Biden’s first granddaughter, 23-year-old Finnegan, arrived in a long yellow dress with a matching cape. Together, the pair paid a subtle tribute to the people of Ukraine as they wore the colours of the Ukrainian flag.
Finnegan and the First Lady have been seated right next to the Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska, and the group has been seen chatting and laughing together.