While eyes were on Kate Middleton’s smashing Alexander McQueen dress at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Flotilla Celebration this afternoon, sister Pippa Middleton took an uncharacteristic backseat dressed in a nautically-inspired Oria Kiley number.
Critics at the Daily Mail tie the demure outfit choice to rumoured demands by the Royal family for Pippa to keep her notoriously flashy style under wraps at Jubilee events. Regardless, Pippa’s dress fit the event, joining Kate’s red Alexander McQueen and her mother’s (Carole Middleton) ivory skirt suit to complete the colours of the British Flag.
Kate may have out shined her this afternoon, but Pippa seems to be doing just fine on her own, even if that means trading in her flashy duds for something a bit more suitable for celebrating the Queen’s 60-year reign.
In other Pippa news, the royal sister reportedly quit her job at party planning company TableTale to pursue her own wedding planning operation. This comes the positive acclaim she received for her role in planning parts of the Royal Wedding.