Kate Middleton dazzles in pink Alexander McQueen for queen's garden party

Kate Middleton has had a busy week (and it's only Tuesday!) and her most recent outing on Tuesday afternoon proves the mother-of-three knows how to work spring fashion. 

Just one day after the royal's debut at the Chelsea Flower show, Kate joined her husband Prince William to make a surprise appearance at the queen's garden party at Buckingham Palace.

18 PHOTOS
Kate Middleton and Prince William at the garden party
See Gallery
Kate Middleton and Prince William at the garden party
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Stansall - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge greet guests at the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 21: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (2R) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (2L) meet guests at a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) meet guests at a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (C) and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) meet guests at a garden party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (CL) and Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (CR) meet guests at a garden party in teh grounds of Buckingham Palace in central London on May 21, 2019. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / various sources / AFP) (Photo credit should read BEN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attending the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in London.
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Queen Elizabeth frequently hosts these daytime soirees on the palace lawn during the summer months, bringing together nearly 8,000 people from the community with music and tea.

For the occasion, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a light pink coatdress by beloved designer Alexander McQueen, which she paired with a matching fascinator, suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi and Loeffler Randall clutch. Meanwhile, Prince William looked dapper as ever, abiding to the strict dress code that mandates men must wear a morning dress or lounge suit. 

19 PHOTOS
Kate Middleton stuns at Chelsea Flower Show
See Gallery
Kate Middleton stuns at Chelsea Flower Show
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge looks at a display during her visit to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Queen Elizabeth II is shwon around 'Back to Nature' by Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 press day at Chelsea Flower Show on May 20, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London.
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

The duchess' most recent garden party appearance was in 2017 -- she likely skipped last year's gettogether because of Prince Louis' birth.

The parents of three's arrival on Tuesday comes after the royals debuted new photos of the family, including a now walking (!) Prince Louis. The adorable family snapshots detail George, Charlotte and Louis exploring Duchess Kate's garden at the show.

Scroll through below to see the sweet shots! 

5 PHOTOS
New photos of the Cambridge family shared
See Gallery
New photos of the Cambridge family shared
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den. The Duchess told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
👀 We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Speaking ahead of @The_RHS garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.” Some features of the #ChelseaFlowerShow garden include: 1. A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations. 2. The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. 3/4. The garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.
90% of our adult brains are developed before the age of 5 and what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops. That’s why I think it’s so important, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really young age. I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden is a natural, creative place for them to play. I really hope that this woodland that we have created, in a huge collaboration here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together. #ChelseaFlowerShow
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

Read Full Story