Is Kate Middleton Overshadowing The Queen During Her Jubilee?

She wore a muted dress to the Jubilee festivities today, following criticism of the bright red dress she wore for the Jubilee boat appearance over the weekend. Is she trying to be more demure?

William and Kate leaving services at St. Paul's Cathedral today.

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, arrived to today's Jubilee festivities wearing a simple off-white lace dress. Was this an exhibition of sartorial humility in the wake of what some argued was the Duchess of Cambridge's first dressgate? On Saturday she wore a bright red Alexander McQueen dress and festive matching fascinator (not the biggest she's worn, but lopsided and hat-y enough to give pause) to the Thames River Pageant, which the Daily Mail's Amanda Platell argued overshadowed Queen Elizabeth II:

While the rest of the royal party sensibly opted for a muted palette, determined not to outshine the woman at the centre of it all, the Duchess of Cambridge opted for a scarlet dress so bold and bright it just screamed: ‘Look at me!’

Kate and William on the royal barge on Saturday.

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Kate v. Queen, on the royal barge.

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