Duchess Kate glowing with pride at Thistle Service in Edinburgh

Pretty as a primrose: Duchess Kate looked summery in a yellow coat dress
Pretty as a primrose: Duchess Kate looked summery in a yellow coat dress©Tim Rooke/Rex Features

The Duchess of Cambridge was bubbling over with pride as she arrived in Edinburgh today to watch her husband installed as a Knight of the Thistle.

Looking stunning as ever, Kate – or Catherine as she is now officially known – chose a pale primrose yellow coat dress by Emilia Wickstead for the Thistle Service at St Giles’s Cathedral, which she attended alongside the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Anne.

The Duchess - who is known as the Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland -  teamed up the coat dress with black suede heels and a mushroom-coloured Whiteley hat, which she was spotted wearing to a friend’s wedding last month.

Today is an extremely big day for Kate’s husband Prince William (the Earl of Strathearn).

The Order of the Thistle is the highest honour available in Scotland and is made up of 16 Knights as well as Royal members, including the Sovereign of the Order, The Queen, HRH the Princess Royal, HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.

Today’s service was a chance for Kate and William to return to a country that’s very dear to them – after all, it’s where the couple met and fell in love, as students at St Andrews University.

Since then the couple have made various trips back up north and are believed to have also spent time with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh during their annual trip to Balmoral last summer.

The Royal Family have been in Scotland all week as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour, with stops in Glasgow, Clydebank and Greenock as well as Edinburgh., Tomorrow the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will travel to Perth for the final day of the week-long visit.

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