The Cambridges’ Join the Queen for Morning Church Services at Balmoral

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William and Kate joined the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor at a Sunday church service during their stay at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. They were spotted leaving the service at Crathie Kirk Church.

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Crathie Kirk is located near Balmoral castle in Aberdeenshire, where the Queen currently resides during her annual summer holiday.

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Kate wore a gray, bespoke Catherine Walker coat-dress with navy blue piping on the collar and covered buttons, a matching navy blue felt hat by Lock & Co (last seen at the service honoring the 75th anniversary of the RAF Cadets in February of this year), and finished off her look with a pair of the Queen’s glittering Bahrain Pearl and Diamond Drop earrings.

Additional Details on the Queen’s Bahrain Pearl and Diamond Drop earrings

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Two pearls given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947 by the Sheikh of Bahrain Sheikh Salman ibn Hamad Al Khalifa were used to make these gorgeous earrings. The pearls were part of a gift of seven large pearls inside a pearl shell.

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According to Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault, “The earrings each contain one large round diamond and four smaller ones, three baguette diamonds, and a Bahrain pearl dangling below.”

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The Queen, wore the earrings several times when she was young. Before loaning them to the Duchess of Cambridge, they were loaned to Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Kate & Meghan Have a Girls Day Out at Wimbledon

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Yesterday, Meghan joined Kate in the royal box for a girls’ day out to watch Serena Williams play Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon.

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This was the first solo outing for the new sister-in-law’s.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a white and black bespoke polka dot dress by Jenny Packham. The black polka dots, when viewed close up, had a pattern which resembled tennis balls, so cute!

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The midi-length frock features short sleeves and ruching detail on the hip and shoulder.

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She accessorized her outfit with a new ‘Pink Medium Miss Sicily’ Bag in rose pink ($1695) by Dolce and Gabbana, her trusty Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps in praline (£510), and her pretty Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings in gold ($152) by In2Design. Her was styled in her signature bouncy blowout.

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Additional Details on Kate’s Dolce and Gabbana Miss Sicily Bag

Structured grained ‘dauphine’ calfskin top handle bag in ‘rose pink.’
Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap
Magnetic lobster clasp fastening
Fabric lining, internal zipped and slot pockets, hand-held mirror
Protective feet
Calf leather
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Additional Details on Kate’s Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings by In2Design

Baroque pearl earrings with a gold fill wire. Drop length approximately 1 1/4

Now for a quick look at what Meghan wore…

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Meghan dressed for the occasion in a Ralph Lauren Apparel Collection blue and white
Striped Cotton Shirt ($590) and a Ralph Lauren Apparel Collection ‘Charmain Silk Wide-Leg Pant’ ($1,690), while accessorizing the look with an Altuzarra ‘Ghianda’ top handle mini bag in navy, her her Sarah Flint ‘Perfect Pump 100’ heels ($355), her Illesteva ‘Leonard’ Round Frame sunglasses, in matte black acetate ($177) and her Maison Michel ivory straw ‘Virginie’ hat ($900 currently on sale for $540). She also rocked her signature messy bun.

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Kate Joins William, Harry & Meghan for the RAF Centenary at Westminster Abbey

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On Tuesday, Kate made a surprise appearance and joined the Queen, William, Harry, Meghan, dignitaries and politicians for a service to mark the Royal Air Force centenary at Westminster Abbey.

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This year marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force – the world’s first independent air force – which was founded on 1 April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy.

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The Duchess is still on maternity leave and isn’t due to return to work until September. We suspect that her decision to attend the event was due to the RAF making her an Honorary Air Commandant in 2015, which was passed from Prince Phillip to her.

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After the ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were whisked off to Buckingham Palace for a reception.

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After the reception, the Cambridge’s’ and Sussex’s joined other senior royals to watch a fly past of up to 100 RAF aircraft, a parade of more than 1,000 personnel, and a feu de joie from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
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Kate’s outfit choice may seem familiar to some, and that’s because she’s worn versions of it in ivory and buttercup yellow to celebrate Princess Charlotte’s christening (2015), Trooping the colour in (2016), during her visit to Belgium (2017), as well as Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in her pale blue Alexander McQueen coat dress. The knee-length, summery coat featured structured shoulders, wide fold-back lapels, a fitted waist, and a flared skirt.

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She accessorized her chic coat dress with a matching, Sean Barrett hat, complete with elegant lace detailing and a white floral decoration. Kate also wore her Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps in praline (£510) and held a new clutch (not yet ID’ed).

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On her right lapel the Duchess wore a striking, over sized RAF Dacre brooch. The opulent diamond and ruby piece was reportedly a gift to Kate when she became an Honorary Air Commandant in 2015 when she took over the role from the Duke of Edinburgh.

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According to the Mirror, “The brooch used to be given to the best female cadet every year and it was the highest honor they could receive. However in 2015 the tradition was changed when it was decided women should be recognized in the same way as their male peers – with a sword.”

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Continuing the theme for opulent accessories, the Duchess donned a pair of huge diamond drop earrings on loan from the Queen who first wore them in public at the State Opening of Parliament in 2012. They look to be a cluster of diamonds from which is suspended a line of four diamonds that swings within a frame of more diamonds.

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This post wouldn’t be complete without a snap of Charlotte and George watching the fly over from Buckingham Palace.




Kate wears McQueen to Prince Louis’ Christening

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Yesterday, Prince Louis was christened in intimate ceremony in the Chapel Royal of St James’s Palace in front of his proud parents, and close friends and family.

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Among the first to arrive at the chapel were Carole and Michael Middleton, with their son James.

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Pippa made her way into the service alongside her husband James Matthews.

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Also present were Prince Louis’ six godparents and family members including Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were notably absent due to a packed royal schedule.

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Kate arrived holding the sleeping young prince in her arms, while William looked after Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince Louis wore a replica of the Honiton lace and white satin royal christening robe in which Prince George and Princess Charlotte were also christened.

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The service began at around 4pm and lasted 45 minutes. When it came to an end, the Cambridge family of five were the first to emerge.

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After the service the christening party walked the short distance across a courtyard to Clarence House for a private tea, where they were offered slices of one of the three top tiers of the Duke and Duchess’s wedding cake, saved for the occasion.

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Kate once again chose London fashion label Alexander McQueen for the occasion. She wore the designer for both George and Charlotte’s big days.

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The bespoke coat dress featured a V-neckline, and little puff sleeves. Unfortunately, we were not able to see any other details of her frock.

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Accessories included, a matching, bespoke Jane Taylor headpiece piece that reminded me of an alice band embellished with pearl beads and silk flowers, her Jimmy Choo Romy 100 pumps in Nude ($650), and a pair of gorgeous Cavolfiore Pearl Studs by Cassandra Goad (available to order from £4360).

Additional Details on Kate’s Cavolfiore Pearl Studs

Cavolfiore studs in 18ct yellow gold and set with seven pearls set with diamonds (0.3cts). Inspired by the clusters of young flower stalks of the cauliflower (cavolfiore) in the market. From the Journey to Sicily. Each earring measures approximately 20mm in diameter.

***All Your Questions Answered***
Who are Prince Louis’ Godparents?
Prince Louis has six godparents
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1) Lady Laura Meade (arriving with James Middleton)
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2) Harry Aubrey-Fletcher (right back) 3) Lucy Middleton (left front) 4) Hannah Carter (center with her husband)
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5) Guy Pelly (pictured with his wife)
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6) Nicholas Van Cutsem (not able to attend the christening)
Where was Prince Harry?
Prince Harry attended with his new wife, the Duchess of Sussex
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In closing, I leave you with some pictures of the Cambridge Family of Five leaving the Chapel Royal
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Update 7/16/2018
Kensington Palace has released 5 official photos from Prince Louis Christening. The pictures were taken by Matt Holyoak at Clarence House.
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A Fun Day Out Watching Prince William Play Polo

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Kate, George and Charlotte spent a fun day out watching Prince William compete in the the Maserati Royal Charity Trophy polo challenge at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury.

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The match raised money and awareness for two of Williams charities, Centrepoint and the Royal Marsden

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The Duchess of Cambridge kept a watchful eye on both children as they played with their cousins Isla and Savannah Phillips.

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Kate dressed casually in a blue and white stripped, off-the-shoulder dress by Zara ($69.90 and currently sold out). The frock features an A-line silhouette, vertical gathering in the front and back, open shoulders, and a belt at the waist in the same material.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore a new pair of Russell & Bromley Coco-nut Ankle Strap Espadrilles (£125), her Victoria Beckham Quincy Leather Tote in white leather (£995 and no longer available), and a new pair of sunglasses (still UFO).

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Additional details about Kate’s espadrilles:
The upper is crafted from soft sand suede with an adjustable tan leather ankle strap

Sand suede
Leather lining
Manmade sole
Wedge heel measures approximately 6.5cm
Platform measures approximately 2cm
Woven fabric heel cup
Gold hardware
Made in Spain

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In closing, I wanted to share a sweet snap of George and Charlotte

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Kate Looks Beautiful in Blue at This Years’ Trooping the Colour

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The year, the Duchess of Cambridge, once again joined the Royal Family for their annual Trooping The Colour ceremony in London. The ceremony is the official celebration of the Queen’s 92nd birthday.

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The televised military spectacle is held every year at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall, London.

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Kate took her place in the the Queen’s carriage procession alongside the Duchess of Cornwall. Both smiled and waved to the crowds lining the route.

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Later, the Duchess of Cambridge joined the rest of the royals on the balcony at ­Buckingham Palace to watch the ­traditional RAF fly-past.

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Kate looked flawless and showcased a new frock, in powder blue by one of her go to designers, Alexander McQueen. The pastel blue ensemble matched Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall’s.

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The McQueen dress featured three-quarter sleeves, gorgeous shoulder details, a square neckline and a fitted waistband.

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She completed her sophisticated look with a matching statement fascinator by Juliet Botterill.

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And now for my favorite part, Kate’s glittering jewels…she wore her Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings in White Gold (£2,916.67) and her Eden Blue Topaz and 18ct White Gold Flower Necklace (£1,166.67), both by Kiki McDonough.

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In closing, here is a sweet shot of Princess Charlotte, Savannah Philips, Prince George, and Isla Phillips watching the fly over on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.



Kate Spotted with George and Charlotte at the Houghton Horse Trials

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Yesterday, Kate was spotted with Prince George and Princess Charlotte enjoying a fun-filled day out at the Houghton Horse Trials in Norfolk. The Trials are held every year on the grounds of Houghton Hall.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked incredible in a cotton, sky-blue dress from high street store Zara. The ‘Flocked Print Dress’ features an elasticated neckline so it can either be worn on or off the shoulder, navy floral appliqué details with a velvet effect are embroidered on the sleeves and front of the frock, and a waist-cinching, sash-style belt was tied around her torso.

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The dress retails at a purse-friendly $69.90 and is currently sold out.

Completing her look, Kate accessorized with a Little Makes Big tote ($189) and wore her Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf earrings (£480).

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Kate accessorized with a tan leather and navy canvas Little Makes Big ‘Classic Monogrammed Tote’  ($189 AUD and currently sold out) and is wearing her Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf earrings (£480).

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