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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Kate Shops Her Closet for Harry & Meghan’s Wedding

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Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. She arrived just ahead of the bride, with the adorable bridesmaids and pageboys, helping to usher and coax them into position.

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During the ceremony, she took her seat alongside Prince Charles and Camilla, watching as Prince William took his place next to the groom.

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Kate shopped her closet and wore her ivory Alexander McQueen coat dress which was first seen at the christening of Princess Charlotte back in July 2015. The bespoke knee-length, designer piece featured structured shoulders, wide lapels, a fitted waist, and a flared skirt.

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Adding to her ensemble, the Duchess wore a new, oversized Philip Treacy hat (only ID’d as OC 458 by the designer) and a pair of Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 100’ patent leather pumps ($650).

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The Duchess of Cambridge added new pieces of jewelry to her wardrobe! She wore a new pair of Lemon Quartz Pear and Oval Drop Earrings from the Kiki McDonough Classics Collection (£3,750) and showed off a new ring on her right hand (could possibly be citrine or lemon quartz to match her earrings – pictures are not clear enough. I have messaged Kiki McDonough to see if it is one of their pieces). This may have been a gift from Prince William after the birth of their third child, Prince Louis.

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In closing, I leave you with these adorable snaps of Princess Charlotte.

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Update 5/21/2018

I have confirmed with Kiki McDonough that Kate was not wearing one of their baubles on her finger at the wedding.

What Kate Wore on FB has shared a collage of older pictures of the Duchess wearing the citrine ring on prior occasions. If the designer is ID’d, I will be sure to update, for now it is UFO.

There is now also discussion that Kate’s dress is, in fact, new. Thanks to MF Stylist Perth (@PerthsFashion on Twitter) we have some evidence to prove this.

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Also, in the official photos released from The Royal Family on FB, Kate’s dress seems to have a yellowish tinge in comparison to Charlotte’s white dress.

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We have also been alerted to the fact that Meghan gave six of her best friends and the Duchess of Cambridge a touching gift to remember her big day after they supported her through the nuptials.

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The new Duchess of Sussex, commissioned California-based jeweler Lisette Polny, founder of Zofia Day, to make the bespoke Solid Gold Disc Bracelet as a memento for her loved ones.

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Meghan herself approved the design for the delicate yellow gold trinket, appropriately titled The Kensington Bracelet, which is now available to buy for $450. The bracelet is also available in white and rose gold.

Additional details:

Solid Gold Disc Bracelet
14k
Disc 6.25mm diameter
Length 6.5” with adjustable rings to smaller size

Update 5/28/2018

I found some clearer pictures of Kate’s ring courtesy of Elle Magazine.

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Kate spotted at the dress rehearsal of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding

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Yesterday, Kate was spotted in Windsor on the way to the dress rehearsal of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding. This was the first time we have seen the Duchess since the birth of Prince Louis. She was pictured alongside Prince William who made the short 30 minute car drive from their home at Kensington Palace to Windsor castle.

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They followed behind Harry and Meghan who rode in the back of a car just ahead.
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She looked polished but casual in a Michael Kors Carnation Georgette Shirt dress (£215). The breezy, midi-length frock  featured a ditsy floral print in pink, white and purple flowers.

Additional dress details:

• 100% Polyester
• Lining: 100% Polyester
• Button Fastening
• Machine Wash
• Imported

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The Duchess opted for a pair of pair of chic Givenchy SGV 767 09X5 sunglasses (£159) to complete her look. Her brunette locks were styled to perfection.

We don’t anticipate seeing Kate return to official duties until the fall. She is still on her official maternity leave which began at the end of March.

 

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On Tuesday afternoon (May 15, 2018), The Duchess of Cambridge was photographed taking a walk in Kensington Park Gardens with baby Prince Louis (in his stroller), Princess Charlotte alongside her, her nanny, Maria Borrallo, and three protection officers.

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Kate wore the ‘Pink Fuchsia Knot Front Maternity Dress’ by Seraphine ($89). The dress features a flattering empire line cut, cap sleeves, a deep v-neckline that pulls aside for breastfeeding and knot front detail. It is available in all sizes and in a variety of colors.

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Completing her outfit, she wore her white Superga ‘2750 Trainers’ (£49.99) and her Givenchy SGV 767 09X5 sunglasses (£159).

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The Little Prince Has Arrived!

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At 11.01am this morning, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a little prince. The newest member of the royal family is William and Kate’s third child and sixth in the order of succession to the throne.

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Just hours after giving birth, Kate was ready to leave the hospital and introduce her baby prince to the world.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant and perfectly put together in a bespoke, knee-length shift dress with white lace collar by her go-to British designer, Jenny Packham.

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The bold frock disguised what was left of her baby bump with a loose fitting shift silhouette, 3/4 length sleeves, and a contrast lace collar.  Her dress reminds me of the dress Princess Diana wore when leaving the hospital with newborn Prince Harry.

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This is the third time the Duchess has commissioned a frock by designer Jenny Packham to wear when leaving hospital.

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You may recall that Kate wore a blue polka dot, crepe de chine frock when she left the hospital with Prince George in 2013 and a bespoke lemon and white floral buttercup print dress (Packham’s SS15 line) for Charlotte’s birth in 2015.

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Kate teamed the red shift dress with a pair of her favorite Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Praline Suede Pumps (£495).

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Completing her look, the Duchess wore the Queen’s round diamond stud and pearl drop pendant earrings and her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

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In closing, I’m going to leave you with a few pictures from the day on Twitter

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The Journey Continues

Thanks for joining me! I am a long time Kate fan and I began blogging in 2010 when she got engaged to Prince William. Towards the end of 2015, I ran into some serious health issues and unfortunately had to stop blogging. My health deteriorated to where I was completely bed bound and in pain 24/7.

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I, then, embarked on my two year journey to figure out what was wrong and what I could do to get healthy. Diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, I now take things day by day, but I am at the point where I have enough energy to return to my blog.

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I’m also going to share some additional features such as ‘Girl on a Budget’ outfit of the month, replikates, my monthly Kate purchases and shop my closet.

Please note, that going forward all my pictures will either be purchased from news agencies, photos by permission and owned.

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton

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