The Queen, Prince Phillip and Kate took an hour-long train ride from London’s St. Pancras station to Leicester station, officially kicking off the UK Diamond Jubilee tour. The tour celebrates HRH’s 60 years on the throne.
Their first stop was at De Montfort University, where they watched a dance performance in De Montfort Square. Then Kate and the Queen split from Prince Phillip and watched a fashion show that featured the designs of four students.
The Duchess of Cambridge announced the winner of a shoe competition. The designs were submitted from students in the university footwear design program. She picked 20-year-old Becka Hunt’s 19th-century inspired design as her favorite out of the six finalists. The winning blue suede pump, adorned with crème lace and an open front, was created with Kate in mind, echoing the color of her engagement ring. It will be custom-made for the duchess to wear on future occasions.
The Duchess topped off her look with a black pillbox hat by James Lock.
Kate’s belt has been ID’d (thanks to WKW). It is the Glossed-leather belt (£480) by Alexander McQueen. It is available on the french Net-A-Porter website.