William & Kate Wear Matching Fleeces on a Visit to Portsmouth

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On July 26, William and Kate visited Portsmouth in support of British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew.

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The royal couple were scheduled to watch one of two America’s Cup World Series races, however heavy rain and wind forced parts of their itinerary to be cancelled.

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After being greeted by Sir Ben and Sir Keith Mills, from the sailing hero’s team the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the team’s newly-completed headquarters.

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Then, the Duchess got to try her hand at a 3D sailing simulator.

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As patron of the 1851 Trust, Kate presented a trophy and medals to Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew during the awards ceremony on the final day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed for the adverse nautical conditions in a pair of dark blue Zara, ankle-grazing skinny jeans, her white and black stripe ME + EM Breton top, and a personalized Land Rover BAR Aura Half Zip Women’s micro fleece pullover by sailing outfitter Henri Lloyd.

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As of this writing, the fleece has been placed on back order
 
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Micro stretch fleece for lightweight insulation.
The ergonomic shape and high stretch properties of this garment guarantee incredible comfort and ease of movement.
The extended half zip can be opened for extra venting.
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Additional info on Kate’s black and white stripe Brenton top
 
As of this writing, the top has been placed on back order. Orders are expected to ship by November 20th
 

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A scoop neckline
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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her cream and white Sebago ‘Bala’ boat shoes, her Annoushka 18ct yellow gold and diamond Pearl Drops and her Mappin and Webb Fortune pendant.
 
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Kate made a quick wardrobe change for the awards ceremony. She put on her navy, double-breasted Zara blazer (£79.99 and no longer available) with gold buttons, and her favorite Stuart Weitzman navy ‘Corkswoon’ wedges (£245).
 
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In order to stop her tresses becoming windswept, the Duchess pulled her famous brunette curls into an intricately woven but chic ponytail.
 
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The Cambridge’s Head to Anmer Hall

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After spending three days at their London residence, William and Kate have left Kensington Palace.

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The family was spotted in their black Land Rover headed to their ten-bedroom mansion, Anmer Hall, on the Queen’s estate in Sandringham. This is where they will spend most of the summer.

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Anmer Hall is set in the countryside (115 miles from Kensington Palace), close to the beach and good for commuting.

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The stately Georgian mansion was given to the Duke and Duchess as a present after their wedding in April 2011. The couple spent nearly $2.5 million to renovate the property, including a conservatory, a new kitchen and a new roof.

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Once the Cambridge’s arrive at Anmer Hall, we probably won’t see Princess Charlotte again until her christening.

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After the birth of Prince George, Kate returned to official royal engagements after about five weeks of maternity leave but this time, she’s expected to take considerably more leave with her family.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore a blue and white printed scarf by one of her favorite, go-to U.K. designers, Beulah.

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The blue lip print ‘Brisa’ scarf (90% Modal 10% Cashmere) is currently sold out but if you’re quick you can pick up the ‘Brisa’ shawl (same blue lip pattern as the scarf) for a steep £195.

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Kate finished off her look with her go-to pair of gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings (£1,060).

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Join Me in Welcoming a New People’s Princess – Part 2 (Kate Leaves the Hospital with the New Princess)

 
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At 6:12pm, only 10 hours after giving birth, William and Kate emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital to introduce their new baby princess to the world.

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The Duke and Duchess stood on the steps outside the Lindo Wing looking out at the press and hundreds of onlookers who had been waiting to catch a glimpse of their new addition.

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Kate remarked to William, “This is nice. Lots of people out there. Look up there on the top.”

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Waving to the crowd, the Duchess said, “Hello.”
 
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Encouraging Kate to continue waving and showing their new baby to crowds on either side, William asked her: “Do you want to step down…be careful.”
 
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The Duchess looked down adoringly at her daughter, and said to William: “She’s fast asleep.”
 
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Kate said to William: “Do you think she is cold? He replied: “No, she is fine, she is good.”
But the new mother said: “Lets take her inside.”
 
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The royal couple went back inside to put princess in her car seat. They re-emerged holding hands as the Duke carried his sleepy daughter in her car seat.
 
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The Duchess looked perfectly put together and disguised what was left of her baby bump in bespoke silk shift dress with buttercup print by designer Jenny Packham. The knee-length frock features a loose fitting shift silhouette and 3/4 length sleeves. The lemon and white floral print is a motif from Packham’s SS15 collection.
 
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You may recall that she wore a blue polka dot frock by the same designer when she left the hospital with Prince George almost two years ago.
 
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Completing her look, Kate paired her outfit with her nude Jimmy Choo Gilbert heels (£360), seven-denier nude non-slip tights from John Lewis’s Barely There range (£5) and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings (£1,060).
 
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We conclude this blog post with a picture of the beautiful Princess of Cambridge.
 
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March Updates!

Kate Shops for Baby Shoes

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Last week, Kate was spotted out and about shopping at some of her favorite stores for baby shoes.

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On Thursday (March 19th), the Duchess stopped in at Trotters on Kings Road in Chelsea, London. She picked out a new pair of sneakers for Prince George. The ones she chose are the Start-Rite Flexy-Soft Milan navy blue leather sneakers

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If you fancy a pair for your little prince, they are available $55 at Kulfi Kids. The neutral-toned shoes feature two baby-blue Velcro straps and a flexible sole

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A few days later on Saturday, March 21, the Duchess picked up another pair of shoes. This time at a Zara store in Kensington for the new little prince or princess. She chose a pair of white leather and beige suede baby booties that are part of the Spanish-owned stores “mini” collection suitable for newborns. The brand’s Leather Blucher shoes are available in sizes from newborn to 9 months and retail for $35.90.

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The shop assistant at Zara added that Kate: “Bought a few items from women’s wear and then she went upstairs to the kids department.”

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The Duchess wore her dusty-pink ‘Straight-cut’ coat by Zara (originally $149, went on sale for $99.99 and currently sold out),  a pair of thick black tights, and her trusty black, suede Russell and Bromley Charge It knee-high boots.

Kate unveils a painting of 30 Irish Guards officers

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You may recall that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at this year’s 1st Battalion Irish Guards’ St Patrick’s Day Parade, however it has also come to my attention that they participated in an unveiling of a painting that was painted by local Cotswold artist, Lindy Allfrey.

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The picture, which now hangs in the Irish Guards Officers’ Mess in Aldershot, shows 30 officers in their splendid dress uniforms. It was commissioned by the Irish Guards.

Kate’s ‘Muse’ (Raz in the USA) is available online

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For those of us (myself included) who don’t live anywhere near a Russell and Bromely or a Stuart Weitzman retail store, I am excited to share that Kate’s suede, navy clutch is available online.

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In the UK, it’s known as the ‘Muse’ suede clutch and retails for £255. From what I can see, it is only available in navy suede.

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In the USA, it’s known as the Raz clutch and retails for $455. It is available in two colors, the Adobe Aniline (patent leather) and Nice Blue Suede.

William, Kate & Harry attend the memorial service for Richard Meade

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On Thursday (March 26), William, Kate and Harry attended the memorial service for Richard Meade. It was held at 2:30 to celebrate his life.

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He was considered to be one of Britain’s most successful equestrians and won a wealth of medals including team gold at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 (riding Cornishman) and, four years later, both individual and team gold at the Munich Olympics (Laurieston).

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Sadly, he passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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The Duchess wore her fluted, navy, 100% wool trapeze ‘Chiara’ overcoat by Beulah London (£650). Her hat is currently UFO. I will update if/when I find out.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Alexander McQueen pumps and her and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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There may be a possible ID on Kate’s hat. It could be the ‘Radio City’ by Lock & Co (Autumn/Winter collection). My guess is that it’s either navy or black. I will contact the designer and update if/when I hear from them.
 
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Kate Visits the Set of Downton Abbey

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On Thursday, Kate visited Ealing Studios in west London to celebrate the success of the award-winning period drama, Downton Abbey.

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Highclere Castle in Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and some interior filming but a large bulk of the work for Downton is done from Ealing studios.

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The Duchess is the third royal to meet Downton stars in less than a week. Last week saw a visit from the Countess of Wessex while Charles and Camilla hobnobbed with stars on Monday

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On arrival, the Duchess was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Zac Barker, who along with twin brother Oliver plays Lady Mary’s son George.

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Kate, then moved on to meet the writer and creator of the award-winning period drama, Lord Julian Fellowes along with representatives of Carnival Films and Television, ITV, NBC and Ealing Studios.

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Escorted by the series’ executive producer, Liz Trubridge, she toured the studios where she saw different areas of the production process. She also met the cast and crew of the award winning series.

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Kate’s first stop was hair and makeup.

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Then is was off to the costume trailer, where Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson, was getting ready.

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Moving into the Props room, she was shown a range of items that are used in the show, including handwritten letters, newspapers, china and cutlery.

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A self-confessed fan of the ITV show, the Duchess watched a scene wearing a pair of headphones customised with the initials HRH, being filmed between actresses Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt, who play Lady Mary and her maid Anna.

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Kate then attended a brief reception and met additional cast members including Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

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At the end of her visit she posed for a group photo in the servants’ hall with the cast, the producers and the show’s historical adviser, Alastair Bruce and was given a copy of the script from Episode One, Series One, signed by all the cast, and a book on the latest series by Julian’s daughter Jessica Fellowes.

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The Duchess concealed her bump in a cream, collarless coat by British maternity label Jojo Maman Bebe (£69 and sold out). This is the first time she had worn the company’s outfits on public duty. The ‘Cream Princess Line Maternity Coat’ features tabs on the cuffs and oversized buttons. It is a 50% Wool/50% Viscose blend.

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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Kate Spends her Day in Margate, Kent

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On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge showed no signs of slowing down as she arrived for two engagements in the windy seaside resort of Margate, Kent.

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Hundreds of people turned out to greet her as she made her first stop at the Turner Contemporary gallery, an affiliate of London’s National Portrait Gallery, which opened in 2011.

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The royal – who is patron of the National Portrait Gallery – visited the “Self: Image and Identity” exhibition, which includes the last self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, recently acquired for the nation by the National Portrait Gallery through a public appeal with The Art Fund.

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Upon her arrival, Kate met trustees, dignitaries and Evelyn Stern, wife of renowned architect Sir David Chipperfield who designed the gallery, before being led to the entrance of the Turner.

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Once inside, the Duchess was given a tour of the gallery. As she toured, she met artists whose works are in the exhibition. One artist she met was a photographer from Dublin, Trish Morrissey. Her photo was shot on Kingsgate Bay, showing the artist with a family sitting on the beach in summer.

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Other works on display included a sculpture called “Scarecrow” by local artist John Davies, a striking life-size cast of a prone man sprawled on the floor called “Self portrait as a drowned man” by Jeremy Millar, and Sir Anthony van Dyck’s self-portrait.

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Next, it was off to meet Year 5 children from Ramgate’s Holy Trinity and St John’s Church of England Primary School to see how Turner Contemporary engages with the local community in the Clore Learning Studio.

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The second engagement of the day was a visit Resort Studios in Cliftonville, Margate.

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Kate toured the studios, including a print studio, project space and more general workspaces. She also viewed an exhibition featuring photomontages of local personalities and met artists in residence to hear about their work with communities within Cliftonville.

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The Duchess of Cambridge sported an eye-catching black and ivory Dalmatian print coat (£169) by British label Hobbs (sold out). The collarless coat was cut just above the knee, featured two front pockets, and showcased her blossoming baby bump.

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She last wore the coat to launch the Royal Princess cruise ship, her last official visit before giving birth to Prince George.

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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Rather than wearing her glossy brunette locks in loose waves, Kate pulled her hair back into a slick ponytail.

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A jogger posted some pictures on Twitter of Kate leaving for her engagement in Kent. One of the pictures shows Prince George watching her helicopter taking off – too cute!
 
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Kate Meets the First Lady of New York City and Attends a Luncheon at the British Consul’s Private Residence

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Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge began her day with a solo trip to Harlem whilst the Duke took a trip to the White House to meet Barack Obama. Kate paid a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development to meet disadvantaged young people.

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The center provides high-quality educational and mental health services to about 3,300 vulnerable children and families each year, focusing on the early intervention that the Duchess has supported in Britain through her patronage of the charity Place2Be.

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Kate arrived in a police convoy and was greeted by New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. The two shook hands before stepping inside.

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The Duchess of Cambridge met staff, joined three and four-year-olds to wrap Christmas presents, and took part in a craft session.

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Next, Kate headed off for an intimate lunch at the British Consul General’s official residence.  She chatted to guests including British actor Matthew Rhys and nine other successful expats.
 
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A lunch of poached salmon followed by a traditional British dessert of apple and rhubarb crumble was served.
 
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After lunch, the Duchess headed back to The Carlyle Hotel to rest before reuniting with William for the evenings engagements.
 
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Wrapping up for the freezing weather, Kate wore a mod black, collarless Goat “Washington” swing coat with contrasting nude tabs on the cuffs, back and neckline. Upon closer examination, it appears that she customized the wool crepe coat, by having an extra panel of fabric sewn on to cover her five-month baby bump.
 
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The coat retails for a lux £680 but it currently sold out on the Goat Fashion website. It will, however be restocked at a later date.
 
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‘It has a classic swing coat shape and contrast nude tabs on the cuffs and back.
Decorative contrast enamel buttons.
Made from heavy wool crepe.
100% wool.
Dry clean only.
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Completing her monochromatic look, the Duchess wore her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her Cornelia James Imogen merino wool gloves with side bow, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.
 
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Kate’s hair was, sensibly, swept back in a half up, half down do.
 
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