Kate Makes First Public Appearance Since Announcing her Second Pregnancy

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This morning, William and Kate welcomed the president of Singapore and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, on behalf of the Queen to the United Kingdom.

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The royals greeted Dr. and Mrs. Tan in their presidential suite where they posed for an official photograph and then sat down for tea surrounded by sweeping panoramas of the London skyline.

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State dinner hosted by president Tony Tan and his wife Mary in Singapore 2012
 

The Cambridge’s met the Singaporean leader and his wife for the first time in September 2012 when they traveled to Singapore as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour. On a side note, President Tan is the first Singaporean president to make a state visit to the UK.

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After tea, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge escorted the Tans, by car, to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall for the ceremonial welcome with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh formally greeted the foreign leader and his wife at Horse Guards Parade where Dr. Tan inspected a guard of honor of 96 servicemen and officers from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

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After the parade, everyone traveled back to the Palace in a carriage procession. The Queen travelled with Dr. Tan in the first carriage – the Diamond Jubilee State Coach – and Philip with Mrs. Tan in the second carriage – the Australian State Coach.

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Wills and Kate followed in the third carriage, which was the Scottish State Coach, along with Grace Fu, Singapore’s second minister for foreign affairs.

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The Duchess wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen grey check coat dress with a full skirt.

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The grey check pattern is seen in the designers Spring Summer 2015 collection.

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Kate’s hair was pulled back into an elegant low pony, paired with her matching grey, bespoke fascinator created by Jane Taylor Millinery. We last saw this head piece at a private Easter Sunday church service in Australia in April 2014.

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In her hands, the Duchess of Cambridge carried a new black suede ‘Roxy’ clutch by Jenny Packham (£378).

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“A pleated, material design featuring a baguette cut, golden shadow Swarovski crystal clasp.
Detachable long snake chain.
Available with silver or gold hardware
From the designers AW14 collection
Available for pre-order
Length 21cm, Width 12.5cm, Depth 5cm”
 
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Kate’s is wearing her Prada Suede Round-Toe Pumps that she wore to the red carpet at premiere of the Nelson Mandela biopic in December 2013.

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The duchess kept her jewelry simple, recycling her Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant by Mappin & Webb (£1,850) and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

Prince George Turns One

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On Sunday night, the Palace released the first of three photos to commemorate Prince George’s first birthday.

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The snap, taken earlier this month, depicts baby George with his arms outstretched and toddling around at a private visit to the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition.

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On Monday night, the Cambridge’s released two more photos celebrating George’s first year. The little prince is clearly entranced by the butterflies fluttering just beyond his grasp.

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The Duchess is wearing her green and white ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah (£475) and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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Kate Recycles Zimmerman at Wimbledon

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On Wednesday, William and Kate graced the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Croquet Club with their presence.

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They arrived with AELTC Chairman Philip Brook before the men’s quarter-finals kicked off on Centre Court.

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The Cambridge’s were at Wimbledon to show their support for Andy Murray on day 10 of the tournament. Murray played Grigor Dimitrov.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their seats alongside Princess Beatrice and her long-term boyfriend, Dave Clark, comedian Michael McIntyre, and England rugby union coach, Stuart Lancaster.

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Kate paid homage to the Tennis Club’s strict fashion rules for players and re-wore her white dress by Australian brand, Zimmerman (named after designer sisters Nicky and Simone).

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She last wore the knee-length, cut-out detail broderie anglaise sundress, called the ‘Roamer’ day dress (£274), in April 2014 on their New Zealand/Australia Royal Tour.

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The Duchess swapped her Stuart Weitzman ‘Minx’ raffia wedges for her nude LK Bennett Sledge stilettos ($345).

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Kate carried her Anya Hindmarch straw Fan clutch with signature gold bow and over-sized beaded tassel. You may recall that we last saw her carrying this in Gatineau, Quebec at a citizenship ceremony on the Canada Tour in 2011.
 
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Prepared for the British weather, the Duchess carried a red pashmina (UFO) over her arm and finished off her look with her Annoushka 18ct gold, diamond and pearl drop earrings and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.
 
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As the sun began to beat down on the royal box, Kate casually threw on a pair of dark RayBan sunglasses (not yet, ID’ed) to protect her eyes from the glare. Her glossy hair was curled perfectly.
 
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Kate Celebrates the Queen’s 88th Birthday in Style

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Today, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her official birthday with the Trooping the Colour parade. Her actual 88th birthday was on  April 21, but her annual Trooping the Parade birthday celebration takes place every June, when there’s a better chance of pleasant weather in notoriously – cloudy London.

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The Queen and Prince Phillip rode in a vintage carriage from Buckingham Palace, along The Mall with a sovereign’s escort of Household Cavalry.

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Following the Queen, were the Duchess of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry in another coach.

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The Duke of York, Princess Eugenie and the Earl and Countess of Wessex followed them.

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In the final carriage, rode the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra.

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The Duke of Cambridge, Prince of Wales and the Princess Royal rode on horseback.

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Once the Queen took the salute of the Horse Guards, the Royal Family headed back to Buckingham Palace and gathered on the balcony to watch the traditional RAF fly past.

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Kate turned to one of her favorite designers and wore a bespoke, exquisitely detailed, cropped jacket and skirt by British fashion house Alexander McQueen. The ice blue suit had a brocade texture fabric which showed McQueen’s signature skull trademark.

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If you’re looking for something similar, McQueen has a snow white, silk – cotton Jacquard peplum jacket. It features a short stand-up collar with thin V neckline, long sleeves with four button cuffs and a peplum with cut-out front and pleated back.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore a matching light-blue, bespoke Jane Taylor hat, her bespoke Alexander McQueen clutch, a six-pearl cluster brooch (not yet ID’d) and her Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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As always, Kate’s hair was looking fabulous. She wore it in loose curls.

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Kate Celebrates Prince Phillips 93rd Birthday at Buckingham Palace Garden Party

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At the Queen’s second garden party of the year, Kate made a surprise appearance. This was in celebration of Prince Phillips 93rd birthday.

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It was the Duchess’ second engagement of the day. She was, originally, scheduled to attend the third party on Thursday, but Kate had a last minute schedule change her and, instead, attended today.

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The Duchess of Cambridge made her way around and chatted to guests in the gardens. All members of the royal family in attendance made every effort to walk to different areas of the grounds so that they could speak to as many members of the public as possible, and later rejoined at the royal tea tent.

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Kate shopped her closet and opted for her bespoke, slim-fitting, nude lace shift dress with a white sheath underlay by Alexander McQueen. The dress had full-length sleeves, an accented waist, and ladylike knee-length hemline.

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You may recall that the Duchess had previously worn the frock to the St Paul’s Jubilee church service in 2012. The only noticeable difference was that the ribbon belt had been removed.

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Kate teamed her dress with a matching bespoke Jane Corbett hat, made especially for the occasion, a pair of new, nude patent pointed heels (not yet ID’ed), and her nude patent ‘Park Avenu’e clutch from Russell & Bromley.

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On a side note, Jane Corbett confirmed that the Duchess is wearing one of her beautiful creations

‘So delighted to see HRH The Duchess of Cambridge wearing one of my hats at today’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace along with a beautiful Alexander McQueen dress. The hat is ivory straw with cobweb and nude lace overlay.’
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Annoushka pearl and diamond drop earrings.

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In closing, we leave you with a picture of the Queen and Prince Phillip at the garden party today.

Update 6/13/2014

 

Thanks to a diligent follower on WKW, Kate’s shoes at the 2014 Buckingham Palace Garden Party have been ID’ed. They are one of their 5th Avenue styles (# is 235402) from 2013 and no longer available in the color that Duchess was wearing.

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May Updates!

As we anticipate Kate’s next engagement, here are a few updates to tide you over.

1) Possible ID on Kate’s diamond eternity band

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Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB, there has been a possible ID on Kate’s diamond eternity band. You may recall that the Duchess is now wearing three rings. Her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring, her welsh gold wedding band and a white gold diamond eternity band.

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The thinking is that it’s the ‘Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring’ (£820) by Annoushka. www.annoushka-jewellery.com

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‘Brilliant-cut micro pavé white diamonds are meticulously hand-set into this 18ct white gold eternity ring, in a uniquely modern twist on a timeless classic. Wear the Eclipse Eternity Ring alone, or combine with others from the collection to spectacular effect.
This item can be engraved
 
Specification:
Material: 18ct White Gold
Stone: Diamond
Total Carat Weight: Average 0.23ct
Dimension: 2mm wide
Product Code: 023260′
 
2) The size of Kate’s Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch has been determined
 
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There has been much speculation about the size of Kate’s Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch. Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB and follower Ayvee Elliot we think they have nailed it down! It is the 33mm. Ms. Elliot says the small (28mm), medium (36mm) and large (41mm) all have a straight edge on their links. The 33mm has a tapered link.
 

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‘REF: W6920084
 
Floating like a balloon and as blue as the sapphire safely nestled in its side, the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch adds a dash of elegance to male and female wrists alike. Roman numerals are guided on their path by a sapphire cabochon winding mechanism protected by an arc of precious metal. With The convex curves of the case, guilloché dial, sword-shaped hands, and polished or satin-finish links of the bracelet…the Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch floats through the world of Cartier watchmaking.
 
Stainless steel case, stainless steel fluted crown set with a blue synthetic spinel cabochon.
Sapphire crystal, silvered opaline dial, Roman numerals, blued-steel sword-shaped hands.
Steel bracelet.
Quartz movement caliber Cartier 057, water-resistant to 3 bars (30 meters/100 feet).
Case dimensions: 33 mm diameter, 9.96 mm thick.
£3,600′
 
3) Kate’s black jumper has been ID’d!
 
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In early April, Kate was spotted making a quick stop at Gap to pick up some clothes for herself and Prince George. She was wearing a light black jumper.
 
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The Duchess’ jumper is the ‘Silk Mix Roll Neck Jumper’ by Whistles (originally $125, reduced to $75) and was available at John Lewis. It was listed for sale on Ebay by someone with the user name ‘krata61.’
 
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Designed in a slim fit with a classic roll neck.
Brand : Whistles.
Material : 60% Viscose, 25% Nylon, 10% Wool, 5% Silk.
Neckline : Roll Neck.
Long Sleeve.
Hand Wash.’
 
4) Does Kate have a dresser?
 
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According to Grazia Magazine and The Daily Mail, Kate has tasked her PA with dresser duties. Natasha Archer is the woman who is now helping Kate with her wardrobe.
 
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Natasha or ‘Tash’ as some know her was pictured alongside Kate’s hairdresser, Amanda Cook Tucker many times during the Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. According to sources she has been advising Kate on her wardrobe since last summer.
 
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We first saw Natasha last July, when she was pictured arriving at the Lindo Wing with a dress bag and baby car seat the day after Prince George was born.

5) Pre-order Kate’s Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress

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You can now pre-order Kate’s Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress from Austique.

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If you remember, the Duchess wore the dress to the Sydney Royal Easter show.

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Naomi Watts has also worn the frock.

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‘High neck line, fitted waist-line, fitted top that flows into a loose A-line skirt
Broderie anglaise eyelet detaining throughout, open detailed stitching on waistline, sleeves and dress hem, sleeves finish above the elbow and dress hem finishes on the knee
100% Cotton
Hand Wash
£409.99′
 
 
 

6) Kate’s Mint Velvet plimsoles are now available! 
 
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Looking for Kate’s Mint Velvet plimsoles? They are now available and have been renamed to grey ‘Bibi’ plimsolls (£89). http://www.mintvelvet.co.uk/grey-bibi-plimsoll/shoes/mint-v/fcp-product/4171
 
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If you’re in the UK, order online. For international shipping, email customercare@mintvelvet.co.uk with your name, country, phone number and shoes size.

7) Missed out the first time, here’s your chance

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If you missed out the first time, the ME+EM Breton top (£48) is back in stock. As of this writing M, XL and XXL are available in cobalt/white. http://www.meandem.com/collection/collection/breton-top-cobalt-/-white/products_id/1796/cPath/1153_1154_1155?utm_source=webgains&utm_medium=affiliates&utm_campaign=webgains





The Royal Couple Try Their Hand at DJ’ing in Adelaide

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a royal welcome to the Adelaide suburb of Elizabeth by 15,000 cheering fans.

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Elizabeth was built in an era of optimism in the 1950s and named after the Queen.

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William and Kate paid a visit to a youth project in Adelaide to meet young people and promote efforts to regenerate the area.

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At a community music center called Northern Sound System, the couple tried their hand at scratching vinyl records.

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After their DJ’ing lesson, the Duke and Duchess unveiled a plaque for a planned new office development named Prince George Plaza after their son Prince George. It will be the focal point of a blueprint to make Elizabeth the second biggest business center in the state.

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Next on the agenda, they watched a scooter display and BMX demonstration at a nearby skate park and where they were presented with a customized skate board for Prince George.

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Kate wore a bespoke pale pink, v neck light-weight wool skirt suit by Alexander McQueen. It features a low-cut plunge neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and a pleated knee length skirt.

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It closely resembles the off the rack Pique Jersey Peplum Top (originally $1005 reduced to $502)  and the MCQ by Alexander McQueen pleated a-line skirt ($825).

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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her signature LK Bennett Sledges, her LK Bennett Natalie clutch, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, her Annoushka Pearl Drop earrings, and her three-charm ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London.

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Update 7/16/2014 
 
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Thanks to Duchess Kate blog and WKW, we have some additional info on Kate’s outfit. We originally thought that she wore a skirt suit but now we know that it is, in fact, a wool and cashmere-blend dress. The frock is available from mytheresa.com for a steep $3,395.
 
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Additional Info:
Alexander McQueen lends a vintage theme to this pretty dress.
Light pink fabric, reworked for a figure-sculpting silhouette, is given a feminine boost with a peplum waistband and draped detailing.
 
•Zipped back, hook fastening

•Partially lined
•90% Wool, 10% Cashmere
•Lining: 75% Polyamide, 25% Elastane
•Dry clean
•Designer color name: Powder

 
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If pink isn’t your color, it’s also available in ‘poppy red’ at Lane Crawford (www.lanecrawford.com) for $3,235.
 
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