William & Kate Take Time Off for a Romantic Date Night

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William and Kate were snapped arriving at the Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham, Norfolk where they took some time off for a romantic date night.

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The hotel is located just three miles from the Queen’s Sandringham estate. They spent the last two weeks in Norfolk overseeing final renovations of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed mansion gifted by the Queen.

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The couple arrived at about 7:45pm and William asked for a table in a quieter part of the pub as the main restaurant was packed. The staff sat them in the bar. He ordered a lime and soda while Kate sipped on a white wine spritzer as four bodyguards sat at an adjacent table.

The Kings Head Hotel
 

The couple then ordered the same meal, grilled fillet of black bream with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, baby spinach, marinated olives and oven-dried tomatoes with arrabiata sauce, priced at £16.25. William requested two scoops of vanilla ice cream, with two spoons.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked comfortable in navy cropped jeans, a black sweater over a patterned blouse and her black Pied A Terre Imperia Wedges. She also wore her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection. Kate’s hair was worn in long loose curls.
 
Update 9/2/2014
 
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Thanks to a follower on ‘Kate’s Closet,’ the blouse that Kate is wearing has been ID’ed. It is the ‘Fitted boyfriend printed shirt’ in black floral by GAP ($54.95).
 
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•100% Cotton.

•Long sleeves with single button cuffs.
•Collar with front button placket.
•Patch pocket on chest.
•Curved shirttail.
•Rear shoulder yoke.
•Petite Fit Guide
•Tall Fit Guide
•Tailored silhouette with a slim, relaxed fit.
•Hits below the hips.

 
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With thanks to Wills and Kate on Tumblr (wills-and-kate.tumblr.com), two new pictures of The Cambridge’s date night have surfaced.
 

Date Night Sweater has been ID’ed!

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Kate’s black Date Night cable knit sweater has been ID’ed (thanks to Copykate on Ebay).

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The cashmere wool mix sweater is by Ralph Lauren (£140 and no longer available).

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Additional Info:
 
Crew neck
Three gold Ralph Lauren crested buttons on left shoulder
Material: Cashmere, Cotton, Lambswool, Viscose & Nylon Mix

Day Six of the Commonwealth Games is Chock-Full of Engagements

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The Duchess began her day at Home Nation House where she attended a reception hosted by SportsAid. She is a patron of the charity, which funds the budding stars of British sport. Their past successes have included Daley Thompson, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Linford Christie.

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At the event, Kate visited mentoring sessions led by tennis player Laura Robson, former world champion open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, Glasgow 2014 Team Wales captain Aled Davies and 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Steve Parry.

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Meanwhile, Princes Harry and William visited Coach Core, a Royal Foundation they head which helps teenagers get qualifications in coaching and leadership.

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The royal trio reunited with a stop-off at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. The young royals were snapped enjoying the athletics alongside Lord Sebastian Coe, which included watching English triple-jumper Greg Rutherford, Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child and Kenyan runner David Rudisha compete.

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The last engagement of the day was a visit to the Athletes’ Village where they met with some of the host nation’s medal winners, including Usain Bolt and Sir Chris Hoy.

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Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and chieftain of the village, gave the royals a tour of the site and were then encouraged to take part in a few traditional games.

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The Duchess recycled her vibrant blue ‘Ridley Stretch Cady Dress’ ($695/£515) by Stella McCartney for the fourth time. It features a round neck, short sleeves, a fitted waist, an A-line skirt, inverted pleat details and a concealed rear zip closure.

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Kate wore the dress twice in summer 2012, once with a Cartier statement necklace to a private viewing at the National Portrait Gala, and once underneath her navy Smythe blazer with gold buttons to watch Andy Murray in an Olympic tennis game at Wimbledon.

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The last time we saw the Duchess in her Stella McCartney knee-length shift dress was when she touched down in Canberra on the 2014 New Zealand/Australia Tour.

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Clutch on the right is Stuart Weitzman for Russel & Bromley ‘Muse’
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This time, Kate wore the frock with her navy Smythe blazer, her navy Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges and a matching suede navy clutch (it could possibly be a bespoke Emmy clutch with thanks to followers on WKW).
 
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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her gold Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, and her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection.
 
Update 8/5/2014
 
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Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB, Kate’s clutch has been officially ID’ed! It is the Frome Suede Clutch Bag in navy from L.K. Bennett (originally £185, currently on sale for £110).
 
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Additional Details
 
Crafted in soft suede.
Featuring a mag-dot closure, internal zip compartment and convenient removable strap handle.
 
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The clutch is also available in ‘pink – ray’ (currently sold out).
 

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Wills, Kate & Harry Head to Glasgow to Watch the Commonwealth Games

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On day five of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, William, Kate and Harry headed to Glasgow, Scotland to show their support.

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The trio took their seats in the Games family section and joined thousands of spectators to watch the artistic gymnastics at the Hydro stadium. They arrived shortly before 3pm as gymnasts from across the Commonwealth competed in the men’s and women’s team finals, and individual qualifying rounds.

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After spending about half an hour at the gymnastics the royal trio walked to the SECC to watch some boxing action. They arrived just in time to catch the men’s welter (69kg) bout between Azumah Mohammed of Ghana and England’s Scott Fitzgerald.

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After the boxing, they headed to Glasgow Green to watch as Scotland’s women hockey team took on Wales.

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The last event of the day was at the Tollcross Swimming Centre where the couple watched Jazz Carlin win the 800m freestyle gold medal.

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The Duchess looked stylish and stuck to her tried and tested sporting event ensemble of J Brand 811 skinny jeans, her navy, double-breasted Zara blazer (£79.99) with gold buttons, and her favorite Stuart Weitzman navy ‘Corkswoon’ wedges (£245).

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Kate added a new, sleeveless white and blue pin stripe blouse to her ensemble. It has not, yet been ID’ed.

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Finishing off her look, she held her navy Russell and Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch (£255).

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The Duchess kept her jewelry to a minimum and wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, and her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection.

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She wore her trademark brunette locks loose and slightly wavy.

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In the past, we have seen Kate wear similar ensembles. An example was on the Australia/New Zealand 2014 Tour. She wore blue skinny jeans, and an ME + EM striped Breton-style top with her navy Zara jacket.

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Kate Joins Ben Ainslie to Launch a Challenge for the America’s Cup

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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a private breakfast at The Royal Museums in Greenwich to launch (and give the royal seal of approval) to the four-time Olympic champion’s America’s Cup team.

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This was Kate’s first solo appearance since arriving back in the UK after the Australia/New Zealand tour.

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At the breakfast, the Duchess who is a sailing enthusiast herself, also met with key investors, crew and boat designers and listened as Ben Ainslie outlined his plans to build his boat and create his headquarters in Portsmouth as well as his bid to win the America’s Cup.

Sir Ben Ainslie
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Sir Ben Ainslie is the most successful sailor in Olympic history with four gold medals and a silver at five consecutive Games between 1996 and 2012. He will skipper a crew aiming to win the historic trophy in the 35th America’s Cup in 2017 – an achievement which would be a first for a British team.

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Before leaving, Kate posed with Sir Ben and leading members of the bid team alongside the America’s Cup.

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The Duchess wore a sleek, nautical-inspired white and navy crepe shift dress by high street favorite Jaeger. The knee-length, crew neck, short-sleeved frock was originally £150, but was on sale for £99. As of this writing, it is sold out.

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Kate accessorized her outfit with her bespoke, Alexander McQueen blue, suede stilettos, and her matching Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch from Russell and Bromley.

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Completing her look, the Duchess wore her gorgeous sapphire and diamond earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch and her three-charm ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London.

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She wore her hair loose, around her shoulders but struggled to control it in the breezy weather.

The Cambridge’s Wrap Up Their 2014 Tour of New Zealand and Australia

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The Cambridge’s wrapped up their 19-day New Zealand/Australia Tour.
 
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The Family boarded a flight at RAAF Base Fairbairn in Canberra on Friday and flew on an Australian Royal Air Force jet to Sydney. They would then take a commercial plane back to the UK.

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Australia’s Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his wife Margie chatted with the Royal couple at the foot of the aircraft steps as George wriggled in his mother’s arms. Chief Minister of the ACT Katy Gallagher, and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and his stepson Rupert, and Secretary of the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet Dr. Ian Watt, were also at the airport to see the family off.

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The Duchess of Cambridge did not change after the second Anzac Day ceremony, she wore her indigo twill jacquard swing coat (£1,870) by Michael Kors, her blue suede Alexander McQueen bespoke heels, her diamond and sapphire drop earrings and her three-charm ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London.

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 Update 1/7/2015

Yoox
 

Kate’s Michael Kors coat is currently available on Yoox.com for $1,451. As of this writing size 2 and 4 are still available and the website says it’s fits large.

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Additional Details:
Crêpe
No appliqués
Two-tone pattern
Lapel collar
Single-breasted
Button closing
Single chest pocket
Buttoned cuffs
Rear slit
Lined interior
Product code:41465426ML
Color: Dark blue
Composition: 100% Virgin Wool

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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William & Kate Enjoy the Beauty of Uluru

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew from Canberra on a three and a half hour flight to Uluru, touching down just after 1pm local time.

 
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They were greeted by dignitaries including the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Sally Thomas, her husband Duncan McNeill, Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles and his wife Tamara, and traditional owners Daisy Walkabout and Vincent Nipper who are from one of the most respected Aboriginal families in the local Anangu community.

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The Anangu are the traditional owners of the land that includes Uluru. They jointly manage the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with Australia’s federal parks agency. Aborigines have looked after the land for 10,000 years but only won back the title to it in 1985.

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First on the agenda was a visit to the National Indigenous Training Academy which trains local people to work in the tourism industry. The  couple presented students with graduation certificates. Each of the 100 people who graduate each year are guaranteed work at the Ayers Rock Resort or other hotel complexes.

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After the certificate presentation, the couple mingled with the crowd and then met Northern Territory school students at an afternoon tea.

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Kate chose a bespoke, taupe cap-sleeved, double-crepe dress by Roksanda Ilincic, with a pale grey belt. It features a ruched neckline and front detail. The frock is similar to the off-the-rack Roksanda Ilincic ‘Lovina’ dress.

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We have seen Kate wear a similar Roksanda frock before – first on the royal tour in 2011 and then later at the UK’s Creative Industries Reception in July 2012.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her LK Bennett nude sledges, her Alexander McQueen bespoke clutch, her Catherine Zoraida ‘Double Leaf’ earrings and her three-charm ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London.

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Following afternoon tea, they visited the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn about Uluru and neighboring Kata Tjuta, the major geological features in the national park, both of which are sacred sites to the indigenous people.
 
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Next, the Duke and Duchess visited Uluru itself. They walked up to it along one of the marked out routes for tourists that avoided the most sacred parts of the rock.

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Kate made a quick change into her, previously seen 50s-inspired white and grey Hobbs ‘Check Wessex’ dress. She previously wore it to an event at Bacon’s College which she attended with both William and Harry in July 2012.

 
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To complete her look, Kate added a white woven Hobbs ‘Neston’ belt and low beige Pied-a-Terre sling back wedges.

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On a side note, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were photographed in almost the identical spot to the one chosen by Prince Charles and Princess Diana 31 years earlier – when William was roughly the age his son George is now.

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