Avid Tennis Fans, William & Kate, Attend Quarter-Finals at Wimbledon

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Last Wednesday, the royal duo watched the quarter-finals match of the men’s singles tournament at Wimbledon.

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William and Kate cheered on British tennis star Andy Murray as he played against Canadian Vasek Pospisil.

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The royal couple were seated near a crowd of A-listers and royals including Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Prince Albert of Monaco, David Beckham, his son Romeo and Josh Hartnett.

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Kate looked elegant in a figure-hugging, cardinal red ‘Cayla’ dress from L.K. Bennett (£250 and currently sold out).

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The vibrant midi frock features elbow length sleeves, artfully placed seams and a full skirt that falls below the knee. It is part of LK Bennett’s Autumn 2015 Collection.

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Finishing off her look, Kate accessorized with some old friends – her trusty nude heels (tough to see which designer she chose today as photos just gave us a glimpse), her Diane Von Furstenberg Popcorn Black/Blush ‘Lytton’ Small Printed Snake Minaudiere (£325 and sold out), and her Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarers in ‘Havana.‘

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Keeping her jewelry to a minimum, the Duchess wore her 22K gold plated ‘Lolita’ earrings by Mirabelle, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

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Kate revealed a new hair cut with slightly shorter layers, subtle highlights and a glossy, bouncy blowout.

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Kate and George are Once Again Photographed Playing at Snettisham Park

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Earlier this month, German People Magazine featured some new pictures of Kate and George, once again enjoying themselves at Snettisham Park in Norfolk (their previous visit was back in April).

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The working farm and petting zoo is a short drive from the Duke and Duchesses’ new Anmer Hall home.

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Kate was dressed down, but still looked stylish, in a blue and red checked shirt by Zara (originally $69.90, on sale for $39.99 and currently sold out), skinny blue jeans, her Le Chameau Vierzonord Wellington Boots (£145), and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.
 
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Kate Wears Alexander McQueen for Princess Charlotte’s Christening

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On Sunday, we got our first glimpse of the Cambridge’s as a family of four when they arrived on foot for Princess Charlotte’s christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

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A crowd of 3,500 well-wishers lined the route to the chapel waving Union Jack flags and cheering as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge strolled through the grounds of the royal estate to the church.

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Prince George walked hand-in-hand with his father and Kate pushed little Charlotte in a vintage pram that was borrowed from the Queen.

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The traditional silver wheeled Millson pram was once used for the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

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When the family reached the church they were greeted by the rector Jonathan Riviere.

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Nine-week old Charlotte was christened at a short, intimate ceremony attended by just 22 official guests including the Queen, Prince Philip, other close family members and Princess Charlotte’s five godparents. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Rev Justin Welby, and supported by the Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere, the rector of the Sandringham group of parishes.

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Charlotte and George’s full-time live-in nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo was on hand at the church to help out.

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The christening had a historical link to Diana, Princess of Wales as the church is also where her christening was held on August 30, 1961.

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Princess Charlotte was christened with the ornate 174-year-old silver gilt Lily Font (the bowl is a large, open lily bloom, hence its name, and it is decorated with lilies, ivy and cherubs) filled water from the River Jordan where Christ was baptized. For the first time ever, the Lily Font was brought to Norfolk from the Tower of London where it is usually on show as part of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Alongside the Lily Font was a christening ewer, made of solid silver and similarly gilded, which dates from 1735 and was made for the christening of George III.

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The font, which dates back to 1840, was commissioned by Queen Victoria (she paid £401 10s) to prevent her family being tarnished by association with the illegitimate children of Charles II. Since then, it has been used for almost every royal christening (we know it was not used at Princess Eugenie’s christening).

 
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After the short half an hour service, the royals began emerging from the church and made their way back to Sandringham where guests were treated to sandwiches, tea, and slices Princess Charlotte’s christening cake. which is one of the eight tiers from the fruitcake served at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat dress. The knee-length, ivory coat dress featured structured shoulders, wide lapels, a fitted waist, and a flared skirt.
 
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Completing her ensemble, Kate accessorized with a matching bespoke Jane Taylor hat (her hair was swept back into an elegant chignon), and her nude patent leather ‘Pointy’ heels from Russell & Bromley (no longer available).
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge added new pieces of jewelry to her wardrobe! She wore Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings by Mappin & Webb (£3,450). These earrings match her Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant by Mappin & Webb (£1,850) which she also wore to the christening. Other jewelry included her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
 
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 Additional Details on Kate’s Mappin & Webb Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings
 
Part of the Mappin & Webb Empress collection set with 0.88 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 carat white gold.
These earrings measure 30mm x 15mm and feature a secure carriage fastening.
£3,450
 
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Who are Princess Charlotte’s Godparents?
 
    Princess Charlotte has five godparents 
 
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     *Laura Fellowes – she is Prince William’s cousin and the daughter of Princess Diana’s older sister, Lady Jane Fellowes.
 
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     *Adam Middleton – he is Kate’s cousin and the son of Michael Middleton’s brother, Richard.
 
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     *Thomas van Straubenzee – Prince William’s long time friend. They have known each other since they both attended Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire. He also accompanied the Prince to New Zealand on his gap year.
 
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     *Sophie Carter – she is a close friend of Kate’s
 
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     *James Meade -another of William’s close friends. He went to Eton with William.
 
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Who Else Received an Invite?
 
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     *The Queen & Prince Phillip
 
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     *Prince Charles with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall & Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton
 
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     *Pippa & James Middleton
 
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     Prince Harry is spending his summer in Africa
 
What did Prince George Wear?
 
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     The little Prince wore a Rachel Riley Smocked Set (£85). The outfit is described as
 
‘A Traditional 2-piece smocked shirt and short set. The shirt is hand smocked across the chest with a vintage inspired design. Matching red shorts with button opening at the side’
 
      The adorable set is available to pre-order and will arrive in approximately 6 weeks.
 
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Completing his outfit, George wore short white socks and his Start Rite Jo Shoes in navy blue leather (£36).
 
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     Prince George’s smocked outfit is similar to an outfit worn by Prince William to visit Harry in the hospital.

William, Kate and Prince George Spend the Day at the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo

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Kate and Prince George enjoyed a relaxed afternoon on the sidelines watching William play polo on the second day of the Gloucestershire Festival of Polo, held at Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury.

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The Gloucestershire Festival of Polo is billed as a weekend certainly not to be missed featuring impressive world-class polo.

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Prince Harry battled it out on the field with his brother the Duke of Cambridge.

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Clutching his red and black toy car and playing happily in the grass, Prince George was the center of attention.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed casually, wearing her blue TopShop ‘Leigh’ Maternity Jeans, a stripy Breton top from London-based label Me+Em (£48), her beige and white Sebago Bala boat shoes (£89.99), her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch and her Ray-Ban Folding Classics in dark tortoise sunglasses propped up on her head.

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A wide crew neckline, three-quarter length sleeves and ruched detailing to the bottom hem are flattering design features.
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Fabric is 67% Lyocell / 43% Cotton

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Kate wore her hair long and loose.

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Kate Meets Children and Volunteers at Brookhill Children’s Center

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On Tuesday, Kate paid a visit to Brookhill Children’s Center in Woolwich to learn more about Home-Start and its support for children and families.

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The charity was founded in 1973, and works with about 1,000 families from the immediate area, of which 80 per cent of the families have children aged under five. The Center is one of four run by Home-Start on behalf of The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Its volunteers visit clients in their homes, helping to cope with issues such as isolation, mental health disabilities, bereavement, multiple births, illness or disability – many of which have a direct effect on their children.

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The Duchess was greeted by the charity’s chief executive Rob Parkinson and the manager of the center, Dawn Brown. The pair briefed her about the work the charity does to improve confidence and build better lives for children.

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Next, Kate attended a coffee morning where she met with families who have been supported by Home-Start and was able to hear firsthand about their experiences.

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She then observed a volunteer training session, in which volunteers are taught how best to offer practical and emotional support in a family’s home to help children make the most of nursery or school.

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Wrapping up her visit, the Duchess stopped off at the onsite Together for Twos’ crèche to meet families and staff.

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Before she left, she was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a gift basket for Prince George containing a potty training for boys book, a manual on how to teach children to tie their shoelaces, a toy sorter and an Elmer the elephant book.

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Kate wore a simple but chic spot print ‘wrap skater dress with 3/4 sleeve’ by online clothing retailer ASOS (£35). The frock is from the retailers Maternity Exclusive range sold out in a matter of minutes. ASOS have since confirmed the dress is being re-stocked and will be available again next week.

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The wrap style is perfect to accommodate the changing size and shape through pregnancy
It is machine washable and made out of 96% Viscose, 4% Elastane
Product Code: 583422

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She added an extra layer with an elegant black, tailored coat that had been made by her private dressmaker. We spotted the coat back in 2012 when the Duchess was snapped attending a party at the exclusive Loulou’s in Mayfair, London.

 
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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), and held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch.

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As for her jewelry, Kate wore her Kiki Classic Morganite and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings (£3,400 and currently sold out), paired with her Kiki Classic 18ct White Gold and Diamond Hoops,  ‘Fortune Drop Necklace’ by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier wrist watch.

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Kate Visits Stoke-On-Trent and Smethwick

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On Wednesday, February 18, the Duchess of Cambridge began her day with a visit to the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent.

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She toured the factory and saw how the earthenware products were made and decorated by hand using traditional techniques.

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The factory will be in production of a range of mugs in support of the Nook Appeal for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, of which Kate is patron. All proceeds going to help terminally ill children and their families.

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After the tour, the Duchess chatted with production staff and then joined families from the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice in a ceramic painting workshop.

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Before she left, Kate unveiled a plaque to commemorate the visit in front of assembled staff in the factory courtyard.

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As her visit came to an end, the Duchess was driven to Stanley Park where she got back into the royal helicopter for the short journey to her next engagement in nearby Smethwick in the West Midlands.
 
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Kate’s second engagement of the day was a visit to one of Action for Children’s facility – the Cape Hill Children’s Center.
 
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She got an introduction to the charity and its work in providing early support for vulnerable families across the UK from staff and volunteers.
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge then attended a private roundtable discussion with families who have accessed Action for Children services including the organization’s Sandwell Family Partners program, which is based at the children’s center.
 
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Lastly, she watched and took part in a play session with children and parents who use Cape Hill Children’s Center.
 
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Do you want your own EACH Ladybird 1/2 Pint Mug? They are currently available for pre-order on the Emma Bridgewater website. The mug is priced at £19.95 and for every one sold, £5 will be donated to the Nook appeal.
 
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Kate looked elegant in a dusky blue ‘Gerbera’ wool coat by SportMax (product code: 20170149). The coat was originally priced at $2,490 and is not longer available (from the designers autumn/winter 2014 collection). The knee-length double-faced wool coat features an oversized collar and hidden front closure.
 
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Underneath her luxe SportMax coat, Kate is wearing the ‘Florrie’ floral printed crepe de Chine dress by Séraphine (from the designers Spring/Summer 2015 collection).  The knee-length frock features stylish cropped sleeves, a curved empire line and a full skirt (£99).
 
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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her Jimmy Choo ‘Georgia’ navy suede round toe pumps, carried her ‘Frome’ Suede Clutch in navy from L.K. Bennett, wore her sapphire and diamond earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier wrist watch and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
 
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For this visit, Kate changed up her hair. She secured the tresses in a loose knot at the crown of her head with curled ends. There were also some streaks of grey visible, and as she did during her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess seems to be avoiding dying her hair.
 
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Kate Tackles Childhood Depression in a Rare Video Message

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In her second video message she has recorded since joining the royal family in April 2011 (her first was for her hospice charity in April 2013), Kate has made it her mission to break down the “stigma” surrounding children’s mental health.

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Organized by the charity Place2Be, of which she is a Royal Patron, the Duchess has agreed to be the face of the first Children’s Mental Health Week.

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She believes the “overwhelming” challenges faced by children today leave some “struggling to cope”, leading to depression, anxiety, self-harm and addiction.

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Apparently, this video message was recorded last week (Tuesday, February 10, 2015) whilst the Duchess paid a private visit to the pupils and staff at Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School in Beckenham.

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Kate is wearing a versatile aquifer (shades of blue) £250 Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger. The dress belts around the waist, giving a glimpse of Kate’s bump, and has a subtle collar and a pattern inspired by architecture in Florence and the Portuguese city of Porto. As of this writing, the dress is available at Jaeger and in sizes 10 – 20 at John Lewis.

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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her green amethyst oval earrings by Kiki McDonough and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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If blue is not your color, the Silk Tile Print Shirt Dress by Jaeger is also available in ‘Paprika.’