Kate Wears Temperley London Coat to Remembrance Sunday Service

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Today, the Queen led the nation in honoring Armed Forces members killed in conflict as Remembrance Sunday services took place around Britain.


Kate appeared alongside the Countess of Wessex and retired British naval officer Sir Timothy Laurence.

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They watched from the nearby Foreign Office balcony as the monarch laid the first wreath at the Cenotaph on Whitehall to commemorate UK’s fallen heroes since the First World War and then observed a two minute silence.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore a somber black, three-quarter length buttoned up ‘Noa’ coat that featured a subtle quilting design by Temperley London (originally £1,250.00, currently on sale for £625.00).

Additional Details
Clean angular shoulders
A nipped in waist
 Trapeze flare at the hem
Made of satin quilted in a geometrical pattern and a viscose mix herring bone
Product Code: 000334
She teamed her dress coat with a her Fairy Tale beret by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co.
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Ensuring she kept warm during the ceremony, Kate wore her black Cornelia James Gloves with Bow.

The Duchess finished off her look with and embellished poppy pinned to her lapel (it’s the large Buckley Crystal Poppy Brooch £25), her Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings. She wore her long brown hair in loose curls.
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Kate Recycles Armani Coat on Day Two of Scotland Visit


William and Kate joined Prince Charles to open the Tamar Manoukin Outdoor Centre at Dumfries House in Ayrshire. They were given a warm welcome by hundreds of locals, cadets, brownies, guides and scouts.



Charles showed his son and daughter-in-law around Dumfries House and grounds, which is now open to the public for the first time in 250 years. This was an effort to publicize the new outdoor center. After that, the royal trio watched children tackle an obstacle course.


The 18th century mansion was bought, along with its contents and adjoining land, by a consortium led by the Prince of Wales in June 2007.



The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then moved on to Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria to learn about the new Astute Class of nuclear powered submarines being built for the Royal Navy by BAE Systems.



They saw the production facilities at the offices of the Vanguard replacement program before meeting the crew of Artful, currently based in Barrow.

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Flashback to 2006

Kate recycled her red angora Armani coat. She wore the piece to William’s passing out ceremony in 2006. It looks like she strategically had the buttons moved to accommodate her growing belly.





The Duchess teamed her outfit with her trademark black tights and black suede mid-calf Hi and Dry by Aquatalia for Russell & Bromley boots (£395).

Additional information about the boots:
‘Black weather resistant stretch suede
•Fabric lining
•Non-slip rubber sole
•Heel measures approximately 8cm
•Platform measures approximately 2cm
•Boot length 40cm
•Half inside zip
•Made in Italy

Other accessories included her Strathearn tartan scarf (£150 – the pattern is Strathearn No.2 Modern) – a nod to the fact her and William are known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, black wool Cornelia James gloves with side bow (£52), and bespoke green amethyst and diamond Kiki McDonough drop earrings.


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Kate Joins the Queen at Baker Street Underground Station

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Today, Kate joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at  Baker Street Underground to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transport network.

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Baker Street was part of the first stretch of the world-famous Tube network which ran between Paddington and Farringdon and opened on January 9, 1863, when it was known as the Metropolitan Railway.
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The royal party met staff and toured the trains before the 86-year-old monarch unveiled a plaque naming a new train the Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a “Baby on board” badge. This is suppossed to overcome the awkwardness often felt by pregnant women of having to ask someone to give up their seat.

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Detail of similar coat by Malen Birger
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 Kate looked gorgeous in short, teal coat with black braided trim (£250 and no longer available) by Danish fashion designer Malene Birger (Fall/Winter 2006 collection).

VideDressing describes the coat as:
 ‘A beautiful wool coat with beautiful bead work, back martingale closed by invisible hooks, cotton lining with polka dot black border, pen pocket inside, two outside pockets closed with large buttons.’
Flashback to 2011
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The Duchess accented her look with black accessories. She wore a beret-style hat by Whiteley Fischer (worn in January 2011), her UFO bow clutch, her Cornelia James wool gloves with side bow, opaque tights, her suede Episode ‘Angel’ pumps and her sapphire and diamond drop earrings.

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Her hair was styled in loose curls showcasing the textures and tones of her tresses.

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It’s Goat & TopShop for Kate on a Charity Visit to Child Bereavement UK


This afternoon, William and Kate visited the headquarters of Child Bereavement UK in Saunderton, Buckinghamshire where they met with staff and learned about the organization’s work. The Duke of Cambridge has been patron of the charity since 2009.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals when a baby or child dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement.

Upon their arrival, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted to crowds gathered outside the centre before heading inside.


During their two-hour visit, the royal couple went on separate tours of the charity’s offices and then took time to talk to teenagers, children and parents going through the grieving process. William and Kate also met the Great British Bake Off star and cookbook writer, Mary Berry.


The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up in a cream, single-breasted ‘Redgrave’ wool coat (£560) by British label Goat. www.goatfashion.com

Description from the Goat website:
‘Timeless A lined shape in heavy weight wool crepe with fly front and button closure.
Coat is collarless and fully lined with pockets on front.
100% Wool.
Dry clean only
The collar of her dress folded neatly over the neckline of her coat which perfectly complimented the detail of the dress.
Under her coat, Kate stood true to her high street roots with a short-sleeved ‘Contrast Collar Shift Dress’ from Topshop. The black shift dress had a contrast Peter Pan collar (£45 and sold out).
Details from the Nordstrom website:
Add some schoolgirl-chic to your wardrobe with a prim black shift styled with a white Peter Pan collar.
Approx. length from shoulder: 34 1/2″.
Back zip closure.
Polyester/elastane; machine wash.

The Duchess teamed her cream, black and white ensemble with black accessories. These included black opaque tights, black gloves with side bow detail by Cornelia James, her black UFO bow clutch and black suede Episode ‘Angel’ heels.

Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Annoushka pearl drops with Kiki McDonough diamond hoops.

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Kate Recycles Emilia Wickstead Coat Dress at St. Patrick’s Day Military Parade


Today, Kate braved the rain to present sprigs of shamrock to the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. This was a special patriotic celebration at Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire.


The Duchess took her position next to the Duke as she presented shamrocks to officers and guardsmen (Wills got a sprig too). The last sprig was given to new battalion mascot, eight-month-old Irish Wolfhound, Dohmnall, who was carrying out his first public engagement.


The sprigs were worn in the front of their caps, while Kate attached one to her lapel, next to a shamrock brooch.

Kate at last years event

The Duchess recycled an emerald Emilia Wickstead coat dress (Fall/Winter 2011 Collection). This was the same green dress coat she wore to last years event . She styled the coat sans belt and again saw evidence that she got a seamstress to move the buttons to accommodate her growing bump.


Kate teamed her outfit with a black felt Lock & Co ‘Fairy Tale’ hat (seen when she visited Leicester last March), her black, suede Episode ‘Angel’ heels, black tights and her black, wool Cornelia James gloves with side bow.


The Duchess of Cambridge selected her jewelry carefully for the occasion. She wore her emerald and diamond earrings and a a golden three-leaf clover brooch (owned by the regiment and loaned out for events such as today’s. The late Queen Mother and Princess Anne have worn it.


Kate wore her hair up in an elaborate chignon.


On a side note, the Duchess has a slight mishap but handled it with grace and poise. She wedged her heel into a drain during the ceremony. Fortunately, William was on hand to aid her. Kate grabbed her prince’s arm, and unfazed, she pulled herself free.

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The Royal Family Pays Their Respects to the Fallen on Remembrance Sunday


A profound silence fell across Britain as people of all ages and backgrounds came together to honor those that died for their country.


On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, two minutes of silence brought the nation to a standstill as respects were paid to members of the Armed Forces who died fighting in all conflicts since the First World War.


Joining the thousands that crammed the streets were members of the Royal Family, including the Queen, Prince William and Kate.


The ceremony was held at the Cenotaph memorial in London where the Queen laid the first wreath. The Duchess of Cambridge watched from a balcony at the Foreign Office alongside the Countess of Wessex and Sir Timothy Lawrence.


Kate wore head-to-toe black and recycled her Diane von Furstenberg coat that she wore to last years service. The double breasted coat is from von Furstenberg’s 2008 collection. It is 100% wool and features a detachable trim to the collar and cuffs called ‘soutache.’ It adds a touch of glitz.

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s wide-brimmed Phillip Treacy hat is also a repeat. She wore the same black number for William’s passing out ceremony at Sandhurst back in 2006.


Topping off her look Kate wore her Annoushka pearl earrings, her British Legion Poppy Brooch (available in-store at Marks & Spencer and online at http://www.poppyshop.org.uk.) — plated with 18-carat gold and covered in red and black crystals, and her black gloves.

A Walk Down Memory Lane


For those that need a refresher on what Kate wore to the Remembrance Sunday Ceremony last year, it was a Jane Corbett head piece with a simple black bow.


One more memory jog…Back in 2006 for William’s passing out ceremony, Kate wore her Phillip Treacy hat with a red Armani coat.

Update 11/12/2012


Kate’s gloves have been ID’d (thanks to a follower on WKW). They are the Black Bow Cocktail Gloves (£38) by Black & Co www.black.co.uk/ The gloves are currently on backorder (Product Code : SIJ103).

Short black cocktail gloves with a pristine side bow at the wrist. Made from satin lycra, the gloves are stretchy, ensuring a snug, flattering fit.
One size.
Made in England.
Update 12/6/2012
There has been an interesting development in the identification of Kate’s gloves. A company called Cornelia James emailed ‘Kate Middleton Blog’ and ‘WKW’ to report that Kate’s gloves could possibly be their black pure wool glove with side bow (£52). The company makes gloves for the queen (and holds the royal warrant).
The stange thing is that they also make the gloves that Black & Co sells. The statement from Cornelia James www.corneliajames.com/ is as follows: “We actually make both the gloves in question – the satin lycra glove and the pure wool version. We only supplied the pure wool version to St. James’s Palace. I think it very unlikely that the Duchess would wear a satin glove – essentially a cocktail glove – in daylight hours. “