Kate & Meghan Have a Girls Day Out at Wimbledon

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Yesterday, Meghan joined Kate in the royal box for a girls’ day out to watch Serena Williams play Angelique Kerber in the women’s singles final at Wimbledon.

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This was the first solo outing for the new sister-in-law’s.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked chic in a white and black bespoke polka dot dress by Jenny Packham. The black polka dots, when viewed close up, had a pattern which resembled tennis balls, so cute!

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The midi-length frock features short sleeves and ruching detail on the hip and shoulder.

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She accessorized her outfit with a new ‘Pink Medium Miss Sicily’ Bag in rose pink ($1695) by Dolce and Gabbana, her trusty Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps in praline (£510), and her pretty Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings in gold ($152) by In2Design. Her was styled in her signature bouncy blowout.

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Additional Details on Kate’s Dolce and Gabbana Miss Sicily Bag

Structured grained ‘dauphine’ calfskin top handle bag in ‘rose pink.’
Detachable, adjustable shoulder strap
Magnetic lobster clasp fastening
Fabric lining, internal zipped and slot pockets, hand-held mirror
Protective feet
Calf leather
Made in Italy

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Additional Details on Kate’s Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings by In2Design

Baroque pearl earrings with a gold fill wire. Drop length approximately 1 1/4

Now for a quick look at what Meghan wore…

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Meghan dressed for the occasion in a Ralph Lauren Apparel Collection blue and white
Striped Cotton Shirt ($590) and a Ralph Lauren Apparel Collection ‘Charmain Silk Wide-Leg Pant’ ($1,690), while accessorizing the look with an Altuzarra ‘Ghianda’ top handle mini bag in navy, her her Sarah Flint ‘Perfect Pump 100’ heels ($355), her Illesteva ‘Leonard’ Round Frame sunglasses, in matte black acetate ($177) and her Maison Michel ivory straw ‘Virginie’ hat ($900 currently on sale for $540). She also rocked her signature messy bun.

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Kate Joins William, Harry & Meghan for the RAF Centenary at Westminster Abbey

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On Tuesday, Kate made a surprise appearance and joined the Queen, William, Harry, Meghan, dignitaries and politicians for a service to mark the Royal Air Force centenary at Westminster Abbey.

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This year marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force – the world’s first independent air force – which was founded on 1 April 1918, independent of the British Army and Royal Navy.

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The Duchess is still on maternity leave and isn’t due to return to work until September. We suspect that her decision to attend the event was due to the RAF making her an Honorary Air Commandant in 2015, which was passed from Prince Phillip to her.

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After the ceremony, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were whisked off to Buckingham Palace for a reception.

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After the reception, the Cambridge’s’ and Sussex’s joined other senior royals to watch a fly past of up to 100 RAF aircraft, a parade of more than 1,000 personnel, and a feu de joie from the balcony at Buckingham Palace.
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Kate’s outfit choice may seem familiar to some, and that’s because she’s worn versions of it in ivory and buttercup yellow to celebrate Princess Charlotte’s christening (2015), Trooping the colour in (2016), during her visit to Belgium (2017), as well as Harry and Meghan’s wedding earlier this year.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in her pale blue Alexander McQueen coat dress. The knee-length, summery coat featured structured shoulders, wide fold-back lapels, a fitted waist, and a flared skirt.

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She accessorized her chic coat dress with a matching, Sean Barrett hat, complete with elegant lace detailing and a white floral decoration. Kate also wore her Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps in praline (£510) and held a new clutch (not yet ID’ed).

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On her right lapel the Duchess wore a striking, over sized RAF Dacre brooch. The opulent diamond and ruby piece was reportedly a gift to Kate when she became an Honorary Air Commandant in 2015 when she took over the role from the Duke of Edinburgh.

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According to the Mirror, “The brooch used to be given to the best female cadet every year and it was the highest honor they could receive. However in 2015 the tradition was changed when it was decided women should be recognized in the same way as their male peers – with a sword.”

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Continuing the theme for opulent accessories, the Duchess donned a pair of huge diamond drop earrings on loan from the Queen who first wore them in public at the State Opening of Parliament in 2012. They look to be a cluster of diamonds from which is suspended a line of four diamonds that swings within a frame of more diamonds.

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This post wouldn’t be complete without a snap of Charlotte and George watching the fly over from Buckingham Palace.

 

 

 

The Little Prince Has Arrived!

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At 11.01am this morning, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a little prince. The newest member of the royal family is William and Kate’s third child and sixth in the order of succession to the throne.

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Just hours after giving birth, Kate was ready to leave the hospital and introduce her baby prince to the world.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant and perfectly put together in a bespoke, knee-length shift dress with white lace collar by her go-to British designer, Jenny Packham.

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The bold frock disguised what was left of her baby bump with a loose fitting shift silhouette, 3/4 length sleeves, and a contrast lace collar.  Her dress reminds me of the dress Princess Diana wore when leaving the hospital with newborn Prince Harry.

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This is the third time the Duchess has commissioned a frock by designer Jenny Packham to wear when leaving hospital.

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You may recall that Kate wore a blue polka dot, crepe de chine frock when she left the hospital with Prince George in 2013 and a bespoke lemon and white floral buttercup print dress (Packham’s SS15 line) for Charlotte’s birth in 2015.

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Kate teamed the red shift dress with a pair of her favorite Gianvito Rossi ‘Gianvito 105’ Praline Suede Pumps (£495).

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Completing her look, the Duchess wore the Queen’s round diamond stud and pearl drop pendant earrings and her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

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In closing, I’m going to leave you with a few pictures from the day on Twitter

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