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.

Place2Be FB Page

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.

Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School

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.

John Lewis
John Lewis

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.

Kiki McDonough

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

Side Note:

John Lewis
John Lewis

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


June Updates!

Due to the positive response I received from the May Updates post, I will continue to do the monthly updates.

Jaeger Crepe Dress With Navy Trim

‘Kate’s Closet’ on FB

Thanks to ‘Kate’s Closet’ on FB for the heads up! Jaeger will be restocking their ‘Crepe Dress with Navy Trim’ that Kate wore to the America’s Cup Challenge breakfast.

On the Jaeger FB page they posted that they are expecting more stock tomorrow! You can also go to their website and sign up for an email notification. The frock is still on sale for £99.


As of today 6/13/2014, Jaeger is once again, sold out of the dress. However they posted on their facebook page that they expect a new shipment of dress in mid-July (I hope to pick up a dress in July). Stay tuned!

Kate’s shoes at 2014 Buckingham Palace Garden Party have been ID’ed!


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.

Same style, different color/pattern
Russell & Bromley
Same style, different color
kleczkow on Ebay
Same style, different color
kleczkow on Ebay
LK Bennett Detroit Dress – back in stock!
LK Bennett
Kate’s LK Bennett ‘Detroit’ fitted dress in snorkel blue is back in stock. It retails for $395.
The Fern Brooch Replikate
Photo collage credit: Tatiana’s Delights on FB
I don’t usually post Replikates, but this is one that I plan to buy myself so I thought I’d share. The Royal Trust Collection is offering a replica of the Queen’s New Zealand Silver-Fern Brooch (and the brooch Kate borrowed for her New Zealand/Australia 2014 Tour). The brooch features Swarovski crystals set in white gold-plated metal and sells for an affordable £65.

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
The Telegraph/Christopher Pledger

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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Daily Mail/AP

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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.

Stuart Weitzman

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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Asprey London

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.

William & Kate Tour a Cultural Center in Honiara


Hundreds of people gathered to welcome The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge as they toured the cultural centre in Honiara.

The couple then split with the Duke going on to make a speech to a Commonwealth Youth Conference, while Kate met a group of women and young girls all working to highlight inequality in Melenesian society, where there is a distinct lack of female health facilities and domestic violence can be common.


Next, Kate was crowned with a garland made from exotic frangipani, hibiscus and orchids.

After the culutral centre it was on to a ribbon cutting ceremony as the Duke and Duchess officially opened the renovated Commonwealth Street in central Honiara.

Next, the Duke and Duchess paid their respects and each lay a wreath during their visit to the Coast Watcher and Solomon Scouts Memorial.

Kate wore a bright yellow pleated shirt dress by Jaeger (originally £180, reduced to £750. The dress is 100% cotton and has a bow around the waist.

 Additional details from the Jaeger website:

‘Pleated summer dress from Jaeger with cap sleeves, shirt collar, belt loops and button fastening through the front. Falling to the knee, this lightweight summer style has a full skirt with soft pleating throughout, a fitted top and belt loops to nip in the waste for a thoroughly flattering finish.’
The Duchess completed her look with her trusty nude L.K.Bennett Sledge pumps.

Photo Credit: Max Foster
Photo credit: Max Foster

Kate & Wills Watch the Quarter Finals at Wimbledon

William and Kate watched as Murray faced David Ferrer in the quarter finals at Wimbledon. They sat in the royal box and cheered on the duo.

Guests in the royal box are invited by the chairman of the All England Club.

The Duchess of Cambridge kept with the white dress code, and wore a cream, vintage cable knit sweater dress (£1,100) with sailor collar, by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen (from the 2006 collection). She previously wore the dress during her visit with Prince William to Canada last year.
Sarah Jessica Parker wore the McQueen frock in 2006. 

Kate accessorized with her blue suede Prada pumps and her black, quilted Jaeger ‘Kate’ clutch (currently on sale for $112). Her sapphire and diamond drop earrings (originally thought to have been Princess Dianas’) completed the look.

William & Kate Travel to Nottingham

Today, 35,000 people turned out in Nottingham to greet the Queen and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. The visit was part of the continuing diamond jubilee tour.

People had queued since 5am to catch a glimpse of the Royal Party.

First stop was Nottingham’s historic Old Market Square.

After a brief balcony appearance at Council House, the Duchess was presented with a posy by eight-year-old Isabelle Weall from Derby, who lost both arms and legs to meningitis in 2010.

The trio then moved on to Vernon Park where The Duke gave a speech.

Photo credit: The Royal Wedding Dress on FB
The Duchess of Cambridge chose to recycle her powder blue tweed M Missoni coat dress (the one we last saw a few months ago when she went for tea at Fortnum and Mason).

This piece from M Missoni’s Autumn/Winter 2010 collection and is no longer available HOWEVER Grazia Magazine has announced that the two-year-old coat will be re-issued and in stores this July. It will retails at a steep £670. The stores that will stock this coat dress include the M Missoni flagship store in London, Westfield White City and Shepard’s Bush, Harrods and Harvey Nichols.

Kate originally bought the piece on sale from the outlet at Bicester Village.

Beneath the M. Missoni coat dress, Kate wore her blue Zara dress which we’ve seen on many occassions.

The Duchess accessorized with a navy Rachel Trevor Morgan cocktail hat that she wore at armed forces day, her navy L.K. Bennett ‘Art’ Court Shoes ($150 and no longer available) and a new navy clutch by Jaeger.

The clutch is called the ‘Kate’ bag (Product Code:790001C) and is no longer available in navy. The Jaeger web site still has green in stock. The original price of the clutch was £150 and was reduced to £75.00.

Completing her look, the Duchess wore her sapphire and diamond earrings that we believe we once Diana’s as well as her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.