April Updates!

Kate Spotted Shopping at Seraphine

Photo courtesy of Royal Baby Watch @HRHBabyWatch
 

On April 3, 2015 Kate was spotted shopping at Seraphine in London.

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She wore her Seraphine Marina coat and her Stuart Weitzman black, thick black tights, and her suede Zipkin boots.

Kate Stuck in Traffic

Photo shared courtesy of @livelovelaughvr on Twitter
 
Photo shared courtesy of @livelovelaughvr on Twitter
 

Last week two photos were snapped of Kate and Pippa stuck in traffic. If you look closely, you may even see Prince George in the back seat.

Kate and George Have a Fun Day Out at Snettisham Park

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Last week, Kate and Prince George visited Snettisham Park, which is a working farm and petting zoo in Norfolk.

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The farm is just a short drive from the Duke and Duchesses new Anmer Hall home.

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Kate dressed for the weather in a thick brown, quilted jacket (currently UFO…Barbour has confirmed that it is not theirs), skinny maternity jeans , and her Le Chameau Vierzonord Wellington Boots (£145).
 
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For those curious about what Prince George is wearing, he is sporting the ‘Infant Snuggly Bunny Bunting’ in ‘Collegiate Navy’ by Columbia (on sale at amazon.com for $45.49).
 
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Thanks to HRH George Pieces on FB, we have an ID on Prince George’s hat and boots!
 
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His hat is the Unisex Baby cable knit hat in navy by JoJo Maman Bebe ($24) and his boots are the Unisex Flac in navy/white ($59) by Aigle.
 
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 Additional Details Coming Out About the Arrival of Baby Cambridge #2
 
***Since Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, this time the Duchess will be given 10% off the pricey fees as part of a loyalty discount to mothers who go back to have a second child.
 
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 ***Prices have increased since George was delivered. A suite of two rooms now costs £6,570 for a one-night stay with normal delivery – £5,913 with Kate’s 10% off – plus consultant fees of around £6,000. Prices will, again, go up again in July.
 
***Last time Kate gave birth 10 and a half hours after being admitted to hospital, but this royal baby is likely to make an appearance even earlier.
 
***It has been 182 years since another Princess of Cambridge was born. The last was King George III’s granddaughter Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge who was born in Hanover, Germany in 1833.
 
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Parking Restrictions Put in Place outside Lindo Wing
 
Today, parking restrictions were officially put in place outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. This is in preparation for the birth of Baby Cambridge #2 as the world media descend on the west London hospital.
 
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Later this week, positions for photographers, reporters and camera crews will be marked out.
 
Additional parking restrictions beginning tomorrow
 
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Baby Watch is officially in effect!!! Parking signs have gone up outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. They go into effect tomorrow April 15 and run through April 30th. Does this mean Kate is due sooner than we think?
 
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The Yellow signs cite ‘Special Event’ as the reason for the parking restrictions.
 
We have an ID!
 
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The blue and white plaid shirt that Kate wore under her brown quilted jacket at Snettisham Park has been ID’ed! Thanks to @livelovelaughvr on Twitter.
 
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It is the ‘George’ Plaid Maternity Shirt by Topshop and is currently sold out!
 
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Additional Details
 
‘A work wear-inspired plaid shirt cut with an extra-roomy silhouette
Button-flap chest pocket
100% cotton’



Kate Visits the Set of Downton Abbey

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On Thursday, Kate visited Ealing Studios in west London to celebrate the success of the award-winning period drama, Downton Abbey.

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Highclere Castle in Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and some interior filming but a large bulk of the work for Downton is done from Ealing studios.

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The Duchess is the third royal to meet Downton stars in less than a week. Last week saw a visit from the Countess of Wessex while Charles and Camilla hobnobbed with stars on Monday

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On arrival, the Duchess was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Zac Barker, who along with twin brother Oliver plays Lady Mary’s son George.

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Kate, then moved on to meet the writer and creator of the award-winning period drama, Lord Julian Fellowes along with representatives of Carnival Films and Television, ITV, NBC and Ealing Studios.

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Escorted by the series’ executive producer, Liz Trubridge, she toured the studios where she saw different areas of the production process. She also met the cast and crew of the award winning series.

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Kate’s first stop was hair and makeup.

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Then is was off to the costume trailer, where Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson, was getting ready.

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Moving into the Props room, she was shown a range of items that are used in the show, including handwritten letters, newspapers, china and cutlery.

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A self-confessed fan of the ITV show, the Duchess watched a scene wearing a pair of headphones customised with the initials HRH, being filmed between actresses Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt, who play Lady Mary and her maid Anna.

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Kate then attended a brief reception and met additional cast members including Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

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At the end of her visit she posed for a group photo in the servants’ hall with the cast, the producers and the show’s historical adviser, Alastair Bruce and was given a copy of the script from Episode One, Series One, signed by all the cast, and a book on the latest series by Julian’s daughter Jessica Fellowes.

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The Duchess concealed her bump in a cream, collarless coat by British maternity label Jojo Maman Bebe (£69 and sold out). This is the first time she had worn the company’s outfits on public duty. The ‘Cream Princess Line Maternity Coat’ features tabs on the cuffs and oversized buttons. It is a 50% Wool/50% Viscose blend.

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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