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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February Updates

William, Kate & Prince George Return to the UK

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After spending a relaxing two weeks with extended family and friends on the island of Mustique William, Kate and Prince George were seen boarding a British Airways flight at the St. Lucia airport for their eight-hour flight back to the UK.

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The Duchess carried a sleepy-looking George up the stairs of the airplane, meanwhile, William, got the job of carrying the hand luggage as he made his way into the plane behind one of the couple’s two protection officers.

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Due to the grainy nature of the pictures, it’s tough to ID anything but the floral-print hold all from British brand Joules. It is the Women’s Overnight Bag in Bluposy which is currently on sale for £10.00 (originally £74.95). The Joules website says that it’s SOLD OUT online.

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•Width across at widest point: 56cm
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LK Bennett has reissued a SIMILAR version of the Natalie Raffia Box Clutch
 
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For those who were unable to get their hands on the LK Bennett ‘Natalie’ Raffia Box Clutch, you will be excited to hear that the company has reissued a similar version. It retails for $325.
 
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Kate Shines in Jenny Packham and Dazzles in Monica Vinader

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Last night Kate attended the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in central London.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, who is patron of the museum, joined television naturalist Sir David Attenborough to present one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards. She was scheduled to present awards to the overall winners of the adult and under-18s competitions.

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Before the award ceremony began, Kate met some of the finalists and past winners. She then went on to view the exhibition.

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Taking her seat for the main ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge sat between Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Dixon.

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The overall prize went to American photographer Michael Nichols whose black and white image of a pride of lions resting with their clubs in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park impressed the judges.

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Right after the presentation, Kate left the guests to begin their meals and headed home.

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The Duchess looked elegant in a pale jade full-length, figure-hugging bespoke Jenny Packham gown. The dress featured 3/4 length sleeves, a concealed back zipper with a shorter underskirt falling on the thigh and draping at the waist.

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On a side note, the above picture shows the slightest hint of Kate’s baby bump…adorable in my opinion.

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She also brought back her pale pink L.K.Bennett Agata ankle strap sandals (£175) which she debuted at the 2011 ARK gala.
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In her hand, the Duchess of Cambridge held a modified soft pink python Alexander McQueen clutch. The original skull closures have been removed.
 
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On her ears and around her neck Kate wore some gorgeous new jewelry by Monica Vinader. Her earrings are the ‘Riva Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings’ ($1245) and her necklace is the ‘Riva Diamond Cluster Bib’ ($3340).
 
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Additional Details on the Riva Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings
 


’18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver in Diamond
Featuring Riva’s signature organic shape and pave set diamonds totalling 0.32 carats.
Measuring approximately 27mm (1.0″) in length x 35mm (1.4″) in width, the earrings are light enough to wear all day long.’

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Additional Details on the Riva Diamond Cluster Bib

’18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver in Diamond
Featuring Riva’s signature organic shape in 21 interconnecting hoops, and pavé set diamonds totaling 0.84 carats.
Measuring approximately 11cm in length by 5.5cm in width, with an adjustable 18 inch chain.
 Also available at Harrods.’

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A Day Out at Wimbledon for the Cambridge’s

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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the All England Club for the second time this week. On Wednesday, they watched Grigor Dimitrov upset last year’s champion Andy Murray.

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William and Kate were gripped with Wimbledon fever this afternoon as they watched Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer in the men’s final.

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The couple sat in the Royal Box with David and Victoria Beckham, as well as a host of Hollywood stars including Bradley Cooper, Samuel L Jackson, Hugh Jackman and Orlando Bloom.

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The Duchess recycled her ‘Evelyn’ check-print dress (£840) by Scottish-born designer, Jonathan Saunders.

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She last wore this on her Jubilee Tour in 2012 when she arrived in the Solomon Islands.

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Completing her outfit, Kate held her nude LK Bennett ‘Avona’ clutch and a cream pashmina (UFO).

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Other accessories included her Kiki McDonough green amethyst earrings, Givenchy sunglasses and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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The Royals Kick Off The Tour de France

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More than one million cycling fans lined the streets of Yorkshire this morning as Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry officially launched the first leg of this year’s Tour de France.

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The trio are keen sports fans and helped to cheer on Team GB’s Olympic cyclists in 2012.

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Cyclists made their way to 18th century Harewood House for the ceremonial start, where they were greeted by William, Kate and Harry, and with a rendition of the French and British national anthems performed by the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

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All 198 cyclists lined up behind the Duchess as she cut the ribbon to officially start the race.

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The Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry watched from just next to the start line as the teams sped down the hill and out of the park.

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Once they were gone, the trio waved to crowds as they left the Grand Depart at Harewood House by helicopter, making their way to meet athletes at the Stage 1 finish in Harrogate.

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German rider Marcel Kittel won the first leg of the race and Kate presented him with a yellow jersey at the finish line.

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The Duchess of Cambridge shopped her closet and wore her demure, barely-above the knee emerald green ‘Allie’ wool-crepe coat (pre-autumn/winter 2013 collection) by Erdem over her green and white ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah.

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You may also recall that this is the same green Erdem coat she wore to open the National Velodrome in New Zealand.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her nude LK Bennett ‘Sledge’pumps, carried her matching nude LK Bennett Avona clutch, and accessorized with her diamond and emerald earrings (still UFO) and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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Kate Recycles Zimmerman at Wimbledon

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On Wednesday, William and Kate graced the All England Lawn Tennis Club and Croquet Club with their presence.

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They arrived with AELTC Chairman Philip Brook before the men’s quarter-finals kicked off on Centre Court.

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The Cambridge’s were at Wimbledon to show their support for Andy Murray on day 10 of the tournament. Murray played Grigor Dimitrov.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their seats alongside Princess Beatrice and her long-term boyfriend, Dave Clark, comedian Michael McIntyre, and England rugby union coach, Stuart Lancaster.

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Kate paid homage to the Tennis Club’s strict fashion rules for players and re-wore her white dress by Australian brand, Zimmerman (named after designer sisters Nicky and Simone).

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She last wore the knee-length, cut-out detail broderie anglaise sundress, called the ‘Roamer’ day dress (£274), in April 2014 on their New Zealand/Australia Royal Tour.

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The Duchess swapped her Stuart Weitzman ‘Minx’ raffia wedges for her nude LK Bennett Sledge stilettos ($345).

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Kate carried her Anya Hindmarch straw Fan clutch with signature gold bow and over-sized beaded tassel. You may recall that we last saw her carrying this in Gatineau, Quebec at a citizenship ceremony on the Canada Tour in 2011.
 
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Prepared for the British weather, the Duchess carried a red pashmina (UFO) over her arm and finished off her look with her Annoushka 18ct gold, diamond and pearl drop earrings and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.
 
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As the sun began to beat down on the royal box, Kate casually threw on a pair of dark RayBan sunglasses (not yet, ID’ed) to protect her eyes from the glare. Her glossy hair was curled perfectly.
 
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Kate Visits Blessed Sacrament School with Comedian John Bishop

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Yesterday, Kate visited the Blessed Sacrament School in Islington, North London

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She was greeted by excited school children who waved St George’s Cross flags and lined up to catch a glimpse of her. The Duchess knelt down and chatted to the pupils, asking them about their favorite subjects and what they like most about school. Then she made her way inside to meet those helped by the project.

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Kate was joined by comedian John Bishop, to see first-hand the work that has been done regarding the M-PACT Plus she launched to help families affected by addiction.

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The pair launched the M-PACT (Moving Parents and Children Together) Plus project on a visit to Willows Primary School in Wythenshawe, Manchester, last year.

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The initiative, which is funded by The Royal Foundation and Comic Relief, and delivered by charities Place2Be and Action on Addiction, aims to provide early support for schoolchildren affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse.

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Once inside the school, Kate met with project coordinators and school head teachers before joining a private counseling session, all before listening to speeches.

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The Duchess wore a geranium ‘Scarlett pleat front dress’ by Goat  (originally $710, reduced to $497) that highlighted her slender frame. It sold out in a matter of minutes. The frock features a pencil skirt with a back-hem slit, a pleated waist, and a circle-clasp belt.

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As of this writing, the wool-crepe dress is still available in charcoal-teal at Matches for $680.

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Kate teamed the knee-length dress with a pair of nude Jimmy Choo Gilbert heels and her LK Bennett ‘Natalie’ box clutch.

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Jewelry and make-up were kept to a minimum as she wore her Effervescence Bubble Stiletto earrings by Links of London and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.
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She wore her brunette hair in a half-up style, with tightly wound glossy curls draped over either shoulder

 

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