Kate is Back for Trooping the Colour!

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On her first public engagement since the birth of Princess Charlotte (May 2, 2015), Kate attended the traditional ceremony of Trooping the Colour in honor of the Queen’s official birthday.

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More than a thousand soldiers took part in the ceremony that included Prince William who rode on horseback in the processional alongside his father Prince Charles.

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Crowds cheered as a barouche carriage (a type of landau that became fashionable during the Victorian period) carrying Kate, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince Harry left Buckingham Palace.

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But it was George who attracted all the attention.  He was seen with his nanny (Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo) from a balcony window giggling away in delight and sticking out his tongue.

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Following the parade, Prince Andrew, Kate, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice were pictured on the balcony of Buckingham Palace awaiting the arrival of Prince William, Prince George, the Queen and Prince Philip.

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Once the Queen took the salute of the Horse Guards, she headed back to Buckingham Palace and gathered on the balcony with the rest of the Royal Family to watch the traditional RAF fly past.

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Prince George stole the show on his balcony debut in the same sky blue shirt with white frills and matching shorts outfit William wore for his first appearance in 1984. The little royal waved to the crowds as he was held by his dad the Duke of Cambridge.

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Kate looked elegant in a silk dupioni, ice blue and ivory patterned ‘Astrid’ coat dress by Catherine Walker. The coat dress features three-quarter length sleeves, a contemporary pencil line, fabric-covered buttons, and a neat rounded collar.

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Her hat is handcrafted by Sylvia Fletcher at Lock & Co. The disc shaped ‘Marisabel’ hat in blond (£895) has been sculpted using sinamay and then finished with a curled feather in a matching tone.

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Completing her look, the Duchess wore her aquamarine and diamond drop earrings (still UFO).

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The picture of Prince George sticking out his tongue reminds us of Prince Harry during Trooping the Colour in 1989.

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March Updates!

Kate Shops for Baby Shoes

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Last week, Kate was spotted out and about shopping at some of her favorite stores for baby shoes.

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On Thursday (March 19th), the Duchess stopped in at Trotters on Kings Road in Chelsea, London. She picked out a new pair of sneakers for Prince George. The ones she chose are the Start-Rite Flexy-Soft Milan navy blue leather sneakers

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If you fancy a pair for your little prince, they are available $55 at Kulfi Kids. The neutral-toned shoes feature two baby-blue Velcro straps and a flexible sole

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A few days later on Saturday, March 21, the Duchess picked up another pair of shoes. This time at a Zara store in Kensington for the new little prince or princess. She chose a pair of white leather and beige suede baby booties that are part of the Spanish-owned stores “mini” collection suitable for newborns. The brand’s Leather Blucher shoes are available in sizes from newborn to 9 months and retail for $35.90.

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The shop assistant at Zara added that Kate: “Bought a few items from women’s wear and then she went upstairs to the kids department.”

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The Duchess wore her dusty-pink ‘Straight-cut’ coat by Zara (originally $149, went on sale for $99.99 and currently sold out),  a pair of thick black tights, and her trusty black, suede Russell and Bromley Charge It knee-high boots.

Kate unveils a painting of 30 Irish Guards officers

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You may recall that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at this year’s 1st Battalion Irish Guards’ St Patrick’s Day Parade, however it has also come to my attention that they participated in an unveiling of a painting that was painted by local Cotswold artist, Lindy Allfrey.

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The picture, which now hangs in the Irish Guards Officers’ Mess in Aldershot, shows 30 officers in their splendid dress uniforms. It was commissioned by the Irish Guards.

Kate’s ‘Muse’ (Raz in the USA) is available online

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For those of us (myself included) who don’t live anywhere near a Russell and Bromely or a Stuart Weitzman retail store, I am excited to share that Kate’s suede, navy clutch is available online.

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In the UK, it’s known as the ‘Muse’ suede clutch and retails for £255. From what I can see, it is only available in navy suede.

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In the USA, it’s known as the Raz clutch and retails for $455. It is available in two colors, the Adobe Aniline (patent leather) and Nice Blue Suede.

William, Kate & Harry attend the memorial service for Richard Meade

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On Thursday (March 26), William, Kate and Harry attended the memorial service for Richard Meade. It was held at 2:30 to celebrate his life.

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He was considered to be one of Britain’s most successful equestrians and won a wealth of medals including team gold at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 (riding Cornishman) and, four years later, both individual and team gold at the Munich Olympics (Laurieston).

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Sadly, he passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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The Duchess wore her fluted, navy, 100% wool trapeze ‘Chiara’ overcoat by Beulah London (£650). Her hat is currently UFO. I will update if/when I find out.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Alexander McQueen pumps and her and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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There may be a possible ID on Kate’s hat. It could be the ‘Radio City’ by Lock & Co (Autumn/Winter collection). My guess is that it’s either navy or black. I will contact the designer and update if/when I hear from them.
 
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Kate Wears Moloh to the 2014 Christmas Day Service at Sandringham

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On a cold but sunny day, thousands of well-wishers gathered to catch a glimpse of the Queen and her family as they made their way to church for the traditional Christmas day service near the Queen’s private home of Sandringham in Norfolk.
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Leading the way to St Mary Magdalene church was the Princess Anne, flanked by the Duke of Edinburgh and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence. They were followed by the Prince Charles, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who were holding hands, Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice.
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Kate’s family – Carole, Michael, Pippa and James – were also in attendance as they are spending Christmas with William and Kate at Anmer.
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After the service, William and Kate chatted to well-wishers, some of whom had been waiting outside the church since 5am this morning.
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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant and covered her baby bump in a new-to-us brown, tweed double-breasted ‘Turpin’ coat (£685) by Moloh. The mid-calf coat features brown and cream checks with flecks of orange. It was part of their 2013 collection and is no longer available.
 
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Beneath her coat, Kate wore a Hobbs London ‘Animal Shirt Dress’ in bitter chocolate brown ($355).
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As for her matching brown hat a-top her signature blow-dry, you may recognize it as the ‘Betty Boop’ from Lock and Company which she wore for a wedding in Switzerland and for St. Patrick’s Day in 2012.
 
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Kate completed her ensemble with her ‘Valerie’ heels by Emmy Shoes, thick brown opaque tights, and Cornelia James ‘Imogen’ gloves. She also wore her gold Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf earrings.
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Also, as some of you may have noticed, Kate is wearing a scarf. It is currently UFO.
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Kate’s scarf has been ID’ed! Really Wild Clothing Company posted on twitter that it was theirs. It is their ‘Silk Scarf in Autumn Partridge’ (£125 and currently out of stock).
 
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It’s a Repeat for Kate in Christopher Kane at Order of the Garter

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Yesterday, the ancient Garter Day ceremony took place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle and was watched by a crowd of about 7,000 strong.

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The Order of the Garter service is an important day in the royal calendar when Garter knights celebrate the ancient order. The Queen is its sovereign and a number of other British and foreign royals are additional knights of the order. It honors those who have held public office, contributed to national life or served the Sovereign personally.

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This annual ceremony of pomp and circumstance takes place in June every year.

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New appointments are announced on St George’s Day but the chivalric and installation ceremonies take place on the Monday of Royal Ascot week, known as Garter Day.

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Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Princess Alexandra, the Duke of Kent, Prince William, and the Duke of Gloucester joined the Queen and Prince Philip in the procession of royal knights.

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Two new members of the order – Mervyn King, the former governor of the Bank of England and now a Knight Companion, and Eliza Manningham-Buller, ex-head of MI5 and a Lady Companion – were formally invested with their honors by the Queen in the Castle’s Garter throne room.

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Kate watched the proceedings wearing a bespoke, sky blue silk coat dress by Christopher Kane. The coat dress features a single-breasted design that is belted at the waist, flattering her svelte frame and slanted front pockets.

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It’s the second time the Duchess has stepped out in the custom made coat dress from Brit designer Christopher Kane. She previously wore designer coat in July 2012 at Buckingham Place celebrating the London Olympic Opening.

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The Duchess of Cambridge teamed her outfit with a matching woven straw, ‘Sweet Delight’ hat (£875) by Lock & Co, a new pair of ‘Gilbert’ leather, nude heels ($425) by Jimmy Choo, and her LK Bennett ‘Natalie’ straw Clutch.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore a pair of topaz and diamond earrings. These are, not yet, ID’ed.

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William & Kate Attend The Meade – Budgett Wedding

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On Saturday. William, Kate and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett in Marshfield, Gloucestershire.

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Lucy Meade is the sister of James Meade, one of the Duke of Cambridge’s friends from Eton, and the best man at the Royal wedding.

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The ceremony was held at St Mary’s Church and rumors that the Duke and Duchess were in the village quickly spread – by the time they exited the church there was a crowd of around 100 well-wishers.

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Kate wore a blue tweed coat from M Missoni’s 2010 collection. The Duchess has worn it at least two other occasions. The first was at Fortnum and Mason when she wore it alongside with the Queen and Camilla in March 2012. She was then spotted in it again in June of that same year on a trip to Nottingham.

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Peeking from beneath her coat, Kate wore her Whistles ‘Bella’ dress (seen last at the London 2012 Closing Ceremony).

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess accessorized with her Lock & Co. ‘Fairy Tale’ hat, her black suede Episode ‘Angel’ shoes, her matching Mulberry clutch, and her Cassandra Goad earrings.

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On a side note, one guest could not foresee that there could be a bit of a fashion clash when she ended up wearing the same coat as Kate. Regardless of the faux pas, both Kate and the woman looked glamorous.

 

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.

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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).

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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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The Cambridges’ Attend Church at Balmoral

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William and Kate joined the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and Camilla at a Sunday church service during their stay at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. The service was held at Crathie Church. There was no sign of baby George.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew to Scotland earlier this week on a £14 million Cessna 750 private jet to introduce Prince George to his great-grandfather Prince Philip.

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Kate wore her blue and grey plaid ‘Workers’ coat by Moloh (£425) and worn previously in Glasgow – April 2013, a black felt, Lock & Co ‘Fairy Tale’ hat, and Kiki McDonough citrine earrings.

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The first time we saw the ‘Fairy Tale’ hat was when the Duchess visited Leicester in 2012.

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