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.


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.

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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.

Girls Day Out: HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall & Kate Visit Fortnum & Mason

The Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate, all dressed in shades of blue, made an official visit to Fortnun & Mason. The luxury store was founded in 1707 and is a well-known foodie haven located in central London. It has held a Royal Warrant for over 150 years.

The Queen and two Duchesses arrived by car and were greeted by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
The royal trio toured the store and enjoyed tea with over 150 guests at the newly renovated St James’ Restaurant. The restaurant has been renamed The Diamond Jubilee Tea Station to mark the queen’s 60 years on the throne.

Before leaving, they were each presented with a Fortnum’s hamper, containing items such as champagne truffles and dog biscuits.

Kate wore a simple, single breasted blue tweed dress coat by Italian label M Missoni (£765). Two small yellow daffodils were pinned to her lapel in honor of St David’s Day.

The dress coat is the Italian brand’s diffusion line and comes from their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection (no longer available). It is thought that Kate bought it a few months ago at the Bicester village outlet.

The Duchess’s coat had a vintage feel with frayed panels, seams and edges. Underneath her coat, we caught a glimpse of the cornflower blue Zara dress Kate wore the day after the wedding.

I have searched the web high and low and cannot find the sold out M. Missoni dress coat. There is, however, a red one currently listed on Ebay for $2,500.

Kate completed her outfit with nude tights, her grey suede Rupert Sanderson Malone Pumps (£375),  her Links of London Hope egg earrings (£275) and, of course, her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring.