The Cambridge’s Pay a Sombre Visit to the 9/11 Memorial & Make a Quick Stop at a Joint Inner City Youth Program

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Day three began with a somber visit to the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid their respects to victims of the terrorist attacks.

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The royal couple arrived at the World Trade Center site in lashing rain. William held an umbrella while Kate sheltered underneath.

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They were told about the building of the memorial, which features two reflecting pools covering the exact footprint of the two towers that were brought down by terrorists in 2001.

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The Duchess of Cambridge placed a bouquet of white roses – the State flower of New York – at the spot where the names of the 40 passengers and crew of United Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11, are inscribed. Royal aides said the location was chosen by the New York Port Authority, which owns the site.

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The victims of 9/11 included 67 Britons, whose names are among those carved into the bronze around the reflecting pools.

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A handwritten message on the flowers said: “In sorrowful memory of those who died on 11th September, and in admiration of the courage shown to rebuild.” Each had signed their names – William and Catherine – underneath the message.

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Then they were briefly taken inside the museum (One World Trade Center, previously known as the Freedom Tower), where they wrote their electronic signatures next to a twisted piece of steel recovered from the wreckage of the twin towers.

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Up next, the two headed to an engagement where they met with teenagers from two outreach programs that provides services to inner city kids – the Door and the City Kids Foundation.

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William and Kate toured the project before watching a show that included original songs, dance and theater pieces from 28 performers.

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Next, they sat down for a private meeting with eight young people from the foundations to learn more about their experiences growing up in New York City.

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Once again, the Duchess flew the flag for British fashion and wore a double breasted cerise coat with black horn buttons by Mulberry over a black Seraphine maternity dress. The wool-silk double crepe coat retailed for a pricey $2,600 but went on sale for $1,300 (it is currently sold out in all sizes). It was part of the brands autumn/winter 2014 collection.
 
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Completing her look, the Kate wore her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her Cornelia James Imogen merino wool gloves with side bow, and her green amethyst and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough.
 
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A Last Minute Schedule Change and an NBA Game

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On Monday night, William and Kate attended an early evening reception organized by the Royal Foundation in recognition of the conservation work carried out by Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife partners at the British Consul General’s residence in New York.

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Initially, the Duchess was not expected to attend, but changed her plans at the last minute and announced she would, in fact, attend.

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Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and US Secretary of State, was there, along with daughter Chelsea. Kate chatted to them about her visit earlier in the day to a children’s center in Harlem and about the benefits of singing to babies.

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Prince William made a brief speech about the plight of endangered species being “butchered in the name of trinkets and medicine”

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The Cambridge’s then left for the Barclays Center indoor arena to watch a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Before the game started, they met with NBA officials Adam Silver and Dikembe Mutombo for a photo op and then went to a dinner in the boardroom to mark the partnership between the foundation’s United for Wildlife and Coach Core programs and the NBA’s global social responsibility initiative.

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After dinner, the Duke and Duchess emerged to watch the third and fourth quarter. They were sat courtside and munched popcorn alongside their aides and hosts.

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During the break between the third and fourth quarters, Jay-Z and Beyoncé who sat on the opposite side of the court came over to say hello to the royals. The celebrity couple used to be part owners of the Brooklyn basketball team.

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The Cavaliers won the game, and afterward, NBA star LeBron James presented the couple with cupcakes and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball jerseys with the names “Cambridge” and “George” on the back.

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Kate donned a glamorous metallic tweed ‘Bettina’ coat by US designer Tory Burch with black J Crew skinny jeans.

The grey bouclé and metallic yarn coat originally retailed for £575 but went on sale for £287.50. It is currently sold out and its not known if it’ll be restocked at a later date. It features a belted collar and hidden snaps.

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Additional details on the coat:

‘The Bettina Coat is a textured take on a tailored outerwear style. The material — a cotton blend, woven with bouclé, slubbed and metallic yarns — updates the look of classic tweed with a horizontal-stripe effect and a hint of shine. It has an easy, streamlined cut that is universally flattering and features slit pockets and a row of hidden snaps for a clean finish. Complete with a belted collar, it’s ideal for looking chic and staying warm in cold weather.
 
•Metallic tweed.
•Tailored.
•Turtleneck.
•Long sleeves
Sleeve length: 32.5″ (81.6 cm)
•5 button closure at center front.
•34″ (85.3 cm) in length.’
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Additional details on Kate’s J Crew ‘Toothpick’ jeans in pitch black wash
Item 10480
$125.00 (currently sold out)
•Sits lower on hips.
•Fitted through hip and thigh, with a super skinny, straight leg.
•28″ inseam.
•11 1/2″ leg opening (based off size 28).
•Cotton with a hint of stretch.
•Traditional 5-pocket styling.
•Machine wash.
•Import.
 
There is also a maternity version of J Crew’s ‘Toothpick’ jean in pitch black wash. We are unsure if she is wearing the regular or maternity. On a side note, I was still wearing regular jeans into my sixth month of pregnancy and then I switched to maternity jeans.

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 Additional details on Kate’s J Crew Maternity ‘Toothpick’ jeans in pitch black wash
J Crew’s skinniest style, the toothpick is lean, cropped and a little bit sexy (and it’s the pair we’re most likely to tear our closet apart looking for).
The fabric is a premium stretch cotton from North Carolina-based Cone Denim®, one of the oldest denim mills in the world.
With its amazing stretch and recovery, jean holds you in and never bags out—even after wearing it all day.
This pair is tailor-made for moms-to-be with discreet elastic panels at each hip and a waistline that dips slightly at the front.
 
Originally $145. Currently on sale for $115
Also available in tall length
•Runs true to size.
•Sits on hips.
•Fitted through hip and thigh, with a superskinny, ankle-length leg.
•28″ inseam.
•11 1/2″ leg opening (based off size 28).
•Cotton with a hint of stretch.
•Traditional 5-pocket styling.
•Machine wash.
•Import.
•Online only
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Completing her look, the Duchess wore her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her black, suede ‘Power’ Point Toe Courts by Russell & Bromley (£235), and a new pair of silver Crocodile Stud earrings by designer Patrick Mavros (Kate is wearing the large pair which retails for £130).
 
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Kate Meets the First Lady of New York City and Attends a Luncheon at the British Consul’s Private Residence

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Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge began her day with a solo trip to Harlem whilst the Duke took a trip to the White House to meet Barack Obama. Kate paid a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development to meet disadvantaged young people.

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The center provides high-quality educational and mental health services to about 3,300 vulnerable children and families each year, focusing on the early intervention that the Duchess has supported in Britain through her patronage of the charity Place2Be.

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Kate arrived in a police convoy and was greeted by New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. The two shook hands before stepping inside.

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The Duchess of Cambridge met staff, joined three and four-year-olds to wrap Christmas presents, and took part in a craft session.

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Next, Kate headed off for an intimate lunch at the British Consul General’s official residence.  She chatted to guests including British actor Matthew Rhys and nine other successful expats.
 
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A lunch of poached salmon followed by a traditional British dessert of apple and rhubarb crumble was served.
 
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After lunch, the Duchess headed back to The Carlyle Hotel to rest before reuniting with William for the evenings engagements.
 
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Wrapping up for the freezing weather, Kate wore a mod black, collarless Goat “Washington” swing coat with contrasting nude tabs on the cuffs, back and neckline. Upon closer examination, it appears that she customized the wool crepe coat, by having an extra panel of fabric sewn on to cover her five-month baby bump.
 
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The coat retails for a lux £680 but it currently sold out on the Goat Fashion website. It will, however be restocked at a later date.
 
Additional Details:
‘It has a classic swing coat shape and contrast nude tabs on the cuffs and back.
Decorative contrast enamel buttons.
Made from heavy wool crepe.
100% wool.
Dry clean only.
Made in Britain.’
 
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Completing her monochromatic look, the Duchess wore her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her Cornelia James Imogen merino wool gloves with side bow, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.
 
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Kate’s hair was, sensibly, swept back in a half up, half down do.
 
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It’s Off to a Lavish Private Dinner in a Beulah Frock

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Just hours after William and Kate touched down in New York, they attended a glamorous dinner at the £10 million apartment of British advertising tycoon Sir Martin Sorrell (his personal fortune is estimated at £174 million) in New York’s fashionable Gramercy Park district.

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Only thirty hedge fund managers and financiers were invited to the ‘private’ event, which started with cocktails at 6.30pm and was followed by dinner.

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No-one has been charged for the privilege, but it was expected that those present, who are known as some of the city’s wealthiest men and women would lavish large donations on the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. The charity supports causes as diverse as youth opportunity, the environment and injured service personnel.

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Fans gathered outside the apartment block to see the royal couple go into the dinner party.

 

The Duchess chose a short, black lace cocktail ‘Amara’ dress by one of her favorite British labels, Beulah.

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The off-the-rack fit and flare dress is from the designers Spring/Summer 15 collection and will retail for £650. It is available for pre-order on the Beulah London website, but be aware that there is a 10 to 12 week wait for the pretty frock.

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Lace (Embroidered Organza): 75% cotton 25% Nylon.
Lining:100% silk crepe de chine.
Dry Clean Only.
Made in Britain.
 
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Completing her look, Kate accessorized with her black, suede ‘Power’ Point Toe Courts by Russell & Bromley (£235), her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch and a pair of statement earrings (not yet ID’ed).
 
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The earrings are silver-tone metal with crystals. They have butterfly fastening for pierced ears.
 
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A Rare Fashion Misstep for The Duchess as she Hosts Place2Be Reception

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Last night, Kate hosted the first annual Wellbeing in Schools Awards for her children’s mental health charity Place2Be at Kensington Palace in the State Apartments next to her private residence.

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She invited 170 school staff, volunteers, pupils and supporters for a reception and awards ceremony. Parents, grandparents and teachers were asked to nominate school leaders, staff, and children for the range of accolades.

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The awards ceremony began at 7pm in the King’s Gallery where The Duchess of Cambridge presented the Child Champion Award to 11-year-old Bailey Dunne, from Highfield Community Primary School in Sunderland. He has overcome his own struggles and gone on to help others.

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Place2Be works with more than 90,000 children in 230 primary and secondary schools, often in some of the most deprived areas of the UK, helping them deal with issues such as bullying, bereavement and family breakdown.

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Kate mixed up black and navy, wearing a Hobbs Invitation Emilia black top with a corset bodice, sheer polka dot underlay and sleeves. The top is a purse friendly £89 – but before you race off to your nearest Hobbs it has long since sold out.

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The Duchess paired it with a midnight blue, knee-length silk skirt from designer Jenny Packham’s Autumn Winter 2013 collection.

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Individually, the pieces are beautiful and items that I would wear, but paired together, they looked mismatched. The black, matt textured crepe of the blouse clashes with the sheen of the silk skirt.

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The separates were tied together with her black Alexander McQueen belt with gold clasp and her black, suede ‘Bayswater’ clutch by Mulberry.

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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her gold Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings and some classic black ‘Aimee’ Suede ($675) Platform Pumps by Jimmy Choo.

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Additional Info on Kate’s Invitation Emilia Top
‘Sheer elegance sums up the stunning Emilia top from our Invitation range.
Black textured crepe forms a figure-flattering shape and the embroidered polka dot design lends this a little alluring appeal, making it perfect for that special occasion.
Length: 52.5cm
Sleeve: Three quarter sleeve
Color: Black
Fabric composition: 99% polyester 1% elastane
Trim:100% polyester mesh 100% polyester binding
Washing instructions: Dry clean
Style code: 6346′
 
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William & Kate Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

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Today, William and Kate traveled to Arromanches-les-Bains in Normandy to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day.

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The couple attended two events to mark the historic occasion.

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First, they had tea with World War II veterans who risked their lives on D-Day.

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Afterwards, they joined a service to pay tribute to the fallen during a service on Gold Beach.

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The Duchess of Cambridge recycled her bespoke, corn flower-blue, Alexander McQueen coat dress(£2,345) that we first saw on the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in April. It features a built-in belt that accentuates her small waistline and deep utility pockets. It is made from a wool crepe fabric with a rayon and acetate blend.

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Kate paired the coat with a pair of new black, suede pumps (not yet ID’d), her black ‘Bayswater’  clutch by Mulberry and sported her black Sylvia Fletcher fascinator (last seen in June 2013 at the Princess Cruise ship naming ceremony in Southampton), which was perfectly perched above her signature bouncy blowout.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess kept her jewelry simple and wore her sapphire and diamond earrings.

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‘Black suede
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Heel measures approximately 9cm
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Kate Wears Lela Rose to Glittering Reception in Canberra

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Rounding up a busy day of engagements, the Duke and Duchess attended a glittering reception at Government House in Canberra hosted by the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.

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The couple are staying at Government House with Prince George, and walked the short distance from their suite to the drawing room.

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About 100 guests filled the residence’s drawing room representing people who have made outstanding contributions in a range of areas from the arts, to business, the charitable sector, conservation, defense, sport and youth.

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Kate stood next to William as the Governor-General gave a speech in honor of his guests.

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After the speech, the couple mingled with guests like Football Federation Australia CEO David Gallop, footballer Harry Kewell, cricketers Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry, former pro-surfer Layne Beachley, INXS rocker Kirk Pengilly and sailor Jessica Watson.

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Kate chose an elegant ivory Lela Rose cocktail dress (£869 and sold out) for the occasion. The fitted knee-length dress features circle lace detailing on the sleeves and peplum waist. This was part of the designers Spring 2012 Ready to Wear Collection.

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‘Lace peplum dress in ivory from Lela Rose.
This linen-blend sheath dress features a round neckline, circle lace short sleeves, circle lace peplum panel along waist, and a back center slit at skirt with concealed zipper closure.
Item ID:10203510
Composition: Spandex/Elastane 3%,
Composition: Linen/Flax 55%,
Composition: Rayon 42%
Dry Clean Only
Brand Style ID : J24462DRLACESSPEPLLN’

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The Duchess paired her dress with black, suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic heels, her Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her diamond bracelet and matching diamond drop earrings, and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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She styled her brunette locks into an elaborate chignon to show off the unusual sleeves on the dress.