William & Kate Take Time Off for a Romantic Date Night

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William and Kate were snapped arriving at the Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham, Norfolk where they took some time off for a romantic date night.

The Kings Head Hotel
 

The hotel is located just three miles from the Queen’s Sandringham estate. They spent the last two weeks in Norfolk overseeing final renovations of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed mansion gifted by the Queen.

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The couple arrived at about 7:45pm and William asked for a table in a quieter part of the pub as the main restaurant was packed. The staff sat them in the bar. He ordered a lime and soda while Kate sipped on a white wine spritzer as four bodyguards sat at an adjacent table.

The Kings Head Hotel
 

The couple then ordered the same meal, grilled fillet of black bream with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, baby spinach, marinated olives and oven-dried tomatoes with arrabiata sauce, priced at £16.25. William requested two scoops of vanilla ice cream, with two spoons.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked comfortable in navy cropped jeans, a black sweater over a patterned blouse and her black Pied A Terre Imperia Wedges. She also wore her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection. Kate’s hair was worn in long loose curls.
 
Update 9/2/2014
 
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Thanks to a follower on ‘Kate’s Closet,’ the blouse that Kate is wearing has been ID’ed. It is the ‘Fitted boyfriend printed shirt’ in black floral by GAP ($54.95).
 
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Additional Details:
 
•100% Cotton.

•Long sleeves with single button cuffs.
•Collar with front button placket.
•Patch pocket on chest.
•Curved shirttail.
•Rear shoulder yoke.
•Petite Fit Guide
•Tall Fit Guide
•Tailored silhouette with a slim, relaxed fit.
•Hits below the hips.

 
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A follower on ‘Kate’s Closet’
 
Additional Pictures
 
 
With thanks to Wills and Kate on Tumblr (wills-and-kate.tumblr.com), two new pictures of The Cambridge’s date night have surfaced.
 

Date Night Sweater has been ID’ed!

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Kate’s black Date Night cable knit sweater has been ID’ed (thanks to Copykate on Ebay).

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Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 

The cashmere wool mix sweater is by Ralph Lauren (£140 and no longer available).

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Copykate on Ebay
 
Additional Info:
 
Crew neck
Three gold Ralph Lauren crested buttons on left shoulder
Material: Cashmere, Cotton, Lambswool, Viscose & Nylon Mix

William & Kate Enjoy the Beauty of Uluru

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew from Canberra on a three and a half hour flight to Uluru, touching down just after 1pm local time.

 
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They were greeted by dignitaries including the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Sally Thomas, her husband Duncan McNeill, Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles and his wife Tamara, and traditional owners Daisy Walkabout and Vincent Nipper who are from one of the most respected Aboriginal families in the local Anangu community.

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The Anangu are the traditional owners of the land that includes Uluru. They jointly manage the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with Australia’s federal parks agency. Aborigines have looked after the land for 10,000 years but only won back the title to it in 1985.

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First on the agenda was a visit to the National Indigenous Training Academy which trains local people to work in the tourism industry. The  couple presented students with graduation certificates. Each of the 100 people who graduate each year are guaranteed work at the Ayers Rock Resort or other hotel complexes.

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After the certificate presentation, the couple mingled with the crowd and then met Northern Territory school students at an afternoon tea.

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Kate chose a bespoke, taupe cap-sleeved, double-crepe dress by Roksanda Ilincic, with a pale grey belt. It features a ruched neckline and front detail. The frock is similar to the off-the-rack Roksanda Ilincic ‘Lovina’ dress.

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2011 (left) and 2012 (right)
 

We have seen Kate wear a similar Roksanda frock before – first on the royal tour in 2011 and then later at the UK’s Creative Industries Reception in July 2012.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her LK Bennett nude sledges, her Alexander McQueen bespoke clutch, her Catherine Zoraida ‘Double Leaf’ earrings and her three-charm ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London.

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Following afternoon tea, they visited the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre to learn about Uluru and neighboring Kata Tjuta, the major geological features in the national park, both of which are sacred sites to the indigenous people.
 
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Next, the Duke and Duchess visited Uluru itself. They walked up to it along one of the marked out routes for tourists that avoided the most sacred parts of the rock.

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July 2012
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Kate made a quick change into her, previously seen 50s-inspired white and grey Hobbs ‘Check Wessex’ dress. She previously wore it to an event at Bacon’s College which she attended with both William and Harry in July 2012.

 
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Pied a Terre
 

To complete her look, Kate added a white woven Hobbs ‘Neston’ belt and low beige Pied-a-Terre sling back wedges.

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On a side note, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were photographed in almost the identical spot to the one chosen by Prince Charles and Princess Diana 31 years earlier – when William was roughly the age his son George is now.

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Kate Makes Surprise Appearance at Anglesey Ultra-Marathon

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In a surprise appearance, Kate joined William to meet runners and organizers at the Ring O’ Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon in Anglesey, North Wales.

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Before the race, the royal couple went on a walkabout. They shook hands and spoke to spectators.

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 William, then officially, kicked off the event by ringing a bell.

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Kate was positively glowing in a in a green tweed, Ralph Lauren hacking jacket, a loose Zara geometric-patterned top and a pair of ‘Skyline Ankle Peg Skinny Stretch Jeans’ in Black Ink by Paige Denim.

March 2011
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The Duchess shopped her closet for the Ralph Lauren jacket. She wore it in her pre-princess days. This jacket was sold for £570 and is no longer available. However, Ralph Lauren brings back similar styles year after year so keep your eyes open.
 
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Zara
 
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Kate was last seen wearing the Zara top on the Swiss ski slopes. This is also from a past season and is no longer available.
 
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On a brighter note, the Duchess’ jeans are still available for a cool $158.
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her black Pied a Terre Imperia wedges, her Kiki McDonough Grace earrings, her Gucci bracelet watch (thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions on FB for the ID) and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
 
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 Update 8/31/2013
 
‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB
 
There has been some chatter/debate about the brand of jeans Kate is wearing. ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB thinks that the DOC’s jeans are the ‘Maternity MOTO Black Leigh Jeans’ by Topshop ($76). I think that these jeans are a good possibility.
 
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Per Anna of ‘My Small Obsessions’
“First of all, she still has a little bit of tiny tummy after her pregnancy, plus studs on her jeans that she wore today and to Waitrose few days ago are gold, not silver, and bottom of her jeans is folded, just like in Topshop maternity MOTO jeans. Plus, she wore those jeans in June, when she went antique shopping in a trench coat. AND in March, when walking in Switzerland after her friends wedding.”
 
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Kate Pops Into Bernard Thorp in Chelsea

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On Tuesday, Kate was photographed making a 45 minute stop at high-end interiors specialist, Bernard Thorp in Chelsea.

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Bernard Thorp (www.bernardthorp.co.uk) specializes in hand screen printed fabrics and wall coverings and have been around since 1971.

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It’s been reported that the Duchess of Cambridge bought beige, brown and cream fabrics for curtains and a sofa covering.

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Kate sported a royal blue empire-waist dress from high street brand ASOS.com. It’s the first time she’s been spotted in a maternity outfit by the e-tailer. The ‘Blue Belted Dress with Scoop Neck’ was originally priced at £25 but is, now, sold out.
 
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The thrifty royal teamed her dress with a purple cardigan and her favorite cream ‘Imperia’ sling back wedges by Pied a Terre (£80).
 
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 Update

Thanks to a follower on WKW, it was brought to our attention that Pippa Middleton may have worn the same or a similar cardigan to what Kate is wearing above.

Pippa Middleton returning to the Goring Hotel
August 2011
 
 

Update 2/11/2014

11albaka on Ebay
 

Thanks to a follower on ‘My Small Obsessions,’ Kate’s magenta sweater has been ID’ed! It is by Hobbs London.

11albaka on Ebay
 

The sweater is 100% cashmere knit with buttons on the sleeves. It is from a previous season and is no longer available.

11albaka on Ebay

 

The Royal Trio Kick Off the Coach Core Program

A dressed-down Kate, William and Harry were at Bacon’s College, a secondary school in East London, to launch an initiative to help young sportspeople become coaches.

The Coach Core program is being piloted by Greenhouse, an organisation that will train 16 to 19-year-olds to become qualified coaches and mentors for their schools and communities.

The hope is that the talented young sportsmen and women will be able to inspire their students and build a future for themselves in sport.

Kate looked summery in a patterned, 50s-inspired white and grey Hobbs ‘Check Wessex’ dress. The dress was originally priced at £119 and was marked down to £35 before it sold out.

This dress has long proved a hit for Hobbs. The brand has wheeled out the design for two seasons in a row and are constantly restocking due to popular demand.

A Hobbs representative said: “Our bestselling Wessex dress returned for Spring/Summer 2012 in a new grey and white checked print. Available in linen, it features a flattering ’50s inspired silhouette with a full skirt and nipped in waist. It also has short sleeves and a concealed back zip.

Photo credit: WKW
Photo credit: Rebecca English
To complete her look, Kate added a white woven Hobbs ‘Neston’ belt (past season and no longer available) and low beige Pied-a-Terre slingback wedges (£80) .

Photo credit: The Royal Couple on FB

William & Kate Leave Yellowknife for Slave Lake

Prince William and Kate have bid farewell to northern Canada and are on their way to visit the Alberta community of Slave Lake, which was badly damaged by fire.

Slave Lake was not on the official royal itinerary, but the couple wanted to make the detour to show support for the many people who lost everything. More than 400 homes and businesses were reduced to ash and debris when a wind-whipped forest fire swept through the town in May.

The couple will tour devastated neighbourhoods by minibus and meet with residents, firefighters and rescue crews.
They will then depart for some private time at an undisclosed location before their next official stop in Calgary late Thursday afternoon.

Kate wore the same navy Toronto-based Smythe les Vestes blazer she chose to depart the UK, her favoured pair of JBrand skin tight jeans and Pied A Terre black wedges with a cream ruffled chiffon shirt.

Update 7/7/11

Kate’s belt has been ID’d! It is from Linda Camm www.lindacamm.com
Linda Camm works with a woman’s group in Tanzania to create these beautiful pieces.
Update 7/13/11

The cream ruffled chiffon shirt that Kate is wearing has been ID’d. It is the Lauren by Ralph Lauren Chiffon ruffle blouse £120. It is from a past season and no longer available.

Photo courtesy of replikate2007 on eBay