October Updates

Express/Reuters/Getty
 

As of this post, Kate is still suffering from acute morning sickness, and there has been no further word from the palace as to how she is doing. There are, however, a few updates that I wanted to share. Hopefully, that will fill the gap until the Duchess is feeling better and ready to resume her engagements.

A Slice of Cake

Daily Mail/Julien’s Auctions
 

A slice of wedding cake from William and Kate wedding in a presentation tin presented to guests and dignitaries at their wedding on April 29, 2011 and inscribed will be offered for auction (Estimate: $1,000-$2,000) at Julien’s auction house in Beverley Hills, California, as part of a special sale that will see a collection of the late Lady Diana Spencer’s dresses go on sale as well.

Daily Mail/Julien’s Auctions
 

The elaborate cake was a bespoke creation, covered in cream and white icing and decorated with 900 delicate sugar-paste flowers It was crafted by cake-maker Fiona Cairns and took her five weeks to complete.

Daily Mail/AP
 
Daily Mail/AP
 
Daily Mail/AFP/Getty Images
 

The culinary masterpiece was displayed in the picture gallery on the day of their wedding.

Daily Mail/Julien’s Auctions
 

Also under the hammer is a blank invitation to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding, printed on Queen Elizabeth II’s Buckingham Palace stationary.

Date Night Sweater has been ID’ed!

Daily Star Sunday
 

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

Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 

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

Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 
Additional Info:
 
Crew neck
Three gold Ralph Lauren crested buttons on left shoulder
Material: Cashmere, Cotton, Lambswool, Viscose & Nylon Mix
 
Looking for a similar sweater?
 
Ralph Lauren
 
If you’re looking for a similar sweater, you’re in luck!!! Ralph Lauren has a black crew neck sweater sans the gold shoulder buttons. It is currently on sale for $44.99.
 
Birth MonthAnnounced for Baby Cambridge #2
 
Express/WENN
 
Until today, Baby Cambridge #2’s birth month has been kept under wraps. He or She is due in April 2015 and this could mean that Kate is around the 12-week mark of her pregnancy.
 
The formal announcement from the palace read as follows:
 
“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to confirm they are expecting a baby in April 2015.
 
The Duchess of Cambridge continues to be affected by Hyperemisis Gravidarum, but her condition is steadily improving.”

William & Kate Take Time Off for a Romantic Date Night

Daily Star Sunday
 

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.

Sunday Express
 

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.

Daily Star Sunday
 
Dune London
 
Asprey London
 
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
 
Gap.com
 
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).
 
Gap.com
 
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.

 
‘Kate’s Closet’ on FB/Gap
 
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!

Daily Star Sunday
 

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

Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 
Copykate on Ebay
 

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

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

Kate Jets Off to Mustique with Prince George and the Middleton’s

Hello! Magazine
 

Last week, Kate swapped Britain’s dreary winter weather for a spot of Caribbean sun. She, along with Prince George, boarded a ‘scheduled’ 777 jumbo jet and travelled 4,500 miles to the island of Mustique. Meanwhile, Prince William opted to stay behind to continue his studies in agriculture at Cambridge University.

Getty
 

The Duchess and her little prince joined her parents, Michael and Carole and her brother James and sister Pippa at their $30,000 per week private villa. Two royal bodyguards are also traveled with them.

Hello! Magazine
 

Kate wore her Ralph Lauren Blue Label striped ‘Tori’ top, her J Brand skinny jeans ($169), her taupe suede plimsolls by Mint Velvet, and her and her Givenchy SGV773 sunglasses (£159). Six month old George was dressed in a light-colored onesie with a blue and white striped hat.

Ralph Lauren
 
 J Brand
 
Mint Velvet
 
Givenchy
 
Update 2/4/2013
 
Zutano/Amazon.com
 
For those of you that are interested, a follower on WKW has suggested that Prince George’s sun hat is by Zutano ($16.50).

Additional Pictures

Xclusive Pix/Daily Mail
 
Xclusive Pix/Daily Mail
 
Xclusive Pix/Daily Mail
 
Hello! Magazine
 
Hello! Magazine
 
Where did The Middleton’s stay on the island of Mustique?
 
mustique-island.com
 
The Daily Mail reported that The Middleton’s stayed in the Rocina Villa.
 
mustique-island.com
 
The four-bedroom Caribbean plantation home was built in 1971 Oliver Messel and Arne Hasselqvist and refurbished in 2009. It sits on the island’s western coast, overlooking Endeavor Bay. It features a private 30 ft Pool, comes with an Electric GEM Car and is staffed by a chef, butler, housekeeper, gardener.
 
mustique-island.com
 
mustique-island.com
 


 

Kate Makes a Pit Stop at McDonalds

Eonline.com
 

Yesterday, Kate was snapped pulling up to a roadside McDonald’s on the way from Anglesey in Wales to Kensington Palace in London. She was accompanied by Prince George and a Prince Williams childhood nanny, Jessie Webb.

Lupopress.com/USA Today News
 
Lupopress.com/New York Daily News
 
It doesn’t look like she purchased any food at the restaurant as she left empty handed, just making a quick stop to use the facilities

Lupopress.com/USA Today News
 
Eonline.com
 
The Duchess of Cambridge was dressed casually in a green tweed, Ralph Lauren hacking jacket, a white short sleeve tee, a pair of black jeans (I’m still unsure if they are Paige denim or Topshop) and her ‘Bala’ taupe and white suede boat shoes by Sebago ($95).

 
 

Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Kiki McDonough Grace earrings and her Givenchy SGV773 sunglasses (£159). Her hair was pulled back in a loose knot bun.

 
 
Who is Jessie Webb?
 
Mirror/Getty Images
 
William and Kate have made a decision to hire a nanny to help them take care of the tiny prince. They have asked William’s former nanny, Jessie Webb (71), to come out of retirement and lend a hand.
 
Mirror/Alpha
 
Miss Webb cared for William and his brother, Harry, in the early 1990s. The Duke was seven when she was hired and about to start prep school. While all seemed well to the outside world, Jessie provided stability for the young boys when Charles and Diana’s relationship disintegrated.
 
She spent five years working for the family, leaving when Harry started at Ludgrove in the fall of 1992. She then, went to work for Viscount Linley and his wife Serena, where she remained for several happy years.
 
William remained close to his former nanny, ensuring that she was a guest of honor at his 21st birthday party and his wedding two years ago.

Kate Makes Surprise Appearance at Anglesey Ultra-Marathon

Daily Mail
 

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

Zimbio
 
Zimbio
 
Zimbio
 

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

Daily Mail/Hartley
 
Daily Mail/Max Mumby
 
Zimbio
 
 William, then officially, kicked off the event by ringing a bell.

Daily Mail/James Whatling/Splash News
 
Daily Mail/James Whatling/Splash News
 

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
Daily Mail/Jon Bushnell/XCLUSIVE PIX
 
March 2011
Daily Mail/Brennan Simpson
 
 
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.
 
Daily Mail/Paul Lewis
 
Zara
 
Swiss Alps
Daily Mail/Xclusive Pix/OIC
 
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.
 
PaigeUSA.com
 
On a brighter note, the Duchess’ jeans are still available for a cool $158.
 
Daily Mail/James Whatling/Splash News
 
 
Zimbio
 
 
 
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.
 
Daily Mail/Max Mumby
 
Zimbio
 
Zimbio
 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.
 
‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB
 
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.”
 
Topshop.com
 

Kate Recycles Polka Dot Topshop Dress to Friends’ Wedding

Daily Express
 

On May 12th, William & Kate attended the wedding of Willian van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene. The Royal couple were seen driving in a Renault Clio en route to Ewelme, a small town in South Oxfordshire.

Flickr
 
Daily Mail/Mumby/Stewart/Tanna/Jessal
 

The ceremony took place in the Ewelme Parish Church, which dates as far back as the 15th century.

Telegraph
 

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge have known the van Cutsem family for many years and the groom’s niece, Grace, was a flower girl at the royal wedding.

Daily Mail/Mumby/Stewart/Tanna/Jessal
 
Topshop
 
 
Kate wore the same black and cream polka dot Topshop dress, Ralph Lauren blazer and Episode “Angel” pumps on her visit to Hertfordshire-based Warner Bros Studios with Princes William and Harry, last month.

Daily Mail/Mumby/Stewart/Tanna/Jessal
 
 

She completed her outfit with a new fascinator by Vivien Sheriff, her black UFO clutch with bow and her Annoushka pearl and diamond drops.

Daily Mail/Mumby/Stewart/Tanna/Jessal
 

On a side note, the weather was blustery and Kate’s skirt was blown up by a gust of wind. She held on tight to her fascinator and kept smiling through the mishap.
 

Kate Goes Shopping!

Kate was seen leaving one of her favorite stores with a bag full of goodies. The beautiful Duchess of Cambridge stopped in at Zara and a few other places to browse and make some new additions to her wardrobe.

She looked chic as always in a black knee-length Mulberry ‘Polly Push Lock Black Herringbone Wool Skirt’ (£423) and matching turtle neck.

Description from Stylebop.com:
Feminine pleated skirt in a black wool blend with a herringbone stitch. Slightly flared, small waistband, deep pleats, decorative belt. Material: 80%Wool 10%Polyester 10%Nylon.
Kate accessorized with her navy, £850 Mulberry Polly Push–lock handbag and black Aquatalia by Marvin K. Women’s Cookie Knee-High Suede Boots.

The finishing touches included black tights, gold charm bracelet and her Kiki McDonough 18ct gold and citrine drop earrings.
Update 11/19/2011

This morning, I was looking at the sweaters on the Ralph Lauren website www.ralphlauren.com and I stumbled upon a ‘Black Label Cashmere Turtle Neck’ that looks similar to the one that Kate is wearing (currently on sale for $239).

Additional details about the sweater include:

‘Fold-over turtleneck collar, long sleeves. Fine-ribbed collar, cuffs and hem. 100% cashmere.’