October Updates

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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!

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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
 
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
 
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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.”

Wedding Day Transportation Announced!

Kate Middleton and her husband-to-be will follow in the foot-steps Prince Charles and Diana. The palace has announced that they will be taken from Westminster Abbey to Buckingham palace in the lavish horse-drawn 1902 State Landau. This was the same carriage that carried her father-in-law and late mother-in-law to Buckingham Palace after their nuptuals. The open-topped carriage was originally built for King Edward VII.

William and Kate’s landau will lead a procession of five coaches carrying the Maid of Honor (Kate’s sister, Pippa), Best Man Prince Harry and the young pages and bridesmaids. One coach will carry Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael, and Prince Charles and Camilla, and another will seat the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.

If rain fills the London skies, the couple will instead get to ride in the famous glass Coach, which was used by Princess Diana on her wedding day 30 years ago.

The Glass Coach was built for the Lord Mayor of London in 1881. It was purchased for the use of the Royal Family in 1911, at the time of the coronation of King George V.

The car chosen to bring Kate and her father Michael Middleton to the Abbey is the same 1977 Rolls Royce Phantom VI that was attacked by rioters when it was carrying Charles and his wife Camilla, to an event in December.

The luxury car was a present to the monarch from the famous car manufacturer to mark her Silver Jubilee in 1977.

The distinctive claret and black car was splattered with white paint and had a rear passenger window badly cracked by the group campaigning against increases to student fees. However, it will be repaired before the April 29th wedding.