A Fun Day Out Watching Prince William Play Polo

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Kate, George and Charlotte spent a fun day out watching Prince William compete in the the Maserati Royal Charity Trophy polo challenge at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury.

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The match raised money and awareness for two of Williams charities, Centrepoint and the Royal Marsden

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The Duchess of Cambridge kept a watchful eye on both children as they played with their cousins Isla and Savannah Phillips.

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Kate dressed casually in a blue and white stripped, off-the-shoulder dress by Zara ($69.90 and currently sold out). The frock features an A-line silhouette, vertical gathering in the front and back, open shoulders, and a belt at the waist in the same material.

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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore a new pair of Russell & Bromley Coco-nut Ankle Strap Espadrilles (£125), her Victoria Beckham Quincy Leather Tote in white leather (£995 and no longer available), and a new pair of sunglasses (still UFO).

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Additional details about Kate’s espadrilles:
The upper is crafted from soft sand suede with an adjustable tan leather ankle strap

Sand suede
Leather lining
Manmade sole
Wedge heel measures approximately 6.5cm
Platform measures approximately 2cm
Woven fabric heel cup
Gold hardware
Made in Spain
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In closing, I wanted to share a sweet snap of George and Charlotte

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Kate Wears Alexander McQueen for Princess Charlotte’s Christening

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On Sunday, we got our first glimpse of the Cambridge’s as a family of four when they arrived on foot for Princess Charlotte’s christening at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Queen’s 20,000-acre Sandringham estate in Norfolk.

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A crowd of 3,500 well-wishers lined the route to the chapel waving Union Jack flags and cheering as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge strolled through the grounds of the royal estate to the church.

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Prince George walked hand-in-hand with his father and Kate pushed little Charlotte in a vintage pram that was borrowed from the Queen.

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The traditional silver wheeled Millson pram was once used for the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex.

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When the family reached the church they were greeted by the rector Jonathan Riviere.

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Nine-week old Charlotte was christened at a short, intimate ceremony attended by just 22 official guests including the Queen, Prince Philip, other close family members and Princess Charlotte’s five godparents. The service was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Right Rev Justin Welby, and supported by the Reverend Canon Jonathan Riviere, the rector of the Sandringham group of parishes.

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Charlotte and George’s full-time live-in nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo was on hand at the church to help out.

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The christening had a historical link to Diana, Princess of Wales as the church is also where her christening was held on August 30, 1961.

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Princess Charlotte was christened with the ornate 174-year-old silver gilt Lily Font (the bowl is a large, open lily bloom, hence its name, and it is decorated with lilies, ivy and cherubs) filled water from the River Jordan where Christ was baptized. For the first time ever, the Lily Font was brought to Norfolk from the Tower of London where it is usually on show as part of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Alongside the Lily Font was a christening ewer, made of solid silver and similarly gilded, which dates from 1735 and was made for the christening of George III.

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The font, which dates back to 1840, was commissioned by Queen Victoria (she paid £401 10s) to prevent her family being tarnished by association with the illegitimate children of Charles II. Since then, it has been used for almost every royal christening (we know it was not used at Princess Eugenie’s christening).

 
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After the short half an hour service, the royals began emerging from the church and made their way back to Sandringham where guests were treated to sandwiches, tea, and slices Princess Charlotte’s christening cake. which is one of the eight tiers from the fruitcake served at the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding in 2011.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a bespoke Alexander McQueen coat dress. The knee-length, ivory coat dress featured structured shoulders, wide lapels, a fitted waist, and a flared skirt.
 
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Completing her ensemble, Kate accessorized with a matching bespoke Jane Taylor hat (her hair was swept back into an elegant chignon), and her nude patent leather ‘Pointy’ heels from Russell & Bromley (no longer available).
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge added new pieces of jewelry to her wardrobe! She wore Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings by Mappin & Webb (£3,450). These earrings match her Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant by Mappin & Webb (£1,850) which she also wore to the christening. Other jewelry included her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
 
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 Additional Details on Kate’s Mappin & Webb Empress White Gold and Diamond Drop Earrings
 
Part of the Mappin & Webb Empress collection set with 0.88 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 carat white gold.
These earrings measure 30mm x 15mm and feature a secure carriage fastening.
£3,450
 
***All Your Questions Answered***
 
Who are Princess Charlotte’s Godparents?
 
    Princess Charlotte has five godparents 
 
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     *Laura Fellowes – she is Prince William’s cousin and the daughter of Princess Diana’s older sister, Lady Jane Fellowes.
 
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     *Adam Middleton – he is Kate’s cousin and the son of Michael Middleton’s brother, Richard.
 
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     *Thomas van Straubenzee – Prince William’s long time friend. They have known each other since they both attended Ludgrove prep school in Berkshire. He also accompanied the Prince to New Zealand on his gap year.
 
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     *Sophie Carter – she is a close friend of Kate’s
 
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     *James Meade -another of William’s close friends. He went to Eton with William.
 
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Who Else Received an Invite?
 
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     *The Queen & Prince Phillip
 
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     *Prince Charles with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall & Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole Middleton
 
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     *Pippa & James Middleton
 
Where was Prince Harry?
 
     Prince Harry is spending his summer in Africa
 
What did Prince George Wear?
 
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     The little Prince wore a Rachel Riley Smocked Set (£85). The outfit is described as
 
‘A Traditional 2-piece smocked shirt and short set. The shirt is hand smocked across the chest with a vintage inspired design. Matching red shorts with button opening at the side’
 
      The adorable set is available to pre-order and will arrive in approximately 6 weeks.
 
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Completing his outfit, George wore short white socks and his Start Rite Jo Shoes in navy blue leather (£36).
 
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 Call Me Crazy but Have I seen Prince George’s outfit before?
 
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     Prince George’s smocked outfit is similar to an outfit worn by Prince William to visit Harry in the hospital.

March Updates!

Kate Shops for Baby Shoes

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Last week, Kate was spotted out and about shopping at some of her favorite stores for baby shoes.

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On Thursday (March 19th), the Duchess stopped in at Trotters on Kings Road in Chelsea, London. She picked out a new pair of sneakers for Prince George. The ones she chose are the Start-Rite Flexy-Soft Milan navy blue leather sneakers

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If you fancy a pair for your little prince, they are available $55 at Kulfi Kids. The neutral-toned shoes feature two baby-blue Velcro straps and a flexible sole

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A few days later on Saturday, March 21, the Duchess picked up another pair of shoes. This time at a Zara store in Kensington for the new little prince or princess. She chose a pair of white leather and beige suede baby booties that are part of the Spanish-owned stores “mini” collection suitable for newborns. The brand’s Leather Blucher shoes are available in sizes from newborn to 9 months and retail for $35.90.

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The shop assistant at Zara added that Kate: “Bought a few items from women’s wear and then she went upstairs to the kids department.”

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The Duchess wore her dusty-pink ‘Straight-cut’ coat by Zara (originally $149, went on sale for $99.99 and currently sold out),  a pair of thick black tights, and her trusty black, suede Russell and Bromley Charge It knee-high boots.

Kate unveils a painting of 30 Irish Guards officers

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You may recall that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were guests of honor at this year’s 1st Battalion Irish Guards’ St Patrick’s Day Parade, however it has also come to my attention that they participated in an unveiling of a painting that was painted by local Cotswold artist, Lindy Allfrey.

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The picture, which now hangs in the Irish Guards Officers’ Mess in Aldershot, shows 30 officers in their splendid dress uniforms. It was commissioned by the Irish Guards.

Kate’s ‘Muse’ (Raz in the USA) is available online

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For those of us (myself included) who don’t live anywhere near a Russell and Bromely or a Stuart Weitzman retail store, I am excited to share that Kate’s suede, navy clutch is available online.

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In the UK, it’s known as the ‘Muse’ suede clutch and retails for £255. From what I can see, it is only available in navy suede.

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In the USA, it’s known as the Raz clutch and retails for $455. It is available in two colors, the Adobe Aniline (patent leather) and Nice Blue Suede.

William, Kate & Harry attend the memorial service for Richard Meade

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On Thursday (March 26), William, Kate and Harry attended the memorial service for Richard Meade. It was held at 2:30 to celebrate his life.

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He was considered to be one of Britain’s most successful equestrians and won a wealth of medals including team gold at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 (riding Cornishman) and, four years later, both individual and team gold at the Munich Olympics (Laurieston).

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Sadly, he passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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The Duchess wore her fluted, navy, 100% wool trapeze ‘Chiara’ overcoat by Beulah London (£650). Her hat is currently UFO. I will update if/when I find out.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Alexander McQueen pumps and her and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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There may be a possible ID on Kate’s hat. It could be the ‘Radio City’ by Lock & Co (Autumn/Winter collection). My guess is that it’s either navy or black. I will contact the designer and update if/when I hear from them.
 
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Kate Pops into John Lewis for a Spot of Retail Therapy

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On Monday, Kate was photographed popping into John Lewis department store in Chelsea for some retail therapy.

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Eyewitnesses said she arrived with two security guards, only stayed an hour, and left carrying her own bags.

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The Duchess stayed warm and covered her baby bump with a new dusty-pink ‘Straight-cut’ coat by Zara (originally $149, went on sale for $99.99). As of this writing, the coat is sold out.

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Additional Details:
 
Outer Shell
50% Wool, 50% Viscose
Lining
100% Polyester
Ref. 1255/213

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore thick black tights, her black, suede Russell and Bromley Charge It knee-high boots, her grey Tod’s ‘D-Styling’ bag and an evergreen scarf around her neck (currently UFO).

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The Duchess’ hair was pulled back into an unfussy, low pony tail.

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Kate Supports The Scout Association’s "Better Prepared" campaign in Bow

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Yesterday evening, the Duchess of Cambridge visited a newly established Beaver Scout Colony in east London to support The Scout Association’s “Better Prepared” campaign.

 
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The meeting was held at Old Ford Primary School in Bow in the East End and aims to bring Scouting to 200 of the most deprived parts of the country.

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The movement, which has 446,000 youth members and already works in 70 of the 100 most deprived parts of the UK, will need to recruit 1,000 more adult volunteers to make the new groups viable.

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Kate worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, and this visit allowed her to get back into the swing of being an assistant.

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The Duchess was invited to join a colony of Beaver Scouts for their weekly and participate in all of the activities including helping the children ice a cake blindfolded, cut up a chocolate bar with boxing gloves, learn the Scout Promise in sign language, and put on a wet suit while blindfolded.

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These activities would help the children, aged between five and eight, at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony Beavers, learn about life with disabilities and also earn a disability awareness badge.

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Showing Kate around was Carlos Lopez-Plandolit, the Beaver Scout colony leader, who became a volunteer about a year ago after coming to Britain five years ago from Spain.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in a black zip-up Scout hoodie that featured the Scouting UK logo and matching black skinny jeans.

Additional Details:
 
Cotton and polyester mix print ladies hoodie comes in a variety of colors and sizes.
• Fabric hood and draw cord
• Zip fastening
• Front pouch pockets
• Ribbed cuffs, hems and waistband
• i.SCOUT logo on chest and arm
• Scouts logo on reverse under hood
Product Specification
•Fabric: 75% Cotton 25% Polyester mix
•Brand: i.SCOUT
 
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her Russell and Bromley knee-high Charge-It boots, her Kiki McDonough ‘Grace’ earrings and her ‘Fortune Drop Necklace’ by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds.
 
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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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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.

Additional Details:
 
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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Update 12/16/2014
 
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Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB, Kate’s earrings have been ID’ed! They are ‘Silvertone Crystal Earrings’ by Kenneth Jay Lane. They are currently sold out.
 
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The earrings are silver-tone metal with crystals. They have butterfly fastening for pierced ears.
 
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