Kate Joins the Queen at Baker Street Underground Station

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Today, Kate joined the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at  Baker Street Underground to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the transport network.

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Baker Street was part of the first stretch of the world-famous Tube network which ran between Paddington and Farringdon and opened on January 9, 1863, when it was known as the Metropolitan Railway.
 
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The royal party met staff and toured the trains before the 86-year-old monarch unveiled a plaque naming a new train the Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was presented with a “Baby on board” badge. This is suppossed to overcome the awkwardness often felt by pregnant women of having to ask someone to give up their seat.

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 Kate looked gorgeous in short, teal coat with black braided trim (£250 and no longer available) by Danish fashion designer Malene Birger (Fall/Winter 2006 collection).

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 ‘A beautiful wool coat with beautiful bead work, back martingale closed by invisible hooks, cotton lining with polka dot black border, pen pocket inside, two outside pockets closed with large buttons.’
 
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The Duchess accented her look with black accessories. She wore a beret-style hat by Whiteley Fischer (worn in January 2011), her UFO bow clutch, her Cornelia James wool gloves with side bow, opaque tights, her suede Episode ‘Angel’ pumps and her sapphire and diamond drop earrings.

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Her hair was styled in loose curls showcasing the textures and tones of her tresses.


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Day Two Begins with Stops at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay & the Rolls Royce Factory

 

Day two began with William & Kate touring the air-conditioned Cloud Forest at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay, which contains plant life from mountainous regions.

 
 
 
 

Gardens by the Bay is one of the largest projects of its kind in the world and features 18 eye-catching supertrees which are, in fact, vertical gardens displaying flowing climbers and ferns.

Before they left, the royal couple planted a pachira glabra variegate to mark their visit.

The Duchess returned to one of her favorite designers for today’s outfit, choosing to wear a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen white broderie anglaise two-piece suit dress (£1,300).

This latest McQueen number features a fitted top with cuffed short sleeves, a deep V neck and cinched belt to create that super-feminine fit-and-flare silhouette. It comes in a summery broderie anglaise fabric covered in exquisite embroidery.

On the accessories front, the Duchess gave her Stuart Weitzman for Russell and Bromley Corkswoon wedges another outing (you’ll recognise them from her many Olympics and Paralympics appearances) and carried her matching Stuart Weitzman navy suede Muse clutch. She also wore a pair of diamond sapphire cluster earrings.

 

 

Finishing off her look she had her usual day makeup of peachy blush, lined eyes and nude lips with her trademark Chelsea blow-dry hairstyle.

Next, the royal couple headed to the Rolls-Royce jet engine factory. They walked through the vast space of the factory at Rolls-Royce’s Seletar campus, which was opened in February and has begun building Trent 900 engines for the Airbus A380 double-decker plane.

 

Is Kate Wearing Princess Diana’s Earrings?

In the past few weeks we’ve seen Kate wearing a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that we have been unable to identify. The earrings are the perfect compliment to her matching diamond and sapphire engagement ring which everyone already knows was once Diana’s.

We also noticed that Diana wore very similar earrings. Could William have given them to Kate as gift? Clearly, the earrings are not identical so we’re thinking that the couple had them reset? Let us know what you think…

Update 7/24/2011

Today there is a story in the Sunday Mirror about Kate’s sapphire and diamond earrings. www.mirror.co.uk

The article states that William gave his mother’s earrings to Kate. The earrings that Diana wore were heavy studs but they were remodelled into drop earrings for Kate.

We saw Kate wear them for the first time when she and Wills watched Andy Murray from the Royal Box at Wimbledon last month.

The earrings were among ­Diana’s most treasured jewels. She wore them at dozens of events in the ­1980s and 1990s.

A courtier said: “Now they’re married William wanted her to have some of his mother’s ­favourite pieces.”