Day Six of the Commonwealth Games is Chock-Full of Engagements

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The Duchess began her day at Home Nation House where she attended a reception hosted by SportsAid. She is a patron of the charity, which funds the budding stars of British sport. Their past successes have included Daley Thompson, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Linford Christie.

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At the event, Kate visited mentoring sessions led by tennis player Laura Robson, former world champion open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, Glasgow 2014 Team Wales captain Aled Davies and 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Steve Parry.

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Meanwhile, Princes Harry and William visited Coach Core, a Royal Foundation they head which helps teenagers get qualifications in coaching and leadership.

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The royal trio reunited with a stop-off at Glasgow’s Hampden Park. The young royals were snapped enjoying the athletics alongside Lord Sebastian Coe, which included watching English triple-jumper Greg Rutherford, Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child and Kenyan runner David Rudisha compete.

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The last engagement of the day was a visit to the Athletes’ Village where they met with some of the host nation’s medal winners, including Usain Bolt and Sir Chris Hoy.

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Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and chieftain of the village, gave the royals a tour of the site and were then encouraged to take part in a few traditional games.

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The Duchess recycled her vibrant blue ‘Ridley Stretch Cady Dress’ ($695/£515) by Stella McCartney for the fourth time. It features a round neck, short sleeves, a fitted waist, an A-line skirt, inverted pleat details and a concealed rear zip closure.

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Kate wore the dress twice in summer 2012, once with a Cartier statement necklace to a private viewing at the National Portrait Gala, and once underneath her navy Smythe blazer with gold buttons to watch Andy Murray in an Olympic tennis game at Wimbledon.

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The last time we saw the Duchess in her Stella McCartney knee-length shift dress was when she touched down in Canberra on the 2014 New Zealand/Australia Tour.

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Clutch on the right is Stuart Weitzman for Russel & Bromley ‘Muse’
Clutch on the left could possibly be the new ‘Emmy’ bespoke clutch
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This time, Kate wore the frock with her navy Smythe blazer, her navy Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges and a matching suede navy clutch (it could possibly be a bespoke Emmy clutch with thanks to followers on WKW).
 
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Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her gold Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, and her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection.
 
Update 8/5/2014
 
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Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB, Kate’s clutch has been officially ID’ed! It is the Frome Suede Clutch Bag in navy from L.K. Bennett (originally £185, currently on sale for £110).
 
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Additional Details
 
Crafted in soft suede.
Featuring a mag-dot closure, internal zip compartment and convenient removable strap handle.
 
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The clutch is also available in ‘pink – ray’ (currently sold out).
 

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Kate Wears Stella McCartney on her Arrival in Canberra

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in the Australian capital, Canberra, which will be their base for their final four nights of the royal tour.

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The family landed at Fairbairn Air Force base where they deplaned. Kate carried Prince George down the steps with William a step or two ahead.

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They were met by dignitaries including the Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove, Chief Minister Katy Gallagher, the Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh, who was representing the Leader of the Opposition.

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Once again, Kate shopped her closet and wore a vibrant blue crepe tunic dress ($695/£515) by Stella McCartney. She last wore the dress to an event at London’s National Portrait Gallery in July 2012.

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The Duchess completed her ensemble with her bespoke blue, suede Alexander McQueen heels, her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings and a new ‘Woodland’ necklace from Asprey London with 3 charms (thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions on FB for the ID).

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1) The acorn charm
 
‘Created by Shaun Leane for Asprey, and inspired by British Woodland flora, the Acorn Charm with pavé diamonds, set in 18ct yellow gold, is a detachable charm and can be worn with the Asprey Charm Bracelets, the Oak Leaf Necklace and the Woodland Necklace.
 
• Pavé diamonds (tot 0.30ct)
• 18ct yellow gold
• Pavé diamond clasp to clip onto the Charm Bracelet, the Oak Leaf Necklace or the Woodland Necklace
$3900′
 
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2) The mushroom charm
 

‘Created by Shaun Leane for Asprey, and inspired by British Woodland flora, the Mushroom Charm with pavé diamonds, set in 18ct yellow gold, is a detachable charm and can be worn with the Asprey Charm Bracelets, the Oak Leaf Necklace and the Woodland Necklace.

• Pavé diamonds (tot 1.25cts)
• 18ct yellow gold
• Pavé diamond clasp to clip onto the Charm Bracelet, the Oak Leaf Necklace or the Woodland Necklace

$5250′
 
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3) The oak leaf charm (center)
 
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The Woodland necklace
 
‘The Woodland Necklace in 18ct yellow gold, can be personalized using the detachable charms from the Woodland Collection.
• Oval link necklace
• 18ct yellow gold
$22,800′
 
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Wills & Kate Cheer on Murray in Quarter Finals

Wills & Kate were court side in the Royal Box at Wimbledon to cheer Andy Murray on to victory in the men’s singles quarter finals against Nicolas Almagro of Spain.

Kate looked chic in an electric blue £515 Stella McCartney knee-length shift dress which she teamed with her navy Smythe blazer with gold buttons.

We recently saw Kate wear this dress to the opening of the The Road To 2012: Aiming High exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.

She completed her outfit with her £145 Givenchy sunglasses, her Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley ‘muse’ clutch and her Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges.

In her ears, the Duchess wore her pearl stud earrings.

After the tennis, the couple zipped across town to watch cycling at the Velodrome. Team GB went on to win gold in a breathtaking race.

Kate & Wills were joined by Prince Harry and Sophie Countess of Wessex.

Kate opted for a quick wardrobe change and switched to her white Team GB polo shirt and navy Zara Slim Pop jeans. She also put her hair up in pony tail.

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Kate Gets a Sneak Peek at Olympic Exhibition

Kate was given a sneak peek at the photographic exhibition entitled Road To 2012: Aiming High, at London’s National Portrait Gallery (of which she is patron) before it opened to the public later in the day. It is the final – and largest – part of the NPG’s three-year Olympic-themed project, which has documented the preparations for London 2012.

She joined select guests at the launch of the exhibition and met some of the photographers and sitters involved in the project, which showcases images of famous faces and newcomers all hoping for medal success.

Today’s engagement was the first of several involving the Duchess over the coming weeks with an Olympic theme.

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The Duchess is featured in the exhibition in a black and white photograph taken by Jillian Edlestein at a Team GB hockey event at the Olympic Park earlier this year.

Kate used the occasion to fly the flag for British fashion by choosing a vibrant blue crepe tunic dress ($695/£515) by Stella McCartney, who created the official Team GB Olympic Uniforms. It features a round neck, short sleeves, a fitted waist,an A-line skirt, inverted pleat details and a concealed rear zip closure.

The dress is from McCartney’s autumn 2012 collection and is currently available on the Matches, MyTheresa and Selfridges websites.

The Duchess has only been spotted in Stella once before, when she wore a salmon pink satin pussy bow dress for dinner at the Waterside Inn in Bray, Berkshire last summer.

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Kate teamed her brilliant blue frock with a pair of classic black Prada kitten heels and a £49,000 Cartier Trinity necklace. The statement released on twitter stated that ‘Kate’s necklace was a personal piece, not official Olympic merchandise but selected today to go with the theme.’

The piece was definitely distinctive. The white, yellow and rose gold necklace is is made up of a series of chains linked to five diamond-studded hoops.

Kate’s hair was noticeably shorter, although still pristinely coiffed. It was a good two inches shorter than at Wimbledon.

Update 7/30/2012

Thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB, Kate’s earrings have been ID’d.

They are Mini Gold Crystal Pave Ball Drop Earrings by Jon Richard. They are sold out. Originally available at Debenhams, they retailed for £15 and were on sale for £7.50

Specs:
Post & Bulletback Fastening
Dimension: 8mm
Drop Dimension: 1.5cm
Gold Plated Metal and Glass

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The Grandkids Treat Prince Philip to a 90th Birthday Dinner

Prince Philip and the Queen were treated to dinner at The Waterside Inn in Berkshire by five of their grandchildren on Sunday night.

The group included Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, Zara Phillips, as well as her brother Peter and his wife Autumn. They ate in a private dining room at the £150-a-head restaurant on the banks of the Thames.

Kate looked classy in silk coral Stella McCartney (2009 collection) dress which she bought on sale for £305 (originally £1,425). She accessorized with black heels and a black clutch.

Description of the dress from www.kaboodle.com

‘Coral coloured pleated pencil dress. A rose and bow detail sits on the high neck. A zip fastening runs down the back. Long sleeves. A pleated panel runs down the front of the dress. High waist. The hemline falls to the knee.’