William & Kate Wear Matching Fleeces on a Visit to Portsmouth

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On July 26, William and Kate visited Portsmouth in support of British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew.

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The royal couple were scheduled to watch one of two America’s Cup World Series races, however heavy rain and wind forced parts of their itinerary to be cancelled.

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After being greeted by Sir Ben and Sir Keith Mills, from the sailing hero’s team the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the team’s newly-completed headquarters.

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Then, the Duchess got to try her hand at a 3D sailing simulator.

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As patron of the 1851 Trust, Kate presented a trophy and medals to Sir Ben Ainslie and his crew during the awards ceremony on the final day of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed for the adverse nautical conditions in a pair of dark blue Zara, ankle-grazing skinny jeans, her white and black stripe ME + EM Breton top, and a personalized Land Rover BAR Aura Half Zip Women’s micro fleece pullover by sailing outfitter Henri Lloyd.

Additional info on Kate’s Land Rover BAR Aura Half Zip Women’s
 
As of this writing, the fleece has been placed on back order
 
Henri Lloyd
 
Micro stretch fleece for lightweight insulation.
The ergonomic shape and high stretch properties of this garment guarantee incredible comfort and ease of movement.
The extended half zip can be opened for extra venting.
BAR logo left chest
Henri Lloyd logo right shoulder
Official America’s Cup Challenger logo left sleeve
11th Hour logo to right sleeve
Union Jack woven label to lower right hem
 
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Additional info on Kate’s black and white stripe Brenton top
 
As of this writing, the top has been placed on back order. Orders are expected to ship by November 20th
 

ME + EM
 
A scoop neckline
3/4 length sleeves
Ruched detailing to the bottom hem
Lyocell/Cotton – White/Black
£48
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her cream and white Sebago ‘Bala’ boat shoes, her Annoushka 18ct yellow gold and diamond Pearl Drops and her Mappin and Webb Fortune pendant.
 
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Kate made a quick wardrobe change for the awards ceremony. She put on her navy, double-breasted Zara blazer (£79.99 and no longer available) with gold buttons, and her favorite Stuart Weitzman navy ‘Corkswoon’ wedges (£245).
 
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In order to stop her tresses becoming windswept, the Duchess pulled her famous brunette curls into an intricately woven but chic ponytail.
 
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April Updates!

Kate Spotted Shopping at Seraphine

Photo courtesy of Royal Baby Watch @HRHBabyWatch
 

On April 3, 2015 Kate was spotted shopping at Seraphine in London.

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She wore her Seraphine Marina coat and her Stuart Weitzman black, thick black tights, and her suede Zipkin boots.

Kate Stuck in Traffic

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Photo shared courtesy of @livelovelaughvr on Twitter
 

Last week two photos were snapped of Kate and Pippa stuck in traffic. If you look closely, you may even see Prince George in the back seat.

Kate and George Have a Fun Day Out at Snettisham Park

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Last week, Kate and Prince George visited Snettisham Park, which is a working farm and petting zoo in Norfolk.

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The farm is just a short drive from the Duke and Duchesses new Anmer Hall home.

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Kate dressed for the weather in a thick brown, quilted jacket (currently UFO…Barbour has confirmed that it is not theirs), skinny maternity jeans , and her Le Chameau Vierzonord Wellington Boots (£145).
 
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For those curious about what Prince George is wearing, he is sporting the ‘Infant Snuggly Bunny Bunting’ in ‘Collegiate Navy’ by Columbia (on sale at amazon.com for $45.49).
 
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Thanks to HRH George Pieces on FB, we have an ID on Prince George’s hat and boots!
 
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His hat is the Unisex Baby cable knit hat in navy by JoJo Maman Bebe ($24) and his boots are the Unisex Flac in navy/white ($59) by Aigle.
 
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 Additional Details Coming Out About the Arrival of Baby Cambridge #2
 
***Since Prince George was born at the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, this time the Duchess will be given 10% off the pricey fees as part of a loyalty discount to mothers who go back to have a second child.
 
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 ***Prices have increased since George was delivered. A suite of two rooms now costs £6,570 for a one-night stay with normal delivery – £5,913 with Kate’s 10% off – plus consultant fees of around £6,000. Prices will, again, go up again in July.
 
***Last time Kate gave birth 10 and a half hours after being admitted to hospital, but this royal baby is likely to make an appearance even earlier.
 
***It has been 182 years since another Princess of Cambridge was born. The last was King George III’s granddaughter Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge who was born in Hanover, Germany in 1833.
 
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Parking Restrictions Put in Place outside Lindo Wing
 
Today, parking restrictions were officially put in place outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. This is in preparation for the birth of Baby Cambridge #2 as the world media descend on the west London hospital.
 
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Later this week, positions for photographers, reporters and camera crews will be marked out.
 
Additional parking restrictions beginning tomorrow
 
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Baby Watch is officially in effect!!! Parking signs have gone up outside the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital. They go into effect tomorrow April 15 and run through April 30th. Does this mean Kate is due sooner than we think?
 
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The Yellow signs cite ‘Special Event’ as the reason for the parking restrictions.
 
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The blue and white plaid shirt that Kate wore under her brown quilted jacket at Snettisham Park has been ID’ed! Thanks to @livelovelaughvr on Twitter.
 
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It is the ‘George’ Plaid Maternity Shirt by Topshop and is currently sold out!
 
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Additional Details
 
‘A work wear-inspired plaid shirt cut with an extra-roomy silhouette
Button-flap chest pocket
100% cotton’



William & Kate Have a Busy Day of Engagements in South London

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On Friday, William and Kate began their busy day with a visit to the Stephen Lawrence Center, a youth charity in Deptford, south-east London. This was the Duchess’ last official engagement before the birth of her second child.

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The center was founded by Baroness Lawrence in memory of her son, Stephen Lawrence, who was stabbed to death at the age of 18 by a group of white youths near a bus stop in 1993.

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He aspired to become an architect and the charity was set up by his mother in 1998 to provide support, training and bursaries to budding architects from disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Upon their arrival, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted by Baroness Doreen Lawrence of Clarendon and given a tour of the facility.

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First on the agenda, was a stop at the Harris Academy law workshop in the Center’s lecture room where the royal couple observed students taking part in a law workshop with lawyers from Stephenson Harwood. The purpose was to raise career ambitions through lectures and mentoring.

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Next, William and Kate were shown a display of some of Stephen Lawrence’s own architectural drawings.

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Lastly, they met with SLIK (Stephen Lawrence Instils Knowledge) Magazine editors in the PC room. The students were working on a digital journalism project called The Write Way that encourages young people to develop their literacy and IT skills.

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Before leaving, the royals signed the visitors’ book, and Baroness Lawrence presented William with a framed photograph of Prince Charles giving the first Stephen Lawrence Memorial Lecture at the Trust’s launch in 2000.

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Outside, Kate was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Stephen Lawrence’s 10-year-old niece Mia.

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The Cambridge’s second engagement of the day was a visit XLP urban Christian charity in Gypsy Hill.

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XLP stands for “The eXceL Project” and describes itself as a Christian urban youth charity operating in seven London boroughs that helps young people from deprived inner city estates to realize their potential. Many of the people it seeks to help are coping with family breakdown, unemployment, gang life and educational failure.

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Upon their arrival, they met Patrick Regan, OBE, CEO of XLP and Hannah Bourazza, XLP Mentoring Manager for Lewisham.

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Inside the church William and Kate watched an Arts Showcase presentation by young performers who have been through XLP’s Arts Program.

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Before they left, they were presented with XLP shirts bearing the logo, “I refuse to believe this is a lost generation.”

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The third and final engagement of the day for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a visit to an XLP community bus and the XLP mobile recording studio on the Hazel Grove Estate in Sydenham, London.

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XLP’s two specially modified double decker buses travel, every week, to 17 of the 24 inner-London estates where XLP work, targeting areas where there are little or no youth work facilities available. At risk youth have access to computers, games consoles, a music studio, chill out space, and arts and crafts areas. The buses also provide accessible drop-in sessions, which include 1-2-1 mentoring, cooking lessons and small group activities.

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William and Kate toured and sat inside the XL-R8 Community Bus where they also met a group of young people from across the London boroughs who have engaged with XLP projects over a number of years.

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Afterwards the Cambridge’s visited the X-Mobile Recording Studio, which is parked alongside.

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The Duchess shopped her closet and wore her bright pink Mulberry double-breasted coat with black horn buttons (autumn/winter 2014 collection). It retails for £1,500.

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She previously wore this coat on a visit to the National September 11th Memorial and Museum during her royal tour to New York in December.

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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), and held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch.

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As for her jewelry, Kate wore her Kiki Classic Morganite and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings (£3,400 and currently sold out), paired with her Kiki Classic 18ct White Gold and Diamond Hoops.

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March Updates!

Kate Shops for Baby Shoes

Photo posted on Twitter by @livelovelaughvr
from an anonymous source
 

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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Annoushka
 

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 Meets Children and Volunteers at Brookhill Children’s Center

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On Tuesday, Kate paid a visit to Brookhill Children’s Center in Woolwich to learn more about Home-Start and its support for children and families.

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The charity was founded in 1973, and works with about 1,000 families from the immediate area, of which 80 per cent of the families have children aged under five. The Center is one of four run by Home-Start on behalf of The Royal Borough of Greenwich.

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Its volunteers visit clients in their homes, helping to cope with issues such as isolation, mental health disabilities, bereavement, multiple births, illness or disability – many of which have a direct effect on their children.

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The Duchess was greeted by the charity’s chief executive Rob Parkinson and the manager of the center, Dawn Brown. The pair briefed her about the work the charity does to improve confidence and build better lives for children.

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Next, Kate attended a coffee morning where she met with families who have been supported by Home-Start and was able to hear firsthand about their experiences.

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She then observed a volunteer training session, in which volunteers are taught how best to offer practical and emotional support in a family’s home to help children make the most of nursery or school.

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Wrapping up her visit, the Duchess stopped off at the onsite Together for Twos’ crèche to meet families and staff.

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Before she left, she was presented with a bouquet of flowers and a gift basket for Prince George containing a potty training for boys book, a manual on how to teach children to tie their shoelaces, a toy sorter and an Elmer the elephant book.

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Kate wore a simple but chic spot print ‘wrap skater dress with 3/4 sleeve’ by online clothing retailer ASOS (£35). The frock is from the retailers Maternity Exclusive range sold out in a matter of minutes. ASOS have since confirmed the dress is being re-stocked and will be available again next week.

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Additional Details:

The wrap style is perfect to accommodate the changing size and shape through pregnancy
It is machine washable and made out of 96% Viscose, 4% Elastane
Product Code: 583422

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She added an extra layer with an elegant black, tailored coat that had been made by her private dressmaker. We spotted the coat back in 2012 when the Duchess was snapped attending a party at the exclusive Loulou’s in Mayfair, London.

 
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Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), and held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch.

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As for her jewelry, Kate wore her Kiki Classic Morganite and Diamond Cushion Drop Earrings (£3,400 and currently sold out), paired with her Kiki Classic 18ct White Gold and Diamond Hoops,  ‘Fortune Drop Necklace’ by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier wrist watch.

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Poignant Service to Commemorate the End of Combat in Afghanistan

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On Friday, the Queen lead a service that paid tribute to Britain’s armed forces who fought in Afghanistan. It was held at St Paul’s cathedral to mark the withdrawal of troops from the region after 13 years.

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Almost 150,000 UK personnel served in the Afghanistan conflict, and 453 British men and women died in the fight against the Taliban.

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In attendance were Prince William, Kate, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry, who served two tours during the conflict.

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The service was led by the Dean of St Paul’s with an address given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

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During the service the Archbishop blessed a cross made of shell casings which adorned a memorial wall in Camp Bastion, Britain’s main base in Afghanistan. He said the rededication was “a sign that love conquers death and as a memorial to those who have died”.

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After the service, five detachments made up of serving personnel from the Army, RAF, Royal Navy and the Royal Marines, took part in a parade organized by the Royal British Legion (RBL) through the City of London to the Guildhall.

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Prince Charles took the royal salute as they marched, in silence, past St Paul’s accompanied by military bands, pipes and drums.

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Following the parade, a reception was held at Guildhall hosted by the City of London Corporation for those who attended and took part in the parade. The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry, The Duke of York, the Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Defense and the Chief of the Defense Staff were all in attendance.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant in a fluted, navy, 100% wool trapeze overcoat by one of her favorite labels, Beulah London. The ‘Chiara Wool’ coat (£650) features a fitted bodice and a nipped-in waist that contrasts with the soft folds of the hem.

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This luxe coat is from a previous season, however, the designer has agreed to reissue a limited number on a pre-order basis.

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Completing her all navy ensemble, Kate wore a gorgeous matching tilted hat with a striking bow detail (designer is UFO), carried her navy ‘Muse’ clutch (suede) by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley, wore her bespoke, navy (also in suede) Alexander McQueen heels, and her navy Cornelia James 100% wool ‘Imogen’ gloves (there has been some chatter that Kate’s gloves could be from Butterfly Lane, however, I am unable to find any pictures).
 
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The Duchess is wearing a stunning pear shaped tanzanite and diamond pendant set in platinum by G. Collis & Sons.
 
Additional Details:
 
Pear Shape Tanzanite (6.38ct)
Diamond Surround Estimated Total 0.87ct
8,400 GBP
 

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Kate’s earrings match her tanzanite and diamond pendant. WKW has shared a picture from G. Collis & Sons that was posted on Instagram. The earrings are not identical, but quite similar.
 
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Veering away from her usual bouncy blow-dry, the Duchess wrapped her hair up in a demure side bun.

Kate Visits the Set of Downton Abbey

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On Thursday, Kate visited Ealing Studios in west London to celebrate the success of the award-winning period drama, Downton Abbey.

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Highclere Castle in Hampshire is used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey and some interior filming but a large bulk of the work for Downton is done from Ealing studios.

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The Duchess is the third royal to meet Downton stars in less than a week. Last week saw a visit from the Countess of Wessex while Charles and Camilla hobnobbed with stars on Monday

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On arrival, the Duchess was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Zac Barker, who along with twin brother Oliver plays Lady Mary’s son George.

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Kate, then moved on to meet the writer and creator of the award-winning period drama, Lord Julian Fellowes along with representatives of Carnival Films and Television, ITV, NBC and Ealing Studios.

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Escorted by the series’ executive producer, Liz Trubridge, she toured the studios where she saw different areas of the production process. She also met the cast and crew of the award winning series.

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Kate’s first stop was hair and makeup.

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Then is was off to the costume trailer, where Jim Carter, who plays the butler Carson, was getting ready.

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Moving into the Props room, she was shown a range of items that are used in the show, including handwritten letters, newspapers, china and cutlery.

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A self-confessed fan of the ITV show, the Duchess watched a scene wearing a pair of headphones customised with the initials HRH, being filmed between actresses Michelle Dockery and Joanne Froggatt, who play Lady Mary and her maid Anna.

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Kate then attended a brief reception and met additional cast members including Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.

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At the end of her visit she posed for a group photo in the servants’ hall with the cast, the producers and the show’s historical adviser, Alastair Bruce and was given a copy of the script from Episode One, Series One, signed by all the cast, and a book on the latest series by Julian’s daughter Jessica Fellowes.

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The Duchess concealed her bump in a cream, collarless coat by British maternity label Jojo Maman Bebe (£69 and sold out). This is the first time she had worn the company’s outfits on public duty. The ‘Cream Princess Line Maternity Coat’ features tabs on the cuffs and oversized buttons. It is a 50% Wool/50% Viscose blend.

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Power’ pumps ($355), held her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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