Prince George Turns One

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On Sunday night, the Palace released the first of three photos to commemorate Prince George’s first birthday.

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The snap, taken earlier this month, depicts baby George with his arms outstretched and toddling around at a private visit to the Natural History Museum’s Sensational Butterflies exhibition.

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On Monday night, the Cambridge’s released two more photos celebrating George’s first year. The little prince is clearly entranced by the butterflies fluttering just beyond his grasp.

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The Duchess is wearing her green and white ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah (£475) and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.

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The Royals Kick Off The Tour de France

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More than one million cycling fans lined the streets of Yorkshire this morning as Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry officially launched the first leg of this year’s Tour de France.

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The trio are keen sports fans and helped to cheer on Team GB’s Olympic cyclists in 2012.

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Cyclists made their way to 18th century Harewood House for the ceremonial start, where they were greeted by William, Kate and Harry, and with a rendition of the French and British national anthems performed by the Band of the Corps of the Royal Engineers.

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All 198 cyclists lined up behind the Duchess as she cut the ribbon to officially start the race.

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The Duke, Duchess and Prince Harry watched from just next to the start line as the teams sped down the hill and out of the park.

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Once they were gone, the trio waved to crowds as they left the Grand Depart at Harewood House by helicopter, making their way to meet athletes at the Stage 1 finish in Harrogate.

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German rider Marcel Kittel won the first leg of the race and Kate presented him with a yellow jersey at the finish line.

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The Duchess of Cambridge shopped her closet and wore her demure, barely-above the knee emerald green ‘Allie’ wool-crepe coat (pre-autumn/winter 2013 collection) by Erdem over her green and white ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah.

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You may also recall that this is the same green Erdem coat she wore to open the National Velodrome in New Zealand.

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore her nude LK Bennett ‘Sledge’pumps, carried her matching nude LK Bennett Avona clutch, and accessorized with her diamond and emerald earrings (still UFO) and her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch.

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It’s a Visit to the Sensational Butterflies exhibit for William, Kate & George

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Yesterday, William, Kate and baby George visited the Sensational Butterflies exhibit at the Natural History Museum in London.

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The exhibit allows you to interact with 100s of free-flying tropical butterflies and runs from April 3rd to September 14th, 2014. Tickets are £5.50.

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The Cambridge’s were snapped leaving the exhibit and the pictures were posted on Twitter by a visitor who was at the museum.

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Kate recycled her green and white ‘Budding Hearts’ silk tea dress by Suzannah (£475). We first saw the dress peeking from beneath her green Allie wool-crepe coat by Erdem on the New Zealand/Australia 2014 Tour.

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Kate Wears Erdem on Day Five of New Zealand Tour

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Yesterday, William and Kate flew into Hamilton, New Zealand for a day chock-full of engagements.

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The couple split up and undertook their first solo visits of the 2014 royal tour. Kate went to Rainbow Place, a children’s hospice and William to Pacific Aerospace where he unveiled a Mark III P-750 aircraft.

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Rainbow Place helps not only ill children but those who are coming to terms with loss or coping with parents who are terminally ill.

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Later the couple reunited to each lay a single red rose at a war memorial in Cambridge. Upon their arrival, they were greeted by a crowd of 15,000. Some people had camped out overnight to get a good view of the royal visitors.

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Next, it was off to New Zealand’s brand new velodrome where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the facility (known as Avantidrome). They also met some of New Zealand’s Olympic medalists, watched races and saw a BMX exhibit.

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Kate wore a demure, barely-above the knee emerald green Allie wool-crepe coat by Erdem, The coat features a tab-detailed waist, zipped front, zipped cuffs, and front pockets (originally $3,120 but reduced to  $1,560 and currently sold out). Her Allie Wool-Crepe coat is from Erdem’s pre-autumn/winter 2013 collection.

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Peeking from beneath the Duchess’ dress was a ‘Budding Heart’ silk tea dress by Suzannah (£475).

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‘Inspired by a 30s-find in the Porte de Clignancourt vintage market in Paris.
The beautiful budding heart print has a beautiful retro vibe. Our expert printers in Como, Italy, translated this wonderful print onto beautiful Italian silk crepe de chine exclusively for Suzannah.
The smocking detailing at the shoulder and under the bust add a wonderful vintage charm, with the bias line of the skirt skimming to below the knee. Skirt part is lined in 100% silk habotai.
The silhouette lifts the bust and flatters the body.
Tailor Made in England
100% Silk
Dry Clean Only’

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Completing her look, Kate wore a pair of black, suede Episode ‘Angel’ heels, a matching black suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her emerald and diamond earrings (still UFO) and her Cartier Ballon Bleu wrist watch.

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A side note for those that are interested…Kate wore a New Zealand WW100 poppy pin on her dress.
 
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