Kate Watches Women’s Olympic Field Hockey

Kate cheered on Team GB as she watched them take home the bronze. They beat New Zealand in 3-1 win. This was their first medal in 20 years.

Dame Kelly Holmes joined the Duchess, and their group spent most of the match clapping and cheering as the British team played their hearts out on the turf below.

Kate had dressed for the warm weather in an all white outfit, swapping her skinny jeans and Smythe blazer for a ladylike A-line skirt and sleeveless Team GB kit shirt.

The Duchess wore the white skirt (designer has not been ID’d) multiple times pre-engagement. Above are two pictures taken in 2007 where Kate chose to wear her skirt.

Completing her outfit, The Duchess of Cambridge wore her white Hobbs ‘Neston’ belt and her navy Stuart Weitzman ‘Corkswoon’ wedges.
Kate wore her Givenchy sunglasses, her pearl stud earrings and her diamonds by the yard Tiffany bracelet.

Update 3/9/2013
 
 
Kate’s skirt has been ID’ed (thanks to ‘Tatiana’s Delights on FB). It is by Zara from their Women’s line.
 
An additional set of detailed pictures from ‘My Obsessions’ on FB.
 
 

Kate & Wills Attend the Star-Studded Jubilee Concert

Thousands attended the the star-studded Jubilee pop – concert outside Buckingham Palace in London.

William & Kate were seen rocking out to the likes of Paul McCartney, Tom Jones and Stevie Wonder.

Kate opted for a patterned blue and purple dress by Whistles (£150). Specifically, Bella Body-Conscious Dress in Multipetal Print (thanks to WKW for the ID). The shift dress was from a previous season and is sold out, as of this writing.

The petal print frock featured a round neckline, cropped sleeves, gathered waist and an exposed gold-tone zipper down the back.

Kate matched her dress with a black shearling coat ((£1,145) by Alexander McQueen and accessorized with her silver Tiffany Diamonds by the yard bracelet and some never before seen earrings that are yet to be ID’d.

Kate’s First Public Speech as a Working Royal

Yesterday, Kate opened The Treehouse children’s hospice in Ipswich, Suffolk and gave her first public speech as a working member of the Royal family.

The Duchess delivered her speech carefully, sticking to the script. As she stepped down from the podium, she gave an audible sigh of relief , and told one guest: “I find doing speeches nerve-racking.”

Kate also fulfilled another traditional royal task — tree planting — for the first time in Britain, having done so last year in Canada.

Instead of buying a new dress for the landmark occasion. the Duchess wore a, cobalt blue, four-year-old dress from Reiss (originally costing £139). Kate loaned the dress to her mother, Carole Middleton, in 2010 who wore it to Royal Ascot. The Duchess and her mother regularly borrow clothes from each other.

Kate accessorized the dress with a black, Reiss, waist-cinching belt, black Episode ‘Angel’pumps and a black clutch.

Her jewelry was kept to a minimum. She wore her matching sapphire and diamond earrings (the ones we think once belonged to Princess Diana), her diamond cross pendant, her Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard bracelet, her sapphire and diamond engaement ring and a fundraising bracelet from EACH (£7 and available on the EACH website http://www.each.org.uk/how-to-help/shop_for_each/online_shop/product_pages/each_bracelet.htm)

Kate Visits the Dulwich Picture Gallery

After her visit to Olympic Park, Kate travelled to south London where she joined Prince Charles and Camilla on a visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery. The gallery is one of the country’s oldest public art galleries.

The main purpose of the visit was to introduce the Duchess of Cambridge to the work of one of Prince Charles’ education charities called The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Upon their arrival, they were greeted by hundreds of cheering schoolchildren waving Union flags.

They watched children painting pictures that will be submitted to the Face Britain project. This will, eventually be combined into a montage image of the Queen that will be projected onto Buckingham Palace as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

In addition, the art work will also be displayed on 400 big screens in city centres, shopping malls and train stations across the UK.

Kate wore a sophisticated 3/4-sleeved grey dress (fall 2011 collection) by Irish designer Orla Kiely ($250). It had a pleated skirt and black flowers embroidered along the neckline in a necklace-like fashion. She paired it with black suede Episode ‘Angel’ platform heels and a matching clutch.

Kate kept her jewelry choices simple and chose to wear her Links of London Hope Egg earrings, Tiffany Diamonds by the Yard bracelet, and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

The Royal Couple Arrive in Canada

William and Kate touched down in Canada this evening as they began their first royal tour together.
The Canadian military plane that carried the couple landed at Ottawa’s international airport. The smiling couple stepped off the plane into and shook hands with Canadian officials before leaving immediately for the National War Memorial.
Kate switched out of the blue Roland Mouret dress she wore when she boarded at London’s Heathrow airport into a navy three-quarter-sleeved, lacy, form-fitting ‘Cecile’ shift dress (Resort 2012 collection – $2,850) by Erdem Moralioglu, a Canadian designer born in Montreal and tan pumps.
The dress had a scoop-back with contrast stone crepe and a navy lace overlay. The sheer lace sleeves have a scallop detail.

Kate accesorized with some old friends,  the LK Bennett Sledge2 pump in light taupe and carried the envelope clutch that we have yet to ID.

Kate had her tresses styled into a demi-chignon.
Below is a close up of Kate’s bracelet
We’re thinking that this bracelet looks like The Tiffany & Co Elsa Peretti® Diamonds by the Yard® bracelet $525. The bracelet is sterling silver with 3 round diamonds.
Update 10/22/12
Kate’s earrings are Tiffany & Co. 18k Gold by designer Elsa Peretti. The stones are diamonds and cabochon sapphires. They match her diamond and carbochon sapphire necklace. Both are no longer available for purchase.
 
The first time we saw her wear the earrings and necklace was during the official engagement announcement at Clarence House on Nov. 16, 2010.
 

Update 11/19/2011

I have found some additional info on Kate’s Erdem dress. Below is a decription from the Bergdof Goodman website:
 
Stone with navy lace overlay.
Bateau neckline; scoop back.
Sheer three-quarter sleeves; scalloped trim.
Fitted silhouette; straight hem hits at knee.
Hidden back zip.
Viscose/spandex; lace, viscose/polyamide; lining, polyester/spandex.
Made in United Kingdom of Italian material.