A Last Minute Schedule Change and an NBA Game

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On Monday night, William and Kate attended an early evening reception organized by the Royal Foundation in recognition of the conservation work carried out by Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife partners at the British Consul General’s residence in New York.

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Initially, the Duchess was not expected to attend, but changed her plans at the last minute and announced she would, in fact, attend.

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Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and US Secretary of State, was there, along with daughter Chelsea. Kate chatted to them about her visit earlier in the day to a children’s center in Harlem and about the benefits of singing to babies.

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Prince William made a brief speech about the plight of endangered species being “butchered in the name of trinkets and medicine”

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The Cambridge’s then left for the Barclays Center indoor arena to watch a basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Before the game started, they met with NBA officials Adam Silver and Dikembe Mutombo for a photo op and then went to a dinner in the boardroom to mark the partnership between the foundation’s United for Wildlife and Coach Core programs and the NBA’s global social responsibility initiative.

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After dinner, the Duke and Duchess emerged to watch the third and fourth quarter. They were sat courtside and munched popcorn alongside their aides and hosts.

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During the break between the third and fourth quarters, Jay-Z and Beyoncé who sat on the opposite side of the court came over to say hello to the royals. The celebrity couple used to be part owners of the Brooklyn basketball team.

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The Cavaliers won the game, and afterward, NBA star LeBron James presented the couple with cupcakes and Cleveland Cavaliers basketball jerseys with the names “Cambridge” and “George” on the back.

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Kate donned a glamorous metallic tweed ‘Bettina’ coat by US designer Tory Burch with black J Crew skinny jeans.

The grey bouclé and metallic yarn coat originally retailed for £575 but went on sale for £287.50. It is currently sold out and its not known if it’ll be restocked at a later date. It features a belted collar and hidden snaps.

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Additional details on the coat:

‘The Bettina Coat is a textured take on a tailored outerwear style. The material — a cotton blend, woven with bouclé, slubbed and metallic yarns — updates the look of classic tweed with a horizontal-stripe effect and a hint of shine. It has an easy, streamlined cut that is universally flattering and features slit pockets and a row of hidden snaps for a clean finish. Complete with a belted collar, it’s ideal for looking chic and staying warm in cold weather.
 
•Metallic tweed.
•Tailored.
•Turtleneck.
•Long sleeves
Sleeve length: 32.5″ (81.6 cm)
•5 button closure at center front.
•34″ (85.3 cm) in length.’
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Additional details on Kate’s J Crew ‘Toothpick’ jeans in pitch black wash
Item 10480
$125.00 (currently sold out)
•Sits lower on hips.
•Fitted through hip and thigh, with a super skinny, straight leg.
•28″ inseam.
•11 1/2″ leg opening (based off size 28).
•Cotton with a hint of stretch.
•Traditional 5-pocket styling.
•Machine wash.
•Import.
 
There is also a maternity version of J Crew’s ‘Toothpick’ jean in pitch black wash. We are unsure if she is wearing the regular or maternity. On a side note, I was still wearing regular jeans into my sixth month of pregnancy and then I switched to maternity jeans.

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 Additional details on Kate’s J Crew Maternity ‘Toothpick’ jeans in pitch black wash
J Crew’s skinniest style, the toothpick is lean, cropped and a little bit sexy (and it’s the pair we’re most likely to tear our closet apart looking for).
The fabric is a premium stretch cotton from North Carolina-based Cone Denim®, one of the oldest denim mills in the world.
With its amazing stretch and recovery, jean holds you in and never bags out—even after wearing it all day.
This pair is tailor-made for moms-to-be with discreet elastic panels at each hip and a waistline that dips slightly at the front.
 
Originally $145. Currently on sale for $115
Also available in tall length
•Runs true to size.
•Sits on hips.
•Fitted through hip and thigh, with a superskinny, ankle-length leg.
•28″ inseam.
•11 1/2″ leg opening (based off size 28).
•Cotton with a hint of stretch.
•Traditional 5-pocket styling.
•Machine wash.
•Import.
•Online only
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Completing her look, the Duchess wore her black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her black, suede ‘Power’ Point Toe Courts by Russell & Bromley (£235), and a new pair of silver Crocodile Stud earrings by designer Patrick Mavros (Kate is wearing the large pair which retails for £130).
 
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William & Kate Attend Conference on Mental Health

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Yesterday, William and Kate attended a conference on children’s mental health at The Royal Society of Medicine in London.

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They listened to Professor Robert Winston give his keynote address and sat in on other lectures at the annual Place2Reflect event.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is a patron of school-based mental health charity Place2Be, and is said to be keen to widen their knowledge of child mental health issues, specifically regarding the transition years between primary and secondary education, as well as the importance of early intervention in schools.

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The couple attended the conference privately ahead of Kate’s solo visit to Blessed Sacrament School in Islington, London on July 1, 2014.

 
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The Duchess wore a ‘Multicolor Chrissy Printed Jersey Dress’ (originally $395, on sale for $197.50 but currently sold out) by Tory Burch. The frock is from the designers 2014 Resort Collection and features a detachable buckle fastening waist belt, button fastenings at front.

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100% rayon
Color: navy

Kate Wears Tory Burch to Prince George’s First Official Engagement

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Today, Prince George undertook his first official engagement and attended a parent and baby group organized by The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society at Government House in Wellington.

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In the plush surroundings, William and Kate chatted with the parents of 10 babies, all a similar age to George, including a pair of gay fathers and a single mum. Toys were piled in the middle of the Blandor room as the children played under grand chandeliers and formal portraits lining the walls.

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The babies were all chosen from families in the Wellington region, and all were first-time parents. They were born within a week or two of George. The idea was to give the William and Kate the opportunity to introduce George to the world in a less formal way than usual and give the couple a chance to swap anecdotes about the trials and tribulations of being first-time parents.

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The Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, known to all as Plunket, provides health care and support to new families.

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It was founded in 1907 by pediatrician Sir Frederic Truby King. He wanted to help babies and mothers dying of malnutrition and disease, and in 1908 the influential Victoria Plunket, wife of the then Governor-General, became its patron, giving the organization her name.

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Kate looked glamorous in a knee-length, black and white short-sleeved dress Paulina Midi Dress by American designer Tory Burch ($450 and sold out). The black and white colors represent the colors of New Zealand. This is a piece from the designers Resort ’14 collection and features a flattering, knee-length skirt and cinched-in waist with elegant pleats and a tactile fringing.

Additional Info on Kate’s dress

‘Tassel trim enlivens this sleek midi dress, rendered in a mesmerizing geometric print and finished with crisp pleats at the skirt.
•Tassel trim at cuffs and hem
•Short sleeves
•Banded waist
•Front pleats
•Lined
•About 41″ from shoulder to hem
•Cotton/rayon/polyester
•Dry clean
•Imported’
 
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The Duchess of Cambridge completed her outfit with black suede Jimmy Choo ‘Vikki Sue’ pumps (currently sold out), her Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings, and her Ballon Bleu Cartier wrist watch.

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Prince George was dressed in blue Sailboat Smocked dungarees by British luxury brand Rachel Riley (£75), a Chelsea Clothing Co. Milo Body onesie (£14.99), and soft Early Days Alex Pre-Walkers in Navy.