April Updates Part Deux!

Since April is such a busy month, I have decided to create a second post to keep everyone up to date.

Baby Watch is On!

@HuffPostUKPics on Twitter
 

As we await the much anticipated birth of Baby Cambridge #2, the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital and the Palace are making sure everything is in place.

@HuffPostUKPics on Twitter
 
@HuffPostUKPics on Twitter
 
Mirror
 
Workmen have been busy erecting security barriers.
 
Mirror
 
news.com.au/Getty Images
 

And the press have been assigned their positions.

Mirror/Splash News
 
Mirror/Splash News
 
BBC/PA
 

As the excitement grows and Kate’s due date gets closer, fans are now beginning to camp outside the Lindo Wing.

Prince William is Officially on Paternity Leave

Daily Mail/PA
 

This morning, a royal spokesman announced that William who is employed by Bond Air Services, while working for the East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAAA) has completed his latest stage of his training as a pilot earlier than expected’ – and would not be required to embark on the final stage until June 1. This will now enable him to be with Kate before and after the birth of Baby Cambridge #2.

The Guardian/Sac Faye Storer/AP
 

The Duke’s leave (unpaid) is in immediate effect and will last for six weeks.

New Pictures of Kate & Prince George

NY Daily News
 

The NY Daily News has released some new pictures of Kate and Prince George at Bucklebury Farm Park near the Middleton Family Compound in Bucklebury.

NY Daily News/Scanned by ‘The British Monarchy Heir’ on FB
 

Reports are unclear if Kate and Prince George were joined by Carole Middleton (I have read conflicting articles – some articles say it was Prince George’s nanny) and a security detail.

NY Daily News/Scanned by ‘The British Monarchy Heir’ on FB
 

On Sunday, they visited Bucklebury Farm Park where children can meet a variety of animals from lambs to wild boar and enjoy a large outdoor playground. The little prince is a frequent visitor to the park with both his mother, nanny and grandmother.

Country Attire
 
Country Attire
 
Mint Velvet
 
The Duchess looks casual in a pair of blue maternity jeans, a blue sweat, her waxed Ladies Defence Jacket in olive (£199.95) by high-end British brand, Barbour, and her grey Mint Velvet ‘Bibi’ plimsolls (£89).
 
Curious as to what Prince George is wearing?
 
Petit Bateau
 
Petit Bateau
 
His overalls are @petitbateau Baby Boy Dungarees in Blocked Jersey. They retail for a steep $92.
 
Start Rite
 
Start Rite

He is also wearing Start Rites Flexy-Soft Air shoes in Navy Blue Leather priced at £40.

Final Security Checks have been completed

Daily Mail/Reuters
 

Yesterday, police did a sweep outside the Lindo Wing, even searching inside lamp posts to ensure that there are no security breeches or risks as the birth of Baby Cambridge #2 quickly approaches.

Daily Mail/SWNS.com
 
Daily Mail/HARTLEY

A Quick Look at Royal Super Fans

Daily Mail/SWNS.com
 

As the world waits for the arrival of Baby Cambridge #2, superfans have set up camp outside St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, many of whom are sleeping on benches outside and have decorated the area with posters and bunting.

Daily Mail/Reuters
 
Daily Mail/SWNS.com
 
Daily Mail/EPA
 
Kate’s black UFO Clutch is ID’ed!
 
 
Thanks to ‘Repli-Kate It’ on FB, Kate’s black clutch with bow has been ID’ed. It is the black suede clutch with grosgrain bow by Jaime Mascaro (circa 2005).
 
Mascaro
 
Similar listings were found on Ebay, thus confirming the ID.
 
boomballerina99 on Ebay
 
mummy87256
 
Two More ID’s!
 
Two more elusive items from Kate’s closet have been ID’ed – thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB.
 
Zimbio
 

 
1) You may recall back in 2011 when Kate celebrated her first Christmas as a royal family member at the Sandringham estate in Norfolk. She wore a pair of black suede pumps. They are the 38063 Pumps Womens Black Schwarz (Angelis Negro) by Mascaro. They are currently sold out.
 
Amazon
 
Amazon
 
Additional Details:
 
Outer Material: Leather Suede
Inner Material: Leather
Sole: Leather
Closure: Slip On
Heel Height: 9 centimetres
Heel Type: Stiletto
Fit Type: Regular size
 
Amazon
 



2) When the Duchess attended the Celebration of Youth barbecue inside Rideau Hall in Ottawa (June 2011) she wore a gold pendant necklace. It has remained UFO until now.

Zimbio

The necklace with circle pendant is one of Vinnie Day’s bespoke pieces. “It is made of 3 charms: large hammered gold disk, medium-size polished gold disk and most likely gold ring. I am not sure if it is solid gold or gold plated.”

‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB
 

Kate Spotted Shopping at Zara Home

Last week, the Duchess was spotted a Zara Home in London picking up a couple things for her new home.

She browsed the store for about 45 minutes and finally decided to purchase a few items. What did she buy?

Zara Home
 

She bought some salad servers, a plain doormat and some dark blue bath towels with rope-print detailing (sold in sets of two and range from £9.99 to £22.99).

Zara Home
 

After, she made her way down to the kids department where she stocked up on a set of padded blue and white gingham hangers (sold in sets of 3 for £9.99), some picnic cutlery and tumblers with polka dots.

Zara Home
 

Madderson London Releases a Maternity Version of Their Classic Naomi Dress

Daily Mail/Beretta/Sims/REX

When Kate travelled to Barlby Primary School in Ladbroke Grove to name an art room (January 2015) she wore Madderson’s classic Naomi dress.

Madderson London
 

Madderson has now released their maternity version with green-and-white tweed accents (£230).

Additional Details:
 
“We are delighted to introduce our new maternity version, optimized to suit your changing figure. We have re-imagined the dress in a supple but structured ponte jersey for maximum comfort and versatility.
The silhouette is streamlined but the dress keeps its French tweed pocket and hem details.
Finally, for spring we’ve added a simple capped-sleeve and fresh green-and-white accents.
65% viscose, 30% nylon, 5% elastane (ex trim).”
 
Madderson London
 
Madderson London



 

William & Kate In Copenhagen for First Joint Humanitarian Mission

Today, William & Kate are in Copenhagen, Denmark to undertake their first overseas joint humanitarian mission. They are meeting with Princess Mary and Prince Frederik of Denmark (seen above and below).

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge are showing their support for UNICEF’s East Africa crisis appeal which is a cause that bears special significance to the couple. It was in Kenya where they became engaged just over a year ago.
The couple visited a Unicef famine relief depot in the city and were offered a taste of a special high-protein peanut paste which is being sent to malnourished children in East Africa.

Kate wore a chic three-quarter length belted burgundy coat for the occasion. She combined it with a seventies-inspired belt, black suede boots and a matching clutch. The coat has been ID’d (thanks to ‘Get What Kate Wore’) as the L.K. Bennett ‘Ami Coat’ which is currently on sale for £276 (originally £345).

Description from the L.K. Bennett website is as follows:

‘This structured, military-style, fashion coat is defined by beautiful detailing, a modern belt and a clean fitted silhouette. The fabric is a tightly woven Wool Melton rich wool mix and the coat is fully lined. Throw on this feminine, wear with everything cover-up for an instant fashion update. Available in Toffee, Black and Burgundy. Fabric is 80% wool, 20% nylon’

Kate also wore her gold plate Vinnie Day logo leaf earrings and her gold charm bracelet. We think the bracelet was gifted to her by her step-mother-in-law, Camilla.

Update 11/2/2011

Kate’s belt has been ID’d! Follower, Kherrington has told me that it’s by  
Reiss.
Reiss has released a statement about the belt on Facebook “We’ve been through our archive and can confirm that Kate Middleton was wearing the bessie Belt from our AW08 collection in Denmark”

A similiar belt (seen below) is the Croco Red belt ($59) by Vecceli Italy www.vecceli.com

Kate’s boots have been ID’d! They are by Stuart Weitzman for the Cool People ‘Zipkin’ and only available at Russell & Bromley in the UK (she bought them here) and zappos.com ($635).

The knee-high suede “Zipkin” style features a 4½-inch heel and a graphite zipper that extends from the footbed to the top of the boot.

Update 11/29/2011

Kate’s clutch has been ID’d (thanks to WKW). It is the Stuart Weitzman ‘Raz Clutch.’ and no longer available.

Celebration of Youth BBQ

An evening rain forced the 120 guests at a Celebration of Youth barbecue inside Rideau Hall (the residence of the Governor-General and Kate & Wills home during their stay in Ottawa) Thursday with William and Kate still mingling with ease among the crowd inside.

The barbecue was held to honour 100 Canadians under the age of 35 for their dedicated service both at home and abroad and it included athletes, business people and community leaders from across Canada.

Tonight Kate wore a black and white Issa bird print wrap dress with black Pied a Terre Ivy Canvas slingback wedges (£75 and sold out). Kate has worn this dress on previous occassions such as in 2006 and the day before her wedding.

The black wedges were seen last summer when Kate watched William play polo in Tetbury.

Kate kept her jewelry simple wearing a gold pendant necklace and small gold egg shaped earrings.

Update 7/2/2011
Kate’s earrings (above) could possibly be by designer Vinnie Day. I have found pair on their website that have similar patterns. www.vinnieday.com/
Silver Simple Single Bali Earring with Vinnie Day logo leaf £64. These come in gold plate too £80.
Update 8/16/2011
A picture of the Vinnie Day logo leaf earrings in gold plate.