Wills, Kate & Harry Head to Glasgow to Watch the Commonwealth Games

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On day five of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, William, Kate and Harry headed to Glasgow, Scotland to show their support.

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The trio took their seats in the Games family section and joined thousands of spectators to watch the artistic gymnastics at the Hydro stadium. They arrived shortly before 3pm as gymnasts from across the Commonwealth competed in the men’s and women’s team finals, and individual qualifying rounds.

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After spending about half an hour at the gymnastics the royal trio walked to the SECC to watch some boxing action. They arrived just in time to catch the men’s welter (69kg) bout between Azumah Mohammed of Ghana and England’s Scott Fitzgerald.

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After the boxing, they headed to Glasgow Green to watch as Scotland’s women hockey team took on Wales.

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The last event of the day was at the Tollcross Swimming Centre where the couple watched Jazz Carlin win the 800m freestyle gold medal.

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The Duchess looked stylish and stuck to her tried and tested sporting event ensemble of J Brand 811 skinny jeans, her navy, double-breasted Zara blazer (£79.99) with gold buttons, and her favorite Stuart Weitzman navy ‘Corkswoon’ wedges (£245).

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Kate added a new, sleeveless white and blue pin stripe blouse to her ensemble. It has not, yet been ID’ed.

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Finishing off her look, she held her navy Russell and Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch (£255).

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The Duchess kept her jewelry to a minimum and wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier watch, and her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection.

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She wore her trademark brunette locks loose and slightly wavy.

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In the past, we have seen Kate wear similar ensembles. An example was on the Australia/New Zealand 2014 Tour. She wore blue skinny jeans, and an ME + EM striped Breton-style top with her navy Zara jacket.

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Four Engagements and Three Outfit Changes for Kate on Day Six

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Day 7 began as the royal couple disembarked their RNZAF jet in Dunedin. They were greeted with a traditional Maori welcome from the Ngai Tahu tribe, who are the main tribe on the South Island.

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Elders from the tribe conducted a welcome – or Powhiri – which involved chanting at the couple from some distance before inviting them forward.

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Then the Duke and Duchess rubbed noses with their hosts in a traditional Maori welcome known as a hongi.

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After leaving the airport, William and Kate attended a Palm Sunday church service at Cathedral of St Paul .  The service lasted 75-minutes, and upon it’s conclusion the Duke and Duchess walked down the cathedral steps to cheers and crossed the road to chat to some of the well-wishers.

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The Duchess of Cambridge brightened up the day in a long-sleeved, turquoise Emilia Wickstead  dress. It featured a cinched waist, pleated skirt and fell just above the knee. Emilia Wickstead is a New Zealand born, London based designer and a long-time favorite of Kate.

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The dress may look familiar as it looks a lot like the pale pink Emilia Wickstead that Kate wore to the Buckingham Palace garden party (May 2012).

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Completing her outfit, Kate wore a Bespoke blue hat by milliner Jane Taylor, suede Valerie Carbon court shoes by Emmy London (£400), a Natasha Carbon envelope clutch in kid suede also by Emmy London (£290), the diamond fern brooch on loan from the Queen and her Kiki McDonough green amethyst and earrings.

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Next, it was off to Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would each be coaching a children’s ‘Rippa Rugby’ team accompanied by members of the All Blacks.

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Rippa rugby is a non-contact form of the sport designed for primary school children with players ripping a flag from the belt of an opponent instead of tackling them.

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William’s team, ‘Clutha,’ beat Kate’s ‘Pirates’ 30-20.

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The Duchess changed out of her Emilia Wickstead dress into an oval knit sweater by Jonathan Saunders ($359 and sold out), blue skinny jeans and her taupe suede plimsolls by Mint Velvet.

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After the rugby match, William & Kate hopped a plane to Queenstown. Their first engagement was a visit to Amisfield Winery where they toured the vineyards and even tasted some of their wines.

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The Duchess of Cambridge changed a third time and wore her navy double breasted blazer with gold buttons by Zara, fitted blue and white gingham ‘boyfriend’ shirt from Gap ($49.95), navy skinny jeans and her trusty blue suede ‘Corkswoon’ wedges by Stuart Weitzman.

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After the winery, it was off to the Shotover River, one of New Zealand’s premier tourist attractions.

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After changing into waterproof jackets and donning lifejackets, the couple made their way down a ramp into one of the 15-seater boats. They waved for souvenir photographs and greeted hundreds of tourists and locals who had gathered downstream to see them.

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When they returned 20 minutes later, the couple were wet but clearly exhilarated.

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It’s a Day on the High Seas For The Royals

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Yesterday, the Royal couple began their day by visiting families at the RNZAF base in Auckland at Whenuapai.

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The base is home to more than a thousand serving airmen and women.

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The meeting was a chance for the couple to greet staff and their families and thank them for their service. Many have recently served on operations overseas.

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After the meet and greet, William and Kate made their way to the the Waitemata Harbour where they would race each other in Emirates Team New Zealand Americas Cup yachts.

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Thousands of people lined the quays of Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to greet the royal couple and cheer them on as they sailed out in the rival boats with Team New Zealand.

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They set sail  around Auckland’s Waitemata Harbor in two America’s Cup yachts after doing a bit of trash-talking. The Duke was in NZL 41, which previously raced under the Japanese flag in the Louis Vuitton series and the Duchess was in NZL 68, a former training boat for Team New Zealand. Kate finally pulled off the win!

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Following their fierce competition, the royals took a ride across the harbor in an amphibious Sealegs boat, which they took turns steering.

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Upon their return to shore, they were given a miniature Sealegs custom-made for Prince George. From there, they will be transported back to their jet and home to their little Prince.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in navy double-breasted Zara jacket with gold buttons ($139), and a Me + Em Breton-style top in Cobalt / White (£48) and navy Zara skinny jeans.

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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her Stuart Weitzman ‘Cookswoon’ wedges, Kiki McDonough Grace earrings, Ray-Ban Folding Classics in dark tortoise (thanks to a follower on WKW for the ID), and her Cartier Ballon Bleu wrist watch.
 
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Before Kate stepped on to the yacht, she changed into her Sebago ‘Balas.’
 
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As the couple posed with the crew after their yacht races, William and Kate donned jackets by Musto (again thanks to a follower on WKW).

 

Kate Attends Glittering Premiere and Pays Tribute to an Iconic Man

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Last night, Prince William and Kate walked the red carpet at the premiere of a biopic about the anti-apartheid icon, Nelson Mandela. The glittering event was held in London’s Leicester Square. Before the screening they met with the cast and crew of the movie titled ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.’

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The Royal couple were told of Mandela’s death during the screening, and emerged from the theatre after a two-minute silence was held at the end of the film.

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William spoke in the foyer and said: “I just wanted to say it’s extremely sad and tragic news. We were just reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family. It’s very sad.”

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The Duchess shopped her closet and recycled her white, long-sleeved ‘Lombard’ gown by Roland Mouret (from the designers 2009 collection). The dress was last worn in May 2012 at the Thirty Club dinner at Claridge’s hotel in London’s Mayfair.

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Finishing off her look, Kate chose all new accessories. She held a black, suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch (possibly bespoke), black, suede Prada pumps (thanks to ‘What Would Kate Do’ for the ID) and a chunky silver statement necklace from clothing chain Zara.

All the details:

Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ Clutch

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The clutch retails for £495 (black leather)
Soft grain leather with a detachable chain shoulder strap
Flap opening with a postman’s lock closure
This clutch features one main compartment, an internal zipped pocket, slip pockets and gold-tone hardware.
Product code: 758791
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Prada Suede Round-Toe Pump
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•Suede upper.
•4 1/4″ covered high heel.
•Round toe.
•Low-cut vamp.
•Leather insole and lining.
•Leather outsole.
•Made in Italy.
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Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace from Zara
 
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Outer shell
50% zinc , 30% glass, 12% steel, 8% plastic
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Kate changed up her hair for this engagement. It was pulled back from her face into a messy casual ponytail with a simple black velvet ribbon tied around it.
 
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Kate’s Roland Mouret gown is now available at Net-A-Porter. It has been renamed to ‘Ella’ and retails for $4,610.
 
Additional Information:
•Off-white wool-crepe
•Gathered shoulders and sides, paneled, front vent, fully lined
•Exposed asymmetric zip fastening along back
•100% wool; lining: 100% silk
•Dry clean
 
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Kate Steps Out for Some Retail Therapy

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Just hours before Kate attended a charity dinner for Action on Addiction at Kensington Palace, she stepped out for a little retail therapy.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted in Chelsea, accompanied by a protection officer, where she stopped into a Zara Home Store to pick up some home wares, no doubt to furnish her new home at Kensington Palace.

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Kate dressed casually in navy skinny jeans by Zara and wore a white, silk floral-print Jack Wills ‘Debarn’ blouse (2012 collection and sold out. Originally retailed for $99) under a white cardigan. Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her Mint Velvet Plimsolls and carried her Mulberry bag.

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She accessorized her outfit with a long gold charm necklace (looks like a new necklace – possibly a push present – I will update if I get further info) and her Kiki McDonough citrine drop earrings. Kate swept her long brunette hair into a ponytail.

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People Magazine has shared some additional details about what Kate bought.
 
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Store employees reported that the Duchess bought oval serving dishes, which come decorated with either cockatoos or parrots, and retail for £29.99 each.
 
Update  2/15/2014
 
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Kate’s cardigan has been ID’ed! Thanks to ‘choukii75’ on Ebay, we now know the Duchess is wearing a white, cashmere button down cardigan by Zara. It is from a previous season and no longer available.
 
Update 2/17/2014
 
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Thanks to Hello! Magazine, the Duchess’ charm necklace has been ID’ed! It is ‘The Duchess Necklace’ by Merci Maman. It was gifted to her by Pippa Middleton to celebrate the July birth of Prince George.
 
 
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 Kate’s necklace features 3 charms suspended from a gold plated long chain:  a mini heart engraved with W representing Prince William,  a disc with her baby son’s full name George Alexander Louis, and a sweet little boy charm.
 
· 18ct gold plate or sterling silver 925.
· Two chain lengths: 80cm or 45cm.
· Charms measure 1x1cm (mini heart), 2x2cm (disc), 1.5x1cm (boy, girl).
· Engraved by hand in our London studio.
· Includes double-sided French cursive engraving.

Kate Makes Surprise Appearance at Anglesey Ultra-Marathon

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In a surprise appearance, Kate joined William to meet runners and organizers at the Ring O’ Fire Coastal Ultra Marathon in Anglesey, North Wales.

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Before the race, the royal couple went on a walkabout. They shook hands and spoke to spectators.

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 William, then officially, kicked off the event by ringing a bell.

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Kate was positively glowing in a in a green tweed, Ralph Lauren hacking jacket, a loose Zara geometric-patterned top and a pair of ‘Skyline Ankle Peg Skinny Stretch Jeans’ in Black Ink by Paige Denim.

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The Duchess shopped her closet for the Ralph Lauren jacket. She wore it in her pre-princess days. This jacket was sold for £570 and is no longer available. However, Ralph Lauren brings back similar styles year after year so keep your eyes open.
 
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Kate was last seen wearing the Zara top on the Swiss ski slopes. This is also from a past season and is no longer available.
 
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On a brighter note, the Duchess’ jeans are still available for a cool $158.
 
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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her black Pied a Terre Imperia wedges, her Kiki McDonough Grace earrings, her Gucci bracelet watch (thanks to ‘My Small Obsessions on FB for the ID) and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
 
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There has been some chatter/debate about the brand of jeans Kate is wearing. ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB thinks that the DOC’s jeans are the ‘Maternity MOTO Black Leigh Jeans’ by Topshop ($76). I think that these jeans are a good possibility.
 
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Per Anna of ‘My Small Obsessions’
“First of all, she still has a little bit of tiny tummy after her pregnancy, plus studs on her jeans that she wore today and to Waitrose few days ago are gold, not silver, and bottom of her jeans is folded, just like in Topshop maternity MOTO jeans. Plus, she wore those jeans in June, when she went antique shopping in a trench coat. AND in March, when walking in Switzerland after her friends wedding.”
 
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Odds, Ends and Some New Photos

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Australian Magazine ‘Who’ has published some new pictures of Kate. It seems that she got her hair done at the Rossano Ferretti salon in Mayfair on June 19th. This is unusual as she normally visits Richard Ward in Chelsea.

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The Ferretti salon is located in a chic townhouse and is part of a chain, including salons in Paris, New York, Miami, Madrid, Rome and Venice. The salon is familiar to the Middleton family, as her mother Carole and sister Pippa have both had their hair styled there.

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Ferretti, who opened his London salon earlier last year, has a number of other high-profile celebrity clients, including Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek. He has also worked on catwalk shows for both Armani and Dior.

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The Duchess of Cambridge was snapped in a brown knitted cardigan and flowing white Seraphine maxi skirt (thanks to WKW for the ID).

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Description from the Seraphine Website:
‘This gorgeous white light and airy cotton fabric will keep you cool and stylish all summer long. Transform this versatile piece from a skirt to a cute beach dress. A must have for your holiday wardrobe.
•Smocked stretchy waistband
•100% cotton
•Can be worn as a dress’
 
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Over her shoulder, Kate slung her black vintage Russell and Bromley purse.
 
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In other news…The Daily Mail published snaps of the royal couple getting out of a helicopter on June 25. Kate’s bump looks smaller than in recent shots so I am uncertain as to when it was actually taken.

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William, Kate and pet dog Lupo were the recipients of a free ride from Simon Oliphant-Hope,a friend of the couple and managing director of Shoreham-based Eastern Atlantic Helicopters. He was flying past their home in North Wales, picked them up, and then dropped them off at an aerodrome on the outskirts of London.
 
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The Duchess was dressed casually in jeans, a fitted black top with her baby bump clear to see, a tweed Zara military jacket, taupe suede plimsolls by Mint Velvet, and her grey Tod’s D-style bag.
 
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Update 9/15/2013
 
 
Kate’s sweater has been ID’d (thanks to a follower on WKW). It is the ‘Crew Neck Cashmere Cardigan’ by John Lewis. It is from 2009 and no longer available.