Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Kate Shines in Jenny Packham and Dazzles in Monica Vinader

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Last night Kate attended the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum in central London.

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The Duchess of Cambridge, who is patron of the museum, joined television naturalist Sir David Attenborough to present one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards. She was scheduled to present awards to the overall winners of the adult and under-18s competitions.

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Before the award ceremony began, Kate met some of the finalists and past winners. She then went on to view the exhibition.

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Taking her seat for the main ceremony, the Duchess of Cambridge sat between Sir David Attenborough and Sir Michael Dixon.

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The overall prize went to American photographer Michael Nichols whose black and white image of a pride of lions resting with their clubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park impressed the judges.

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Right after the presentation, Kate left the guests to begin their meals and headed home.

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The Duchess looked elegant in a pale jade full-length, figure-hugging bespoke Jenny Packham gown. The dress featured 3/4 length sleeves, a concealed back zipper with a shorter underskirt falling on the thigh and draping at the waist.

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On a side note, the above picture shows the slightest hint of Kate's baby bump...adorable in my opinion.

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She also brought back her pale pink L.K.Bennett Agata ankle strap sandals (£175) which she debuted at the 2011 ARK gala.

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In her hand, the Duchess of Cambridge held a modified soft pink python Alexander McQueen clutch. The original skull closures have been removed.
 
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On her ears and around her neck Kate wore some gorgeous new jewelry by Monica Vinader. Her earrings are the 'Riva Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings' ($1245) and her necklace is the 'Riva Diamond Cluster Bib' ($3340).
 
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Additional Details on the Riva Diamond Cluster Drop Earrings
 


'18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver in Diamond
Featuring Riva's signature organic shape and pave set diamonds totalling 0.32 carats.
Measuring approximately 27mm (1.0") in length x 35mm (1.4") in width, the earrings are light enough to wear all day long.'

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Additional Details on the Riva Diamond Cluster Bib

'18ct Rose Gold Plated Vermeil on Sterling Silver in Diamond
Featuring Riva's signature organic shape in 21 interconnecting hoops, and pavé set diamonds totaling 0.84 carats.
Measuring approximately 11cm in length by 5.5cm in width, with an adjustable 18 inch chain.
 Also available at Harrods.'

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Kate Makes First Public Appearance Since Announcing her Second Pregnancy

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This morning, William and Kate welcomed the president of Singapore and his wife Mary at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, London, on behalf of the Queen to the United Kingdom.

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The royals greeted Dr. and Mrs. Tan in their presidential suite where they posed for an official photograph and then sat down for tea surrounded by sweeping panoramas of the London skyline.

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State dinner hosted by president Tony Tan and his wife Mary in Singapore 2012
 
The Cambridge's met the Singaporean leader and his wife for the first time in September 2012 when they traveled to Singapore as part of their Diamond Jubilee tour. On a side note, President Tan is the first Singaporean president to make a state visit to the UK.

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After tea, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge escorted the Tans, by car, to Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall for the ceremonial welcome with the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh.

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh formally greeted the foreign leader and his wife at Horse Guards Parade where Dr. Tan inspected a guard of honor of 96 servicemen and officers from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards.

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After the parade, everyone traveled back to the Palace in a carriage procession. The Queen travelled with Dr. Tan in the first carriage - the Diamond Jubilee State Coach - and Philip with Mrs. Tan in the second carriage - the Australian State Coach.

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Wills and Kate followed in the third carriage, which was the Scottish State Coach, along with Grace Fu, Singapore's second minister for foreign affairs.

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The Duchess wore a bespoke Alexander McQueen grey check coat dress with a full skirt.

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The grey check pattern is seen in the designers Spring Summer 2015 collection.

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Kate's hair was pulled back into an elegant low pony, paired with her matching grey, bespoke fascinator created by Jane Taylor Millinery. We last saw this head piece at a private Easter Sunday church service in Australia in April 2014.

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In her hands, the Duchess of Cambridge carried a new black suede 'Roxy' clutch by Jenny Packham (£378).

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"A pleated, material design featuring a baguette cut, golden shadow Swarovski crystal clasp.
Detachable long snake chain.
Available with silver or gold hardware
From the designers AW14 collection
Available for pre-order
Length 21cm, Width 12.5cm, Depth 5cm"
 
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Kate's is wearing her Prada Suede Round-Toe Pumps that she wore to the red carpet at premiere of the Nelson Mandela biopic in December 2013.

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The duchess kept her jewelry simple, recycling her Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant by Mappin & Webb (£1,850) and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.