Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day Six of the Commonwealth Games is Chock-Full of Engagements

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The Duchess began her day at Home Nation House where she attended a reception hosted by SportsAid. She is a patron of the charity, which funds the budding stars of British sport. Their past successes have included Daley Thompson, Tanni Grey-Thompson and Linford Christie.

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At the event, Kate visited mentoring sessions led by tennis player Laura Robson, former world champion open-water swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, Glasgow 2014 Team Wales captain Aled Davies and 2002 Commonwealth Games silver medalist Steve Parry.

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Meanwhile, Princes Harry and William visited Coach Core, a Royal Foundation they head which helps teenagers get qualifications in coaching and leadership.

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The royal trio reunited with a stop-off at Glasgow's Hampden Park. The young royals were snapped enjoying the athletics alongside Lord Sebastian Coe, which included seeing English triple-jumper Greg Rutherford, Scottish hurdler Eilidh Child and Kenyan runner David Rudisha compete.

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The last engagement of the day was a visit to the Athletes’ Village where they met with some of the host nation's medal winners, including Usain Bolt and Sir Chris Hoy.

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Olympian Sir Chris Hoy and chieftain of the village, gave the royals a tour of the site and were then encouraged to take part in a few traditional games.

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The Duchess recycled her vibrant blue 'Ridley Stretch Cady Dress' ($695/£515) by Stella McCartney for the third time. It features a round neck, short sleeves, a fitted waist, an A-line skirt, inverted pleat details and a concealed rear zip closure.

Kate wore the dress twice in summer 2012, once with a statement necklace to a private viewing at the National Portrait Gala, and once with a blazer to watch Andy Murray in an Olympic tennis game.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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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Monday, July 28, 2014

Kate Recycles Jenny Packham at Batcombe Wedding

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On Saturday, William and Kate were the talk of Batcombe, a village and civil parish (population of 439) in the Mendip District of Somerset, England where they attended the wedding of Alexander Vaulkhard and Sarah Nicholson. The groom went to Eton College with Prince William.

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The happy couple announced their engagement in September of 2013 and decided to hold their wedding ceremony at The Church of St Mary the Virgin in Batcombe, Somerset, England which dates from the 15th and 16th centuries.

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The Duchess recycled her 'De Gournay' silver and marble grey hand-painted chinoiserie silk Jenny Packham frock (Spring 2011 collection) that she wore to watch William play polo in Santa Barbara as part of their USA and Canada tour in 2011.

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