Friday, September 12, 2014

Kate is Expecting Baby #2!

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William and Kate are expecting Baby #2! This unexpected announcement came via the palace on September 8, 2014.
 

As she did during the early weeks of her first pregnancy, the Duchess is suffering from a severe form of morning sickness (Hyperemesis gravidarum). This has caused her to cancel two scheduled engagements.

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We wish Kate a happy and healthy second pregnancy, and hope to see her return to official engagements soon!

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Cambridge's Return to London from Norfolk

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William and Kate slipped through King’s Cross Station in London after a break in Norfolk.

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The only noticeable thing about the couple, was their black cocker spaniel, Lupo and their entourage of protection officers accompanying them.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took the train from Kings Lynn, Norfolk back to London and arrived during rush-hour, making their way, almost unnoticed among the heavy crowds.

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The couple had been staying at Anmer Hall for the past fortnight, overseeing the final stages of a £1.5million refurbishment. Their home is on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, and is where they will be spending more time when Prince William starts his new job as a pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

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Countryattire on Ebay
 
Countryattire on Ebay
 
Kate was casually dressed in her cropped skinny jeans, blouse, sweater, baseball cap and her Barbour Defence jacket (originally £199, went on sale for £149 and discontinued).

Mint Velvet
 
Kate leaving the Richard Ward Salon in 2009
Celebags
 
Kate at a polo match in 2006
 
Completing her outfit, the duchess wore her grey Mint Velvet plimsolls and carried two bags over her shoulders. The small bag is her Tod's bag (called the G Bag Sacca Hobo) which she often carried in her dating days, and the larger bag is the 'Odyssey' by SandStorm Kenya (thanks to a follower on 'My Small Obsessions' for the ID).

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Additional Details
 
A classically styled soft-structured that opens fully to allow easy access to the spacious fully-lined interior.

•robust carrying handles
•leather base
•brass fixings and base studs
•solid brass main zip
•fully lined
•internal zipped pocket
Color: Tan Canvas
L 50cm x W 24cm x H 32cm
£245
 
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sandstormkenya.com
 
The SandStorm bag was seen for the first time on the New Zealand/Australia 2014 Tour. It was reported that the bag was gifted to the couple soon after their engagement in Kenya.

Monday, September 1, 2014

William & Kate Take Time Off for a Romantic Date Night

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William and Kate were snapped arriving at the Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham, Norfolk where they took some time off for a romantic date night.

The Kings Head Hotel
 
The hotel is located just three miles from the Queen’s Sandringham estate. They spent the last two weeks in Norfolk overseeing final renovations of the 200-year-old Grade II-listed mansion gifted by the Queen.

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The couple arrived at about 7:45pm and William asked for a table in a quieter part of the pub as the main restaurant was packed. The staff sat them in the bar. He ordered a lime and soda while Kate sipped on a white wine spritzer as four bodyguards sat at an adjacent table.

The Kings Head Hotel
 
The couple then ordered the same meal, grilled fillet of black bream with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, baby spinach, marinated olives and oven-dried tomatoes with arrabiata sauce, priced at £16.25. William requested two scoops of vanilla ice cream, with two spoons.

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Asprey London
 
The Duchess of Cambridge looked comfortable in navy cropped jeans, a black sweater over a patterned blouse and her black Pied A Terre Imperia Wedges. She also wore her gold Asprey necklace featuring charms from the Woodland Collection. Kate's hair was worn in long loose curls.
 
Update 9/2/2014
 
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Thanks to a follower on 'Kate's Closet,' the blouse that Kate is wearing has been ID'ed. It is the 'Fitted boyfriend printed shirt' in black floral by GAP ($54.95).
 
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Additional Details:
 
•100% Cotton.
•Long sleeves with single button cuffs.
•Collar with front button placket.
•Patch pocket on chest.
•Curved shirttail.
•Rear shoulder yoke.
•Petite Fit Guide
•Tall Fit Guide
•Tailored silhouette with a slim, relaxed fit.
•Hits below the hips.
 
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A follower on 'Kate's Closet'
 
Additional Pictures
 
 
With thanks to Wills and Kate on Tumblr (wills-and-kate.tumblr.com), two new pictures of The Cambridge's date night have surfaced. 

Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Young Royals Pay Tribute to British Lives Lost in WW1

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On Tuesday, William and Kate, along with Prince Harry travelled to the Tower of London to, officially, unveil Paul Cummins' Blood Swept Lands And Seas Of Red.

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This "spectacular" art installation of ceramic red poppies marked the centenary of the First World War.

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When the last poppy is planted on November 11, Armistice Day, there will be a total of 888,246 poppies around the tower - one for each British and Colonial fatality during the war. It will also, symbolically, mark the end of the First World War in 1918.

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The tower was where more than 1,600 men swore an oath to the crown in August 1914 after enlisting for the war.

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The trio climbed the Middle Tower to view the artwork from above, before walking through the field of poppies, accompanied by General Lord Dannatt, Constable of the Tower of London and his wife, Lady Dannatt. They then, each planted their own red poppy in tribute to the war dead to join the huge red sea of poppies.

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Then they walked around the moat to see more of the artwork, where they were cheered by crowds who had lined the banks.

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Daily Mail/Steventon/Historic Royal Palaces
 
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So far 120,000 ceramic flowers have been planted but by the time its finished there will be 888,246. Each one is hand made (and unique) by a team 35 people and each takes around three days to create.

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All flowers are to be sold off - raising millions to be split between six charities with links to Armed Forces.

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L.K. Bennett
 
L.K. Bennett
 
Kate looked vibrant and recycled her snorkel blue, L.K. Bennett Detroit Dress (£225). The structured frock features a unique notch collar detail, cinched waist, and ladylike knee-­length hem with a centered back split.

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The Duchess of Cambridge is wearing a new pair of navy suede round toe pumps by Jimmy Choo (thanks to 'My Small Obsessions' on FB for the ID).

Additional Details
 
'Style: Georgia
These column shaped heels are a stylish alternative to super skinny stilettos.
The rounded toe shape works in perfect harmony with the chunkier heel which will keep you on
your feet.
$650
 Heel measures 90mm/3.5'
 
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In her hand, Kate held her matching suede Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch.
 
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The Duchess wore a new Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant (and again thanks to 'My Small Obsessions' on FB for the ID) by Mappin & Webb (£1,850).
 
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Additional Details
 
'A sparkling and versatile diamond pendant from the Mappin & Webb Empress collection set with 0.40 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds in 18 carat white gold on a 46cm (18 inch) chain adjustable to 40.5cm (16 inches).
 The motif measures 15mm (0.59 inches) in diameter.
Diamond Carat: 0.4 Carat'
 
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Cartier
 
Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her sapphire and diamond earrings, her Ballon Bleu de Cartier wrist watch and her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

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