Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kate Looks Striking in Red as She Attends The Queen's Pre-Christmas Lunch

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh traditionally host an annual pre-Christmas lunch for their family, before leaving for Sandringham where they spend the holidays. This allows them to catch up with more distant relations, who are not invited to join them at their country estate on December 25th.

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William and Kate arrived at Buckingham Palace without Prince George, however on their way out, it was noted that the prince was seated alongside nanny Maria Theresa Borrallo in the back of his parents' car.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked striking in her bright red custom Katherine Hooker sheath dress (£495), and her Mappin & Webb Fortune Pendant, and her dramatic chandelier earrings.

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Kate wore this dress back in November when she championed an ambitious £10 million fundraising appeal for East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH) to build and equip a new hospice.

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The Duchess' earrings are currently unidentified (UFO) but thanks to 'My Small Obsessions' on FB, we know that she has worn them in the past (as far back as 2007). Her sister, Pippa Middleton, also has a pair.

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George clutched a colorful children's book as he peered out the window at all the waiting fans.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Kate Supports The Scout Association's "Better Prepared" campaign in Bow

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Yesterday evening, the Duchess of Cambridge visited a newly established Beaver Scout Colony in east London to support The Scout Association's "Better Prepared" campaign.
 
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The meeting was held at Old Ford Primary School in Bow in the East End and aims to bring Scouting to 200 of the most deprived parts of the country.

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The movement, which has 446,000 youth members and already works in 70 of the 100 most deprived parts of the UK, will need to recruit 1,000 more adult volunteers to make the new groups viable.

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Kate worked as a volunteer for the Scout Association when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, and this visit allowed her to get back into the swing of being an assistant.

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The Duchess was invited to join a colony of Beaver Scouts for their weekly and participate in all of the activities including helping the children ice a cake blindfolded, cut up a chocolate bar with boxing gloves, learn the Scout Promise in sign language, and put on a wet suit while blindfolded.

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These activities would help the children, aged between five and eight, at the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony Beavers, learn about life with disabilities and also earn a disability awareness badge.

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Showing Kate around was Carlos Lopez-Plandolit, the Beaver Scout colony leader, who became a volunteer about a year ago after coming to Britain five years ago from Spain.

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The Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in a black zip-up Scout hoodie that featured the Scouting UK logo and matching black skinny jeans.

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Completing her outfit, Kate accessorized with her Russell and Bromley knee-high Charge-It boots, her Kiki McDonough 'Grace' earrings and her 'Fortune Drop Necklace' by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds.
 
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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

The Cambridge's Attend a Friend's Wedding

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This weekend, William and Kate attended a friend's wedding (the friend was not named) at Chelsea Old Church in west London.

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After the wedding, the royal couple made their way to a waiting car flanked by seven Metropolitan police officers.
 
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Kate looked elegant in a floor-length black lace dress by US designer Diane von Furstenberg ($900). It was the same The 'Zarita' lace gown she wore to the Royal Variety Performance last month.
 
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Completing her look, the Duchess wrapped up warmly in her claret and navy cashmere mix wool wrap by Really Wild Clothing Company (£135 and no longer available), black heels, and her black beaded vintage clutch by Magid. Her brunette tousled locks down below her shoulders.

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William & Kate Attend Glamorous 600th Anniversary Appeal Dinner for their Alma Mater

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On the last night in New York City, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the guests of honour at the lavish $10,000-a-head 600th anniversary event at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art

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They were raising money for St Andrews University in Scotland, where they both met and fell in love as students. Proceeds will fund scholarships and bursaries for under-privileged students, as well as new sports and media facilities.

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The royal couple were met on the museum's steps by an honor guard of fellow St Andrews alumni dressed in the university's traditional red gowns and officials wearing kilts. Then they were escorted to a reception in the museum's Velez Blanco patio, where they mingled with the other 450 guests.

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They later dined in the Temple of Dendur, a vast room decorated with statues of Egyptian gods that was built specifically to house an Egyptian temple built just before the birth of Christ. The sandstone temple was given to the U.S. in its entirety in 1965.

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The dinner featured a guest appearance by the US comedian and chat show host Seth Meyers, who gave the toast. Other guests included Princess Eugenie, Vogue editor Anna Wintour and Mary-Kate Olsen, the actress turned fashion designer who is one half of the Olsen twins, and her partner Olivier Sarkozy, half-brother of the former French president.

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The menu included starters of potato and leek soup, smoked haddock fishcake with crispy leeks and Scotch lamb pie, followed by a main course of mushroom-crusted tenderloin of Angus beef and cedar plank Scottish salmon.

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William, who is patron of the 600th anniversary fundraising campaign, made a speech in which he revealed his fondness for the university where he met his future wife.

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Kate shopped her closet and looked resplendent in her petrol silk, floor-length Jenny Packham gown ($5,655), which she has worn twice before, first at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds dinner in October 2013, and then at the National Portrait Gallery in April. The cut of the dress meant the Duchess's baby bump was more obvious than at previous engagements, when she had opted for looser maternity wear.

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This time around, the Duchess paired her gown with a set of gorgeous chandelier emerald-and-diamond earrings and a matching bracelet, both of which were a private gift.

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Completing her ensemble, Kate wore her black suede Jimmy Choo Cosmic Platform Pumps, her diamond and sapphire engagement ring, and her hair swept up in an elegant chignon.

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