Thursday, March 1, 2012

Girls Day Out: HRH, The Duchess of Cornwall & Kate Visit Fortnum & Mason

The Queen, Duchess of Cornwall and Kate, all dressed in shades of blue, made an official visit to Fortnun & Mason. The luxury store was founded in 1707 and is a well-known foodie haven located in central London. It has held a Royal Warrant for over 150 years.

The Queen and two Duchesses arrived by car and were greeted by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

The royal trio toured the store and enjoyed tea with over 150 guests at the newly renovated St James' Restaurant. The restaurant has been renamed The Diamond Jubilee Tea Station to mark the queen's 60 years on the throne.

Before leaving, they were each presented with a Fortnum's hamper, containing items such as champagne truffles and dog biscuits.

Kate wore a simple, single breasted blue tweed dress coat by Italian label M Missoni (£765). Two small yellow daffodils were pinned to her lapel in honor of St David's Day.

The dress coat is the Italian brand's diffusion line and comes from their Autumn/Winter 2010 collection (no longer available). It is thought that Kate bought it a few months ago at the Bicester village outlet.

The Duchess's coat had a vintage feel with frayed panels, seams and edges. Underneath her coat, we caught a glimpse of the cornflower blue Zara dress Kate wore the day after the wedding.

I have searched the web high and low and cannot find the sold out M. Missoni dress coat. There is, however, a red one currently listed on Ebay for $2,500.

Kate completed her outfit with nude tights, her grey suede Rupert Sanderson Malone Pumps (£375),  her Links of London Hope egg earrings (£275) and, of course, her gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring.


  1. The photos taken of Catherine bending over are disgusting. People will publish anything these days.

  2. It's just to show the edges of the coat and dress. Get your mind out of the gutter.

  3. I just take a peek and I discovered your post. I admire Kate Middleton. Hope I could see here in person. Big thanks for sharing.


  4. Camilla is a countess not a duchess.