Wednesday, November 28, 2012

William & Kate Visit Their Namesake City -- Cambridge

Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to their namesake city for the first time since accepting their royal titles. Cambridge has been awaiting the visit since the Queen bestowed the dukedom on her grandson just a few hours before he married Kate in April of last year.

The royal couple arrived by train (from King's Crossing in London) and were slowly driven through the city so the crowds could catch a glimpse. Hundreds of cheering locals lined the streets to greet them. William and Kate spent the day celebrating the city's famous university, and some of its charities, schools and hardworking volunteers.

The Duke and Duchess travelled to Guildhall where they walked through Cambridge's Market Square to the University of Cambridge's Senate House.

One of the highlights of the visit saw the royal couple open a new 24-hour support center for rough sleepers run by the charity Jimmy's.

Kate wrapped up in a pink MaxMara Studio 'Belli' belted wool coat (Was £ 980 On Sale for Was £ 784 but sold out). On a side note, the Duchess wore the skinny bow belt (included with the coat) upside down.

 Description of the MaxMara Coat from 'House of Fraser' website:
Virgin wool and cashmere mix coat with gorgeous bow belt
•Standard length
•Single breasted
•Funnel neck
•Button fastening
•Belt included
•Not waterproof
•50% Virgin wool , 50% Cashmere
•Dry clean only
Product code: D335569
Under her coat, we caught a glimpse of a UFO dress.
If any further details emerge, I will update the post
Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her brown suede Aquatalia Rouge boots (renamed 'Royal), her brown suede Emmy clutch, thick brown tights and her Kiki McDonough 'Grace' earrings.
The day was rather windy and Kate had a tough time with her glossy locks.

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Update 12/5/2012
Kate's dress has been ID'd! (Thanks to a follower on WKW). It is also by MaxMara (£615). Stay tuned for more info.

Kate Opens the Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum

The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Treasures Gallery at the Natural History Museum in London yesterday, casting her bright spotlight on some of the museum's most exceptional objects of all time.

'Treasures in the Cadogan Gallery' puts on show 22 special exhibits chosen from 70 million specimens and artefacts including rare first editions of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species. The new exhibit opens to the public on Friday.

 It was the second time Kate wore the bright green silk pleated shirt-dress by British designers, Mulberry (Fall 2011 ready-to-wear collection). The vintage-inspired dress features long sleeves, a tightly belted waist and a Peace and Love motif along with Mulberry trees. We first saw the £1400 'Cabbage' dress in November at Buckingham Palace to launch the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Completing her outfit, the Duchess wore her black Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps and a pair of unidentified emerald and diamond earrings.
Kate turned heads with her new hairstyle (although we caught a sneak peek on her coffee run to Starbucks).
The Duchess of Cambridge's new look appears to have been inspired by the late Seventies and early Eighties, with a heavy parted fringe reminiscent of Farah Fawcett. It has also been compared to Princess Diana.

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Photo credit: keepcalmandduchesson

Sunday, November 25, 2012

William & Kate Pledge Their Support for Injured Rugby Players

Yesterday, William & Kate pledged their support for the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust (WRCT) at a reception before the 5.15pm kick-off of the Wales V New Zealand rugby match. This was held at Millenium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales.

The charity is dedicated to helping people who have been seriously injured playing rugby.

The Welsh Red Dragons hosted the All Blacks of New Zealand. Unfortunately the attendance of the royal couple did not boost Wales fortune, with the home team losing to their rivals 33-10.

Kate chose red in support of Wales’ rugby team, the Red Dragons. She wore her belted LK Bennett 'Ami'  coat which was seen in November last year when the couple visited UNICEF’s Emergency Supply Centre in Copenhagen.

The wool coat comes from LK Bennett’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection and features a high collar, epaulets, and a waist-clinching belt.

The Duchess of Cambridge teamed the look with a pair of black Aquatalia Rhumba boots and a red Gucci monogram canvas horsebit clutch w/chain Gucci (£1200 and no longer available) from the brand’s 1921 Collection (thanks to 'My Small Obsessions' on FB for the ID).

 Photo credit: My Small Obsessions
Completing her outfit, Kate wore her gold Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf earrings.

Also of note, Kate's hair looks a little different. It seems she has trimmed her bangs.

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