Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Royals Spend Christmas at Sandringham

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Early this morning, William and Kate joined the Queen and the rest of the Royals at communion. The Duchess greeted the 87-year-old monarch with a curtsey and a kiss.

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Kate wrapped up in a knee-length cream coat, tartan scarf, and her black, heeled Aquatalia Rhumba knee-high boots over black tights. Completing her outfit The Duchess wore her gold Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond earrings and a pair of black gloves.

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The Duchess' coat looks like it is the same UFO coat that she wore to the Bechtolsheimer - Tomlinson Wedding in Arosa, Switzerland in March of this year.
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Bechtolsheimer - Tomlinson Wedding
March 2013
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This afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, walked hand in hand down to St Mary Magdalene church on the 20,000-acre Norfolk estate in a long procession of royals headed by the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew. There was no sign of Prince George.
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After the 45-minute service, the royals spent 20 minutes chatting and accepting flowers from the waiting crowds.
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Kate shopped her closet and wore her bespoke Alexander McQueen green and navy tartan coat dress with a new green Gina Foster hat topped with a bow.
St. Andrews November, 2012
The Duchess wore the coat last November for a trip to her old primary school, St Andrew's in Pangbourne, Berkshire, when she was photographed playing hockey with students.
Cornelia James
Completing her outfit, Kate wore her black, suede Aquatalia Rhumba knee-high boots over black tights, her gold Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond earrings and a pair of black Cornelia James wool gloves with side bow.
Update 12/26/2013
Really Wild Clothing Co.
A follower on WKW has suggested that the tartan scarf worn by Kate to communion/morning church service is by the Really Wild Clothing Company. It could possibly be the cashmere mix wrap in claret (£135). 
Description from the Really Wild Clothing Co.
A luxurious Cashmere Mix Wool Wrap in a warm tartan consisting of Claret and Navy Checks.
95% Wool, 5% Cashmere.
Made in Scotland.
I will contact the company to confirm and will update when additional details are available.
Update 12/27/2013
I have received confirmation from 'Really Wild Clothing Co.' that Kate was wearing the 'Cashmere mix wrap in claret.'
"Hello Nicole

I can confirm this was a Really Wild Clothing scarf that the Duchess was wearing.

Kind regards


Thursday, December 19, 2013

Kate Arrives in Red at The Queen's Pre-Christmas Luncheon

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William, Kate, Baby George and Nanny arrived at Buckingham Palace to attend The Queen's annual pre-Christmas luncheon.

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It's a rare occasion which sees the entire Royal family gathered around the table. Only twice a year does the Queen summon the entire extended Royal Family to the Palace.

Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Flotilla
June 3, 2012
This was a private event so there are no photos of Kate's ensemble. My best guess on what she wore is her red, wool-crepe Alexander McQueen dress with a pleated skirt from the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant Flotilla.

Catherine Zoraida
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The Duchess also wore her gold Catherine Zoraida double leaf earrings and styled her hair in its signature bouncy blow-dry with loose curls.


Friday, December 13, 2013

William & Kate Rock 3-D Glasses at Screening of Sir David Attenborough's 'Ground-Breaking' New Film

William and Kate enjoyed a high-profile date night on Wednesday, during which they donned 3-D glasses and watched the London premiere of Sir David Attenborough’s new film, “Natural History Museum Alive 3-D.” The film brings dinosaurs, Ice-Age creatures and other extinct species to life on screen. Cuthbert/Getty Images
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The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge made their way around the event, shaking hands and mingling with their fellow guests. The royal couple then attended a reception with the film's producers and listened to a question and answer session.

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Alice Temperley
Kate looked radiant as she opted to re-wear one of her most iconic looks from 2012 -- her bespoke floor-length, black-and-cream 'Amoret' lace dress by British designer Alice Temperley. The dress was embroidered with black flower and leaf patterns over a nude underlay. It was fitted to the waist with the long skirt falling gracefully, loose below. Hackett/Reuters
War Horse Premiere 2012
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St. Andrews University 2012
She first wore the gown to the red carpet premiere of  'War Horse' in January 2012, and repeated the look at the 600th anniversary of St. Andrews University in November 2012.

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Jimmy Choo
Mappin & Webb
Completing her outfit, Kate wore her Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps, her diamond drop earrings and bracelet, and her 'Fortune Drop Necklace' by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds.

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Update 12/16/ 2013
Additional details on Kate's Fortune White Gold Drop Necklace
A contemporary classic, this mid-length necklace from the Mappin & Webb Fortune collection features 0.67 carats of round brilliant-set diamonds set in three 18 carat white gold  infinity loops; a celebration of luck and good fortune. The chain measures 43cm (17 inches)
Item code: 12130229
Mappin & Webb


Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Duchess Looks Polished in Polka Dots at South Africa House in London

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Earlier today, William and Kate made a quick stop at South Africa House in London to pay their respects to Nelson Mandela. The couple signed the official book of condolence.
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John Alevroyiannis/Daily Mirror
The Duchess wore a classic, tailored black two-piece suit featuring a small polka dot print which fit perfectly to her trim figure.

2008 (left) and 2007 (right)
This suit may look familiar to eagle-eyed Kate fans although it has not, yet been ID'ed. She wore it as far back as 2007.
Angela Halpin
Kate attended the Gemma Billington solo art exhibition opening at the Urban Retreat Gallery in Dublin.

Order of the Garter
Completing her outfit, Kate wore sheer black hose and black suede heels. Keeping her jewelry to a minimum for the somber event, she wore her Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings and her new 'Fortune Drop Necklace' by Mappin & Webb in white gold and diamonds. Her long hair was perfectly blown out and styled loosely to fall around her shoulders.

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Mappin & Webb