Kate visits EACH’s Treehouse hospice & gives her first public speech

Duchess of Cambridge Visits EACH's Treehouse Hospice

On March 19th 2012, The Duchess of Cambridge formally opened The Treehouse hospice in Ipswich, where she toured the facilities and met children and families who receive support and care from the charity. After the tour, Kate made her first public address and then planted a tree in the grounds of The Treehouse hospice to commemorate the occasion. Prior to the event, Kate also penned a … [Read more...]

Kate in green coat dress by Emilia Wickstead for St. Patrick’s Day

Duchess of Cambridge wears Emilia Wickstead coat dress to Irish Guard parade

In March 2012, Kate arrived at Mons Barracks in Aldershot to present Irish Guard soldiers with shamrocks to mark St. Patrick’s Day.  This was Kate's official first solo military engagement. During the presentation, Kate also pinned shamrocks to the collar of a very special member of the regiment:  their mascot, an Irish Wolfhound dog named Conmeal. You may recall that Prince William … [Read more...]

Kate in grey Orla Kiely dress as she accompanies Prince Charles & Camilla to the Dulwich Picture Gallery

Duchess Kate meets with some of the children the charity helps

On March 15th 2012, Duchess Kate played hockey with Team GB at Olympic Park. Later in the afternoon, Kate changed into a grey pleated dress for an engagement at Dulwich Picture Gallery with Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. The royal trio visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery to see the work carried about by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts. During their time … [Read more...]

She shoots, she scores: Kate plays hockey at the Olympic Park

Kate Middleton Olympic Park Visit

In March 2012, Duchess Kate visited the Olympic Park to visit the British hockey team ahead of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, in her capacity as ambassador for Team GB. She wore refreshingly bright patriotic colours and a smart-casual outfit during her visit. Kate got the chance to play a little hockey with the team, a sport we know she used to play competitively back in school - in … [Read more...]

Get Kate’s Style: Peplum jacket & dress

The Duchess of Cambridge at De Montfort University. Photo via the University's Twitter account.

The Duchess of Cambridge's L.K. Bennett "Jude" pelum jacket and teal "Davina" dress were highly popular with fans.  The Duchess wore the outfit in Leicester as part of the Jubilee visit with The Queen in 2012. The dress and matching jacket quickly sold out online, but on my hunt for some great "repli-Kates", I found these fab peplum jackets. Sadly, none in teal blue: Simply pair … [Read more...]

Kate visits Leicester wearing teal L.K. Bennett Davina Dress & Jude Jacket


On March 8th 2012, The Duchess of Cambridge accompanied The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh on a trip to Leicester as part of the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Celebrations. Kate and The Queen travelled to De Montfort University where they watched a student fashion show. Kate could be seen chatting with Her Majesty, the pair seemed to be getting on well and both looked as if they enjoyed … [Read more...]

Kate wears blue tweed M Missoni coat for tea with The Queen & Camilla at Fortnum & Mason

The three generations of royals open their hampers.  Image  © Fortnum and Mason

As part of this year’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, The Duchess of Cambridge attended an event at the plush London department store Fortnum & Mason yesterday. Catherine accompanied the Queen and Camila, the Duchess of Cornwall; the royal trio spent an hour touring the store, before the Queen unveiled a plaque to commemorate the regeneration of the Piccadilly area. Inside the store, … [Read more...]