Archives for April 2014

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Day fourteen part one, William and Kate visit St Andrew’s cathedral for Easter Sunday church service

On day fourteen of the 2014 Royal Tour, William and Kate attended an Easter Sunday church service at St Andrew’s Cathedral. Inside the building, over 800 people attended the ceremony, including Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Outside the building, crowds were strong as many locals waited to catch a glimpse of the royal … [Read more...]

Day thirteen, Kate and William spend some private time at the Rugby

On day thirteen of the Royal Tour, William and Kate spent a private evening with friends watching a rugby match at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium. A couple of photographers managed to snap a few candid images of the couple enjoying the match. Here's a sleepy looking Kate: For the rugby, Kate was dressed in a casual outfit, which consisted of a … [Read more...]

Day thirteen, Kate and William visit Queensland

On Saturday 19th April 2014, William and Kate travelled over to Brisbane, in the Australian state of Queensland, as part of their three week tour. First on the itinerary for Saturday was the RAAF Base Amberley, where the royal couple met Australian Defence Force veterans. In the following photograph, Kate is speaking with Captain William … [Read more...]

Day twelve, Kate wears white in Sydney

On Good Friday, William and Kate attended a number of different events in Sydney.  The day began at the city’s Olympic Park, where William and Kate attended the Sydney Royal Easter Show. After inspecting local produce, chatting with stallholders and meeting members of the public, Kate and William were treated to a sheep shearing display by … [Read more...]

Day eleven, William and Kate visit Blue Mountains in Australia

On day eleven of the royal tour, William and Kate left baby George at Admiralty House with his nanny as they headed out for another day jam-packed full of events.  The couple visited Winmalee, which is located 80km west of Sydney and in the local government area of the City of Blue Mountains. William and Kate met residents who were … [Read more...]

Day ten, William and Kate land in Sydney, Australia.

William, Kate and baby George touched down in Sydney Australia after saying goodbye to New Zealand earlier in the day. Here's a picture of Kate and George leaving the plane: And if you'd like to watch some footage of the royals disembarking from the plane, Sky News uploaded this video of the royal trio: http://youtu.be/ROirGDDmNNQ The … [Read more...]

Day ten, final day of the royal tour in New Zealand

Please note: day nine was a rest day for the royal trio, no public engagements were undertaken.   Day ten saw the Cambridges bid farewell to New Zealand and head on to Sydney, Australia for the next leg of the 2014 royal tour.   Before the trio departed, William and Kate spent an hour touring facilities at the Royal New Zealand Police College. … [Read more...]

RepliKate: Kiki McDonough Grace – a great copy at an affordable price

It's no secret that us royal fashion followers can't get enough of glittering jewels and beautiful bling!  Seriously, it's like we're all magpies!  Sadly,  precious gems and diamonds cost money, and very few of us are actually real bone fide princesses with bank balances to match.  Luckily for you, I have a pretty cool repliKate for the Kiki … [Read more...]

Day eight, Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand: Christchurch [UDPATED]

After a couple of days yacht racing, coaching rugby teams, tasting tasting and white water rafting, day eight’s scheduled events were slightly more sombre.  William and Kate visited Christchurch, located on New Zealand’s South Island, a city devastated by a terrible earthquake back in February 2011.  William and Kate are visiting the city to pay … [Read more...]

Day seven, Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand: Dunedin, Queenstown & Christchurch

Day seven saw Duchess Kate wear not two but THREE outfits.  It was a style extravaganza for us fashionistas who just love to follow Kate's clothing choices! I'll cover all three outfits in today's post. Church service First, the Duke and Duchess arrived at Dunedin airport, where they were greeted by bagpipes and a traditional Maori welcome … [Read more...]

Day six, Royal tour of Australia and New Zealand: Hamilton and Cambridge

Want to skip straight down to Kate’s outfit info? Click here. Today the royal couple visited the North Island, one of New Zealand's two main islands.  The royals began the day in Hamilton, the country’s forth most populous city, before visiting the nearby town of Cambridge.  The royal couple landed at Hamilton Airport shortly after … [Read more...]

Day five, Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand: Auckland Boat Racing

On Friday 11th April, William and Kate spent day five of the 2014 Royal Tour in Auckland, visiting an Air Force base and racing boats. The day began with the royal pair arriving at the Whenuapai Air Force base to chat with air force families in a hangar next to the runway.  During the visit, William chatted with base personnel and admired … [Read more...]

Day four, Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand: State Reception

On day four of the 2014 Royal Tour, William and Kate spent the morning in Blenheim laying commemorative wreaths and visiting an aviation centre.  In the evening, they headed back to Wellington to attend a State Reception at Government House, hosted by Governor General Sir Jerry Mateparae. During the evening, Prince William unveiled a portrait of … [Read more...]

Day four: Kate in cornflower blue McQueen ensemble for Blenheim activities [UPDATED]

Already read all about today's event in the newspaper and just want to skip straight to Kate's outfit ID? Click here. At around 11:30am local time in New Zealand, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge both attended a public wreath laying ceremony at the Blenheim War Memorial and the Clock Tower in Seymour Square. ITV Royal News Editor Tim Ewart … [Read more...]

Day three, Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand: Prince George’s playdate [UPDATED]

Note:  Day two was a rest day for the royal trio.  Although this is our second Royal Tour blog post, today’s event is technically day three.  At 3pm local time in New Zealand, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took baby George for his first official royal engagement at Government House, Wellington.  The event was held for Plunket, a major … [Read more...]

Day one, Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand: Sydney transfer and New Zealand welcome

On April 6th 2014, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left the UK on on a scheduled Qantas flight for Australia, to kickstart the first part of the Royal Tour.  According to the Daily Mail, William and Kate booked out the entire First Class cabin. The family made a quick stop in Sydney Airport for a private transfer flight to New Zealand. Local … [Read more...]