Archives for June 2014

Steal Kate’s Style: Lilac Alexander McQueen dress from BAFTA dinner in US!

UPDATE:  Sadly, this dress has now sold out. In 2011, Duchess Kate met some of the biggest A-list names on the planet at a BAFTA event in Los Angeles.  Hollywood stars like Nicola Kidman, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks and Barbara Streisand turned up to meet the royals, who were in America as part of their first official overseas tour as … [Read more...]

Kate visits EACH in support of Children’s Hospice Week

Many followers of this blog will already be aware that Kate is a keen supporter of children’s hospices. She is patron of the charity EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices), and she’s visited several different hospices in the UK as part of her royal duties since 2011.  She’s also visited hospices in Malaysia and Australia during recent foreign … [Read more...]

Kate retraces her grandmother’s steps at Bletchley Park

This afternoon Kate toured and officially reopened the famous Bletchley Park code breaking centre in Buckinghamshire. The buildings have undergone significant restoration over the last 12 months, returning them to their WWII appearance after an injection of £8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. A little about the centre and the … [Read more...]

Royal Round-up – Fashion Edition: Zimmermann dress in stock, Kate stuff goes on sale & more

I had so many fashion tidbits to talk about today that I decided to write a post detailing everything.  I'm calling this a 'royal fashion round-up', perhaps it could become a regular series?!  OK... Let's begin! Zimmermann Roamer Day Dress: First, let’s talk about the big news of the day!  The eagerly anticipated white broderie anglaise dress … [Read more...]

Kate attends Garter Day in blue Christopher Kane coat dress

On June 16th 2014, Kate watched husband William take part in the Most Noble Order of the Garter procession at Windsor Castle, along with other prominent members of the Royal Family. #450705000 / gettyimages.com New appointments to the Order are announced on St. George’s Day, but the installation ceremony takes place on the Monday of Royal … [Read more...]

Kate took George to watch daddy William play polo on Father’s Day

This afternoon, Kate took baby George to a polo match at the Cirencester Park Polo Club to watch daddy Prince William and team compete for the Jerudong Trophy. The match raised funds for charity Centrepoint. You may recall that William is patron of the charity, and Kate has attended engagements in benefit of the charity in the past too. Baby … [Read more...]

Kate attends her fourth Trooping the Colour ceremony 

Kate attended her fourth Trooping the Colour ceremony this year. The annual event is also known as the Queen’s Birthday Parade.  It is held in June each year to officially commemorate the Queen’s birthday, which is actually two months earlier on April 21st.  However, it has long been traditional to celebrate the Sovereign’s birthday publicly … [Read more...]

Kate looks peachy at Buckingham Palace Garden Party

On 11th June 2014, Duchess Kate attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.  This was a last minute schedule change for Kate, who was originally meant to attend Thursday’s Garden Party, held to mark the 150th anniversary of the British Red Cross.  Today’s Garden Party also fell on Prince Phillip’s 93rd birthday. #450384296 / … [Read more...]

Three outfits inspired by Kate’s ensemble from the National Maritime Museum

Yesterday, Duchess Kate visited the National Maritime Museum to meet with Olympic sailer Ben Ainslie and learn more about the bid to enter a British team into the 35th annual America's Cup competition. Within minutes of Kate stepping out of her car at the Museum, the remaining stock of the Jaeger dress Kate was wearing had totally sold out.  Here's … [Read more...]

Kate wears elegant white Jaeger dress for America’s cup event at the National Maritime Museum

In June 2014, on a hot and sunny morning in the UK, Duchess Kate travelled the short distance to Greenwich for an event at the National Maritime Museum.  She spent time meeting with supporters of the bid to launch a British team to take part in the 35th America’s Cup sailing competition. You may recall while in New Zealand earlier this year, … [Read more...]

Kate joins royal family in France for events commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Today, William and Kate joined other members of the British Royal Family in Normandy, France to take part in events commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day. A quick history refresher about D-Day: On the 6th June 1944 Allied forces took part in a military operation now referred to as the Normandy Landings, or D-Day. The landing … [Read more...]