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

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.

Kate Middleton visits Dulwich Art Gallery

The royal trio visited the Dulwich Picture Gallery to see the work carried about by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.

Duchess Kate meets with some of the children the charity helps

Duchess Kate meets with some of the children the charity helps

During their time at the gallery, Charles, Camilla and Kate all met school children and participated in a number of activities.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles

One of my personal highlights from the visit is Kate and Prince Charles ironing participating in an art project, both ironing transfers onto silk.  Here’s a picture:

William and Kate ironing their transfers onto silk

William and Kate ironing their transfers onto silk

The event made quite a few headlines this morning, especially as Prince Charles struggled with his transfer.  During the activity, Charles asked several times whether his iron is “even on” and Kate comments that she feels as if she’s back home doing the ironing.

About Kate’s outfit:

Kate wore a grey pleated dress with black daisy appliqué by Irish designer Orla Kiely.

Kate's outfit for the Dulwich Picture Gallery Visit

Kate’s outfit for the Dulwich Picture Gallery Visit

Here’s a closer look at the dress, image courtesy of WhatKateWore.com:

Orla Kiely grey pleated dress with black applique

Orla Kiely grey pleated dress with black applique

She accessorised her dress with a pair of Links of London “Hope Egg” earrings.

Kate Middleton's Earrings

Hope Egg Earrings

She also wore her Tiffany & Co. “Diamonds by the Yard” bracelet, which is from the Elsa Peretti collection.

Duchess Kate wore an Orla Kiely dress, a Tiffany bracelet, carried a mystery clutch bag.

Duchess Kate wore an Orla Kiely dress, a Tiffany bracelet, carried a mystery clutch bag.

The bracelet is made from stirling silver and it features three round .09 carat diamonds, which “catch the light and make it dance” according to the brand.

Tiffany's Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard bracelet

Kate also carried her mystery black suede clutch bag with the bow trim and her Episode Angel pumps.

Kate Middleton's Angel Episode Black Suede Heels

Kate Middleton’s Angel Episode Black Suede Heels. (Picture from another event) © Splash News

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Comments

  1. I really like this look! I almost think I would like the dress better without the applique, but it is fine with, too.

  2. I really think Kate is very conscientious about not over-shadowing the royals “above” her. Meaning Charles and Camilla are more senior than her, as is the Queen obviously. That may be why she is wearing more subdued colors. Although her coat was colorful when she went with the Queen and Camilla, it was a softer blue than the Queen’s. And I just saw a picture of her in a gray/green coat passing out the shamrocks to the military which was a solo event so maybe my theory is wrong. Hmmmmm……

    Nice job on putting together the look-alikes.

  3. OMG! I love that outfit! I am going to have to find one of the Hobb’s pleated dresses… I have a party to go to tomorrow night. Must find it!

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