On Saturday 16th July, William and Kate took George on his second royal engagement. The trio visited the SAS camp at Credenhill in Herefordshire. Unlike the Royal International Air Tattoo the week prior, this was a private visit.
The Your Herefordshire community page on Facebook wrote a comment, explaining that people weren’t allowed to take photographs “due to the location”. However, one attendee commented, explaining that official photographers were on site, so I’m hopeful they’ll be one or two photographs released in the coming week.
For those who don’t live in the United Kingdom, the SAS is a special forces unit of the British Army. They are hand-picked troops who’ve passed legendarily tough tests prior to selection. They’re an elite force that is trained to tackle everything from counter-terrorism to convert operations behind enemy lines (hence the secretiveness and privacy of the visit).
The event celebrated the 75th anniversary of the SAS. During the visit, Prince William unveiled a statue called ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’. It features two troopers and an Army working dog.
After, the royal couple spoke with veterans in their 80s who served in the original SAS during the Second World War.
Prince George played with local children during the visit. According to one commenter on the Your Hereford page, Kate played with George and is a “fantastic” “hands on mommy”.
Another attendee replied to questions about Kate’s outfit. Apparently, the Duchess wore a long blue and white dress with a floral print. Knowing Kate’s proclivity for L.K. Bennett clothing, many wonder if she chose the company’s Karo printed dress.
It’s certainly Kate’s style. She’s worn a couple of similar dresses from the company in the last 6 months. Here she is wearing their Maidson dress:
A new date for Kate’s diary:
This week, it was announced that William and Kate will return to Portsmouth for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series next Sunday, on the 24th of July.
Before watching teams from six countries compete in the sailing competition, the royal couple will tour Land Rover BAR’s base to see the team’s progress with their state of the art testing boats. They’ll also meet the team driving the advanced design and technology forward to help the team achieve their goal to bring the Cup home.
Land Rover BAR is the first British team to contest an official America’s Cup event on home waters since the competition began in 1851. As you may recall, the team is led by Olympic gold medalist and competitive sailor, Sir Ben Ainslie.
You may also recall that Kate was present when Ben Ainslie launched the initiative back in 2014 –
After, they’ll visit the Race Village and meet with six international Skippers and their crews. They’ll also speak with children involved with the 1851 Trust. You may recall that Kate is Patron of the 1851 Trust charity, which is affiliated with Landrover BAR.
Then, the royal couple will head to the main stage and present the event winners with their trophy.
Summer sales & offers not to be missed!
There are SO many great sales on at Kate’s favourite stores this week, plus loads of great reductions. Here’s a quick round-up:
Kate’s Reiss Rubik coat is reduced by $200 / £108. Certainly, one to buy and save until autumn!
There’s 40% off the Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges in ivory at BlueFly. (USA only)
Mulberry have reduced their Bayswater clutch bags by £99. Kate owns three of these!
There’s still 20% off selected items at ME + EM. Kate’s Breton striped tops are included (she owns three, but they only stock two at present). You need to enter the code JERSEY at checkout.
There’s 55% off Kate’s Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges at 6pm.com. They’re now just $191 (RRP is $425) (USA ONLY)