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William, Kate & George attend a private engagement at an SAS base + more updates

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.

Kate Middleton wearing the L.K. Bennett Floret shoes

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.

The Royal International Air Tattoo 2016 (RIAT 2016) takes place at RAF Fairford from 8th to 10th July . Notable events around RIAT 2016 include the first UK flying displays by the F-35, the P-8A Poseidon Maritime Seedcorn Project. Personnel and events to mark the 75th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets. The Airshow’s theme is ‘The Next Generation: Inspiring Innovation’ which accords with the RAF’s major themes of 2016-17. The Duke And Dutchess Of Cambridge William with Prince George visits the Royal International Air Tattoo. Pictured. Prince George with the Dutchess Of Cambridge inside a Squirrel Helicopter with Flt Lt Jim Hobkirk from the Central Flying School Exam Wing.

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).

Kate Middleton visits the Irish Guard in 2011

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.

Kate Middleton speaking with D-Day veterans

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”.

Prince George and Kate go to watch the polo

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.

L.K. Bennett Karo 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:

Kate Middleton in the L.K. Bennett Madison 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.

Kate wearing the boat print dress

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.

Duchess of Cambridge in black ME+EM stripe top

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 –

Kate wore a Jaeger dress today for the Americas Cup event

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.

Kate Middleton at the 1851 trust in Portsmouth

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!

Kate Middleton wears Reiss Coat to Action on Addiction training centre today

There’s 40% off the Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges in ivory at BlueFly.  (USA only)

Kate Middleton wearing her Minx wedges

Mulberry have reduced their Bayswater clutch bags by £99.  Kate owns three of these!

Kate Middleton carries her black Mulberry clutch bag during the Somme commemorations

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.

Duchess of Cambridge wearing ME+EM top

There’s 55% off Kate’s Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon wedges at 6pm.com. They’re now just $191 (RRP is $425)  (USA ONLY)

Kate wearing her Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges

If you’re in the UK, Republic of Ireland or the Channel Islands, head over to Brand Alley for some great reductions. There’s 48% off her Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses:

Kate wore her RayBan sunglasses during the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand

There’s 71% off Kate’s Jaeger White Linen Shirt.  You’ll recall she wore this in April, during the visit to Bhutan.

Kate Middleton wearing a Jaeger linen blouse

Remember the red Alexander McQueen top and skirt worn by Kate on the first day of the tour, in Mumbai?  They’ve just come in stock at Neiman Marcus:

William and Kate arrive in Mumbai, India

The Saloni London Mary dress Kate wore to the pre-tour reception back in April is also in stock at Net-A-Porter too:

Finally, you can now pre-order the Schutz Dollie sandals on the retailer’s website.   You may recall Kate debuted this new shoes at an awards evening earlier this month:

Schutz Dollie sandals

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Comments

  1. Hopefully we’ll see one of the photos from the SAS engagement as an official birthday photo for Prince George? I’ll keep my fingers crossed 🙂

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