Duchess repeats Orla Keily dress for visit to Chance UK in Islington

This afternoon (Tuesday 27th October 2015) the Duchess of Cambridge visited Islington Town Hall to meet with Chance UK, an early intervention programme that works with at-risk youth.   The charity aims to change the challenging behaviour of primary school-aged children through intensive mentoring and family support. Over 200 children across six London boroughs benefit from Chance UK’s early … [Read more...]

Kate wears Tabitha Webb dress for Shaun the Sheep fun day with The Charities Forum

Yesterday morning (Monday 26th October) Kate joined princes Harry and William for an event co-hosted by BAFTA and Aardman Animations.  As you may recall, Prince William is the President of BAFTA.   Aardman Animations animate feature films, including Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. Shaun the Sheep via Aardman's Twitter account BAFTA and Aardman held the event for The Charities … [Read more...]

Duchess looks polished in purple Dolce & Gabbana dress

This morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a “Creative Collaborations” event at Lancaster House in London. Their Royal Highnesses joined Their Excellencies President Xi and Madame Peng at the event.  (Side note:  I could live with being referred to as Her Excellency”, you know, if I had to!) As you may recall, the President and his wife are conducting an official visit … [Read more...]

Duchess wears Ralph Lauren houndstooth dress for Anna Freud centre visit

This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge officially resumed her royal duties after giving birth to her daughter in May.  She visited the Anna Freud Centre, a children’s mental health charity that is based in London. The Anna Freud Centre has over 60 years’ experience caring for and helping treat children and young people with mental health problems. They work with children from all over - in … [Read more...]

Duchess wears Asos maternity dress for visit to Home-Start’s Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich

This morning, The Duchess of Cambridge visited Home-Start’s Brookhill Children’s Centre in Woolwich to learn more about the charity and find out more about the support it provides for children and families. Home-Start provides families with young children support so they can “deal with whatever life throws at them”. The charity has a network of volunteers that provide free, non-judgemental … [Read more...]

The Duchess of Cambridge visits the Downton Abbey set

This morning, The Duchess of Cambridge met with the cast and crew of popular British drama Downton Abbey at the famous Ealing Studios in west London. Kate arrived at the studios, greeted by four-year-old Zac Barker who plays Lady Mary’s son George in the show. Zac coyly handed Kate a posy of flowers. After chatting with TV executives and Downton Abbey creator Lord Julian Fellowes, … [Read more...]

Kate recycles spotty Hobbs Dalmatian coat for Margate visit

Kate visited the seaside town of Margate in East Kent today for an arty day out! She toured the Turner Contemporary gallery in and the nearby Resort Studios. You may recall Kate is very interested in art - she is Patron of The Art Room and the National Portrait Gallery.  She also studied the history of art at the University of St. Andrews for four years. At the Turner Contemporary, … [Read more...]

Kate ‘recycles’ Hobbs dress for event hosted by The Fostering Network

The Duchess of Cambridge attended an event in North London today, hosted by the The Fostering Network and Islington Council. The Fostering Network are an organisation that provide support to both fostered children and fostering families.  Today's event was held to celebrate the work of foster carers. During the event, The Duchess met with foster carers, social works and care leavers … [Read more...]

It’s Seraphine Maternity & Beulah London for Kate in New York!

On Sunday 7th December 2014, William and Kate arrived in New York ahead of a three day mini “tour”. The royal couple were greeted at the Carlyle hotel in New York City, where crowds of fans had queued all day to catch a glimpse of their favourite royals. For her arrival at the hotel, the Duchess wore a rich purple tweed coat by Seraphine Maternity, it's known as the "Marina" … [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 11:00am. Kate and William separated for the first of the … [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 his grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen. The … [Read more...]

RepliKate two for the price of one: Mulberry & Jaeger dresses from 2012 tour

A couple of weeks ago, while shopping in my local Marks & Spencers, I found this wonderful navy blue dress (in the center): With its broderie anglaise material and distinctive shirt-dress shape, it reminded me of two or three of Kate's dresses (as shown below) all from the last royal tour.  Namely, her navy blue Mulberry dress (which is also the same material as her white Alexander … [Read more...]