On May the 11th 2017, Kate visited Luxembourg at the request of the Government. It was her first official visit to the country.
Kate began the Royal Visit by visiting the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) in Luxembourg City.
She toured exhibitions by British Artists Sir Tony Cragg and Darren Almond. (Some photos on this page from the MUDAM Facebook page).
Later, she visited the Place Clairefontaine to tour a cycling themed festival. The event celebrated the UK and Luxembourg’s shared passion for the sport.
At the festival, Kate helped to unveil murals of British and Luxembourg Le Tour de France legends prepared by British artist, James Straffon.
The Duchess called on members of The Grand Ducal Family at the Grand Ducal Palace.
Kate visited the Luxembourg City Museum to join in with the official commemoration of the 1967 Treaty of London, which confirmed Luxembourg’s independence and neutrality. She toured a new exhibition called The Luxembourg Story, which provides information about the city’s thousand-year history. The Duchess joined delegates from other countries who signed the 1877 Treaty of London.
Kate and the other delegates took in the amazing views from the Corniche of Luxembourg’s old town, which is a UNESCO World Heritage City.
Then, Kate and the other delegates visited the Dräi Eechelen Museum, where they toured the 1887 Commemoration Exhibition, which included original copies of the Treaty and a model of Luxembourg City before the fortress’ demolition.
Kate wore a powder blue coat dress by Emilia Wickstead. It’s a one-off piece, designed and created just for Kate.
This isn’t the first time Kate’s worn a coat dress by the New Zealand-born designer. Here’s a look at Kate wearing a very similar design during her visit to Bhutan in 2016.
Kate debuted a new pair of earrings by jewellery designer Kiki McDonough. The blue topaz, diamond and 18ct white gold earrings retail for £3,500 ($4,536). They’re available to order by phone or email – details on Kiki.co.uk.
Kate’s worn this pendant a number of times over the last few years. It’s the ‘Empress Mini’ by Mappin & Webb. The white gold and diamond necklace retails for £2,000 (that’s around $2,560 USD at today’s exchange rate).
Kate carried her cream clutch bag from Polish company Etui Bags. You may recall that she first debuted the piece during the Easter Day Service during the previous month. The company stock their bags in a number of stores across London, including John Lewis and Topshop. Pictured below, a similar bag.
Finally, Kate wore her ‘Fern’ pumps by L.K. Bennett. She wears the ‘trench’ leather colour (which is L.K. Bennett’s official name for the nude leather).
At the time of writing, the £195 shoes are still available to buy from L.K. Bennett in a number of sizes. Plus, there’s 20-30% off (depending on your location) until midnight on the 29th May. Click here to shop.
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