19th of November 2013—Kate and William visited the Only Connect head office in Kings Cross, London. Only Connect provide training, support and creative opportunities for ex-offenders, prisoners and at-risk young people.
On their website, Only Connect state that they have more than halved the expected rate of reoffending just by working with ex-offenders, and they believe they have saved the taxpayer £3.2 million.
During the visit, the royal couple toured the offices, watched a dance performance and looked at items from the Handmade Alliance’s workshop.
In addition, Kate and William also met with staff from Bounce Back, a charity foundation focussed on training and employment of ex-offenders.
Kate wore Orla Kiely’s Birdie print shirt dress during the visit.
The wool dress features long sleeves and a playful bird print.
Wool long sleeve shirt dress in Birdie jacquard fabric. Button through at centre front. Deep pleats in skirt and pockets in side seams. Button fastening at cuff.Orla Keily
She first wore the brown printed dress in 2012 to visit two Oxford schools.
Kate accessorised with matching brown tights/hose and a pair of brown suede Aquatalia booties.
The Italian-made ankle boots feature a classic silhouette. They have a three and a quarter inch heel, a three quarter inch platform and strap/buckle detailing, plus they are fully insulated with a plaid fabric lining.
The shoe upper was made from waterproof suede. They also had a full inside zipper and rubber outsoles. Like all of Aquatalia’s shoes, they were made in Italy.
Future Queen of England, Kate Middleton, was seen at her first official royal duty sporting a hot pair of the ravishing Rouge ankle boots from Aquatalia by Marvin K. …. The slightly pointed toe, accent strap and breathable microfiber lining are fitting for a future queen.Zappos
She added a little sparkle to her outfit with her Kiki McDonough Citrine Pear Drop earrings.
The earrings feature a citrine pear-shaped stone suspended from an 18-carat gold hoop. The jewellery designer describes the earrings as “a simple and extremely wearable style … perfect for adding a touch of colour to the face.”
Finally, Kate carried a brown suede clutch bag. It’s the Stuart Weitzman Muse style.
The Duchess owns the clutch bag in four different colours/fabrics.
Kate looks lovely. It is too bad that reporters are still going on that she has not coloured her grays still. Good for her for giving her silent opinion of them by doing nothing. I like her hair style here and so nice to see them out together with lovely Wills.
I was a great Kate´s fan. But I think she looked better before becoming a mum, don´t you think so? She was so beautiful and glamorous… Now she looks good, of course, but I suppose she doesn´t take care so much care as she used before… Probably because of the baby, and the loss of hair women are said to suffer after labour, but do you agree with me? She ´s not radiant any more… I hope to have back former Kate soon!!!
Carly (admin) says
If I were a new mum, I think I’d care a little less about how I looked – I’d be exhausted! I do know what you mean though, it’s almost like she’s lost her sheen or lustre! But I can’t quite put my finger on it. Vitamins? Hormones? Lack of sleep? I don’t know, I’ve concluded that as long as she & baby are healthy who am I to criticise! 🙂
Hey, the page with all of Kate’s outfits is off 🙁
Can you put the page back on working again, please?
Love the blog!
Carly (admin) says
It must have been a temporary glitch as I can see the page fine. Is this the page you mean?
Thanks for the lovely compliment 🙂
Kate looks glorious today at the sportsball in her black outfit and her dyed hair and haircut