Wednesday, 12th of November 2014— The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) attended SportsAid’s ‘next athlete’ workshop at the GSK Human Performance Lab in Brentford, West London.
During her visit, Kate met with thirty SportsAid athletes, many of whom are hoping to qualify for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.
Kate watched demonstrations of athletes using the equipment and spoke with GSK’s scientists.
And here’s a short video of Kate trying one of the facility’s cognitive tests at the Lab:
As you may recall, Kate is a Patron of SportsAid. She began supporting the charity in 2013.
Video from the Athlete Workshop:
Kate debuted a new dress from Goat Fashion. It’s the company’s Vreeland dress in ‘Iris’ purple.
The purple wool dress features cuffed three-quarter length sleeves, a half-button front, collar and waist belt with a metal buckle.
The light crepe fit and flare Vreeland dress is classic and ultra-demure. The collar and buttons on the top combined with the belted waist and skirt create an uncomplicated yet complementary shape. The dress has buttoned cuffs, a self belt with colour matched buckle, and concealed side zip closure. 100% wool. Made in Britain.Goatfashion.com
Sadly, Goat no longer stock the dress but you can sometimes find them on eBay, both new and second hand.
Kate also wore a new (to us) pair of boots. They’re the Stuart Weitzman HalfNHalf Stretch Rider style.
It’s assumed she purchased them from Russell & Bromley, who I believe are the exclusive stockists of Stuart Weitzman boots in the UK.
These beautiful block heeled boots by Stuart Weitzman offer a knee-high alternative to the iconic 50-50. In black suede with a low 4cm block heel these boots are detailed with trademark stretch panel at the back for a clean fit and elongated silhouette. Extra height keeps things on trend and knee-high length allows these boots to work with dresses for day-to-night comfort and style.Russell and Bromley
Kate carried her Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch from Russell & Bromley in black. In the USA, this bag used to be sold under the style name ‘Raz.’ It’s shown above in blue suede but Kate owns it in a number of colours.
Finally, Kate wore her sapphire and diamond earrings. It’s thought they were given to Kate by William and originate from Princess Diana’s personal collection. (Read more about that here.)