During her visit, she met with thirty SportsAid athletes, many of whom are hoping to quality for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. Here’s Kate with golfer Marco Penge at the Lab:
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. Here’s a photo of The Duchess with an athlete at an event last year, from the charity’s Facebook page.
The dress is described by Goat as follows:
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 complimentary shape. The dress has buttoned cuffs, a self belt with colour matched buckle, and concealed side zip closure. 100% wool. Made in Britain.
DIANI boutique also stocked the dress in a different, darker blue colour:
retails retailed on the US website for $580 (appox £370) reduced from $725 (approx £460). Update: I believe it’s now out of stock.
Here’s how DIANI describes the dress:
With its uncomplicated yet complimentary shape, the lightweight fit and flare Vreeland Shirt Dress is a timeless and classic piece. Dress down with boots or up with heels. Features include fold-over collar, button up front, belted waist with buckle, buttoned cuffs and concealed side zip closure.
Kate wore a new pair of boots today, the Stuart Weitzman HalfNHalf Stretch Rider, and of course she purchased them from Russell & Bromley. I believe Russell & Bromley are the exclusive UK stockists of Stuart Weitzman boots.
Here’s how Russell & Bromley describe the suede boot:
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.
The boots retail for £395 (which is around $620).
For our friends in the USA and overseas looking for something similar, Stuart Weitzman’s MezzaMezza boot in black leather has many of the same features as the HalfNHalf boot:
Kate also wore her pair of sapphire and diamond earrings. It’s thought they were gifted from Princess Diana’s personal collection to Kate via William. (Read more about that here.)