The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated Christmas with the Royal Family at Sandringham and started their day with communion at St. Mary Magadelene's Church on the estate.
Kate repeated a beige coat which she first wore back in March 2013 to the wedding of close friends in Switzerland. The coat remains unidentified.
The Duchess bundled up with a claret red cashmere mix wrap by Really Wild Clothing Company. This is the first occasion we have seen Kate wear this shawl. The £135 piece consists of claret and navy checks and it contrasted beautifully with her beige coat.
Following communion, members of the Royal family including the Queen, Prince Philip, William, and Kate were seen taking a walk on the estate before returning to change for the 11 am church service. Kate changed into her McQ by Alexander McQueen green tartan coat dress. The coat was first seen in November of 2012 when Kate wore it for a visit to her old prep school in St. Andrews.
The Duchess donned a new green beret style hat by Gina Foster.
Kate teamed both outfits with her black suede Aquatalia Rhumba Boots, Kiki McDonough green amethyst drop earrings, and Cornelia James bow gloves.
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Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with Prince George, gathered with extended Royal family members to celebrate the Queen's annual pre-Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. The lunch was a private family affair, but photographers managed to get some snap photos of the guests as the entered the gates of the Palace.
As usual, all eyes were on the Cambridge's as they pulled up in their black Range Rover with William behind the wheel. In the front, Kate looked festive in a red dress.
From the limited photos, it is difficult to determine what Kate is wearing, but the bodice is reminiscent of the Alexander McQueen red peplum dress.
Two other possibilities have been suggested on the WhatKateWore Facebook page. They include Beulah London’s Elsa dress and the Jaeger 3/4 sleeve crepe dress.
However we do know that Kate wore her Catherine Zoraida Double Leaf earrings, first worn for a State Dinner in Malaysia during the 2012 Jubilee Tour. The earrings are currently available for £140.
We anticipate that the Cambridge's will join other royal family members for the traditional walk to the Sandringham church for the Christmas Day service on Wednesday morning.
Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a black-tie gala preview screening of Sir David Attenborough's film, Natural History Museum Alive 3D, which "brings to life" it's prehistoric inhabitants.
Catherine, who is patron of the museum in London, wore the glamorous black lace Temperley evening gown for the third time, looking as beautiful as she did on the other two pre-baby events.
If you're in need of a show-stealing dress for a formal occasion, why not take some inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge? As she has demonstrated, a black lace dress such as this is a timeless item which can be worn again and again! Sadly Kate's dress has sold out but it also came with a hefty price tag of US$2500. Thankfully there are many similar dresses available at more accessible prices.
Now, back to tonight's outfit. Kate accessorized the dress with her Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps in black suede which are available at Net-a-Porter for US$695
Kate wore her favourite diamond bracelet and earrings set which were a gift from Prince Charles.
For the third outing in a row, the Duchess has worn her new Mappin & Webb 'Fortune' necklace. She wore it earlier today to South Africa House and last week on her solo visit to the Shooting Stars Children's Hospice.
You can read full details of tonight's event here.
This afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited South Africa House in Trafalgar square to sign the condolence book for Nelson Mendala who passed away last week. The royal couple were at the UK premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, a film celebrating Nelson Mandela's life, when the news of his death was broken to them. The film's Producer, Harvey Weinstein said,
Kate was very emotional, she was in tears and very moved by the events. We all were.
Kate wore an appropriate black polka dot skirt suit for the occasion. The suit consists of a matching fitted jacket and pencil skirt. Kate has worn this ensemble in the past and it dates as far back as 2007 when she wore it to on art opening in Dublin. It remains unidentified.
Today, Kate paired the suit with her beloved Episode Angel suede pumps.
Kate accessorized with her Annoushka pearl drop/Kiki hoop earrings and her new £3,950 Mappin & Webb 'Fortune Drop' white gold necklace which we first saw her wear last week during her visit to the Shooting Stars Hospice.
Today, the Duchess of Cambridge brought some early Christmas cheer to seriously ill children and their parents at the Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton, England. She viewed the facilities and met with volunteers. She spent time with the sick children and participated in the musical therapy and art classes. Kate also entertained the children with a hand puppet.
Catherine looked beautiful in a contemporary grey jacket from high-street label Reiss. The Reiss 'Delaney' coat is a collarless jacket with seam detailing, a flared fit, slit pockets, and fastens with a single concealed button. It retailed for £275 but has now sold out.
Kate styled the tailored coat with casual navy corduroy stretch skinny jeans. These remain unidentified but they are believed to be from J Brand, one of Kate's favourite denim labels. She wore her pants tucked into adorable 'Neptune' wedge booties from Aquatalia. In the UK, these booties are also known as the Russell and Bromley New-Dry style. The suede weather-proof ankle boots are trimmed with rabbit fur and retail for US$450.
The Duchess accessorised her outfit with Kiki McDonough diamond and green amethyst earrings and a new necklace which 'My Small Obsessions' has confirmed is the 'Fortune Drop Necklace' by Mappin & Webb.
You can read full details of today's event here.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge walked the red carpet this evening at the UK premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, a film celebrating Nelson Mandela's life.
Before the screening the royal couple met with the film’s cast and crew and also spoke with Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi Mandela.
For tonight's event, Kate brought back the off-white Roland Mouret 'Lombard' gown which she previously wore in May 2012 to the Thirty Club dinner at Claridge's in London.
Kate accessorised with a striking statement necklace which is a costume piece from Zara. The 'Sparkly Bead Crystal Necklace' has a modest price tag of only £20. It is still available at select stores but has sold out online. There are also a few popping up on eBay.
Kate's affinity for suede accessories was reaffirmed tonight when she choose to complete her outfit with a new pair of black suede pumps and clutch bag. The clutch is the £495 Mulberry 'Bayswater' and is still available in a variety of colours and textures. It is believed Kate first carried this clutch to last month's Remembrance Sunday service.
Kate's black suede pumps are by Prada. The Italian made round-toe heels feature leather insole and lining, suede leather outsole, low-cut vamp and 4 1/4 inch suede covered high heel. They are available for US$650 at Neiman Marcus.
Sadly, during the screening of the movie, news broke of the death of Nelson Mandela. It was a poignant moment for the Duke and Duchess, and William made a brief statement after the movie and said "It was extremely sad and tragic news. "We were just reminded of what an
extraordinary and inspiring man Nelson Mandela was and my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family right now."
Only the Duchess of Cambridge can go from wearing a dazzling diamond tiara to a basic ball cap in the space of 24 hours! Last night, Kate and William attended their first white-tie event, the annual Diplomatic Reception hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace. Here they are arriving at the Reception in a chauffeur-driven Bentley.
For the first time since her wedding day, Kate donned a tiara. The Queen loaned the Duchess the Papyrus tiara, also known as the Lotus Flower Tiara, which once belonged to the Queen Mother.
She paired the tiara with The Queen's diamond chandelier earrings, which she has previously worn to the Los Angeles BAFTA reception in 2011. Kate's dress is believed to be a bespoke Alexander McQueen lace gown. This was a private function so unfortunately we don't expect any photos will be released of the event.
Today, PopSugar posted exclusive photos of the Duchess casually strolling through Kensington Gardens with baby Prince George and donning a baseball cap. These are the first paparazzi shots taken of Kate with Prince George, and it remains to be seen how the Palace will react to this privacy breach.
Kate layered up with her waxed Barbour 'Defence' jacket, sweater and scarf. The sweater is speculated to be by Zara. The Barbour 'Defence' jacket has been discontinued, but here is a lovely repliKate from Calvin Klein.
Kate also appears to have worn her much-loved J Brand 811 skinny jeans. They've been a staple in Kate's closet over the past couple of years and we've seen her wear them on many occasions.
Kate kept her hands warm and toasty with Fownes gloves which she first wore during a 2011 visit to St. Andrews University.
The hat appears to be her Tactical 511 cap, seen previously in 2008 at a polo match with Prince William.
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".