On their final day of the Poland-Germany royal tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their morning with a train ride to Hamburg, Germany's second largest city, and home to its largest harbour.
Kate wore a purple fit-and-flare frock - a bespoke creation by Emilia Wicktead.
I found a couple similar mauve hued dresses in the Emilia Wickstead F/W 2015 collection.
On her feet she wore her Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Praline Suede Pumps.
The Duchess carried a new red reptile skin clutch bag.
Kate accessorized with her Kiki Lavender Amethyst Pear and Oval Drop Earrings.
We also got a glimpse of her Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Upon arrival in Hamburg, the Duke and Duchess headed to the Maritime Museum on the bank of the river Elbe for a celebration of the joint UK-German year of science, which this year is focused on oceans.
The royal couple then made their way further through Hamburg’s dockside warehouse quarter to the Elbphilharmonie. Opened in January 2017, the “Elphi” one of the biggest concert halls in the world and renowned for its advanced acoustics. The Duke and Duchess joined the orchestra on stage, before listening to a special performance by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.
William & Kate then depart by boat and traveled down the River Elbe to their final destination for this tour: Airbus. The company’s base in Hamburg is home to production, maintenance and training facilities. The couple toured the complex and met apprentices before visiting the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft.
Following the factory tour, Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined their parents on the tarmac at the Airbus facilities to board their flight home.
Well that's a wrap! Thank you to everyone who followed along and joined me on this fun-filled tour of Poland and Germany! Now I'm off to get some much needed sleep!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their royal tour of Germany today with a trip to one of the country's most enchanting cities, Heidelberg, which has been twinned with Cambridge since 1965.
Despite the grey skies on arrival, Kate looked radiant in a sunshine yellow dress by Jenny Packham. The floral jacquard dress is a bespoke piece from the British fashion designer.
The Duchess accessorized with new Oscar de la Renta Pearl Sun Star Button Earrings (US$175) - ID by @katiesroyallove on Twitter. The earrings are currently available at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman.
On her feet she wore her trusty Monsoon Fleur Taupe Suede Espadrille Wedges.
She coordinated the shoes with her sandy hued Alexander McQueen suede clutch. First seen in September 2012, the piece is a modified version the original clutch shown below in grey which features the signature McQueen skull clasp. Kate had hers customised with something a little more demure.
Rounding out the outfit was her Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Kate and William's first stop was the German Cancer Research Centre to visit the stem cell laboratory and learn more about the important work being done there.
Following the lab tour, the royal couple proceeded to the town centre toward the central market square for a lesson in pretzel making.
Kate and William wandered through the market and made their way to the river Neckar for the highlight rowing event.
The Duke and Duchess changed into something more appropriate to embark on a rowing boat each for a friendly competition, joined by rowers from both Cambridge and Heidelberg.
Kate sported a new blue breton striped top by Hugo Boss (stock photo currently unavailable). The jersey t-shirt features engineered stripes with drop-shoulder seams.
This is the closest I could find from the German brand which makes a lovely repliKate!
During the race (which Kate's team unfortunately lost) she popped on her Ray-Ban Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses.
The Duke and Duchess will return to Berlin to attend a reception in the hall of Clärchens Ballhaus for some of the most creative, innovative, and exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology in the city.
Royal Visit Germany - Kate wears Markus Lupfer dress for a night with Berlin's top creative citizens
Following a day trip to Heidelberg, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to Berlin this evening to attend a reception in the vintage mirrored hall of Clärchens Ballhaus, one of the last remaining ballrooms in the city.
The creative industries reception was attended by some of the most creative, innovative, and exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology in the city of Berlin.
Kate used the occasion to engage in sartorial diplomacy and stepped out in a new dress by German-born London-based fashion designer, Markus Lupfer.
The sleeveless midi dress with an all-over "Wild Sparrow" print is from label's Pre-Fall 2017 collection (ID by HeavenLM on Twitter). The richly hued dress, cut with a chic silhouette was the perfect choice for an audience with Berlin's most fashion savvy citizens.
The dress has sold out, but the print is also rendered on the Markus Lupfer Jacquard Bird Melissa Dress. which is available at Harrods.
On her feet were the Prada scalloped strap suede sandals she debuted at last night's embassy reception. They remain available in black only.
Here's a closer look at Kate's accessories.
The new clutch bag is by Anne Grand-Clément - a designer born in North Africa who started her own accessories collection following a stint with luxury brands such as Tod’s and Cacharel. Kate carried the 'Plain Iron' zip pouch featuring a signature geo-optical print. The pouch comes in various sizes and retails from £145.
The metallic chain-like belt is from the Jenny Packham Bridal Collection - thanks to super sleuth @PerthsFashion for the ID.
Royal jewelry aficionado 'Order of Splendor' confirms the three-string pearl bracelet is a piece belonging to the late Princess Diana.
Kate finished the look with her Soru Baroque Pearl earrings (£130).
The Cambridge family bade farewell to Poland this morning, and boarded a private jet bound for Berlin to begin the German element of the royal tour.
The Duchess wore a bespoke cornflower blue coat by British designer, Catherine Walker. The choice of colour was a nod to Germany where the cornflower is the country's national flower.
The design of the coat is very much like the red Catherine Walker number she wore during the Canadian royal tour in 2011.
Under the coat, Kate wore a tonal blue lace dress with a scalloped hem.
She carried a new clutch bag.
It is theJimmy Choo 'Vivien' clam satin clutch (US$995) - ID by @Perthsfashion. The body is softly gathered and embellished with Swarovski-studded hardware alongside a pale-gold tone metal base chain.
The bag is not available in Kate's colourway but is in stock in Black and Vintage Rose at Selfridges. It is also available in black from Neiman Marcus and Far Fetch.
On her feet were the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Praline Suede Pumps.
Kate accessorized with her KIKI Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings, and today she added the coordinating KIKI Eden Blue Topaz Flower Necklace (£1,167). The new piece features a blue topaz flower surrounded by pave set diamonds in 18ct white gold.
Kate completed the ensemble with her trusty Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
A closer look at Kate's glamorous up-do.
William and Kate's first engagement in Germany was a private meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Following this the Duke and Duchess visited the Brandenburg Gate - Berlin’s most famous landmark and a symbol of German unification.
The Royal couple greeted the crowds that had gathered on Pariser Platz in front of the Gate, before making their way to the Holocaust Memorial.
Here they toured the museum before walking through the Field of Stelae.
In the afternoon, the Duke and Duchess travelled to the eastern district of Marzahn. They visited Strassenkinder, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The Royal couple will then return to the west of the city, and meet with President Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace for afternoon tea.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge concluded their first day in Germany with the Queen's Birthday Party at the Ambassador's residence in Berlin.
As anticipated, Kate made a wardrobe change. She arrived for the party in a red off-the-shoulder dress by Alexander McQueen (£2,075) - ID by @RegalRepliKate on Twitter.
The floor-length gown with ruffled hem is from McQueen's Spring '17 collection. Its inspiration comes from the beautiful landscapes and folkloric history of the Shetland Islands. Crafted from cotton and silk-blend chiffon with a crinkled finish, this vivid red dress is shirred along the off-the-shoulder neckline and waist.
The dress is also available in pink at StyleBop where it is reduced to €831.
Kate debuted a pair of red Simone Rocha crystal earrings (£195) - ID by @heavenQRF on Twitter.
Kate’s earrings are sold out in red, but they’re still available in black and transparent perspex. Simone Rocha also offers a similar design in red:
On her feet were a new pair of taupe suede sandals with scalloped straps.
They are likely to be one of these styles by Prada.
ID UPDATE (20 Jul 2017)
The Duchess stepped out in the shoes again on her final night in Germany and we can clearly see they are the ankle strap pair.
And that concludes day three!
The second day of the Royal Visit to Poland started on a sombre note with a trip to the former Nazi Germany Concentration Camp in Stutthof. During WWII up to 110,000 people – men, women and children – from 28 countries were imprisoned in Stutthof, of whom as many as 65,000, including 28,000 Jews, died.
During their visit, William and Kate met former prisoners of the camp.
There was a change in mood for their second stop of the day. William and Kate traveled to Gdansk, a handsome port city located on Poland’s northern Baltic coastline, famous for its amber.
In the central market square the Duke and Duchess joined a street party where they where offered Goldwasser - a Gdansk liqueur, and traditional Polish pierogi, while watching amber craftsmen at work, and listening to local musicians and artists who will contribute to the festive feeling.
Then it was on to the Gdansk Shakespeare theatre - home to the city’s annual Shakespeare festival, attended by theatre-lovers from around the world. During the seventeenth century there was a large English-speaking community based in Gdansk, which made the city an important destination for travelling English actors.
They concluded their visit to the town with a trip to the European Solidarity Centre, in Gdansk’s shipyards the birth-place of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
For her second day of the royal tour, the Duchess stepped out in a co-ordinate set by Erdem featuring the designer's 'Hurst Rose' print from the SS 2017 collection.
The Erdem 'Imari' skirt (£760.00) is a midi length skirt crafted from a cotton faille with a slight sheen. Its feminine volume is created by tucked folds. It is finished with a high waist and pockets. We have been unable to find a stock photo of the matching cropped top.
The 'Hurst Rose' print is available on a few different Erdem items, including a dress, trousers and top at MyTheresa.com:
On her feet Kate wore the Stuart Weitzman 'NearlyNude' Patent Ankle Strap Sandals (US$400) which we believe are the same pair she debuted a few days ago at the Wimbledon men's singles final. The style is available in patent leather from Net-A-Porter and in many different colorways at Nordstrom.
The Duchess carried a new taupe ostrich embossed clutch bag by Polish brand, Etui. It is a style she already owns in green crocodile-embossed leather, and cream woven leather.
She wore her trusty Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Kate donned a new necklace and matching earrings. The pendant and earrings feature yellow cabochon stones in an intricate gold filigree setting. It has been suggested that the stone is Baltic Amber - the native gemstone of Poland. The origin of the pieces is unknown but are perhaps a gift from the Polish government or President.
Tomorrow we will see the Cambridges bidding farewell to Poland, before beginning the German element of the tour in the capital, Berlin.
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