The Duchess of Cambridge visited East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Quidenham today for an update on the progress of the £10m The Nook Appeal which she helped launch in 2014.
EACH provides supportive services for families with seriously ill children. Catherine has supported the charity as Royal Patron since January 2012.
The Duchess looked elegant and ready for business in an emerald green skirt suit from one of her favorite high street brands, Hobbs. She premiered the green boiled-wool 'Sinead' peplum jacket (£189) and matching 'Sinead' pencil skirt (£110) from the British brand. They are older season pieces from the Hobbs AW 2015 collection and have unfortunately sold out.
Kate teamed the zipped collarless jacket with a playful Peter Pan collar blouse by French fashion house Gerard Darel - a brand first for the Duchess. ID by @MiddletonMaven.
She wore the label's 'Josephine' silk shirt featuring a frilled collar with a black pussy bow, along with buttoned cuffs. The blouse originally retailed for £175 but has been reduced to £105 on the Gerard Darel website. You can also find the brand at UK department store, John Lewis.
Today we saw the return of Kate's trusty Mulberry 'Bayswater' Black Suede Clutch and Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Black Suede Pumps.
The Duchess finished the look with her KIKI Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined forces for their mental health initiative Heads Together in London this morning.
The royal trio arrived at the Institute of Contemporary Arts where they spoke at a briefing and outlined the next phase of their Heads Together campaign. You can read their speeches here.
Kate wore a new dress by one of her favorite Canadian fashion designer's, Erdem. She debuted the label's 'Evita' black lily collage dress (£1,050) from the Pre-Fall 2016 collection.
The sheath dress is crafted from navy matelassé – its raised texture emphasizes the red, lilac and pastel-yellow lily print for a 3D effect. This long-sleeved style has a flattering nipped-in waist and is lined in silk.
The Duchess picked up on the burgundy accents in the dress and accessorized with her cranberry suede Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch bag and burgundy Tod's fringed leather pumps.
She finished the look with her Oscar de la Renta hammered gold-plated faux pearl earrings.
Kate's hair and makeup was on point today! If you want to know more about the hair and beauty products the Duchess of Cambridge loves to use, check out the Kate's Makeup section on the website!
The Duchess of Cambridge was back on royal duty today visiting the Anna Freud Centre’s Early Years Parenting Unit (EYPU) in London.
She attended in her role as the charity's patron and was there to learn more about the EYPU and their work with parents with personality disorders/difficulties who have children under the age of five.
For her first official engagement of the year, the Duchess debuted a new belted coat dress by Eponine. The £1,650 piece is from the designer's AW16 range and is rendered in double wool crepe. It features three quarter length sleeves, a collar with notch cut outs, a slender matching belt and wide pleats in the back.
Eponine is a Kensington based label founded by designer Jet Shenkman who specialises in bespoke pieces inspired by the 1950s and 1960s. Kate first wore one of her designs in March 2016 when she visited urban youth charity, XLP.
Kate teamed the new cobalt blue coat with her trusty navy suede accessories which included her Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch and Rupert Sanderson 'Malory' Navy Suede Pumps.
She also wore her beloved Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop Earrings and Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Kate showcased a subtle style tweak by wearing her brunette locks swept back and held in place with mini claw clips.
In the afternoon, the Duchess joined her husband at the Child Bereavement UK Newham Centre, of which Prince William is patron.
The royal couple visited on the occasion of the facility's one year anniversary, and helped the children and staff celebrate with cake.
A parting photo of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Today we got our first glimpse of the Duchess of Cambridge in the new year!
Prince William and Kate joined Her Majesty and Prince Phillip for Sunday service at the church of St Mary Magdalene on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
The royal family were also accompanied by Kate's family, the Middletons who are staying with the Cambridges at Anmer Hall ahead of Kate's 35th birthday tomorrow.
The Duchess rugged up in her forest green Sportmax coat first seen on Christmas Day 2015 and again last February for a day of engagements in Scotland.
The Sportmax Long Belted Coat is made of virgin wool and is from the label's Autumn/Winter 2015 Collection. It features a V neckline and two deep side pockets. It originally retailed for US$1,895.
Kate also brought back her £400 Emmy London ‘Valerie’ heels in the carbon colorway.
The Duchess donned a new Cossack style hat.
The Daily Mail reveals the piece is by Lacorine and was purchased by the Duchess from her go-to milliners, Lock & Co. According to the label's designer, Kate wore the £225 silver grey 'Sumac' alpaca fur hat.
Under the coat we got a glimpse of a new printed scarf or top.
The consensus is Kate wore the L.K. Bennett Sammi Blue Silk Scarf, however Giulia suggests it might be the LK Bennett Cami Pussy Bow Blouse.
LK Bennett also offers other pieces rendered in the same delicate dot pattern, including the Cami Chiffon Dress and the Cami Chiffon Skirt.
Unfortunately there are limited photos of Kate from today's outing so it's difficult to ascertain her complete outfit.
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Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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