The Duchess of Cambridge visited Ronald McDonald House charity this morning to open their Evelina London House in Lambeth.
The facility is a purpose-built 'home away from home' accommodation for the families of children being treated at the Evelina London Children's Hospital.
The Duchess arrived in a new tweed skirt suit by Rebecca Taylor.
I'm sure many of you will have noticed the similarity to her much-loved tweed separates by the same designer.
Today she wore the label's blue sparkle tweed ruffle jacket which originally retailed for US$495 but has now sold out. This tweed jacket with metallic thread features a concealed snap front with split collar, patch pockets, ruffle hem and frayed finish throughout - all with a hint of sparkle.
I've been unable to find the matching skirt, but Rebecca Taylor did offer a coordinating style in the form of a dress. Perhaps Kate had it altered into a skirt, like she did with her Luisa Spagnoli separates?
The sparkle tweed remains part of the Rebecca Taylor line. Here are a couple pieces that are currently available:
Kate teamed the set with her trusty navy Rupert Sanderson 'Malory' suede pumps and Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' suede clutch.
Kate's elegant half-chignon helped showcase her favorite Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop 'Diana' earrings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at Buckingham Palace this evening to host a reception marking the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture.
Kate looked exquisite in a new dress by Erdem.
She wore the designer's 'Rhona' Long-Sleeve Pleated Lace Dress (sold out). The metallic lace dress features a midi hemline, semi-sheer sleeves with button cuffs, allover pleating and a belt accentuating the waist.
Kate's not the first royal to don the dress. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wore the same dress last year.
The Duchess also premiered a new pair of glittering heels. On her feet she wore the Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina Pumps (US$690). The Cinderella inspired shoes feature a glistening platinum lamé. The Italian-made pair has a sleek, architectural silhouette with a pointed toe, scalloped sides and raised back.
Kate made a sartorial nod towards India through choosing to wear earrings by Indian designer Anita Dongre.
These ones are the Kundan Pearl Drop Earrings.
Kate got to meet Anita at this evening's reception and you may recall she wore a dress by the designer on the first day of the Royal Tour of India.
We will see the Duchess again tomorrow when she visits Ronald McDonald House in Evelina, London.
The Duchess of Cambridge traveled to Wales on Wednesday to visit two Action for Children projects supporting disadvantaged families.
This was Kate's first appointment with Action For Children since she became Patron of the charity in December, taking over from the Queen.
Her first stop in was MIST in Torfaen, a Child and Adolescent mental health service for children with complex needs.
This was followed with a visit to the Caerphilly Family Intervention Team.
Kate wore a familiar look. She reached to the back of her closet to pull out her burgundy Paula Ka skirt suit.
The Duchess first wore the outfit by the French brand for an engagement in 2012 at Middle Temple in London (shown on left). Today she updated the ensemble with a black turtleneck top and boots.
Kate wore her Stuart Weitzman HalfN'Half Stretch Rider Black Suede Boots.
She also brought back her KIKI Classic Citrine Cushion & Diamond Earrings which we've only seen her wear once before at the Cheltenham races in March 2013.
When the Duchess headed outside to mingle with the locals that had gathered to meet her, she popped on her black bow gloves (which still remain unidentified).
Kate topped off her classic look with a youthful hairstyle, wearing her locks partially pulled back.
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The Duchess of Cambridge spent Valentine's day at the Royal Air Force Wittering base visiting a skills development camp in her role as Air Cadets Honorary Air Commandant.
Today marked the Duchess’s third Air Cadets visit since The Duke of Edinburgh passed on his Patronage in December 2015, after 63 years as Air Commodore-in-Chief.
Kate's first visit was in January 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets. For her second engagement with the Air Cadets Kate visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford with Prince George and Prince William. On both occasions she wore blue, the official colour of the Air Cadets uniform.
But on this Valentine's Day, the Duchess opted for red - the official colour of love! Her sartorial choice was on point, selecting a red military inspired blazer for the occasion.
Kate debuted the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini double-breasted twill blazer (US$1,515).
The claret red blazer is part of the designer's Resort '17 collection, inspired by the work of French designer Jean Bouquin who is famed for dressing the St Tropez jetset in the '60s and style icon Brigitte Bardot. Woven with touches of wool, this twill piece has a double-breasted front, peak lapels and embossed gold buttons. It is available at Barneys New York , Net-A-Porter and Farfetch.
This is the second time Kate has worn the brand; she wore a Philosophy jacket for an official photo by Chris Jelf in 2016.
Kate teamed the red blazer with an all-black ensemble consisting of a turtleneck top, Zara Body Curve Jeggings and her Stuart Weitzman 'HalfNHalf' Suede Boots.
We also saw the return of the black bow gloves whose identity remains a mystery!
In the photo below we see she wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu de Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
The Duchess wore her hair up in a loose pony tail and finished the look with her KIKI Lauren Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings.
You can read more details about the event on royal.uk.
This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William on the red carpet for her first British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London.
William, President of BAFTA and Kate got a round of applause from A-list celebrity guests as they entered the Hall to take their seats.
For the black-tie event, Kate chose a bespoke version of an Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 collection black gown with a floral motif.
She had the US$7,765 Alexander McQueen Long Tier Violet Jacquard Dress modified with an off-the-shoulder silhouette.
Kate carried a new Alexander McQueen Heart-clasp satin box clutch.
The US$2,158 clutch bag is crafted to a box shape that's set around a gold-tone metal frame, and features a two-tone heart-shaped metal clasp that glimmers with sparkling red crystals and faux-pearls.
In the photo below we got a glimpse of the black Prada Suede Cutout Wave Pumps which she first wore for the Place2Be "Wellbeing in Schools" Awards in November 2016.
The off-the-shoulder dress looked dazzling with her hair done in an gorgeous up-do and statement earrings.
The earrings are not new and @AnnieElizabethN informs us Kate first wore them to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala in October 2011.
Their designer or provenance is unknown and Kensington Palace has confirmed they are not on loan from the Queen. Here's a closer look at the exquisite tear drop earrings featuring a large pink gem stone surrounded by diamonds and set in gold.
She did however borrow the Queen's diamond bracelet - a wedding gift to HM from Prince Philip. The hefty bracelet set with diamonds from a tiara once belonging to his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece. The Duchess has worn the piece on previous occasions.
A better look at Kate's elegant up-do.
We'll see the Duchess again on Tuesday when she visits an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with local air cadets.
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The Duchess of Cambridge is currently on maternity leave but will occasionally make family appearances.
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