New candid photos have emerged of Kate and Prince George at Houghton International Horse trials over the weekend. The trails were held at Houghton Hall, located only a few miles from their country home at Anmer Hall in Norfolk. On Saturday, the Duchess was pictured holding Prince George beside James Meade, a close friend of the Cambridges.
Kate was in her signature casual style. She wore her Ralph Lauren 'Tori' breton top with a navy sweater around her shoulders. She kept her feet cosy and dry in a pair of Le Chameau 'Vierzon' leather lined wellington boots.
Kate wore grey skinny jeans which could be the same pair she wore for the Tigers Nest hike in Bhutan.
The Duchess had her hair down but pulled back with a leopard print headband.
On Sunday, Kate was back on the grounds of Houghton for another day of eventing. Below we see Kate holding Prince George's hand, and it's highly likely the little girl in the pink tights is Princess Charlotte. Nanny Maria was also with them, and Laura Meade (wife of james Meade) is seen pushing the pram.
The Duchess was in another familiar look, similar to the one she wore for the volunteer training day with the UK scouts.
The outfit consists of her Barbour 'Linhope' featherweight jacket, skinny blue jeans and Le Chameau 'Vierzon' leather lined wellington boots.
Prince George wore his navy Joules Baby Milford Quilted Jacket, Converse Kids Chuck Taylors, and a new navy stripe sweater from Next.
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There have been a couple new official photographs circulating on social media these past few days. It started with this solo portrait of Kate which was initially posted on Twitter by Stephen Connor while he attended the International Children’s Palliative Care Conference.
The Duchess sent a message of support to the Conference which was published on the E Hospice website along with the portrait.
Yesterday, we saw another new official portrait, this one of Kate and William together. Photographer Paul Ratcliffe twitted photos of a 'thank you' card he received from the Palace in response to a letter he sent congratulating William and Kate on their fifth anniversary.
The new photographs are by Chris Jelf who you may recall took the family portrait used for last year's Cambridge Christmas card.
In the new photos, Kate premiered an ivory tweed jacket by Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti (ID by Melissa J via What Kate Wore Facebook page).
The cotton/linen blend tweed blazer features a single-breasted silhouette with Peter Pan collar, front patch pockets, dart seaming, and 3/4 sleeves. It is trimmed with applied ribbon detailing at the collar, sleeves, front placket and the pockets.
Philosophy is a diffusion line of Italian designer Alberta Ferretti. The jacket is from the label's Resort 2013 collection and had a RRP of US$695. It was also available in navy and pink.
The brand also offered a matching pleated mini skirt.
This is the first occasion we have seen Kate wear a piece by Philosophy, although it has been in her closet for sometime! Philosophy was founded in 1984 by Alberta Ferretti, offering quality craftsmanship and elegant styles at a moderate price point. In 2014, the label appointed Lorenzo Serafini as Creative Director and the diffusion line aptly changed its name to Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini. You can still find the original Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti range at retail outlets such as YOOX and Barney's Warehouse.
Kate paired the jacket with her Whistles Lina Dobby Skirt first seen in Los Angeles during the 2011 North American tour.
Here's a closer look at the pleat detail, supplied by @hernameispekka.
Kate also wore her Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings.
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Last week, Great Plains reissued their popular 'Cezanne' pleated dress in a new colourway. This move has paid off for the British boutique retailer because the Duchess of Cambridge was recently spotted sporting the new frock!
The candid photo of the Duchess was taken by a London-based photo-journalist and posted to their twitter account @PoliticalPics. They took the photo as they were casually walking past Kensington Palace. The image shows Kate with Prince George as he plays on a police motorcycle.
You may recall that Kate already owns the 'Cezanne' style in 'winter pink' and 'pine needle green'.
Great Plains describes the new colour as 'Ebony Navy Combo'. The £75.00 dress features a round neckline with cap sleeves and has precision pleating from the waist to the hemline. It is finished with a matching belt.
The dress is currently available in all sizes (at time of publishing). Shop now >
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After joining the Queen for the first time at the Chelsea Flower Show yesterday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were back by her side this afternoon for Her Majesty's last garden party of the season.
The garden parties are a staple on the royal calendar with Her Majesty hosting a few each year on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. This was the first garden party William and Kate had attended together.
Kate has attended solo on past occasions, making this her fourth appearance. For her first attendance in 2012, Kate opted for a repeat and wore her pink Emilia Wickstead 'Alice' pleated dress. In 2013, she was pregnant with Prince George and debuted a yellow Emilia Wickstead coat. In 2014, she brought back the Alexander McQueen champagne lace dress.
Today, she decided to repeat the cream Alexander McQueen ruffle dress she wore for Prince George's christening.
The bespoke piece features a statement ruffle jacket and a matching A-line skirt. It was based on a leaf crepe coat dress previously seen among the Spring/Summer 2012 McQueen collection.
Kate accessorized her two-piece ensemble with the same Jane Taylor 'Georgie' hat.
Other familiar accessories included her Annoushka Pearl and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings and LK Bennett 'Nina' clutch.
On her feet were a new pair of taupe suede pumps.
They are yet to be identified, but What Kate Wore has suggested the 'Gianvito 105' style by Gianvito Rossi. There a few options available in a similar hue.
You may recall that Kate already owns the 'Gianvito 105' pumps in Royale Burgundy suede and black suede. I'll keep you posted if we ever get a definitive ID.
ID UPDATE (15/06/2016):
I've been in contact with Gianvito Rossi and they have confirmed that Kate wears their Gianvito 105 suede pumps in 'Praline'. This is the official name of the colour. Stockists such as Net-a-Porter have renamed the shade in their description, hence the confusion. All the shoes above are actually the same hue!
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first visit to the Royal Chelsea Flower Show this evening as they joined the Queen and several other members of the royal family at the annual floral festival.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said the couple's previous absences was mainly due to 'diary issues' but added: 'This year the diary has worked out fine and especially in the Queen's 90th year, Their Royal Highnesses were keen to join her.'
William and Kate were joined by Prince Harry at the National Chrysanthemum Society exhibit where on display was the new pink and green Rossano Charlotte bloom, named after their daughter, Princess Charlotte.
The pretty green tipped pink flower is on sale at Waitrose supermarket outlets, with half the profits going towards East Anglian Children's Hospice (EACH) - of which Kate is patron.
The royal trio also made a humbling visit to the 5000 Poppies Garden at the show. I'm particular proud of this exhibit because it originates from my home city of Melbourne. The tribute features 320,000+ individually crocheted poppies and honours those who have served their country in wars and conflicts. You can read more about the impressive installation here.
Also in attendance at this evening's preview was the Countess of Wessex who was aptly dressed in an elegant Alexander McQueen floral ruffle dress. Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice were also present and looked pretty in fit-and-flare silhouettes.
I had a hunch the Duchess would repeat an outfit today, however I thought she might wear her Suzannah Green Budding Heart Silk Tea Dress. Due to the cool temperatures this evening, Kate opted to wear her Catherine Walker grass-green coatdress.
Kate first wore the coat for a visit to the National Arboretum in Canberra, Australia during the 2014 Royal Tour. Coincidentally, she did wear the Suzannah 'Budding Heart' tea dress under the coat in 2014, so there's a good chance she may have also worn it tonight!
The coat is a bespoke piece that fuses design elements of the Catherine Walker 'Evelyn' coatdress and the 'Lara' coat. Both are fabricated from Venetian wool and it is evident that the piece combines the zip scuba collar and bodice of the 'Lara' with the full skirt of the 'Evelyn' including the hand pick stitching and belt.
Kate accessorized with her new favorite combination of LK Bennett 'Fern' trench leather pumps and matching 'Nina' trench clutch.
She wore her KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings.
As well as her Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Earlier in the day, the Duchess sent a letter in support of Children’s Hospice Week which officially began today.
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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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