The Duchess of Cambridge has stepped out for her first solo engagement since announcing her third pregnancy in September. She made an official visit to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in her role as Patron.
Kate became Patron of the LTA in December, taking over from The Queen who previously held the role for 64 years. The organization is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain with a mission is to get more people playing tennis more often. Today Kate got to see a sample of their work at the National Tennis Centre in London.
Kate arrived ready for action in her Monreal London Side Panel Track Pants (sold out). She first wore the $325 track pants from the sports luxe brand in February 2016, for a tennis workshop with Judy Murray.
Today Kate teamed the pants with a white polo shirt (unidentified due to limited photos) and a new black jacket, the ‘Clarice’ by PlayBrave (£129). Thanks to @HRHDuchesskate for the tip!
On her feet she debuted the Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit sneakers US$190 (ID by @Japanese_Ginger).
The Duchess kept her jewellery to a minimum and wore her understated Kiki McDonough 'Grace' White Topaz and Diamond Stud Earrings. These old favourites have been MIA since March 2016.
She finished the look with with a Royal British Legion traditional paper poppy. I encourage you to visit the Royal British Legion Poppy Shop and buy a pin ahead of Remembrance Day!
The Duchess of Cambridge unexpectedly joined Prince William and Prince Harry at London Stadium today for the Coach Core apprentice graduation ceremony.
Kate, who is still suffering from morning sickness, was not previously announced to be attending but it appears the Duchess was well enough to step out for her second engagement of the week.
The royal trio founded Coach Core in 2012 to help young people become sports coaches. The apprenticeship scheme takes young people aged 16-24, who are not in education or employment, and trains them to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities.
Kate sported a new yet familiar look for today's outing. She debuted the blue version of the red Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer she wore on Valentine's Day for an engagement with RAF Cadets. The Duchess is well known for her déjà vu pieces and often purchases clothing or accessories she loves in other colours.
The blue blazer was from the Italian designer's Resort '17 collection. Woven with touches of wool, this twill piece has a double-breasted front, peak lapels and embossed gold buttons. The £720 blazer has sold out but was available at Farfetch. The style remains available in black.
Once again, the Duchess teamed the jacket with a black turtleneck sweater and black skinny jeans (most likely her Zara Body Curve Jeggings).
Today Kate stepped out in a new pair of Aquatalia 'Fallon' Chelsea boots (identified by What Kate Wore).
With elastic detailing and a stack heel, the 'Fallon' by Aquatalia is a gaucho-chelsea boot hybrid. The ankle boot is crafted from weather resistant black suede and finished with two zips. The style has sold out at most Aquatalia stockists but is still available in some sizes from Russell & Bromley for £295.
Kate finished the ensemble with her dainty KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings.
In an unexpected appearance, Kate joined William and Harry for a special outing at Paddington Station. Kate, who is still suffering from morning sickness, was not previously announced to be attending but it appears the Duchess was well enough to step out.
The royal trio meet children from the charities they support on board the vintage Belmond British Pullman train.
The event was hosted by STUDIOCANAL with support from the BAFTA Kids programme, and before embarking the royals met the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2.
The Duchess was excited to meet Paddington Bear and she had her dancing shoes ready for an impromptu twirl with the famed storybook character.
Kate wore a pretty Orla Kiely Raised Flower Dress in Tea Rose (£139).
The dress by the Irish designer is part of the label's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and is no longer available. It features an embossed floral appliqués, with black velvet piping around the neck and waistline.
The dress comes with a detachable bow belt.
The Duchess coordinated the two-tone dress with her simple black Mulberry 'Bayswater' suede clutch, and a new pair of black pointed-toe, block high-heels.
@Giulia_lelepug identified Kate's new shoes as the Tod's Suede Pumps (£335). Masterly crafted by skilled artisans in Italy, the pumps sit atop a sturdy block heel and arch to a streamlined pointed toe. The sole features the label's signature pebbled traction grip.
She kept her jewellery to a bare minimum, choosing her Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings and trusty Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
Kate returned to official duties today to mark World Mental Health Day with William and Harry at a Buckingham Palace reception recognizing the important work of mental health workers across the United Kingdom.
This evening's appearance is the first time the Duchess has been seen publicly since the announcement of her third pregnancy in early September. She has been recovery from Hyperemesis gravidarum - a severe type of morning sickness.
The Duchess opted for the new dress in a ladylike style by one of her go-to labels, Temperley London.
The iris blue Eclipse Lace Collar Dress (£795) is made from corded lace and has black velvet trims and a pleated skirt spliced with cotton-voile panels. It is finished with scalloped edges, frilled sleeves and neckline, and a contrast velvet neck tie. The piece is from Temperley's Fall '17 collection; inspired by the season's Elizabethan influence. The dress is available at Temperley London and Net-A-Porter.
The 'Eclipse' dress is also available in black and in white at Farfetch.
Kate highlighted the black accents on the dress with her favorite black suede accessories. She carried her Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and on her feet were the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' pumps.
Kate complemented the look with her KIKI Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings.
It's wonderful to see Kate back on the royal scene. I hope her condition continues to improve and we see more of the Duchess and her growing bump in the coming months :)
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.‘
SHOP KATE'S CLOSET