- Elizabeth x
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Evelina London Children's Hospital, and homeless resource centre, The Passage Charity in London today.
At Evelina London they heard from staff and parents about the hospital's life changing care and support, and joined children receiving care in a number of Christmas-themed activities. This morning, Kensington Palace announced that The Duchess has become Patron of the hospital.
Kate stepped out in the LK Bennett Mortimer Green Polka Dot Silk Dress (£325) - a new addition to her closet.
Designed in a green and cream patterned silk, the Mortimer dress has a fitted waist to help shape an hourglass silhouette, while the pussy-bow detail adds a feminine touch to this button-down design. The dress is currently available at LK Bennett and John Lewis.
She teamed it with her LK Bennett 'Dora' Khaki Suede Clutch and Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' 85 olive suede pumps which she debuted last week in Cyprus. The pumps have sold out in the 85 mm heel height but are still available in 70 mm at My Theresa, and 105 mm at Budapester.
The Duchess finished the ensemble with her Annoushka Pearl and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.
This post is in progress. It has just gone past midnight in my part of the world so I am off to bed. I will update the post tomorrow with more photos and details.
- Elizabeth x
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge flew into Cyprus this afternoon to visit RAF Akrotiri and meet serving personnel spending Christmas away from their families.
The royal couple delivered letters and gifts received from their families at yesterday’s Kensington Palace party.
Today's visit came with a surprise in the sartorial department. Kate ditched her signature ultra-feminine look for a professional ensemble consisting of a pair of wide leg trousers.
PANTS: Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers (£130).
JACKET: Smythe 'Duchess' wool blazer in Army green (US$695). First worn in 2016 during Canadian royal tour.
TOP: White scoop neck tee (unidentified).
HANDBAG: LK Bennett 'Dora' Khaki Suede Clutch (Was £175 - Now £119).
SHOES: Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' 85 olive suede pumps (US$675). It has sold out in the '85' heel height but is available in '70' at My Theresa, and '105' at Budapester.
BELT: Green croc-embossed belt with gold-tone buckle. First seen teamed with her Hobbs London Pine Green 'Persephone' Trench Coat at the 2014 St Patrick’s Day parade at Mons Barracks, and again in 2016 for arrival in Whitehorse, Canada. The piece remains unidentified.
EARRINGS: Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings (£5,000).
WATCH: Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge hosted a Christmas party at Kensington Palace today together with the Royal British Legion for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus.
Kate looked festive in a new red tartan midi skirt by Emilia Wickstead and a solid black cashmere cardigan from Brora. Full outfit details below.
TOP: Brora Black Cashmere Cropped Cardigan (US$375)
SKIRT: Emilia Wickstead 'Pris' red tartan pleated midi skirt (US$1,295). The skirt has sold out, but the pattern can also be found on the Emilia Wickstead 'Anni' dress.
BOOTS: Black suede boots - yet to be identified.
EARRINGS: Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings.
WATCH: Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
This evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Diplomatic Reception hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace.
The annual white-tie soirée is one of the most formal events on the royal calendar. Over 1,000 people from around 130 countries, including members of the British government and past Prime Ministers attend the gathering.
It is a private function and the public usually only gets a glimpse as guests arrive at the Palace, but this year the Palace released a handful of photos. It's a real treat and hopefully the start of a new tradition!
Kate looked every inch the princess in a new Jenny Packham gown. The ice hued dress is fashioned with a cowl neckline which extends to flutter sleeves and the draping continues around to the back. It is adorned with glittering beads
The Duchess donned her 'go-to' tiara - the Queen Mary Lover's Knot tiara. It was once the signature diadem of the late Princess of Wales.
The Duchess paired the tiara with Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings, and pinned to her dress was a Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II which she was awarded in 2017.
In addition to the tiara, Kate also loaned the Queen Mary Chain-Link bracelet which she has worn on a few previous occasions. The piece was originally a choker that belonged to Mary of Teck, Queen Consort of George V. It was later converted to a bracelet by the late Queen Mother.
Kate carried her Jenny Packham 'Casa' crystal clutch.
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