Following a busy start to the royal visit to Sweden, the Duke and Duchess Cambridge concluded their first day in Stockholm with a black tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador.
Kate opted for a bold choice, wearing the Erdem 'Stephanie' floral-printed silk-crepe de chine gown in a gold hue (ID by @HeavenLM). The pattern is from Erdem's Fall 2017 collection which was heavily influenced by the designer's Turkish roots. The 'Stephanie' gown is traced with ruffles and has bracelet-cut bell sleeves. It is finished with a self-tie belt at the waist.
The US$2,695 dress is no longer available in the metallic tone, but the 'Stephanie' style was reissued this season in a black floral print. It is currently available at My Theresa, Matches Fashion, Selfridges, Barneys New York, and the The Modist.
The Duchess swept her brunette locks back into a low chignon and offset it with the Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings from Princess Diana's private collection.
On her wrist we also see Princess Diana's three-string pearl bracelet by Nigel Milne.
Kate picked up on the deep red accents in the floral print and opted to accessorize with burgundy pumps (possibly her Gianvito Rossi Royale Burgundy Suede Pumps) and a matching clutch.
The suede minaudiere appears to have an embellished frame and faceted clasp. I believe it is the Jimmy Choo 'Celeste' crystal-embellished suede clutch (US$1,495).
Day 2 of the royal visit will focus on Sweden's pioneering work in the field of mental health and children's wellbeing. In the afternoon, William and Kate will visit one of Sweden's leading department stores – NK – to open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden. From NK, the royal couple will travel to Haga Palace, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's official residence, for a private tea. On their last evening in Stockholm, The Duke and Duchess will attend an event at the Fotografiska Gallery, which at night boasts glittering views over Stockholm.
Monday, Feb 19:
Kate will have her first joint engagement with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as they host a reception at Buckingham Palace. The reception will showcase pieces created as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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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