Just Jared have photos of the Duchess of Cambridge leaving a Place2Be conference at the Royal Society of Medicine on Monday afternoon (June 30) in London. Catherine is the Royal Patron of Place2Be, an organisation which aims to improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children in the UK.
Kate wore a vibrant print dress by Tory Burch. This is the second occasion we have seen the Duchess wear a dress by the American designer. The first was in April this year when the Duchess wore the Tory Burch 'Paulina' dress to Prince George's first official engagement; a playdate with the Plunket Society in New Zealand.
Today, Kate wore the 'Chrissy' dress rendered in a ocean mist madura print. The jersey dress is has a modified boatneck with a button placket and waist-defining belt. It is made from 100% rayon and currently on sale in limited sizes for US$197.50 (originally $395): http://popsu.gr/ubAF
Tory Burch has other styles in the same madura print, including a shirt dress, tunic, scarf and swimwear.
With over 7000 dresses online, House of Fraser is bound to have some replikates! Here's a small sample of what you'll find on their site.
The Duchess went under the radar this week to make a private visit to The Treehouse in Suffolk – which is run by one of her patronages, East Anglia Children's Hospices. The visit coincided with Children's Hospice Week which is focused on raising money and awareness for those supporting children with life-limiting illnesses.
For this personal visit, Kate wore a paisley printed wrap dress by Diana von Furstenberg. This dress has been in Kate's closet since 2002 where she was snapped wearing to a party in St Andrew's. Since then she has worn it on a couple of occasions, once in 2005 when out to dinner with William and more recently when on tour in Malaysia.
The DVF 'Duenne' wrap dress showcases a pink paisley pattern on a charcoal grey silk jersey background. It is characterised by pink piping along the torso, collar, cuffs and pocket. The dress is made from 100% silk and has a classic surplice v-neck and finished with a self-belt.
The Duchess released a statement , in which she says:
"Around the clock support is crucial for children receiving palliative care. They and their families often need help every hour of every day, both in hospices and at home. As Patron of EACH, I have seen first-hand this remarkable and varied work and just how vital the support of staff and volunteers can be to the families of children with life limiting conditions. It has been wonderful to see the fantastic public support for Children's Hospice Week over the last few days. Please continue supporting your local children's hospice in whatever way you can."
It's wonderful to see Kate continuing to give back behind the scenes, without the glare of the media. Because of the sensitivity of the visit, EACH are not disclosing any further details about her private visit. A royal source says, she wanted to learn more about the services that are required for families with seriously ill children. She was also shown the role that volunteers can play for children's hospices – an issue "she is exploring further" through the Royal Foundation set up in her name and that of Princes William and Harry.
This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the restored heritage and education site of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Today's visit by Her Royal Highness marked the completion of the £8 million restoration project, which has restored the site to its World War II appearance.
For today's visit, Catherine wore her military-inspired Alexander McQueen separates, first seen on her visit to the Summerfield Community Centre in August 2011 following the Birmingham riots.
Both the blouse and skirt are from the Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection. The Military Silk Georgette Blouse features navy trim detailing, gold button-fastening and a peplum hem. It retailed for £795. The navy Embellished Wool Crepe Skirt has directional front slits and gold tone decorative button front. It retailed for £580.
We saw the return of familiar accessories, which included the navy suede Russell & Bromley 'Muse' clutch (also known as the Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' clutch in the USA), her Alexander McQueen bespoke navy suede pumps, and her sapphire & diamond drop earrings.
Kate toured the WWII Codebreaking Huts and heard about the achievements of the Codebreakers, one of who was her paternal grandmother, Valerie Glassborow. Kate then on to view the interactive exhibitions and had a go at deciphering a morse code message using a replica radio that was used at Bletchley Park during WW II.
The Duchess commemorated her visit by planting a tree.
The next engagement for the Duchess will be on 5th July, when she and William will attend the ceremonial start of the Tour de France at Harewood House in Yorkshire.
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The Duchess of Cambridge attended today's historic Garter Day service with other members of the Royal Family. The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348. Each year in June, a procession and service take place at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter. Prince William has been a Royal Knights Companion of the Garter since 2008.
Kate wore her bespoke ice blue silk Christopher Kane coat, previously worn to the pre-Olympic reception and Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics in 2012.
Catherine watched the parade from under a canopy along with Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and other dignitaries.
The Duchess donned a new hat by Lock & Co. The Sweet Delight style is 100% woven straw and retails for £875.
We also saw the return of the LK Bennett 'Natalie' clutch and her pear drop earrings which are yet to be identified.
Kate wore a new pair of nude shoes to today's ceremony. They are the Jimmy Choo ' Gilbert' pumps in nude kid leather. These shoes are part of theJimmy Choo 24:7 capsule collection. The 'Gilbert' feature an almond toe and 3.5" stiletto heel.
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The Duchess of Cambridge took Prince George to his first polo match to cheer on his daddy at a Father's Day polo match in Gloucestershire. The young royal family were at Cirencester Park Polo Club where Prince William and Prince Harry competed in opposing teams in the annual Jerudong Trophy Polo Match. The charity match raises money for William's patronage Centrepoint.
Kate wore a casual outfit, consisting of some familiar pieces.
She wore her ME+EM Breton stipe top currently in stock for £48.
On her feet were the Sebago 'Bala' deck shoes in taupe/white, in stock for US$95.
She wore her Givenchy 'Obsedia' sunglasses (in stock).
She kept her jewellery to a minimum, only wearing her wedding rings and Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch (in stock).
The brand and style of her skinny jeans are still unknown.
A follower on What Kate Wore suggested that they may be GAP jeans based on the label stitching on the back on the jeans. I have checked my GAP jeans and they do indeed feature this stitching.
The shade that Kate is wearing does not appear in the current GAP collection of jean leggings. I did a search for previous season shades and came across this style in 'vintage loren' from Gap EU. They are premium stretch denim with a vintage wash. They feature tradition five-pocket styling, button closure and zip fly. I'm waiting on confirmation from other 'Kate' bloggers before I can say for certain that these are the jeans.
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The Queen celebrated her official birthday today with the Trooping the Colour parade. Although Her Majesty was born on 21 April, it has long been the tradition to publicly celebrate the Sovereign's birthday on a day in the summer. The Duchess of Cambridge attended her fourth consecutive Trooping the Colour event. Today she wore an ice blue separates outfit by Alexander McQueen.
The jacket appears to be a modified version of this ready-to-wear piece, first identified by Kate Middleton Style Blog . This fauna silk-cotton jacquard jacket has a peplum waist and short stand-up collar with thin V neckline. It has a concealed hook and eye closure. The long sleeves are finished with four button cuffs. Kate's skirt appears to be made of the same matching fabric.
The Duchess donned a new bespoke hat from Jane Taylor Millenary. Another new piece included a pearl cluster brooch, details of which are yet to emerge.
She wore her Annoushka pearl drops with Kiki McDonough hoop earrings. Another familiar accessory was her modified Alexander McQueen clutch.
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Following a breakfast reception at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, the Duchess of Cambridge dashed back to London to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace. Also in attendance was Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip, who was celebrating his 93rd birthday.
Catherine changed out of her Jaeger contrast crepe dress and into the much-adored Alexander McQueen champagne lace dress, first worn two years earlier to the Queen's Jubilee National Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul's Cathedral.
For today's event, Kate opted to remove the tonal sash belt and complete her look with new accessories. The Duchess wore a new hat from Jane Corbett Millinery which is a bespoke piece designed to coordinate with her frock.
Kate accessorized with a new pair of nude patent heels which are currently unidentified. One possibility is the LK Bennett 'Florete' pumps.
She carried her Russell and Bromley nude patent 'Park Avenue' clutch.
She kept her jewellery to a minimum, wearing only her Annoushka baroque pearl drops with Kiki hoop earrings (in addition to her wedding rings, of course!).
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12/06/2014 - ID UPDATE
Ashley Marie contacted LK Bennett regarding their 'Florete' pumps, but they wrote that this was not the style the Duchess wore to the Garden party. I then contacted Russell & Bromley to ask if their '5th Ave' court shoes could be an ID. They responded with a denial but did claim that the '5th Ave' style used to be available in beige patent (the same colour/fabric as her R&B 'Park Ave' clutch). Ashley Marie persisted with this and managed to get a hold of someone more knowledgeable at R&B. They confirmed that the '5th Ave' style is indeed the one the Duchess wore. Despite my efforts and the misinformation I was given by Russell & Bromley, I'm delighted that Ashely Marie got to the truth!
The '5th Ave' court shoe in beige patent was from their 2013 collection and is no longer available. It is currently available in a variety of shades and fabrics. These point toe courts feature a slim 8cm heel height.
This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge attended a private breakfast reception at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. It was her first solo engagement since returning from the Royal Tour of New Zealand and Australia. During her visit, Catherine meet with supporters of the bid to launch a British team in the 35th America’s Cup, which is being led by Sir Ben Ainslie.
Catherine wore an ivory/navy crepe dress by British high-street label Jaeger. This sleek ivory sheath dress features navy trim along the round neckline, arms and waist. It originally retailed for £150 but has been reduced to £99.
Kate carried her Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' navy suede clutch (also known as the Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' clutch in the USA).
On her feet were her bespoke Alexander McQueen navy suede pumps.
Her jewellery included the sapphire and diamond earrings, Asprey London 'Woodlands' charm necklace and Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.
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The Duchess meet with crew and boat designers before viewing an America’s Cup class boat at the museum.
The America’s Cup, which is the oldest trophy in sport, was first established in 1851 as the hundred pound cup for the winner of a race around the Isle of Wight, witnessed by Queen Victoria. The Cup was named after the first winner of the race, the schooner ‘America’, from New York. American teams successfully defended all challenges for 132 years, until an Australian team won in 1983. Britain has never won the America's Cup.
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