The Daily Star has exclusive photos showing the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge enjoying a casual night out at The Kings Head Hotel located near their new home, Anmer Hall.
The royal couple dressed casually for their low-key date night. Kate wore a black crewneck sweater layered over a black & white floral shirt and paired with skinny jeans. Unfortunately, the low resolution photos make it difficult to accurately ID her clothing.
The only item I can make out with certainty is her Pied a Terre black 'Imperia' wedges. They are still available in limited sizes from Dune London.
Kate appears to be wearing her Asprey necklace featuring 'Woodlands' charms.
A Kate's Closet Facebook follower suggested that the shirt Kate is wearing might be this one from GAP.
The close-up of the collar does appear to be a very good match to Kate's shirt.
The GAP printed shirt is described as a boyfriend fit featuring long sleeves with single button cuffs, patch pocket on chest, curved shirttail, and rear shoulder yoke. It currently retails for US$54.95 and is also available for £34.95 on GAP UK and €39.95 on GAP EU.
Kate's black cable knit sweater has been identified by eBayer seller "copykate". It is by Lauren Ralph Lauren.
I did a little research and found the original stock photo of the jumper.
The style is called 'Verionika' and features an all-over cable knit with a crewneck and non-functional goldtone buttons on the left shoulder. It is available in a host of colours from House of Fraser, however it has sold out in black.
Ralph Lauren has a black cable knit sweater available in the same silhouette without the buttons. It is currently on sale for US$44.95. Shop it here.
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The Mirror has also published some candid photos of William & Kate arriving from Norfolk into Kings Cross Station in London.
Kate appears to be wearing her Barbour Defence jacket although the photos are too grainy to say for certain.
On her feet are the Mint Velvet Bibi plimsolls.
Kate is carrying two bags, one is an overnight bag, the other, her Tod's G-Bag Sacca hobo which she has owned for several years.
The My Small Obsessions Facebook community identified Kate's overnight travel bag as the 'Odyssey' by Sandstorm Kenya. According to the brand, "it was a gift given soon after their engagement in Kenya". This classically styled travel bag is rendered in a tan canvas with leather trim. It has reinforced carrying handles and a leather base with brass base studs. The Odyssey opens up wide for easy packing and is fully lined with a zipped pocket.
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The next official engagement for the royal couple is on Monday 8th September, where they will formally open The Dickson Poon University of Oxford China Centre Building.
Last week, PopSugar published exclusive photos of the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George strolling through Kensington Gardens with a protection officer.
Kate was dressed casually, wearing a sleeveless mint green top and skinny jeans. The top dates back to 2006 and her jeans appear to be the same ones she wore to the Father's Day polo match in June this year. I believe they are the GAP 'vintage loren' jeans which I found at Gap EU.
On her feet were the Mint Velvet 'Bibi' plimsolls.
Kate's jewellery consisted of the Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop earrings, Asprey necklace featuring 'Woodland' charms and Cartier Ballon Bleu wristwatch.
She also wore her trusty Givenchy 'Obsedia' sunglasses.
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This collection has been created exclusively in collaboration with designer Roland Mouret, who has dressed the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. The limited-edition collection is crafted using Banana Republic's signature Sloan stretch fabric. To quote Mr Mouret,
These clothes are all about refined shapes and beautiful drape.
Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by Prince Harry on a visit to the opening of the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppy installation.
The expansive art installation is in honour of the 100th anniversary of World War I. It gives the illusion of a blood-red moat around the castle and the evolving work will feature 888,246 ceramic poppies when completed. The poppies represent a British or Colonial military fatality during the Great War.
The installation is the work of ceramic artist Paul Cummins, with setting by stage designer Tom Piper. It was officially opened to the public today, and will run until late Autumn with the last poppy to be symbolically planted on Armistice Day, 11th November 2014.
For today's engagement, The Duchess wore her snorkel blue L.K. Bennett 'Detroit' dress.
This dress was first worn on Valentine's Day this year to the opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in London.
The Duchess carried her navy suede Russell & Bromley 'Muse' clutch.
Other familiar accessories included her Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop Earrings and Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Wristwatch.
There were two new additions to Kate's outfit today. The Duchess swapped her usual Alexander McQueen navy suede pumps with a new pair from Jimmy Choo named 'Georgia' (identified by My Small Obsessions). This style features a thick column shaped heel with a rounded toe. They are currently available for€450/US$625.
Kate also debuted the Empress Mini White Gold and Diamond Pendant necklace by Mappin & Webb (identified by My Small Obsessions). A sparkling motif pendant features 0.40 carats of round brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18 carat white gold on a 46cm (18 inch) chain. The motif measures 15mm (0.59 inches) in diameter. The piece retails for £1,850.
The Cambridge's will take a break for the remaining Summer. Kate is scheduled to return to royal duties in mid September, where she will undertake her first solo visit abroad. On 20th - 21st September 2014, the Duchess of Cambridge will visit Malta to mark its 50th annivsary of independence.
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Today marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. At 11pm (BST) on August 4, 1914, Britain declared war on Germany after the Germans had invaded Belgium. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorated the anniversary by attending a number of ceremonies in Belgium.
William and Kate arrived at L'Abbaye Saint-Laurent in Liege, where they were received by Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
Following the official greeting, they walked to the Cointe Inter-allied Memorial for a service, during which Prince William gave a speech paying tribute to the host nation
Your Majesties, if I may say so, Belgium's steadfast remembrance of your war dead, and ours, is a great credit to your nation. On behalf of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, head of the Commonwealth, thank you for the honour you do us all.
For today's commemoration services, the Duchess wore a cream ensemble featuring a Alexander McQueen coat dress.
The coat has many feminine touches including a Peter Pan collar, puffed accent sleeves and a pleated skirt. The design is bespoke but fuses elements from a couple Alexander McQueen pieces.
Kate's headpiece is by Jane Taylor Millinery (credit to @AnnieElizabethN for the ID). She wore the 'Fleur-Ruffle' straw beret in nude/blush pink. The headpiece has a tonal hand dyed ruffle detail and is from the current summer collection. It retails for £615.
Kate wore her trusty L.K. Bennett taupe 'Sledge' pumps.
Kate accessorized with her Annoushka pearl drop earrings paired with her Kiki McDonough diamond hoops and Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
The Duchess carried her customized Alexander McQueen suede clutch.
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In the afternoon, William and Kate traveled to the town of Mons where they were joined by Prince Harry for a reception at Mons Town Hall.
The royal trio concluded the day with a twilight ceremony at Saint-Symphorien Military Cemetery. The Duchess laid a floral tribute.
Tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry will continue their WWI commemorations with a visit to the Tower of London's "Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red" poppy installation in the Tower's moat.
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".