The Duchess of Cambridge started the working week with a series of engagements in the Royal Borough of Kensington, only a stone’s throw from her home at Kensington Palace. She began her day with a coffee morning at Family Friends, followed by a visit to Kensington Aldridge Academy to formally open the new school. Her day concluded with a visit to the Kensington Leisure Centre to formally open the new centre. Click to read the full story >
The German magazine, Bild published a photo of Kate on their cover. She was photographed shopping at the Spar supermarket in Buckleberry last weekend.
Kate was photographed wearing the Beulah London 'Delaney' heart jumper. The sweater features Beulah's signature white heart on a dark grey knit of 70% wool and 30% cashmere, and retails for £125 down from £250.
In breaking news, William and Kate along with 18-month-old Prince George are rumoured to be enjoying a vacation on the island of Mustique. A source confirms to E! News that there's increased security on the island and restrictions in place due to "important guests" visiting on holiday. (The Palace would not comment or confirm details.) It's believed the royal family have returned to their beloved getaway spot to celebrate Carole Middleton's upcoming 60th birthday.
WHAT'S NEW IN KATE'S CLOSET
This week, Kate debuted three new pieces from her closet:
My favourite repliKate finds of the week ...
I know some of you hesitate to buy repliKates from AliExpress or eBay due to concerns about sizing and quality. I thought this space would be a good opportunity for us to review our repliKate purchases.
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Giulia Giusto kindly posted a review and photos of her wearing this gorgeous repliKate of the Prabal Gurung dress from AliExpress:
"The dress is very good, the quality of the fabric surprised me, it is thick, soft and every seam is perfect, it has liner and the... zip is invisible. The fabric, as the original dress, is a little bit shiny, colors are a bit brighter than the PG dress. The details are not exact the same but for the price it is an amazing piece!"
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Marianna posted the following review about the stunning Suzannah Budding Hearts repliKate dress she purchased from eBay:
"I ordered the Green Floral Budding Heart Print Tea Silk Vintage Dress from eBay. The dress is a real bargain at £31.99 (about $48), plus £6 (about $9) worldwide signed-for shipping. Shipping took quite some time: I ordered the dress on 17 August and it only shipped on 26 August. Afterwards, it took about a month for it to get to me in Italy with registered postage, and I received it on 29 September. Anyway, dealing with the seller was a pleasure, as they always replied to emails straight away. Listed as being 80% viscose and 20% silk, the dress is, thankfully, much less shiny in person than it looks in the listing photos. The fabric is reasonably good quality, although I very much doubt it's silk-mix. The cut looks a lot like the original Suzannah dress, down to the skirt part being lined in a white fabric, and the print is almost identical. The main difference I noticed is, in the eBay copy the white hearts have a black/dark grey contour, which is absent in the original print. I'm usually a UK size 12, I got the size 14, as I was worried it'd run small, and it fits me perfectly. The dress is available in UK sizes 8-18. I found the measurements supplied were fairly accurate; plus, at 101 cm long, the dress is the perfect lenght for me (I'm 168 cm tall). My original blog post on the subject can be found here."
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This week, Tiffany LeFevre posted a photo wearing the ASOS Maternity navy belted dress.
Despite being a maternity dress, Tiffany wears it beautifully as a non-maternity style. I think you will all agree she looks fabulous! Tiffany bought it in her regular size.
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Dune has an update of their 'Imperia' wedges. This season they are called 'Karley' and are 30% cheaper than the original style!
Claudia Bradby has reissued their 'Camellia' Rose Quartz and Amazonite Necklace. The necklace features amazonite and rose quartz on a long sterling silver hoop necklace.
Flash sale website, Gilt currently has discounts on a selection of LK Bennett footwear including Kate's favourite 'Sledge' style.