It's speculated that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will embark on a royal tour of the Caribbean early next year! The first clues about the Royal tour came when the Middleton's rescheduled their annual trip to Mustique in order to accommodate planning for the tour. They usually visit Mustique in January or February, but now they will visit the island earlier, in November.
During their trip, the royal couple are expected to visit several Commonwealth nations — including the Cayman Islands, the Bahamas and the British Virgin Islands. The tour is allegedly set to take place in either February or March 2016. The consensus is that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will not accompany them on the tour :(
Below are my favourite repliKates of the week ...
This week, I was delighted to receive a repliKate review of the Cartier 'Trinity' necklace from Christine:
After searching and searching for a copy of the Cartier necklace, and wasting money on one that wasn't even close, I was so excited to see this necklace in the Weekly Wrap-Up!!! It is from the Tudor Shoppe on Etsy.com. Ordering from Etsy was very easy, and the necklace arrived within a week. The detail of the necklace is wonderful and very similar to the original. It has a nice weight to it, not too heavy, but enough weight to lie flat and not move around too much. The length seems very similar to Kate's. My only complaint is that the two smaller rings should be a bit larger.
The Issa wrap dress is back in stock in ALL sizes at Harvey Nichols.
Each week I like to devote a little time browsing the websites of Kate's favourite brands and designers. This week the new arrivals at Whistles caught my eye. I came across these Duchess-worthy styles:
COLLAGES BY KATIE
One of my favourite Duchess-inspired Instagram accounts is @KateMidleton. The account is run by Katie, a self-confessed royal-obsessed fan of the Duchess of Cambridge :)
Her account is filled with fun facts and intriguing information, but what I particularly love are her collages. She creates an informative series of collages related to Catherine's sartorial choices. I have teamed up with Katie to reproduce the collages, and each week I'll be sharing one in the newsletter.
This week, we'll start with a collection of Kate's most expensive dresses:
1: Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen created Kate's wedding gown which was estimated to cost $400,000 or £250,000!
2: I was quite surprised by the cost of this Jenny Packham dress! It was $9,368 or £5,999 and has been worn three times; two weddings and a polo match.
3: Kate wore her Alexander McQueen velvet strapless gown to the Sun Military Awards which costed $7,049 or £4,514.
4: Kate's Lela Rose white dress was the most expensive piece from her NZ/Aus tour last year costing $6,722 or £4,305.
5: Kate picked a stunning $5,987 or £3834 pink Jenny Packham gown to an ARK fundraiser.
6: For an Olympics Ceremony, Kate wore a $5,178 or £3316 teal gown by Jenny Packham.
7: Kate's lilac ball gown by Alexander McQueen was $4,686 or £3,000 and was worn in LA on tour.
8: Alexander McQueen designed the nude lace dress that Kate has worn twice and which costed
$4,473 or £2,864.
9: To the Queen's Jubilee Kate wore another Alexander McQueen dress which was $3,570 or £2286.
10: During her tour in Canada, Kate chose a navy lace Erdem dress for $3,388 or £2,169.
11: She chose another Erdem dress for the same tour which was $3,175 or £2,033.
12: Kate wowed in a Temperly London black lace gown when she attended the premiere of the War Horse. It was $3,044 or £1,949.
13: Kate's silver embellished dress is by Erdem and was $3,013 or £1929. She wore it to a friends wedding and to Trooping the Colour.
14: Kate wore the Roland Mouret 'Lambard' cream gown to two events which costed $2,342 or £1,500.
15: Jenny Packham created Kate's silver, one shoulder, Grecian gown which was $2,342 or £1,500.
16: Kate debuted her Alexander McQueen knitted, nautical dress in Canada and then again to Wimbledon; it was $1,963 or £1,257.
What's your favourite out of these?
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