Today, The Duchess of Cambridge became Royal Patron of Family Action.
Her Majesty The Queen has passed the patronage to Kate having held the role for over 65 years. Her Majesty took the patronage over from Queen Mary in 1953.
Family Action was founded in 1869 to help families facing difficult circumstances by giving them practical help and support.
To mark her new patronage, The Duchess visited Peterley Manor Farm where she joined families and children supported by the charity taking part in Christmas activities.
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The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace this evening to mark 70 years of the NATO alliance.
Kate was joined by other members of the royal family including, the Princess Royal, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to meet NATO leaders.
The Duchess debuted a jade green Alexander McQueen shirtdress. In this screengrab from a Daily Mail video shared by @21_royall on Twitter, we get a better glimpse at the length of dress.
The custom creation features a piquet band collar, puffed shoulders, inset waistband, and a pleated skirt. The piece appears to take inspiration from this McQueen ready-to-wear shirtdress.
Kate added a touch of glam with the diamond orbital teardrop earrings are on loan from Her Majesty.
Unfortunately there are limited photos from this event and we have been unable to get a complete look at Kate's outfit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge teamed up with Britain's Queen of TV cookery Mary Berry to cook up a festive feast to thank people connected to their patronages who will be working over the Christmas period.
The events were filmed by Shine TV for the BBC as part of an hour-long TV special called A Berry Royal Christmas, which airs on December 16.
The Duchess looked festive in a new red and white patterned dress from Alessandra Rich's AW19 collection (US$1,940).
Crafted in Italy from lightweight silk, it's printed with small polka dots and petals. It has structured padded shoulders and the pleated skirt falls to a sweeping midi length. The off-the-rack dress features a keyhole neckline but Kate's version has a pussy-bow tie. The dress is currently reduced to $970 at Net-a-Porter, and down to $1,110 at Matches Fashion. It is full price at Moda Openadi.
It appears Kate wore the diamond and pearl earrings on permanent loan from the Queen.
Mary Berry accompanied William and Kate on several of their engagements throughout the year, where she got to learn more about the charities the royal couple support. The visits will be highlighted during the TV special. The photo below was taken during Kate's engagement at RHS Garden Wisley in September.
Mary also accompanied Kate to a private visit to The Brink, the UK’s first dry bar set up by Action on Addiction.
In this never-before-seen photo, the Duchess is wearing a dark ribbed knit top and a-line skirt, topped with a black belt and black suede boots. I will update the post if outfit details become available.
The Duchess of Cambridge was scheduled to join Prince William at the Tusk Awards this evening, but was forced to miss the event 'due to the children' according to a Kensington Palace spokesman.
During the ceremony, the Palace released a photo of Kate and William with the Tusk Awards nominees and finalists taken earlier in the day.
The Duchess wore her custom olive green Beulah London Yahvi Midi Dress.
Kate's version of the 'Yahvi' dress is made from 100% wool crepe and does not have the fluted sleeve. Instead it is fashioned with a three button cuff. Below we see it on Kate when she wore it for the first time in January for a visit to the Family Action Lewisham centre.
The Duchess added a matching fabric belt today.
On her feet Kate wore her dark olive Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito' 85 suede pumps.
It appears Kate wore mystery hoop earrings we first saw in March during a Scouts event.
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were the guests of honour this evening at the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London.
This is the third occasion William and Kate have attended the star-studded show in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, of which The Queen is Patron.
Tonight, Kate premiered a bespoke floor-length black lace overlay gown by Alexander McQueen.
Designed with a nude underlay that creates a sheer illusion, the gown is cut with a subtle sweetheart neckline trimmed with black velvet.
A look at the back of the dress.
The Duchess accessorized with her black Jimmy Choo 'Celeste' Velvet Clutch and the designer's 'Romy 100' Black Velvet Pumps.
Kate topped off the glamorous look with her Erdem Floral Hoop Earrings.
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