The Duchess of Cambridge marked Armed Forces Day on Saturday by sharing photos of a visit to Pirbright Training Academy where she met new British Army recruits last November.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in Cambridgeshire to carry out a number of engagements.
The Duke and Duchess kicked off their day at the University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, where a new portrait of the royal couple was unveiled marking the 10th anniversary of them receiving their royal titles. You can read more about the painting and Kate's outfit in a separate post.
Kate and William then visited the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) at Milton. The Duchess has been EACH’s royal patron for ten years and the visit comes during Children’s Hospice Week in the UK.
This was followed with a stop at Jimmy’s Cambridge, an organization founded in 1995 to support those experiencing homelessness. The couple first visited the charity ten years ago in November 2012.
William and Kate's final engagement was at the first ever Cambridgeshire County Day, an event to celebrate The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen while also showcasing the very best of Cambridgeshire and raising money for charity.
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During today's visit to Cambridgeshire, a new joint portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was unveiled.
Painted by award-winning British portrait artist Jamie Coreth, it is the first official joint portrait of the royal couple and commemorates the 10th anniversary of the couple receiving their royal titles.
The piece was commissioned in 2021 by the Cambridgeshire Royal Portrait Fund, which is held by the Cambridge Community Foundation, as a gift to Cambridgeshire.
Mr Coreth revealed the couple attended joint sittings twice, and each made time for a further solo session to help the artist capture the necessary detail.
The dress worn in the portrait is the emerald green 'Falconetti' Metallic Silk Dress by The Vampire’s Wife. Kate debuted the shimmering frock in March 2020 during the Royal Visit to Ireland.
On her feet are a new pair of heels, the Manolo Blahnik 'Hangisi' 105 Pumps in Green Satin.
They feature a timeless silhouette in elegant satin, finished with a luminous jewel embellishment.
The Duchess dons two pieces of Princess Diana’s jewelry in the portrait: the Collingwood Pearl Drop Earrings and the Nigel Milne 3-Strand Pearl Bracelet.
For the first time, Kate wears The Duchess of Cambridge's Pearl Pendant Brooch. The heirloom piece was lent by The Queen for her sittings which took place at Kensington Palace.
The brooch was made in the mid 19th century by Garrard for Princess Augusta, Duchess of Cambridge shown in the portrait below wearing the brooch.
It features a large bouton pearl, surrounded by a cluster of diamonds, with a diamond and baroque pearl pendant suspended from the cluster. The pendant is detachable, and the cluster also features a loop that allows the piece to be worn as a pendant.
When Princess Augusta passed away, the brooch was inherited by her daughter Princess Mary Adelaide, and later by her daughter, Queen Mary. When Queen Mary passed away in 1953, she left the brooch to her granddaughter Queen Elizabeth II who wears it both with and without the pearl drop.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commemorated Windrush Day with a number of events in London.
It recognises the migrant contribution to UK society, on the day when the first big group of post-war migrants from the Caribbean arrived in Britain aboard the Empire Windrush ship on 22 June 1948.
The Duke and Duchess started with a visit to ELEVATE in Brixton - an organization that offers learning, enrichment, training, and work opportunities for young adults.
Following this visit, the royal couple headed to Waterloo Station for the unveiling the National Windrush Monument with Baroness Floella Benjamin, head of the Windrush Commemoration Committee.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Day 4 of Royal Ascot on Friday.
They led the royal procession at Ascot Racecourse by riding in the first carriage.
Prince William helped the Duchess alight from the carriage.
Kate appeared to enjoy her time in the Royal Box mingling with guests.
The royal couple latter presented jockey Christophe Soumillon his winnings for taking first place in The Commonwealth Cup race.
The Duchess wore a classic polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich from the designer’s spring 2019 collection. ID by Middleton Maven.
A look at the back.
The white and brown silk crepe de chine dress features a mock neck, asymmetric hem, puffed long sleeves with button cuff, a ruffled overlay at the left shoulder, buttons at the left shoulder, and a self belt.
Kate complemented the dress with a brown Sally-Ann Provan 'Naeva' boater hat trimmed with handmade silk duchesse origami flowers. She had the straw hat customized with a solid brim.
The Duchess carried a a brown suede foldover clutch we have not seen before.
She coordinated it with brown suede pumps - possibly the Gianvito Rossi 105 style in Texas brown.
Kate completed the look with the diamond and pearl drop earrings that belonged to the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
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