The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Shout headquarters on Wednesday to mark the mental health text service reaching over one million conversations with those in need.
Shout is the UK's only 24/7 text messaging support service. It's staffed by thousands of trained volunteers. The service offers free and confidential help for anybody struggling to cope.
DRESS: NEW! Derek Lam 10 Crosby 'Sammy' leopard-print chiffon midi dress in Army Green (£510). ID by @emgcollins.
BELT: NEW! ba&sh 'Betty' buckle belt in black suede ($135).
BOOTS: Ralph Lauren Collection High Heel Boot in Black Suede (repeat).
EARRINGS: ASOS 14k Gold Plated Twist Hoop Earrings (repeat).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Lancashire today for a visit to the Clitheroe Community Hospital in their roles as joint patrons of NHS Charities Together.
During their visit, Kate and William met with staff and heard about the pressures across the local healthcare system during the pandemic.
NHS Charities Together provided invaluable mental wellbeing support to staff throughout this period. As well as a staff wellbeing room, funding has provided two therapy dogs – six-year-old Jasper and Alfie!
The royal couple later visited Church on the Street, a charity creating vital support for those struggling with homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues.
COAT: Massimo Dutti Limited Edition Button Cashmere Wool Coat in Camel (repeat).
SKIRT: NEW! Iris & Ink Ernestine ribbed merino wool-blend midi skirt in Camel Brown ($215).
BOOTS: NEW! Camel suede boots.
Possibly the Saint Laurent 'Jane' boots as suggested by @Palace_Avenue, or the Saint Laurent 'Lady' boots as suggested by @MiddletonMaven.
EARRINGS: Missoma Rhodochrosite Gold Mini Pyramid Charm Hoops (repeat).
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited The Foundling Museum on Wednesday to learn more about the care sector and meet those with direct experience of living in care.
The Foundling Museum, of which the Duchess of Cambridge is patron, tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK's first children's charity which was founded in 1739 as a home for children whose mothers couldn't keep or care for them.
COAT: Unidentified teal blue single-breasted coat with flap pockets (repeat). First worn in January 2020 for visit to Stockwell Gardens Nursery.
TOP: NEW! Hobbs London 'Lara' Merino Wool Roll Neck Sweater in Navy ($160).
PANTS: Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers (repeat).
SHOES: Emmy London 'Josie' Navy Block Heel Pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: NEW! Accessorize Mini Hammered Door Knocker Hoop Earrings (£2.10).
MASK: Amaia Reusable Cotton Face Mask in Blue Eloise (repeat).
Kensington Palace shared three stunning new portraits of The Duchess of Cambridge to mark her 40th birthday on 9th January.
The portraits were taken by Italian-born fashion photographer, Paolo Roversi. You can read more about the historic photoshoot via an interview Mr Roversi did with Caroline Halleman for Town & Country magazine.
The trio of portraits will enter the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) in London, of which The Duchess is Patron. They will also be shown in the community in three meaningful places: Berkshire, St Andrews, and Anglesey, as part of the NPG's nationwide ‘Coming Home’ exhibition, ahead of the Gallery reopening in 2023.
For the milestone portraits, Kate wore three custom Alexander McQueen dresses. The silhouette of the red dress matches the designer's Asymmetric Draped Sleeve Dress ($4,990) available in a Anemone print.
The Duchess accessorized with Her Majesty's diamond orbital teardrop earrings, which she has previously worn on many occasions. Below is a close up of the earrings worn for a Christmas event at Windsor Castle in 2020.
In the second portrait, The Duchess wore a romantic off-the-shoulder tulle gown. The design shares features seen in the Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2022 Ready-To-Wear show.
In the final portrait, Kate appears to be wearing a ruffled one-shoulder dress from Alexander McQueen's Pre-Spring/Summer 2022 collection.
The dress incorporates silk jacquard, lace, organza and tulle repurposed from previous collections in an effort to improve sustainability. The upcycled concept were first seen in McQueen's SS20 collection.
The two tulle dresses were paired with Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings, first worn by The Duchess for the State Banquet honoring the King and Queen of Spain in 2017.
I want thank all my readers who sent lovely messages while I was missing in action. I will be resuming regular blogging duties in the coming weeks. Thanks to everyone for your patience as I work to update the website with all the missed posts!
- Elizabeth xo
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