Kensington Palace has released further details of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's upcoming royal tour of India and Bhutan. The week long tour will run from 10th to 16th April 2016. Here's an overview of the activities the royal couple will undertake during the tour:
DAY 1: 10th April - Mumbai, India
DAY 2: 11th April - Mumbai/New Delhi, India
DAY 3: 12th April - New Delhi/Kaziranga National Park, India
DAY 4: 13th April - Kaziranga National Park, India
DAY 5: 14th April - Bhutan
DAY 6: 15th April - Bhutan
DAY 7: 16th April - Agra, India
You can read the detailed itinerary on the Prince of Wales website.
With the aid of Google Maps, I've put together a map showing the locations the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge will visit during the tour.
On Saturday, the Daily Mail posted a preview of the highly anticipated Queen at Ninety documentary featuring Kate's first interview since her marriage to William. The Duchess offers a lovely insight into her and her children's relationship with the Queen.
In the video, Kate wore her blue tweed Rebecca Taylor suit which she also donned for last month's Place2Be pre-recorded video. The suit made its debut in April 2012 at an event honoring the Scott-Amundsen Centenary Race to the South Pole, and Kate wore it again in New Zealand during the 2014 royal tour.
The documentary also shows some footage of William & Kate at the Diplomatic Reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace in November 2015. We finally get a better glimpse of the ice blue Alexander McQueen lace gown which she also wore to her first Diplomatic Reception in 2013.
We also get a better look at Kate's accessories. She adorned her wrists with the same diamond bracelets she wore to the Chinese State banquet in October 2015. She carried her Jenny Packham Casa Silver/Gold/Crystal clutch, first seen at the Spectre movie premier on October 2015.
The Queen at Ninety will be aired in full at 8pm on Sunday 27th March 2016 on ITV.
The Duchess of Cambridge didn't have to travel far today for her engagement. She was in her home county of Norfolk to open a new charity shop for East Anglia Children's Hospices, of which she is patron.
The new EACH store in the market town of Holt is one of 21 for the charity. The goodwill outlets offer second-hand clothing, books, and bric-a-brac, with all profits directed back into the charity.
Kate marked the official opening by cutting a ribbon with the help of two families who receive care and support from the charity.
During her visit, Kate was given a tour of the shop and became the store's first customer.
The Duchess spent £10 and bought Fireman Sam's Favourite Tales book for Prince George and a Beatrix Potter Tom Kitten figurine for Princess Charlotte.
Kate consciously choose to recycle an outfit for the thrift shop visit. She wore her M Missoni blue tweed coat.
She debuted the coat during a 2012 visit to Fortnum & Mason. She wore it again that year for a trip to Nottingham with William and the Queen. We saw her back in it for thewedding of Lucy Meade and Charlie Budgett in 2014.
Kate paired the coat with her azure blue ZARA pleated dress.
The frock is affectionately known as the "honeymoon dress". The Duchess of Cambridge first wore it on the day after the royal wedding, when she and William departed Buckingham Palace for a weekend honeymoon retreat. She has also worn it several times since.
The Duchess accessorized with familiar pieces including her Sapphire and diamond earrings, Cartier watch and Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch.
Kate did however wear a new pair of navy suede heeled shoes.
On her feet were the Prada Pointy Toe Pumps (US$630). The Italian made shoes feature a modest 85 mm (3.5") heel.
These are the lowest heeled pumps in Kate's ever-growing collection of navy suede shoes, which include styles from Alexander McQueen, Jimmy Choo and Rupert Sanderson.
If you'd like to support EACH you can visit their online shop or purchase the Emma Bridgewater Two Half Pint Mugs and the Emma Bridgewater Bags.
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This afternoon, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen, Prince Philip and Prince Harry at Westminster Abbey for a multi-faith service to observe Commonwealth Day.
Today marked the Duke & Duchess' second attendance of the annual service, and last year was their first.
Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March each year. The event is usually attended by the Queen in her role as Head of the Commonwealth. This year's Observance focused on the theme ‘An Inclusive Commonwealth’ – underlining the values of tolerance, respect and understanding, as well as equity and fairness, set out in the Commonwealth Charter.
Kate wore a new grey coat from Erdem.
It is a bespoke version based off the label's Pre-Fall 2015 Collection. The coat features an all-over pin-dot pattern with a scalloped lace overlay.
She also debuted a matching grey wide-brim hat from John Boyd Milliner (shown below in black). This is a new choice of hatter for the Duchess. Boyd, based in Knightsbridge, has been making hats since 1947. He was also a favourite of Princess Diana, who wore his designs on several occasions.
Furthermore, Kate added a new Emmy 'Natasha' clutch to her growing collection. I believe it is the 'Steel Grey' colour. She also owns this model in 'Carbon' and 'Chocolate'.
Kate also premiered a new pair of grey suede heels. MiddletonMaven identified the pumps as the Rupert Sanderson 'Winona' style (shown in black patent).
The Duchess completed the outfit with her diamond and aquamarine drop earrings which still remain unidentified.
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This afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a return visit with urban youth charity XLP.
William and Kate last visited the charity a little under a year ago, just before Kate went on maternity leave.
At the XLP headquaters, the royal couple met with mentors who have been trained by the charity, and they also had an opportunity to meet the young people they support.
Today, Kate wore a new mod-inspired suit by a brand we have not seen her wear before.
She was in a orange and cream gingham check two-piece skirt suit from womenswear brand, Eponine London. The Kensington-based label was founded by designer Jet Shenkman, who specialises in bespoke pieces inspired by the Fifties and Sixties.
The ensemble is from the current SS16 collection and costs £600 a piece.
Kate remained consistent with her black suede accessories. She carried the Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch.
On her feet were the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' pumps.
Kate completed the look with her KIKI Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings.
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