The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Scouts headquarters at Gilwell Park today to learn more about the organisation’s new pilot to bring Scouting to younger children.
The visit to Gilwell Park also celebrated the site’s 100th anniversary year. Kate planted a tree to mark the occasion.
Kate wore a mix of casual favorites for the outing in Essex.
She paired her Barbour Ladies Waxed Defence Jacket with her J.Crew Mahogany Mockneck Sweater and black skinny jeans.
On her feet, the Duchess wore her See By Chloé Combat Ankle Boots.
The only new addition was a pair of hoop earrings. They are currently unidentified. Susan from What Kate Wore has good close-up photos of the earrings here. She thinks they might be sterling silver with three tiny segments in a gold tone.
Kate sported the official UK Scouts Scarf (£8.50) in blue with a red, white and blue border and a Union Flag badge on the apex.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen at King’s College London (KCL) today for the opening of Bush House – the latest education and learning facilities on the university’s Strand Campus.
Her Majesty is Patron of KCL, and today the royal ladies meet staff and students while touring the new facilities. HM also
The Queen unveiled a plaque in the new auditorium – formally opening Bush House, before Her Majesty and the Duchess signed the Visitor's Book.
Following this joint engagement with the Queen, Kate went solo for a visit to the Foundling Museum in her new role as Patron.
The Foundling Museum tells the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and public art gallery. The museum works with contemporary artists, writers and musicians to develop learning programmes that are meaningful for young people.
Today, Kate debuted a custom grey tweed Catherine Walker dress with black velvet trim. It features a belted waist, pointed collar, and buttons on the cuff.
The Duchess bought back her beloved Lock & Co ‘Fairy Tale’ hat for the King’s College London visit.
Other familiar pieces included her Mulberry 'Bayswater' suede clutch and Gianvito Rossi 'Piper' 85 Black Suede Pumps.
The Duchess finished the look with her KIKI White Topaz Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow today for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Kate presented shamrocks to members of the regiment.
The Duchess also gave one to the Irish Guards mascot, Domhnall - an Irish wolfhound.
Kate was on point in a new custom green Alexander McQueen coat based off a military jacket from the designer's ready-to-wear collection. Thanks to @LadyParky79 for the information.
Here's a look at the back of the coat with peplum detail. It gives the illusion of separates.
The Duchess also donned a new hat, however the milliner is unknown.
In the photo below we see the Duchess handing her black Jenny Packham 'Roxy' clutch to her assistant.
We saw the return of the Cornelia James 'Imogen' Black Merino Wool Glove.
Kate wore her dazzling Kiki McDonough 'Special Edition' Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings.
The look wouldn't be complete without the gold three-leaf shamrock brooch, pinned just above her sprig of shamrock. The piece belongs to the Irish Guards who loan it to Kate for the occasion.
And finally, a closer look at Kate's elegant up-do.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Portrait Gala last night at London's National Portrait Gallery in her role as Patron.
Kate has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012, and this was the third fundraising Gala in her role as patron - the first was back in 2014, and again in 2017.
Kate stepped out in a new Alexander McQueen gown with a floral print identical to the custom gown she wore to the BAFTAs in 2017.
At first glance it appeared the original dress worn in 2017 had been reworked, and sleeves were added to the bodice. However, the brilliant Susan from What Kate Wore closely examined pictures of the two gowns and concluded they are different dresses because the print does not match up.
Kate teamed the patterned gown with her blackJimmy Choo 'Cosmic' suede platform pumps, and black Prada satin clutch with stone embellishment.
The Duchess topped off her dazzling look with the Kiki McDonough Special Editions Morganite Double Drop Earrings that were worn at Pippa’s wedding.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre today to see how Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children.
It was refreshing to see the Duchess step out in a blouse and trouser combination. She wore the Gucci pussy bow silk crepe blouse (£790).
The blouse is 100% silk satin georgette in a colour called ‘pale violet orchid.’ It features a relaxed silhouette, covered buttons on the back, and a high collar with a pussy bow. Kate wore the blouse backward as per stock photos and product description.
Kate teamed the blouse with her navy Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers which she first wore in December 2018 for a trip to Cyprus.
She wore a new croc embossed belt which is unidentified.
Kate carried her Aspinal of London Lilac Small Croc Midi Mayfair Bag.
On her feet, Kate debuted a new pair on block heel pumps. @dataduchess2 suggests they are the Gianvito Rossi 'Piper' 85 suede pumps (US$695).
Today we saw the return of the much loved Links of London Hope Egg Earrings! It's been almost 7 years since we last saw Kate wear these earrings in public!
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