Kensington Palace announced that The Duchess of Cambridge has today become the Patron of The Royal Photographic Society (RPS), taking over from the Queen, who had held the role for 67 years.
To mark the occasion, Kate attended a photography workshop for Action for Children, run by The RPS at Warren Park.
The RPS was founded in 1853 with the objective of promoting the art and science of photography. The Duchess has a longstanding interest in photography, and her patronage of The RPS will further highlight the beneficial impact that art and creativity can have on emotional wellbeing, particularly for children and young people.
The Duchess stepped out in a new breezy liberty print dress by Ridley London.
It is the 'Virginia Midi' style (£449) made from silk chiffon and designed with a v-neck, fitted bodice, short floaty sleeves and an a-line skirt with a frounced hem.
She wore her brown suede Casteñer 'Carina' 80 espadrille wedges.
Kate accessorized with her gold Catherine Zoraida Fern Hoop Earrings.
The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge joined the Queen and other members of the royal family for the opening day of Royal Ascot.
Ascot Racecourse is steeped in heritage and history and was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot becoming the centrepiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
The annual meeting spans over five days and each day begins with a Royal Procession - the arrival of The Queen and the Royal party in horse-drawn landaus. Her Majesty was accompanied by The King and Queen of the Netherlands today.
The iconic race meeting is a social event and long been a spectacle of fashion and style.
The Duchess used the occasion to make a designer debut. Today she stepped out in a blue Elie Saab ensemble. This is the first time we have seen Kate wear a garment by the Lebanese fashion designer.
The swiss dot fabric with macramé trim is seen in the designer's ready-to-wear Resort 2019 collection Thanks to @Japanese_Ginger for the info.
Kate had the pussy bow top customized with long sleeves, and the tulle skirt trimmed to a midi length with extra layers of tulle added for full coverage.
The Duchess coordinated the separates with a new blue hat by Philip Treacy. You may recall she already owns this design in a pink colourway.
The molded slice hat features rosettes under the brim and is from the milliner's S/S 2016 collection.
There was also a new clutch and shoes. She carried an Elie Saab Abat-Jour Metallic and Leather Clutch Bag, and on her feet Kate wore Gianvito Rossi 105 metallic leather pumps (US$745).
We saw the return of her KIKI Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings.
A closer look at Kate's elegant up-do.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended today's historic Garter Day service with other members of the Royal Family.
The Order of the Garter is the most senior and the oldest British Order of Chivalry and was founded by Edward III in 1348. Each year in June, a procession and service take place at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter. Prince William has been a Royal Knights Companion of the Garter since 2008.
The British royals were joined by two special foreign guests. Today Queen Elizabeth II formally invested King Felipe VI of Spain and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands into the Order of the Garter. The monarchs were accompanied by their wives, Queen Letizia of Spain and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.
Kate attended her first Garter Day service in 2008, when she was dating Prince William. We didn't see her again at the annual procession until after the couple were married in 2011. Since then, she has attended nearly every year with some gaps coinciding with the birth of her children. In 2017 there was no service for the Order of the Garter because the Queen had to attend the State Opening of Parliament following a snap general election in the UK.
The Duchess usually favours a sartorial repeat for this regal event, but today she opted for a new white coatdress by Catherine Walker.
She debuted the 'Liza' style rendered in ivory wool crepe, and designed with cropped jacket ‘panels’ and a Peter Pan collar edged in fine black lace. The fit-and-flare coat has single-breasted front fashioned with self-covered buttons.
The Duchess accessorized her new coat with familiar supplements. We saw the return of the Lock & Co's 'Lion Tamer' hat. Designed by the firm's resident milliner Sylvia Fletcher, the Lion Tamer is hand-sculpted from layers of dyed ebony sinamay and finished with a simple ostrich feather.
The piece dates back to June 2011. Kate first wore it at the Trooping the Colour parade, and again to a friend's wedding later that same day. It reappeared 5 years later during a visit to France in 2016 for the Battle of Somme commemorations.
Kate carried her black suede Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch, and on here feet she wore her Prada Wave Cutout Pumps.
The Duchess completed the monochrome look with Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings.
As many of you know, I also run the blog queenletiziastyle.com, so today was a real treat for me, bringing together the two royal ladies I passionately follow!
The Duchess of Cambridge has recorded an appearance on iconic British children’s show Blue Peter to launch a competition as part of her mission to get more children and families outdoors.
In the episode Kate gets stuck into pond dipping, planting and team den building with local children and Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell.
Kate wore the same outfit we saw her in for a day of engagements in Cumbria. The pieces include the Troy London 'The Tracker' Jacket in Olive, her Fjallraven Forest Green Övik Re-Wool Sweater with a white blouse with a ruffled collar.
In the clip, Kate wore a new pair of Superga 2750 Cotu Classic sneakers in Sherwood Gum (£50).
It appears she completed the casual look with her KIKI Lauren Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings.
The Duchess of Cambridge attended the first annual gala dinner in recognition of Addiction Awareness Week, in her role as Patron of Action on Addiction.
Kate repeated the Barbara Casasola 'Tribal' off-the-shoulder dress for this evening's charity dinner at Spring restaurant in London.
It was first worn in July 2016 for the Art Fund Museum of the Year awards.
Tonight, Kate accessorized with a new clutch bag. It is the Wilbur & Gussie 'Charlie' Steel Classic Silk Clutch (£205). Thanks to @Japanese_Ginger for the ID.
Made from 100% silk, the light grey clutch bag is adorned with a silver crystal bee brooch.
She complemented the tone of the clutch with her Jimmy Choo 'Romy 100' Silver Glitter Dégradé Pumps.
Kate completed the look with her KIKI Lola Blue Topaz Hoop Earrings.
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