The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held an audience on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine and First Lady Olena Zelenska, at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday morning.
Kate wore a new cornflower blue belted fit-and-flare dress. I believe it was a deliberate colour choice because the contrast of the blue against the yellow sofa, symbolizes the national colours of the Ukrainian flag! There has been no confirmation regarding the designer of the frock.
It's been suggested it may be a bespoke Emilia Wickstead dress. @RoyalWikipedia notes the belt design is similar to the Emilia Wickstead Rectangluar Buckle Belt and was seen in a custom colourway with the designer's 'Kate' dress which the Duchess debuted last November.
Kate also wore a new sapphire and diamond pendant necklace.
@allthingsroyal suggests the stones may originate from the Saudi sapphire suite which was a wedding gift to Prince Charles and Princess Diana from the Saudi Royal Family.
Below is a recollection of some the occasions the late Princess of Wales wore pieces from the parure.
The Duchess complemented the necklace with her beloved 'Diana' sapphire & diamond earrings.
Kate finished the ensemble with her Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Praline Suede Pumps.
The Duchess of Cambridge visited students at the University of Derby to hear how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted university life, and what national measures have been put in place to support student mental health.
The Duchess spoke with first-year students, sports societies and nursing students about the ways in which the University is supporting their well-being, including Student Mind's Student Space, a new resource created to support students.
COAT: NEW! Massimo Dutti handcrafted checked wool coat (US$349).
TOP: NEW! Massimo Dutti Aquamarine 100% cashmere crew neck sweater (US$179).
PANTS: NEW! Possibly the JOSEPH Coleman Light Wool Suiting Trousers (€345).
SHOES: Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 Black Suede Pumps (repeat).
EARRINGS: All The Falling Stars Gold Disc Circle Earrings (repeat).
NECKLACE: All The Falling Stars Gold Three Layered Disc Necklace (repeat).
BRACELET: Halcyon Days 'Maya Torque' Aquamarine and Gold Bangle (repeat).
WATCH: Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch (repeat)
FACE MASK: NEW! Amaia Kids reusable cotton face mask in 'Kate and Millie' print (£15).
BELT: NEW! Black crocodile embossed belt with gold tone buckle.
ID UPDATE: Emily has suggested Anderson's Croc-effect Leather Belt ($160). From what I can see, the buckle, croc pattern, tipped end and width all seem to match!
Last Friday, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge heard from local business owners and first responders from Kangaroo Island - a small community off the south coast of Australia, who were impacted by devastating bushfires earlier this year.
Not only have they had to rebuild their lives from the wildfires, but they also had to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, which has impacted tourism on the island and their ability to get back to a normal life. The royal couple, joined by Grace the Koala via video link, praised the community spirit.
Kate wore her yellow Dolce & Gabbana Flutter Sleeve Crepe Dress. The colour choice is perhaps a sartorial nod to one of Australia's national colours - gold.
The Duchess first wore the dress to the 2018 men's Wimbledon championship final.
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