The Prince and Princess of Wales have arrived in Boston for a 3-day visit to the US culminating in the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony on Friday evening. The royal couple were photographed disembarking at Logan Airport.
Kate wore an Alexander McQueen pant suit with a tonal turtleneck sweater and croc-embossed leather belt.
There's some debate if it is the navy suit she wore for an audience with the Royal Navy Ship's Company of HMS Glasgow.
Some think it may be a new suit in the amethyst colourway (as suggested by @MiddletonMaven), but I suspect we may have incorrectly labelled the color when Kate first wore it and assumed it was navy.
ID UPDATE (21 Feb 2023): The navy sweater was identified when Kate wore it again for a Shrove Tuesday engagement at a nursing home. It is the Ralph Lauren Collection Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater ($1,090) as identified by Middleton Maven.
On her feet were the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Pumps in Navy Suede.
Kate added a touch of bling to her business ensemble with Princess Diana's cabochon sapphire drop earrings.
Later this afternoon, William and Kate will be officially welcomed by Boston Mayor Michelle Wu at City Hall Plaza.
The Prince and Princess of Wales have arrived in Boston for a 3-day visit to the US culminating in the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony on Friday evening. The royal couple were welcomed to the city by Mayor Michelle Wu and her family at City Hall Plaza.
They assembled at Speaker's Corner to celebrate bringing Earthshot to Boston by lighting up Boston City Hall and other landmarks in green.
Below are some highlights from the event.
The Princess choose an all-British ensemble for her first public engagement in Boston. She wore a custom green tartan dress by Burberry.
Laura (@Japanese_Ginger) points out that the design is based on the Burberry 'Aurora' gathered-detail midi dress, rendered in a Dark Viridian Green tartan found in the Autumn/Winter 2022 collection.
The coat is a bespoke piece by Alexander McQueen. It features a notched collar, inset waist with button opening, flap pockets, and tabs at the cuffs.
Below is the crossbody version which is the only style currently available. As far I can see, the top handle model was only ever available in a crocodile embossed leather.
On her feet Kate wore her Emmy London 'Rebecca' Pumps in Greenery Suede.
The Princess debuted the Chunky Knot Baroque Pearl Earrings (£72) by ethical jewelry brand Shyla. Based in London, Shyla offers contemporary yet affordable designs using natural stones and recycled metals.
Later this evening, The Prince and Princess of Wales will attend a Boston Celtics game at the TD Garden.
For the final engagement on their first day in Boston, The Prince and Princess of Wales attended a NBA basketball game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden.
They sat courtside and stayed for the entirety of the game. Below are a few highlights from the match.
The Princess sported her vintage Chanel double-breasted jacket with skinny black jeans.
Kate wore new jewellery pieces consisting of a gold chunky link chain necklace and hoop earrings.
The hoops are the Shyla London Biaritz Squiggle Earrings (£74), and the necklace appears to be the Laura Lombardi 'Portrait' necklace ($168).
On her feet, Kate wore her Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' pumps in black suede.
Tomorrow, The Prince and Princess of Wales will kickoff their second day in Boston with a visit to Greentown Labs in Somerville.
The Prince and Princess of Wales greeted the President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on behalf of The King, at Corinthia Hotel in London on Tuesday morning.
President Ramaphosa is on a 3-day State Visit to the United Kingdom, the first of King Charles III's reign.
Following the greeting, the royal couple traveled with the President to Horse Guards Parade for the Ceremonial Welcome where he was formally received by King Charles and Queen Camilla.
Afterwards, President Ramaphosa joined The King and The Queen Consort, and the Prince and Princess of Wales for a carriage procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace for a private lunch.
Kate wore a berry ensemble consisting of a pleated coatdress with a surplice bodice and peaked lapels. It's reportedly a bespoke piece by Emilia Wickstead.
She wore a coordinating pillbox hat with a bow on the back by Sean Barrett. You may recall the princess has this same style in sapphire blue.
The princess complemented the look with her Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch in Cranberry Suede, and on her feet where the Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' suede pumps in Royale Burgundy.
Kate wore Princess Diana's Collingwood Pearl Earrings, and for the first time, the Prince of Wales Feathers Brooch with emerald pendant.
This royal heirloom was a wedding gift from the 'Ladies of North Wales' to Princess Alexandra of Denmark when she married the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, in 1863. It was passed down and The Queen Mother then gave this brooch to Diana when she got engaged to Prince Charles in 1981. Marianna's blog has the full history of the brooch.
Later this evening, The Prince and Princess of Wales will attend the State Banquet for the President of South Africa at Buckingham Palace.
King Charles III hosted his first State Banquet as monarch this evening in honour of President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa who is on a State visit to the United Kingdom.
The Prince and Princess of Wales partook in the evening along with other members of the Royal family. Below we see the royal couple arriving at Buckingham Palace.
Below are highlights from the State banquet.
The Princess wowed in a white Jenny Packham cape-sleeve gown for her fifth State dinner.
The floor-length dress is a custom creation based on Jenny Packham's 'Elspeth' design from the 2023 Bridal Collection. The long cape sleeves feature a heavy beaded detail down the shoulder. The ready-to-wear version has a keyhole open back which Kate had modified to a full back coverage.
The Princess wore the Royal Victorian Order sash and badge, along with the Maltese Cross. You may recall the Duchess of Cambridge was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in April 2019 by The Queen for services to the Sovereign.
Kate pinned her recently acquired Bentley & Skinner Art Deco Diamond Set Brooch to the sash.
Affixed to the left side of her dress was the Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II which the Duchess was awarded in 2017.
Kate donned the Queen Mary Lover's Knot tiara which she complemented with Princess Diana's horseshoe diamond & pearl drop earrings.
She also wore Queen Elizabeth II's four-stranded pearl bracelet.
Kate carried her white Alexander McQueen butterfly box clutch.
The Princess completed the look with her silver Gianvito Rossi 'Rania 105' Pumps.
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