The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge attended the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service this morning held at St Paul's Cathedral.
They joined Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry in paying tribute to those who lost their lives in the horrific fire 6 months ago. More than 1,500 people attended the service today - around half of which were bereaved families and survivors while the other half included members of the wider community, volunteers and first responders.
A sombre-looking Duchess stepped out in a new navy wool coat by CH Carolina Herrera.
The double breasted coat in double-faced wool with golden buttons and pleated skirt is finished with a raised collar and two flap pockets.
Kate teamed the coat with tonal navy accessories. She carried her LK Bennett Frome Navy Suede Clutch and on her feet she wore her navy Jimmy Choo 'Georgia' suede pumps.
She also wore her navy Andy Shiels wool gloves which feature a bow. We first saw her wear them in 2013 for the Place2Be Forum in 2013.
She topped off the outfit with a floppy felt hat we have not seen before and her Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop 'Diana' Earrings.
The hat appears to be the Kensal cloche by Lock & Co (£325), however the milliner has neither confirmed nor denied it's their hat.
The Duchess of Cambridge joined children and families today for a Christmas Party to celebrate the work of the Rugby Portobello Trust at its community centre in North Kensington.
The Trust runs programmes for children and parents such as homework clubs, sporting activities, social groups and tuition, and the charity has been pivotal in supporting people affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Kate spoke to staff and volunteers about the Trust's range of support services for the local community.
The Duchess was on hand to deliver Christmas presents to the 'Magic Mums' group.
She also helped set up for a Christmas party which will take place at the community centre later today.
Kate looked festive in her sparkly Seraphine Marina Maternity Coat which she first wore in New York when she was pregnant with Princess Charlotte in December 2014.
The purple tweed coat remains available at Seraphine for £275.
She coordinated the coat with a black mini dress and accessorized with her new favorite combination of her Mulberry 'Bayswater' black suede clutch and Tod's Black Suede Block Heel Pumps.
Kate finished the look with her Asprey London 167 Button Earrings (US$4,800) featuring pavé diamonds with a central amethyst stone.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Manchester today to attend the Children’s Global Media Summit.
The Summit brings together creatives, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the globe to inform and redesign the future of media for Generation U and explore the impact that digital technology will have in children's futures.
Kate arrived at the Manchester Central Convention Complex wearing the LK Bennett 'Delli' Check Coat (£495).
Cut from a fine black and white houndstooth weave in virgin wool, the coat is a new addition to Kate's closet. It features a high crew neckline, concealed button-down front and two useful flap pockets to the front that boast a military-inspired aesthetic. Falling to a mid-calf length, the detachable waist belt provides a flattering shaping accent. It is currently available at LK Bennett (UK) and John Lewis.
Kate took off her coat to reveal the Goat 'Elodie' Tunic Dress in Berry (£450.00)
Feminine and flattering the Elodie tunic dress in vibrant red has been intricately crafted with a pleat detail on the sleeves and a gathered funnel collar.
The Duchess has a penchant for Goat Fashion when she is expecting. This is the fourth time she has stepped out in a piece by the London fashion label during her pregnancy. Despite the fact that Goat isn’t a maternity clothing line, the brand's signature shift silhouettes are a good choice for anyone with a changing figure.
Kate teamed the outfit today with her Mulberry Bayswater Black Suede Clutch and Tod's Black Suede Block Heel Pumps.
The Duchess wore her Cornelia James 'Imogen' Black Merino Wool Glove (£70) on arrival.
She finished the look with her Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings.
This evening the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Diplomatic Reception hosted by The Queen at Buckingham Palace. The annual white-tie soirée is one of the most formal events on the royal calendar. Over 1,000 people from around 130 countries, including members of the British government and past Prime Ministers attend the gathering.
It is a private function and the public usually only gets a glimpse as guests arrive at the palace.
From the little photos were have from the event, we see that Kate donned her 'go-to' tiara - the Queen Mary Lover's Knot tiara. It was once the signature diadem of the late Princess of Wales.
Tonight the Duchess paired the tiara with Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings, and a new diamond collet necklace on loan from Her Majesty.
This was Kate's fourth Diplomatic Reception attendance. Here we see the Duchess arriving at Buckingham Palace in previous years.
I will update the blog post if any new photos or details emerge about Kate's gown this evening. I suspect the dress is a bespoke piece by Jenny Packham because it has a similar wide scoop neckline to the blue one she wore to the Bollywood gala in India last year.
The Daily Mail posted a few candid photos of Kate last week showing the Duchess out and about in London. Last Wednesday afternoon she was spotted driving her mother Carole Middleton out of Kensington Palace.
On Friday morning Kate was pictured at King's Cross St Pancras Station.
On both occasions Kate wore a new season Zara checked coat (US$169 / SOLD OUT) - ID by @Giulia_lelepug. The coat is fashioned with lapel collar, long sleeves, front double-piped pockets and vent at the back of them.
For her Kings Cross outing Kate's outfit consisted of her Iris and Ink Grace Sweater and Mulberry Midnight Polly Push Lock Bag.
She also wore black suede ankle boots we've not seen before. The make is difficult to identify due to the limited photos. Please drop me a line if you have any ID suggestions!
One of my readers, Natalya suggests they could be the Russell & Bromley 'Crush Hour' Slouchy Ankle Boot (£185) which appears to be a good match for Kate's booties. However, without hi-res photos we cannot make a confident ID.
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