The Cambridges gathered with extended Royal family members today for the Queen's annual pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
The Duchess of Cambridge along with Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were spotted en route to the Palace with Kate behind the wheel.
Prince William and Prince George arrived in a separate car.
The Duchess looked festive in a red tartan piece by Emilia Wickstead. From what we can see, it looks like it's based on the designer's 'Anni' Tartan Georgette Midi Dress (£2,730).
Kate could be wearing a blouse version of the dress because if you recall she owns the 'Pris' skirt rendered in the same pattern. It's possible she could be wearing separates, but she may have also bought the dress! We won't know unless we see the outfit in its entirety.
Kate accessorised with her Cassandra Goad Cavolfiore Pearl Stud Earrings.
The Cambridges all left the party in the one car.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Diplomatic Reception this evening.
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.
Kate looked every inch the princess in a new Alexander McQueen gown.
The custom velvet dress appears to be based on the designer's ready-to-wear Bejeweled Long Sleeve Illusion Gown (US$7,290) featuring the same curved v-neckline and peaked shoulders. Kate's gown does not have the lace insets or the bejeweled back.
The Duchess donned her 'go-to' diadem - the Queen Mary Lover's Knot tiara.
In addition to the tiara, Kate also loaned The Queen's Nizam of Hyderabad necklace. We first saw her wear the piece to the 2014 Portrait Gala.
Kate also accessorized with 'new' diamond chandelier earrings and a matching marquis cluster ring.
The jewels belong to Her Majesty and are part of the Diamond Chandelier Drop Demi-Parure. Below we see the earrings and ring worn by the Queen during a State Visit to Germany in 1992. Their provenance is unknown.
Pinned to Kate's dress was a Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II which she was awarded in 2017 and first seen on the Duchess at the Netherlands state banquet in 2018.
Kate was also decorated with the Royal Victorian Order sash and badge. You may recall The Duchess of Cambridge was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on her eighth wedding anniversary this April as recognition of her service to the Sovereign. Kate first wore the order to the United States state banquet in June.
Today, The Duchess of Cambridge became Royal Patron of Family Action.
Her Majesty The Queen has passed the patronage to Kate having held the role for over 65 years. Her Majesty took the patronage over from Queen Mary in 1953.
Family Action was founded in 1869 to help families facing difficult circumstances by giving them practical help and support.
To mark her new patronage, The Duchess visited Peterley Manor Farm where she joined families and children supported by the charity taking part in Christmas activities.
JACKET: Perfect Moment Red Mini Duvet Quilted Down Ski Jacket (repeat).
SWEATER: NEW! Really Wild Emerald Green Long Crew Neck Jumper (£195).
JEANS: NEW! Blue jeggings (unidentified).
BOOTS: Berghaus Supalite II Goretex Tech Boots (repeat).
SOCKS: Forest green ribbed socks (unidentified).
EARRINGS: Unidentified hoop earrings (repeat).
The Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace this evening to mark 70 years of the NATO alliance.
Kate was joined by other members of the royal family including, the Princess Royal, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to meet NATO leaders.
The Duchess debuted a jade green Alexander McQueen shirtdress. In this screengrab from a Daily Mail video shared by @21_royall on Twitter, we get a better glimpse at the length of dress.
The custom creation features a piquet band collar, puffed shoulders, inset waistband, and a pleated skirt. The piece appears to take inspiration from this McQueen ready-to-wear shirtdress.
Kate added a touch of glam with the diamond orbital teardrop earrings on loan from Her Majesty.
Unfortunately there are limited photos from this event and we have been unable to get a complete look at Kate's outfit.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge teamed up with Britain's Queen of TV cookery Mary Berry to cook up a festive feast to thank people connected to their patronages who will be working over the Christmas period.
The events were filmed by Shine TV for the BBC as part of an hour-long TV special called A Berry Royal Christmas, which airs on December 16.
UPDATE (16 DEC 2019): The full program is now available on YouTube:
The Duchess looked festive in a new red and white patterned dress from Alessandra Rich's AW19 collection (US$1,940).
Crafted in Italy from lightweight silk, it's printed with small polka dots and petals. It has structured padded shoulders and the pleated skirt falls to a sweeping midi length. The off-the-rack dress features a keyhole neckline but Kate's version has a pussy-bow tie. The dress is currently reduced to $970 at Net-a-Porter, and down to $1,110 at Matches Fashion. It is full price at Moda Openadi.
It appears Kate wore the diamond and pearl earrings on permanent loan from the Queen.
Mary Berry accompanied William and Kate on several of their engagements throughout the year, where she got to learn more about the charities the royal couple support. The visits will be highlighted during the TV special. The photo below was taken during Kate's engagement at RHS Garden Wisley in September.
Mary also accompanied Kate to a private visit to The Brink, the UK’s first dry bar set up by Action on Addiction.
In this never-before-seen photo, the Duchess is wearing a dark ribbed dress topped with a black belt and black suede boots. I will update the post if outfit details become available.
UPDATE (16 DEC 2019): Clearer pictures of the dress have become available via screen grabs and it's believed to be the bottle green Massimo Dutti High Neck Dress with Belt (US$130).
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