Fans of the Duchess of Cambridge were treated to an exciting few days full of Kate engagements. Several of you wondered what happened to the WWKD team since we did not post event coverage live, but given the large number of events and the speed at which news, pictures and coverage was being put forward was remarkably quick, we wanted to be sure to cover it all properly and not rush things together. So, without further ado… Here’s a Royal Recap of what Kate has been up to the last few days.
SportsAid Anniversary Dinner
On Friday, June 10th, Kate hosted the 40th Anniversary SportsAid dinner. She mingled with athletes before the dinner in the gardens at Kensington Palace and took photos with many of them. SportsAid aims to help athletes overcome financial hardships associated with sport, so is no doubt a cause close to the sporty Duchess’s heart.
What She Wore
In full glamour mode, Kate chose the blue Roland Mouret Nansen Crepe Dress for her event. It’s cut-out shoulders make the dress more modern than we normally see on Kate, and a nice touch. The colour is gorgeous on her as well. She paired the dress with her Gianvito Rossi Criss-Cross Ankle Wrap Sandals and a stunning new pair of Cartier earrings, the Diamond Tricolor Gold Trinity Hoop Earrings. They look very similar to the Cartier necklace Kate previously wore around Olympic time for London 2012, so perhaps a timely nod to Rio 2016?
While the dress is now widely sold out, you can still get one in navy or black.
National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s
Kate joined William and other members of the Royal Family to attend the National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s to honour the Queen’s tenure on Saturday, June 11th. Arriving with Prince Harry, it was a truly royally studded affair with almost all members of the Senior Royal family in attendance. After the service, William, Kate and Harry joined guests at the Guildhall for a lunch. pale blue Catherine Walker coat-dress for a service at St Paul’s.
What She Wore
Kate wore a bespoke blue coat dress with lace embellishment by Catherine Walker. Many of our readers were not fond of the dress, but the color was very flattering on the Duchess and went well with her new aquamarine pendant and earrings. We also saw a return of the hat she wore at Princess Charlotte’s christening by Jane Taylor. She finished off the look with new suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and her LK Bennett Nina clutch.
The Royals in Full Force
It is always a treat to see so many members of the family together – and especially see what everyone is wearing!
We are loving Kate’s new aquamarine jewelry – what did you think? Here are some more jewels we love in aquamarine and diamond!
Trooping the Colour
There is perhaps nothing more categorically British than the Trooping of the Colour, is there? Kate rode in a carriage with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Harry to say hello to well wishers as they completed the parade to honour the Queen’s birthday. After the parade, the Royal family all assembled on the balcony at Buckingham Palace to watch an RAF flyover. We were thrilled to see Princess Charlotte and Prince George on the balcony!
What She Wore
Kate re-wore the stunning Alexander McQueen coatdress from Charlotte’s christening for the parade, looking gorgeous in the cream coat. She paired it with Philip Treacy’s OC 147 hat, her Mappin & Webb Empress Pendant and new pearl earrings.
The Mall Gets Dressed Up
It’s always impressive to see the Mall with the patriotic red, white and blue Union Jacks, isn’t it?
The Patron’s Lunch
It really looks like Kate, Camilla and Harry had a great time together in their carriage. They obviously get along well and enjoy each other’s company.
William, Kate and Harry attended the Patrons Lunch on Sunday, June 12th – a lunch put on for 10,000 people (!) on the Mall to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. It was a rainy day, but the poor weather definitely did not dampen spirits as various members of the Royal family were in attendance greeting guests. After lunch, the Royals drove down the Mall which resulted in amazing photographs!
What She Wore
Kate showed up in a color-block Roksanda, the Marwood Colour-Block Wool-Crepe Dress. Kate accessorized with her Mappin & Webb Empress earrings and pendant. She also wore her LK Bennett Fern pumps and Nina clutch. You’ll note that Kate obviously had the dress customized for her, with the zipper on the retail version not going down the back like Kate’s. Another trick on how Kate makes things her own!
Other Stylish Royals
Love the looks on Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice! They win the stylish stripes award for the day.
More stripes we can’t get enough of:
Order of the Garter Celebrations
Kate joined other members of the Royal Family on Monday, June 13th to celebrate the Order of the Garter at Windsor Castle. The day is a special tradition where new Knights take the oath in the castle, and marks Kate’s fifth attendance at the event. She first attended in 2008 as William’s girlfriend when he was knighted.
What She Wore
Kate chose a repeat of a fan favourite, her red Catherine Walker coat dress. She first wore the coat on the 2011 Canada tour. She paired it with Kate chose a red Lock & Co. hat and Alexander McQueen red bow clutch. She also wore a new pair of red Gianvito Rossi Suede Pumps and accessorized with her wedding earrings and Mappin & Webb Empress pendant.
Let’s Talk About Hair
Kate’s hairdo was amazing under the hat, no?
It definitely is worthy of another look – and a tutorial which we hope someone will figure out and show us soon!
US Embassy Visit
On a sad note, William and Kate were as saddened by the horrific act of violence in Orlando as the rest of us. They visited the US Embassy in London on Tuesday, June 14th to sign the book of condolences. William wrote: “With our deepest condolences and with our thoughts and prayers to all those affected.”
What She Wore
While this event was undoubtedly not about the fashion, the style choices of the Duchess do not go without coverage. Kate chose to wear a new dress we had not seen before, the Tory Burch Sophia Print A-Line Dress. Choosing an American designer was definitely not a coincidence and was a nice touch by Kate and her team. She paired it with a Ralph Lauren blazer we have seen numerous times (like the day after her wedding), black suede pumps and Kiki McDonough earrings.
Make a Difference
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Northern Ireland Garden Party
After a somber morning, the Duke and Duchess headed to Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland to attend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland’s Garden Party. It marked William and Kate’s first visit to Northern Ireland since the royal wedding back in 2011. Attendees are from all areas of the community and it appeared to be a gorgeous day for the event with smile on the faces of all attendees.
What She Wore
Kate recycled her gold brocade coat by Day Birger Et Mikkelsen which we have seen numerous times since it’s debut. There is much speculation about the dress Kate would have worn under the coat, but there is no confirmation. Kate paired the coat with a bespoke version of the £645 Lock & Co. Morning Rose Perching Hat, LK Bennett Fern pumps and Nina clutch as well as debuting a new pair of earrings, the £2,900 Eden Diamond Flower and Citrine Drop Earrings from Kiki McDonough.
Fashion Bonus Points
We loved the look that the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers wore.
Her har and dress were very Downton Abbey yet appropriate for a garden party, in a lovely shade of yellow.
Royal Ascot Debut
William and Kate made their Royal Ascot debut on Wednesday, June 15th. We have not seen the Cambridges attend the event before, and it has been reported that it was due to the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations that they decided to attend. We are hoping that we will see them attend in coming years as the event featured Kate in what many readers have been calling a favourite look on the Duchess. Plus, the couple were treated to a viewing of the Duke of Cambridge stakes. Undoubtedly, it is more exciting to watch a race that is named after you? Especially if it has a prize of £125,000!
We were also excited to see that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark joined the celebrations. You may recall just a few weeks ago we featured how Princess Mary was an inspiration for Kate in the redecoration of Kensington Palace. The Crown Princess of Denmark wore a red Marc Jacobs dress that she has been seen in several times over the years to attend the event, so perhaps Kate, who has been at the forefront of over the last few years of recycling royal outfits, has also been an inspiration to Mary?
What She Wore
Kate chose to recycle her Dolce & Gabbana Cotton-Blend Lace Dress which we saw for the first time last month at Windsor for the Queen’s birthday celebrations. We loved seeing the dress without the red Zara blazer which had previously covered up the intricate details. She paired the dress with the £1,050 Una style hat from Jane Taylor, a new pair of pearl earrings, LK Bennett Natalie clutch and Gianvito Rossi 105 suede pumps.
Another Stylish Princess
Loved the look of Crown Princess Mary!
What were your favourite looks from the last few days? Do you love seeing Kate so often?