Christmas came early for us Kate lovers this past week! Due to the Duchess of Cambridge’s busy schedule, we were gifted with her presence on multiple occasions and even had a surprise appearance…did someone say tiara?!
- December 3- Diamonds are a girl’s best friend! On Tuesday, we were pleasantly surprised when we learned that William and Kate would be attending a Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. Excitement stirred because this was not a publicly scheduled event, and we knew it meant Kate would be sporting some extra bling atop her head! Pictures were snapped of her and William in their car en route to the event and we were able to see a bit of her stunning look. In a bespoke white lace Alexander McQueen gown, and diamond chandelier earrings, the icing on the cake was the Lotus Flower Tiara also known as the Papyrus Tiara. The stunning diamond and pearl head piece originally belonged to the Queen Mother and was on loan from The Queen for the evening. Kate had not worn one since her glorious wedding day so I’m sure it brought back some wonderful memories!
- December 4- From Royal duty to mom duty! On Wednesday, Kate swapped her ball gown for a baseball cap and took cherubic Prince George for a walk through Kensington Park. Kate was snapped by photographers dressed casually in J. Brand skinny jeans, Ladies Defence Barbour jacket, a black baseball cap, and an infinity scarf. The duo were also joined by the family pup Lupo on their refreshing walk. George was strolling in style in his Silver Cross Sleepover Elegance pram in Navy. Nothing but the best for this little Prince!
- December 5- A very moving premiere! On Thursday, William and Kate attended the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom in Leicester Square to watch the film based on the life of the former South African President Nelson Mandela. Prior to the screening, William and Kate walked the red carpet looking as glamorous as ever. William was handsome in a tuxedo and black velvet loafers, and Kate wore a cream colored Roland Mouret dress which she had previously worn. Because of the high winds that evening, she swept her hair back in a casual, yet stylish pony tail fastened with a black velvet ribbon. Queen (or shall I say Duchess) of mixing high and low-end pieces, Kate accessorized with a costume rhinestone statement necklace from Zara. She also carried a black leather clutch by Mulberry and wore a pair of new black suede Prada pumps that were identified by our very own Christine. Both William and Catherine spoke with the stars of the film and some of Mandela’s family members who were there to support the film. As many of you now know, what started off as a joyous occasion turned into a somber one as it was learned that Mr. Mandela had passed away during the film. The ironic and surreal news was delivered as the film ended to everyone’s shock and sadness. The Duke of Cambridge made a statement after the premiere in which he expressed his condolences to Nelson Mandela’s friends and family during this time of “extremely sad and tragic news”.
- December 6- Princess of Puppets?! On Friday, Kate visited Shooting Star House Children’s Hospice in Hampton, Middlesex. As a keen supporter of children’s palliative care, Kate spent the day playing with the children and talking with both staff and parents. Knowing how important it is to bring some joy to these children and their families lives is, Kate was so engaging as she put on a frog hand puppet and participated in a group sing along. She looked relaxed and comfortable in the gray “Delaney” coat by Reiss, skinny velvet pants by J. Brand, and new Aquatalia “Neptune” booties. She kept her jewelry simple with her Kiki McDonough green amethyst earrings and a new circular diamond pendant by Mappin & Webb. A precocious little girl who gave Kate a bouquet of pink roses was very affectionate with her offering of hugs which was warmly received, proving that The Duchess is a kind, warm person with a very big heart.
- December 11- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a screening of David Atterborough’s Natural History Museum Alive in 3D. Kate became patron of the Natural History Museum in April of 2013.