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Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

Kate attends Place2Be’s Wellbeing in Schools Awards

The Duchess of Cambridge’s patronage, Place2Be, hosted their first-ever Wellbeing in Schools Awards at Kensington Palace. The Duchess of Cambridge attended the event and presented the “the Child/Young Person Award to a child or young person who has made an exceptional contribution to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of their peers within the school community through their relationship with Place2Be”


The Wellbeing in Schools Awards were created to celebrate children, parents, teachers, staff, and local community members who make a real difference in the life of their school. Parents, grandparents, and teachers nominated the finalists for their contributions to the local school communities.


Kate became the Royal Patron of Place2Be on April 19, 2013 because of her “personal interest in and commitment to improving the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children in the UK.” Place2Be works in primary and secondary schools across the UK to provide early intervention and mental health support to young children and their families.


The charity has a presence in numerous schools and provides access to counseling and other services that emotionally-troubled children may need. Their focus is reaching children undergoing emotional and behavioral problems in the classroom and providing them with the support they need to improve their classroom learning.

The Duchess of Cambridge penned a foreward to the program for tonight’s awards ceremony. In it, Catherine praises the charity for helping over 90,000 children and congratulates them on their inaugural Wellbeing in Schools Awards.


This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a Hobbs top and Jenny Packham skirt to the semi-formal ceremony. Kate chose the Hobbs “Emilia” blouse from their more formal Invitation line. It is sadly sold out, but originally retailed for £89 and was discounted to £60. Many sizes are still available in Hobbs Outlet stores in the UK. Call your local store or e-mail customerservices@hobbs.co.uk for more details. She paired the top with a Jenny Packham skirt from the A/W 2013 line – a gorgeous peacock blue satin midi skirt.


Kate accessorized with Jimmy Choo “Vikki” pumps and a matching black suede clutch by Mulberry. For jewels, Kate chose to wear her Temple of Heaven chandelier earrings. The Duchess added a black suede belt by Alexander McQueen to cinch in her waist. She pulled her hair into a half-up style, which was extremely flattering with the Hobbs blouse.


Catherine presented the final award of the evening to 11-year-old Bailey Dunne. The dedication shown by Bailey, his fellow award recipients, and the Place2Be organization is an incredible asset to the local communities of the United Kingdom. Before the event ended, the Duchess of Cambridge presented Place2Be’s Founder and Chief Executive – Benita Refson – with a surprise award as thanks for her amazing organization.

My Royal Closet: Carmen

My Royal Closet: Carmen

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Carmen: Carmen is the voice of Compact Closet, a blogContinue Reading

Plus-Sized Princess: Royal style for sizes 12 and up!

Plus-Sized Princess: Royal style for sizes 12 and up!

Everyone loves Kate’s style, from her elegant ball gowns to her casual jeans and flats. These styles are so versatile for our non-royal lives, whether we are attending holiday parties or our children’s playdates. However, not everyone has a size 6 physique. Does this mean we can’t enjoy that same royal style? Of course not! WhenContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates at ASOS

If we were to image up an online mall with every possible style of clothing in the world, it would look a lot like ASOS. The mega fashion retailer website has made a name for itself in variety, quality, and style. Even Kate loves  ASOS – she bought a few maternity pieces, including a navy dress,Continue Reading

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Royally-Inspired Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner, and we love this holiday – its the only socially acceptable day of the year to dress up like a princess! When it comes to costumes, Sex and the City summed it up best – witch or sexy kitten. Well, we may be biased but we think a Kate-inspiredContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: The GAP Fitted Boyfriend Shirt

Wardrobe Wednesday: The GAP Fitted Boyfriend Shirt

When Kate first wore a gingham button-down blouse from Gap, many of us found it hard to believe. A Duchess? Wearing Gap?? Still, we all rushed out and bought the classic style (usually on sale!). So imagine our surprise when Kate wore the same style shirt two more times! #484557223 / gettyimages.com The Duchess ofContinue Reading

My Royal Closet: Chloe

My Royal Closet: Chloe

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Chloe: Chloe is a student at the University of Birmingham,Continue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

Wardrobe Wednesday: Kings Cross Style

We love a good Kate sighting, especially when we get a chance to see her dressed down. Kate’s casual style is so wonderfully attainable for us non-royals. Perfect example – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Kings Cross station. Kate looks ready for travel, a walk in the park, a game of catch withContinue Reading

LK Bennett Labor Day Sale

LK Bennett Labor Day Sale

On today’s Wardrobe Wednesday, we wanted to share a fantastic Labor Day week-long sale available at LK Bennett’s USA website. We received an e-mail yesterday afternoon offering 40% off LK Bennett sale items – and we headed STRAIGHT for their website! With the code “LD40″, you can save 40% off their already discounted items! #453204674Continue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates on eBay!

Wardrobe Wednesday: RepliKates on eBay!

We are suckers for amazing repliKates. I mean really – who can resist the allure of an identical dress for $60?! Obviously not us. So when the lovely ladies on Facebook (Kate’s Closet and Tatiana’s Delights) posted about this new eBay seller with a TON of repliKates, we could not resist sharing it. eBay seller doll2079Continue Reading

My Royal Closet: Ashley

My Royal Closet: Ashley

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Ashley: Ashley is writer of the new lifestyle blog SedContinue Reading

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

Mummy & Me Style: Kate and George’s Best Outfits

To continue our celebrations of Cheeks’ birthday, we wanted to share a little treat for our mummy readers! To all the mummies out there, you are incredible human beings and we bow to your greatness. Just like Kate, you demonstrate patience, grace, beauty, and love every day to your little ones. Spending time with babiesContinue Reading

Kate’s Best Mummy Style

Kate’s Best Mummy Style

It’s not easy being a mummy. Between wiping up spit and balancing a 20-pound wiggly thing on your hip, the Duchess of Cambridge managed to look effortless and wonderful. Her sartorial choices were perfect for yummy mummies looking for pacifiers and single gals looking for love, whether you live in a palace or an apartment. HereContinue Reading

Wardrobe Wednesday: Sunglasses

Wardrobe Wednesday: Sunglasses

In the warmer months, we often see Kate donning a pair of sunnies. Not only are they adorable, but they protect your eyes from sun damage and unsightly squinting lines. They also add a bit of oh-so-glamorous allure and allow us to check out a cute guy’s bum without getting caught. During the summer months,Continue Reading

My Royal Closet: Christine

My Royal Closet: Christine

Welcome to My Royal Closet! Each month, take a look into a different closet that has been royally-inspired by Kate. The Duchess of Cambridge has been a huge influence on our closets, and we want to share our favorite repliKates and outfits with you! Meet Christine: Christine is the editor of WWKD and loves finding,Continue Reading