Category Archives: Official Engagements

William, Kate and Harry attend Tour De France Grand Depart

William, Kate and Harry attend Tour De France Grand Depart

Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and our favorite third wheel Prince Harry traveled to Yorkshire to attend the Tour De France Grand Depart in Leeds. The begins today in England and ends on July 27 in Paris after riders complete the 2,300 mile race.


This year marks the 101st Tour De France, an iconic annual multi-stage bike race. 22 cycling squads will depart from the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. The race often begins outside of France, but England has not hosted the Grand Depart since 2007.


William, Kate and Harry attended many sporting events during the 2012 London Olympics, including the cycling events. All three are keen supporters of Team UK, whether its football, field hockey, or cycling.


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry officially started the race and watched Team GB rider Mark Cavendish during Stage 1 of the event.


Along with her husband and brother-in-law, Kate went on a walkabout to greet the hordes of people who came to see the race. It is so nice seeing her interact with children!


The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green wool coat by Erdem, seen previously during the Royal Tour of Australia and New Zealand in April. She coordinated the look with her LK Bennett Sledge pumps and Avona clutch in taupe patent.


Kate’s bouncy blowout showed off her gorgeous emerald drop earrings. We think Kate got a haircut – what do you think?


Overall, it was a very fun event. We love seeing Wills, Kate and Harry having a great time!

Kate visits Bletchley Park

Kate visits Bletchley Park

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the iconic Bletchley Park – the site of the UK’s World War II codebreakers. The location is known as “Britain’s best kept sercret,” famed for its work with the German Enigma and Lorenz cipher. #450806568 / gettyimages.com Bletchley Park was home to the Government Communications and Cypher School, aContinue Reading

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the Order of the Garter Service

Today, the Duchess of Cambridge attended the annual Order of the Garter service at Windsor Castle. The event is one of the most prestiglious on the royal calendar. #450705000 / gettyimages.com The Order of the Garter is the most senior and oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded by Edward III in the 14th century. TheContinue Reading

Trooping the Colour 2014

Trooping the Colour 2014

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, joined the rest of the Royal Family in today’s annual Trooping the Colour parade and ceremonies. This was her fourth year in attendance as a member of the Royal Family. #450594844 / gettyimages.com Queen Elizabeth II was born on April 21, but to ensure good weather for proper celebrating itContinue Reading

Kate visits National Maritime Museum for America’s Cup Exhibit

Kate visits National Maritime Museum for America’s Cup Exhibit

Today, Kate was off to Greenwich to visit the National Maritime Museum. She was there to offer her support and learn more about the UK’s bid to enter the 35th annual America’s Cup – the world’s premier sailing competition. #450371032 / gettyimages.com The America’s Cup is an annual yacht race, originating in England in theContinue Reading

William and Kate attend D-Day Commemorative Events in France

William and Kate attend D-Day Commemorative Events in France

Today marked the 70th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy during World War II – D-Day. The historic date holds so many memories of loss, triumph, power and success during a war that terrorized the world. On this momentous day, seven decades later, many heads of state and political officials gathered to commemorate the eventsContinue Reading

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn visit Perth and Kinross

The Earl and Countess of Strathearn visit Perth and Kinross

Today, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn – also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge – attended a series of events in Strathearn. The locality of Strathearn is in the county of Perth and Kinross. They will attend four events throughout the day. The first event of the day took place at theContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 18: Canberra {LIVE}

Royal Tour Day 18: Canberra {LIVE}

After a highly successful tour of New Zealand and Australia, the 2014 Royal Tour is finally coming to a close. For their final day in Australia, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended commemorative military events on ANZAC Day. ANZAC Day is an official day of remembrance for both Australia and New Zealand. Originally, theContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 18: Canberra

Royal Tour Day 18: Canberra

Australia’s capitol of Canberra is the host of today’s events for the Royal Tour! After a day spent with youth and adolescents in Adelaide, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge scheduled a day of events focused on Australia’s refined culture. The day begins at the National Arboretum, a recent addition to Canberra’s gorgeous landscape. TheContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 17: Adelaide

Royal Tour Day 17: Adelaide

Yesterday, William and Kate spent an adventurous and scenic day in Uluru celebrating the indigenous culture of Australia. Today, they are off to Adelaide to connect with the youngsters of the country. More precisely, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the suburb of Elizabeth. The small city was named after the present QueenContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 16: Uluru

Royal Tour Day 16: Uluru

After a leisurely Easter holiday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ventured to Uluru, formerly known at Ayer’s Rock, in the Northern Territory of Australia. They embarked on a four hour plane ride to the middle of the country to enjoy the natural wonders of the area. Uluru was once owned by the indigenous peopleContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 14: Sydney

Royal Tour Day 14: Sydney

Happy Easter, royal watchers! In Sydney, Australia, it is Easter Sunday and William and Catherine are enjoying George’s first Easter holiday. We wonder what is in his Easter basket – a stuffed bunny, and maybe some Cadbury eggs? Today’s agenda features Easter Sunday church service at St. Andrew’s Cathedral. St. Andrew’s is the Episcopal cathedralContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 13: Brisbane

Royal Tour Day 13: Brisbane

Lucky number 13! Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were headed to Brisbane. Queensland was thrilled for their arrival, with the local Queensland Courier providing readers with a poster and tiara. Wills and Kate are headed to the Royal Australian Air Force Base Amberley in Brisbane to meet with military personnel and families. Afterwards,Continue Reading

Royal Tour Day 12: Sydney

Royal Tour Day 12: Sydney

Today was a fabulous day for the Royal Tour, with plenty of opportunities for Kate to shine! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent a full day in Sydney, exploring some very iconic and some highly important landmarks in Australian society. The first stop was the massive, celebratory Sydney Royal Easter Show – a stateContinue Reading

Royal Tour Day 11: Blue Mountains

Royal Tour Day 11: Blue Mountains

William and Kate’s first full day in Australia took them to the scenic Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, ┬ánear Sydney. The mountain range is a popular tourist destinations for locals and foreigners alike. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in the close-knit community this morning. The area was recently plagued by bushfires.Continue Reading