Category Archives: Official Engagements

Kate Visits the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scouts – December 16, 2014

Kate Visits the 23rd Poplar Beaver Scouts – December 16, 2014

Today, Kate visited the newly formed 23rd Poplar Beaver Scout Colony in Bow, London, in support of The Scout Association’s “Better Prepared” campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness of the value of the Scouting program and seek more volunteers to become leaders so thousands of children in the United Kingdom can join a scouting group that are currently on waitlists.

Since first announcing that the Duchess had become one of the growing members of flexible volunteers who, because of other commitments, help when they can rather than every session, the Scouts have seen record numbers of children interested in their programs. Kate’s visit today saw her working with children as they worked towards their Disability Awareness badge, including taking part in learning sign language, slicing foods blindfolded and eating chocolates with no fingers (with boxing gloves!)

After much excitement and erroneous information having been floating around (she was not wearing a Goat coat!), we finally got confirmation that we would see Kate in a much more casual ensemble. For today’s engagement, Kate paired a black UK Scouting hoodie with black skinny jeans, her Kiki McDonough “Grace” earrings and her Russell & Bromley Charge It boots. A perfect outfit to allow her to spend time enjoying her time with the children – which is exactly what she did!

The zip front hoodie Kate wore this evening is still available on the Scouts website.

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Here’s another variation on the hoodie, without the zip:

Kate Black UK Scout Hoodie

William & Kate attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

William & Kate attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a gala dinner this evening to honour their alma mater, St. Andrews University. #460223506 / gettyimages.com   Their Royal Highnesses attended this event which supports scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities, new student sports facilities in St Andrews, investment in the university’s medical and science faculties and aContinue Reading

William & Kate Attend the Creativity is GREAT Reception in New York

William & Kate Attend the Creativity is GREAT Reception in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this afternoon attended a reception at NeueHouse celebrating the wealth of British Talent in the Creative Industries based in New York. #460202506 / gettyimages.com In exciting news, Kate fans, she took off her coat! We finally got to see the dress underneath, which was revealed to be the Seraphine MaternityContinue Reading

William and Kate Visit The Door / CityKids in New York

William and Kate Visit The Door / CityKids in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent some time this morning on a visit to the The Door, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of young people.   #460198676 / gettyimages.com The visit to The Door was particularly made to see the work they carry out in partnership with the CityKids Foundation, an organizationContinue Reading

William & Kate Pay Respect at the The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York

William & Kate Pay Respect at the The National September 11 Memorial Museum in New York

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this blustery and cold morning spent some time this touring the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Their Royal Highnesses viewed one of the Memorial Reflection Pools and spent some time in the Memorial Plaza and Memorial Museum. They also laid roses and laid a heartfelt handwritten message in tribute toContinue Reading

Kate and William Attend Cavaliers & Nets NBA Game in Brooklyn, New York

Kate and William Attend Cavaliers & Nets NBA Game in Brooklyn, New York

William and Kate this evening attended an NBA Basketball game featuring the Brooklyn Nets and the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Brooklyn, New York. #460170148 / gettyimages.com Why would William and Kate attend a basketball game, you might ask? They were there to highlight a theme William spent the morning discussing in Washington – conservation efforts. The NBAContinue Reading

Luncheon at British Consul General’s Residence in New York City

Luncheon at British Consul General’s Residence in New York City

The Duchess of Cambridge met members of the British Community in New York from culture, arts, hospitality, and business sectors today over a lunch at the British Consul General’s Residence. #460156538 / gettyimages.com Wearing the same outfit as she did for this morning’s event (details about the event here), Kate chose a a Goat Fashion coat called the BlackContinue Reading

Kate Visits the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, New York

Kate Visits the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem, New York

The Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by the First Lady of New York City, Chirlane McCray, visited the Northside Center for Child Development Centre in Harlem this morning. #460149088 / gettyimages.com   The Center, which fosters the healthy development of children and families by offering mental health and educational services, was a natural extension of the Duchess’ patronagesContinue Reading

William & Kate Attend Private Dinner for American Friends of the Royal Foundation

William & Kate Attend Private Dinner for American Friends of the Royal Foundation

This evening, the Royal Highnesses attended a private dinner hosted by long-term supporter Sir Martin Sorrell on behalf of the American Friends of the Royal Foundation. It was the first appearance (outside of their arrival at the Carlyle) that William and Kate made since their arrival in New York and there was no shortage of excitementContinue Reading

Preparations Ahead of #RoyalsInNYC

Preparations Ahead of #RoyalsInNYC

The preparations have begun! Friend of WWKD, @livelovelaughvr, was at the Carlyle Hotel, where William and Kate will be staying and spotted barricades that were already being put up in preparation for their arrival. The Carlyle Hotel is a luxury hotel located at 35 East 76th Street in the Upper East Side area of New York City. The hotelContinue Reading

Full Coverage of the #RoyalsInUSA – William & Kate in New York December 7-9, 2014

Full Coverage of the #RoyalsInUSA – William & Kate in New York December 7-9, 2014

Welcome to the full coverage of Kate and William’s trip to New York from December 7-9, 2014. Here, you’ll find links to the individual events (which posted live as they occurred) as well as a recap of the entire trip – your one stop shop to everything #RoyalVisitUSA!  The Schedule: Preparations Ahead of Arrivals December 7th,Continue Reading

The Duchess of Cambridge Attends EACH Norfolk Appeal Launch

The Duchess of Cambridge Attends EACH Norfolk Appeal Launch

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the official launch of East Anglia Children’s Hospice’s (EACH) Appeal for a £10 million state-of-the-art hospice. EACH currently runs an outdated hospice in Quidenham, but the new facility would provide a much-needed upgrade to the support and services provided. The Duchess of Cambridge became a Royal Patron of EACH inContinue Reading

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 schoolContinue Reading

Everything You Want to Know About #RoyalsInNYC

Everything You Want to Know About #RoyalsInNYC

It was the news we waited months  years forever to hear – the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting New York City. The Royal Couple will visit New York City and Washington, D.C. from December 7-9. Royal Watchers had an absolute meltdown and quickly began researching plane, train, and NBA tickets. We listened to allContinue Reading

Kate Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Kate Pays Respects on Remembrance Sunday

Today, millions of people around the world will pause to remember and pay respect to all those in the armed forces who have paid the ultimate price for their country. Today, 100 years after the First World War broke out, the Queen led Remembrance Sunday ceremonies today at Whitehall’s Cenotaph to honour all those who haveContinue Reading