The Duchess of Cambridge was seen at the Remembrance Sunday ceremony looking suitably sombre (and chic) in a black, double-breasted Diane von Furstenberg coat and Jane Corbett hat worn pushed forward on her head. Kate hung with Camilla and Sophie of Wessex on the balcony of the Foreign Office, which overlooks the Cenotaph where the Queen and the Duchesses' husbands laid wreaths.
Kate and Camilla seem to be getting on like a house on fire with the Duchess of Cornwall offering advice and support to the newly minted Duchess of Cambridge. Apparently the advice extends further than just suggestions as to how best to adjust to life in the royal fishbowl and includes--ahem--some beauty tips. (Camilla is said to have turned Kate on to £165 facials from Deborah Miller that are billed as "non-surgical facelifts"). We're not Camilla haters, but we have to say that she's not exactly the first one we'd turn to for knowledge on beautification and anti-aging. Just sayin'.
Kate's wool DVF "Lio" coat is from 2008 and features interesting rock-like faceted black buttons, as well as eye grabbing soutache detailing on the collar and cuffs. You can't see it here, but the bottom of the coat is pleated, which lends itself to a much fuller and feminine silhouette. And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention Kate's eyebrows and eyeliner, which appear to be the same thickness and color.
A new Kate sighting! This time at an event hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. James’s Palace for the National Memorial Arboretum Appeal. Kate wore a custom Jenny Packham design, which the designer described as a "silver chiffon satin asymmetric gown." We're fans. Even if the colour is muted we think it suits Kate, as does the artful draping and one-shoulder design (and, no, we don't think it has anything to do with hiding a bun in the oven, either).
Kate accessorized with the same Jimmy Choo heels and diamond bracelet she wore to the BAFTA event in L.A., as well as new crystal drop earrings (confirmed as Beaut Jewellery from a collection available exclusively through Jenny Packham) and a simple red poppy. The event came on the heels of the news that Prince William will be stationed in the Falklands for six weeks in 2012, news that the Argentine government apparently did not have a positive reaction to.
Chelsy and Harry in Happier Days
We've admittedly never been big supporters of Chelsy Davy, but a recent Daily Mail story about the royal ex has certainly upped our opinion of her, if true. Apparently Chelsy was offered an astronomical sum to dish the dirt on Prince Harry in a book. Chelsy, who admittedly doesn't want for cash, refused out of loyalty to her ex. At least there is one person out there able to keep their lips zipped in this age of social media and total exposure! The article also goes on to state that it was the royal wedding that made Chelsy realize her relationship with Harry had no future. Apparently, Ms. Davy took one look at all the pomp and circumstance within the fish bowl and knew that the royal life wasn't for her. For his part Harry was said to be quite understanding. How can you not love the ginger Prince?!
It's pretty obvious that Kate Middleton is a creature of habit.
She likes what she likes, and we can respect her for that.
Two things the Duchess of Cambridge appears to really like?
Red and knee-high boots. KMidd looked pretty streamlined and
chic upon arrival in Copenhagen to today while wearing both.
Kate and William were in Denmark to show support for Unicef's East Africa famine relief appeal, and were joined by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary for a tour of the Unicef facilities. It's been reported that Kate has hinted at an Africa trip soon.
In the fashion faceoff between Kate and Princess Mary of Denmark we have to give the edge to KMidd. Mary, while quite pretty (especially for someone who has four kiddos), looks a bit to secretarial for our taste. We much prefer the burst of colour from the Duchess' coat (the Ami Long Coat in Burgundy from L.K. Bennett), which was paired with an interesting red croc belt. We're kind of over these types of boots for Kate in most cases.
Kate also accessorized with her gold leaf Vinnie Day earrings
and the gold charm bracelet she was given by Camilla.
The black clutch and knee-high zippered boots with rubber sole worn by the Duchess remain a mystery at the moment. What did you think of Kate's Copenhagen outfit?
What Kate Wore and Duchess of Cambridge Style have been on the case and have confirmed that Kate's belt (the Bessie from AW08--nearly identical to the Vecceli above, only wider) is from Reiss and her boots are the 'Zipkin' by Stuart Weitzman.