martedì 9 gennaio 2018

Kate-Inspired Purchase Review: "Temple of Heaven" Repli-Kate Earrings

We're back after the New Year celebrations with a brand new replikate review post! As Kate's "Temple of Heaven" earrings by Cassandra Goad seemed to have a sort of revival in recent months (in July, the Duchess wore them twice in a matter of days, at an event at the Natural History Museum and at Wimbledon), I thought I'd share my experience with a repli-kate of this rather popular style!

The original Cassandra Goad earrings.

The original "Temple of Heaven" earrings as owned by Catherine are 9ct yellow gold girandole earrings with clip and post. From the Cassandra Goad website: "The Emperor of China was regarded as the son of Heaven, responsible to the celestial power for success or failure of his government. The Ming Dynasty built the Temple of Heaven in about 1530, and it was the detail of circles and squares that decorate the roof edge of the temple that inspired these earrings".


The Temple of Heaven in Beijing, the inspiration behind the design.

Rather pricey for 9ct gold, they currently start at £1,725 ($2,280/€1,910). A silver version is available for £495 ($705/€617), and there's also a gold version with pavé diamonds set in the central marquise element at £2,515 ($3,581/€3,138).

Kate has had these earrings since before her engagement. They made their first public appearance on 1 May 2010, when William and Catherine attended the wedding of their former St Andrews's flatmate Oli Baker to Mel Nicholson at St Salvator's Chapel in St Andrews, Scotland:


After a handful of appearances following the royal wedding (including at a reception at the British Consul General's residence in LA during the 2011 tour - below left - and at Zara Phillips's pre-wedding cocktail party on board the Royal Yacht Britannia in July 2011 - below right - when Kate wore them with the same DvF green dress), the earrings were last seen in public in November 2014 at a Place2Be awards ceremony at Kensington Palace.


However, we were in for a surprise during the Royal tour of India and Bhutan of April 2016, as Kate brought the "Temple of Heaven" earrings back from oblivion and wore them four times in the space of just a week. The earrings were not an obvious choice for a tour of India and Bhutan, as they have a strong connection with Chinese history and symbolism, but anyway, there they were!

They were worn at the pre-tour reception held at Kensington Palace on 6 April 2016:


Then upon arrival at the Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India, on 10 April:


Then the following day for engagements in both Mumbai and New Delhi:
 

And most recently on 15 April for a reception celebrating Britain's relationship with Bhutan:


Anyway, back in June 2014 I ordered this gold vermeil repli-kate from Etsy shop Designs by Noa:


Photo via Designs by Noa on Etsy.

Described as "custom handmade replicas of Kate Middleton's Temple of Heaven earrings. They are being made in 18K vermeil with a sterling silver base". At the time of purchase three years ago, I paid $105 (or about £80/€90 at current exchange rates) plus tracked shipping for them, so I'd say these tend towards the pricier end of the costume jewellery scale.

They were not available to buy straight away, but after getting in touch with shop-owner Elise I was able to pre-order a pair in January 2014 and they were ready for shipping by early June, so I suggest contacting Elise directly if you're thinking of ordering a pair, as she may be able to make them for you even if they aren't listed on her page.

What drove me to this particular replikate, despite its price tag, was how true to the original the design is. While there are other cheaper replikates out there, usually the bits connecting the various elements are different from the originals. For comparison, below you can see side by side the Cassandra Goad ones (left) and the ones by Steel by Design on QVC (right, no longer available):

It's easy to notice that, while in the original ones by Cassandra Goad, the connecting elements are all external, leaving perfect round and marquise shapes, in most replikate ones (not just these by QVC) the main round and marquise elements are oddly elongated at the ends to allow for connection (shown below enlarged, again CG on the left, QVC replikate on the right):


Although I didn't take pictures of the earrings after receiving them, I was initially very pleased with them. Unfortunately, the gold plating wore off very quickly despite careful storage and care (I usually keep my costume jewellery in those small clear resealable plastic bags as it helps prevent oxidation).

Anyway, despite my best efforts the metal tarnished very quickly and scratches and hints of verdigris began to appear. Agh! That's sort of expected with cheaper jewellery, but I wasn't thrilled as these were $$$. This is how the earrings looked like in June 2017. Even from the pictures, you can clearly see the discoloured bits. Needless to say, by then the earrings were lurking at the back of my drawer feeling rather unloved:



However, it seemed a pity to not wear them any more, so in July last year I brought them to a local jewellery repair shop and had them re-plated. For a very reasonable €30 ($36/£27), the earrings got their shine back and are now in much better shape, although they still maintain a very slight coppery hue, which is sometimes typical of gold-plated jewellery. I've been able to start wearing them again, so all things considered I'm very happy with how they turned out!


So, on the whole, I'd definitely recommend these, as they're such an accurate replikate they could easily pass for the real thing and are a very wearable style. Be prepared to invest some money in refreshing the gold plating, though.


 















domenica 31 dicembre 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge's Complete 2017 Lookbook

A look back at all the looks the Duchess of Cambridge has been photographed wearing in 2017, both on official engagements and out and about (you can find links to previous years' lookbooks on this page).

Paparazzi/candid shots are included.

For each look, you'll find links to either a news article or photo gallery for more pictures and in-depth information on the event.

Enjoy!



1. 8 January 2017 - Attending the Sunday morning church service St Mary Magadalene on the Sandringham Estate, together with the Queen, who was making her first public appearance in a month after being struck down with a bad cold over Christmas, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Middleton family.
New hat: "Sumac" luxury alpaca fur hat in silver grey by Lacorinelong belted green virgin wool coat by Sportmax, with the original belt swapped for a green mock croc one already in Catherine's possession, first worn on Christmas Day 2015; either a  new blouse: silk chiffon printed "Cami" top by L.K. Bennett, or a new scarf:  "Sammi" blue silk scarf in the same print"Valerie" court shoes and "Natasha" clutch, in carbon suede, by Emmy London, both debuted at the premiere of"African Cats" in April 2012; sapphire and diamond earrings (Daily Mail article here).

 

 2. 11 January 2017 - Visiting the early years parenting unit at the Anna Freud Center for Children and Families in north London, one of the charities of which the Duchess is Patron and that are involved in the Heads Together campaign. Later, with the Duke of Cambridge, visiting a Child Bereavement UK centre in Stratford, London, to celebrate its first anniversary.
New dress: style "1208" by Eponine London, from the A/W 2016 collection; navy suede "Muse" clutch by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromleynavy suede "Malory" courts by Rupert Sanderson; sapphire and diamond earrings; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch (articolo del Daily Mail here).


3. 17 January 2017 - Taking part in a briefing at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Art) in London to outline the next chapter of the Heads Together initiative.
New dress: "Evita" dress by ErdemTod's burgundy leather fringe buckle detail pumps; Mulberry "Bayswater" clutch in conker (burgundy) suede; hammered gold disc pearl button earrings by Oscar de la Renta (Daily Mail article here).

 

4. 24 January 2017 - Visiting  East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), of which the Duchess is Royal Patron, at Quidenham, in Norfolk, while it continues its fundraising efforts with the Nook Appeal for a new purpose-built hospice.
New blouse: "Josephine" silk blouse with black bow by Gerard Darel; new suit: evergreen wool-mix collarless "Sinead" jacket and matching "Sinead" skirt, both by Hobbsblack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutch"Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito RossiKiki Classic pink morganite and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough (Daily Mail article here).



5. 5 February 2017 - Taking part in a training day for those running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
New jacket: mini duvet quilted down ski jacket in red and navy by Perfect Moment; new earrings: "167 Button" white gold earrings by Asprey, to match her "167 Button" pendant by the same brand; new trousers: black body curve jeggings by Zara; unidentified black turtleneck top; new trainers: New Balance x SB Sweaty Betty exclusive sneakers (Daily Mail article here).

 

6. 6 February 2017 - Attending ‘The Big Assembly’ by Place2Be hosted at Mitchell Brook Primary School in north west London, as part of the Heads Together campaign, to mark Children's Mental Health Week 2017 (6 to 12 February).
Red wool skirt suit with black velvet belt detail by Luisa Spagnoli, first worn on her second ever official engagement in February 2011; "Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings by Mappin & Webb; black suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchBallon Blue de Cartier watch"Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


7. 6 February 2017 - Attending a Guild of Health Writers conference at Chandos House in central London, focusing on mental health, which is being supported by the Heads Together campaign. The Guild of Health Writers is an independent membership organisation representing many of Britain’s leading health journalists and writers. The theme of the conference was "The Anxiety Epidemic".
New (?) suit: full pleated skirt and three quarter sleeve pleated jacket in ultraviolet wool mix, both by Oscar de la Renta, from the A/W 2015 collection (although it's the first time we've had a proper look at this outfit, it's highly likely it's the same one worn to the Queen's pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace in December 2016); "Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings by Mappin & Webbblack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchBallon Blue de Cartier watch"Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


8. 12 February 2017 - Attending the EE British Academy Film Awards ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall with the Duke of Cambridge, who is President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
New gown: a bespoke version of the long tier violet jacquard dress by Alexander McQueen, from the brand's Resort 2016 collection; new bag: heart clasp black satin box clutch by Alexander McQueen; Edinburgh Wedding Gift diamond bracelet, on loan from the Queen; unidentified teardrop pendant earrings, featuring a large pinkish coloured gemstone (possibly quartz or morganite), surrounded by diamonds - the earrings where first worn to a 100 Women in Hedge Funds dinner in October 2011 and the only thing we know for sure about them is that they are not on loan from the Queen; Prada wavy-cut suede pumps in black (Daily Mail article here).


9. 13 February 2017 - Taking part in filming for a new BBC show with presenter Nick Knowles, called "Mind Over Marathon", that will air in April, at St Mary's University campus in Twickenham, south west London.
The Duchess repeated the exact same outfit worn on 5 February for the marathon training at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Daily Mail article here).


 

 10. 14 February 2017 - Visiting RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire to meet with local air cadets taking part in a half-term skills development camp. The Duchess has been Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation since December 2015.
New jacket: double breasted twill blazer in claret wool mix by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini (the Alberta Ferretti diffusion line); black body curve jeggings by Zara; unidentified black turtleneck top; "Halfnhalf" stretch rider boots in black suede by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & Bromley; "Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonough; new gloves: unidentified black wool gloves with bow (Cornelia James confirmed they're not theirs); Ballon Blue de Cartier watch (Daily Mail article here).


 11. 22 February 2017 - Visiting two Action for Children projects supporting vulnerable families in Wales, on her first engagements with the charity since becoming its patron in December, taking over from the Queen. The Duchess first visited Torfaen to see MIST, a child and adolescent mental health project which works specifically with children living in care with foster families, then the Caerphilly Family Intervention Team (FIT) to learn about their work with children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, problems with family relationships and those who have or who are likely to self-harm.
Burgundy double-breasted skirt suit by Paule Ka, first worn on a visit to the Middle Temple in London in October 2012; unidentified black turtleneck top; Kiki Classic citrine and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough"Halfnhalf" stretch rider boots in black suede by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & BromleyBallon Blue de Cartier watch; the same black wool gloves with bow as worn on the RAF Wittering visit, which remain unidentified (Daily Mail article here).


 12. 27 February 2017 - Attending a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace to mark the launch of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, a year-long programme of events and exhibitions which will take place in both countries to celebrate their deep cultural ties and the 70th anniversary of India’s Independence. Highlights of the evening included a special Indian themed menu of canapés prepared by royal chefs working alongside chefs from Veeraswamy, the UK's oldest Indian restaurant, and a display from the Royal Collection including items from previous royal visits to India, and Indian gifts and manuscripts from the Royal Library.
New dress: "Rhona" metallic silver floral lace pleated dress with self belt by Erdem; new shoes: "Cabrina" platinum lamé pumps by Oscar de la Renta; new earrings: "Kiara" pearl drop earrings by Anita Dongre (Daily Mail article here).


 13. 28 February 2017 - Visiting Ronald McDonald House Evelina London, officially marking the opening of their purpose-built 'home away from home’ accommodation for the families of children being treated at Evelina London Children's Hospital, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.
New suit: sparkle tweed ruffle jacket and matching dress (possibly cut down to a skirt?), both by Rebecca Taylor; navy suede "Muse" clutch by Stuart Weitzman at Russell & Bromley"Malory" pumps in navy suede by Rupert Sanderson; sapphire and diamond earrings (Daily Mail article here).


14. 9 March 2017 - Attending a Service of Dedication on Horse Guards Parade before the formal unveiling of the new Iraq Afghanistan Memorial on Victoria Embankment Gardens, London. The Memorial honours all UK Service personnel and civilians who took part in conflicts in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan between 1990 and 2015.
Indigo twill jaquard swing coat by Michael Kors, first worn in Australia during the April 2014 royal tour; new hat: "Tiffany" drop-brim hat in navy rabbit fur felt by Lock & Co.; pear shape tanzanite and diamond pendant and matching earrings by G. Collins & Sonsnavy suede "Muse" clutch by Stuart Weitzman at Russell & Bromley"Malory" pumps in navy suede by Rupert Sanderson; new gloves: navy "Beatrice" merino wool gloves by Cornelia James (Daily Mail article here).


 15. 17 March 2017 - Visiting the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow, west London, with the Duke of Cambridge, who is Colonel of the Irish Guards, to attend the St Patrick's Day Parade and present the shamrock to Officers and Warrant Officers and meet soldiers and their families.
New coat: bespoke double-breasted coat with velvet trim by Catherine Walker & Co.; dark green felt hat with flower trim, possibly bespoke and by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co., first worn on Chirstmas Day 2015; new shoes: green suede pumps by Emmy London; new bag: mock-croc green leather clutch bag by Polish brand Etui Bags (a past season style); "Siren" wire earrings in green onyx by Monica Vinader; gold and emerald regimental brooch by CartierBallon Blue de Cartier watch (Daily Mail article here),



Official visit to Paris, 17-18 March 2017


 

16. 17 March 2017 - Meeting with President François Hollande at the Élysée Palace.
Same outfit as worn earlier in the day, without the hat (Daily Mail article here).


 17. 17 March 2017 - Attending a reception at the British Embassy in Paris to meet young French leaders from the arts, sports, fashion, business and the voluntary sector and to mark the launch of "Les Voisins" ("The Neighbours"), a year-long celebration of UK-French links.
New dress: black lace sleeveless dress with black leather bow belt by Alexander McQueen"Eugenia" silver-tone faux pearl and crystal ear cuffs by Balenciaga; new necklace and ring: most likely also by Balenciaga and part of a set matching the earrings; Ballon Blue de Cartier watchnew shoes: ankle strap suede "d'Orsay" pumps by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).

 

18. 17 March 2017 - Attending a black-tie dinner at the British Ambassador's residence, also known as the Hôtel de Charost.
New gown: floral embellished baby blue evening dress by Jenny Packham (an older season style); "Cabrina" platinum lamé pumps by Oscar de la Renta; "Casa" box clutch, also by Jenny Packham; diamond chandelier earrings and Art Deco diamond bracelet, both on loan from the Queen (Daily Mail article here).


 19. 18 March 2017 - Visiting Les Invalides, to learn about the important historic and current roles of the site, in particular its work supporting veterans undergoing rehabilitation programmes, and to meet survivors and first responders involved in the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris as well as in the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day 2016. Later, visit to the Musée de d'Orsay to tour the Impressionists Gallery and, following on from the "Les Voisins" reception, attendeding a "Les Voisins in Action" event at the Trocadéro to highlight the strong ties between the young people of France and the United Kingdom.
New coat: bespoke striped cotton tweed waisted frock coat with a box pleated skirt and bracelet sleeves in blue and red by Chanel, based on a design from the S/S 2017 collection; new bag: "Art Nouvelle" calfskin small flap bag  with enamel handle (from the A/W 2015 collection) and new belt: calfskin leather belt, both also by Chanel; Tod's burgundy leather fringe buckle detail pumpsBallon Blue de Cartier watchnew earrings and necklace: "Trinity de Cartier" earrings with brilliant-cut diamond and "Trinity" necklace (without diamond), both by Cartier (Daily Mail article here).


20. 18 March 2017 - Attending the Wales vs France RBS Six Nations match at the Stade de France.
Red double-breasted coat by Carolina Herrera in double-faced wool/cashmere mix from the fall/winter 2016 collection, first worn in Canada during the September 2016 tour; "Trinity de Cartier" earrings with brilliant-cut diamond; unidentified black turtleneck top/dress; unidentified black suede ankle boots, possibly the same ones first seen in NYC in December 2014; black merino wool "Imogen" gloves by Cornelia James; Chanel "Art Nouvelle" calfskin small flap bag  with enamel handle (Daily Mail article here, see here for more pictures of Kate leaving the Embassy).



 21. 23 March 2017 - Attending the launch of the "Out of the Blue" film series, a series of educational films created by Best Beginnings, a charity partner of the Heads Together campaign, to raise awareness of maternal mental health challenges and start conversations about the wellbeing of parents and their children. The launch will be attended by health campaigners, academics and professionals and take place at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, just a few days before Mother's Day.
Coral checkered box pleated A-line skirt and boat neck top with belt detail at the front in style 1113 by Eponine London, first worn in March 2016; Kiki Classic pink morganite and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough; "Nina" clutch bag in trench nappa leather by L.K. Bennett; "Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


 22. 28 March 2017 - Attending the 2017 Portrait Gala, held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. The Duchess, who has been Patron of the Gallery since 2012, viewed two exhibitions, "Howard Hodgkin: Absent Friends" and "Gillian Wearing and Claude Cahun: Behind the mask, another mask".
Bespoke green lace gown by Temperley London, first worn to the Queen's 90th birthday party at Windsor Castle in April 2016, combining elements of the "Cleo" and "Ariel" styles; "Charlie" gold glitter clutch by Wilbur & Gussie, last worn at a State dinner hosted by the King of Malaysia in September 2012; "Dart" strappy gold glitter sandals by Jimmy Choo, also worn most recently to the Malaysian State dinner; special edition pink tourmaline and green amethyst drop earrings by Kiki McDonough, first worn to the autumn dinner of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in November 2016 (Daily Mail article here).


23. 30 March 2017 - Meeting the parents of Pippa Middleton's fiancé James Matthews at a dinner hosted at the couple's west London home.
New dress: Somerset by Alice Temperley peony off the shoulder dress (Daily Mail article here).


 24. 4 April 2017 - Attending the opening night of the musical "42nd Street" at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in aid of East Anglia's Children's Hospice (EACH).
New dress: Marchesa Notte embellished tulle midi dress in claret with crystal embellished waistMulberry "Bayswater" clutch in conker (burgundy) suede; new earrings: Kate Spade "Pretty Poms" tassel statement earrings in sumac silk; "Gianvito 105" pumps in bordeaux suede by Gianvito Rossi, first worn during the State Visit from China in October 2015 (Daily Mail article here).



 25. 5 April 2017 - Attending a Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey following the terror attack in Westminster of 22 March.
Long snake stitch coat by Missoni, first worn in June 2016 at the Battle of the Somme centenary commemorations; unidentified black dress; diamond and pearl drop earrings on loan from the Queen; new bag: Aspinal Blue Heart clutch in black croc, part a limited edition collaboration with Beulah London; "Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi; black straw hat by Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co., debuted at the naming ceremony of the Royal Princess cruise ship in June 2013 (Daily Mail article here).


26. 6 April 2017 - Leaving the west London home of sister Pippa.
Pink "Oval" cotton sweater by Jonathan Saunders, first worn in Dunedin during the 2014 tour of New Zealand; black body curve jeggings by Zara, worn with an unidentified brown leather belt; Ray-Ban "Wayfarer" sunglassesSuperga 'Cotu' sneakers in white canvas (Daily Mail article here).


27. 10 April 2017 - New photo released by Kensington Palace ahead of the Virgin Money London Marathon.
New jumper: M I H striped wool pullover; "Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonugh (link to original Kensington Palace tweet here).


 28. Attending the Easter Sunday service for the first time at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, with the Queen and other members of the Royal Family.
Bespoke cream coat by Catherine Walker, debuted in Canada in October 2016; ivory pleated skirt, possibly the "Lina" dobby pleated skirt by Whistles first worn during the 2011 North American tour; new hat: "Jacqueline" cream satin pillbox hat with bow by Lock & Co.; new bag: textured woven leather clutch bag by Etui Bags; pearl and diamond drop earrings on loan from the Queen; Rupert Sanderson "Malory" pumps in nude kid (Daily Mail article here).

 

29. 19 April 2017 - Hosting runners from Team Heads Together at Kensington Palace as they get ready for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon. Heads Together is the marathon's 2017 Charity of the Year.
New jumper: "Muvi" pullover in pure new wool by Luisa Spagnoli; Kiki Classic citrine pear drop earrings by Kiki McDonough; navy skinny jeans, possibly new; Superga 'Cotu' sneakers in white canvas (Daily Mail article here).

 

 30. 20 April 2017 - Officially opening The Global Academy in Hayes, Middlesex, in support of Heads Together. The Global Academy is a state school founded and operated by Global, The Media & Entertainment Group, designed to prepare students for careers in the broadcast and digital media industry, offering academic and vocational training. 
New suit: viscose mix ruched blazer with zip front closure and matching pencil skirt, both by Armani CollezioniRupert Sanderson "Malory" pumps in nude kidtextured woven leather clutch bag by Etui Bags"Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings and matching pendant, both by Mappin & Webb; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch (Daily Mail article here),


 31. 21 April 2017 - Making a visit to the BBC Radio 1 studios to surprise their DJ Adele Roberts who is running the Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together.
New top: "Cypre" pointelle frill top by Temperley London (Daily Mail article here).


 32. 23 April 2017 - Attending the Virgin Money London Marathon in support of Heads Together, meeting a number of the Heads Together runners prior to the race and handing out medals to some of the charity runners as they cross the finish line.
New jacket: branded Heads Together zipped jacket by Regatta ProfessionalM I H striped wool pullover"Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonughRay-Ban "Wayfarer" sunglasses; black skinny jeans; Superga 'Cotu' sneakers in white canvas (Daily Mail article here).


33. 3 May 2017 - Visiting Wick Court, a Farms for City Children project in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, to see their work giving young people from inner cities the chance to spend a week on a real working farm in the heart of the countryside. 
Wax parka in khaki green by Troy London, debuted in Canada in September 2016; new jumper: J.Crew Italian cashmere long-sleeve T-shirt in heather midnight; Gap checked shirt, first worn in New Zealand during the 2014 tour; "Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonughBallon Blue de Cartier watch; khaki stretch biker jeans by Zara, first worn in India during the 2016 tour; long tassel boots in conker leather by Penelope Chilvers (Daily Mail article here).


A day of engagements in Luxembourg
11 May 2017


 34. 11 May 2017 - Attending the official commemoration of the 1867 Treaty of London at Luxembourg City Museum; the Treaty confirmed Luxembourg’s independence and neutrality in the aftermath of the Austro-Prussian War and the Luxembourg Crisis. On arrival, visit of the Grand Duke Jean Museum of Modern Art (MUDAM) to tour current exhibitions by British artists Sir Tony Cragg and Darren Almond and attend a reception with leading young Luxembourgers in the fields of culture, education, business and the charitable sector. Then, a stop at central Place Clairefontaine and a tour of a cycling-themed festival, which celebrates the shared UK and Luxembourg passion for the sport. Next, Catherine called on Their Royal Highnesses The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg at the Grand Ducal Palace.
Then the Duchess continued to Dräi Eechelen Museum for the main commemoration event, attended by the Prime Minister and other personalities.
New coat: bespoke coatdress by Emilia Wickstead in baby blue double wool crepe; new earrings: blue topaz and diamond drop earrings in white gold by Kiki McDonough; "Empress" white gold pendant by Mappin & Webbtextured woven leather clutch bag by Etui Bags; "Fern" courts in trench nappa leather by L.K. Bennett (Daily Mail article here).


 35. 13 May 2017 - Hosting the 'Party at The Palace' with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, a special tea party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, to honour the children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces. Attending the party were also a number of charities which help support families, and specifically children dealing with bereavement, including Child Bereavement UK, of which the Duke is royal patron.
See by Chloé pointelle-knit cotton-blend dress and  Acne Studios women's beige leather waist belt, both first worn in Canada in September 2016; "Fleur" espadrille wedges in mink by Monsoon; Classic Baroque Pearl earring drop by Annoushka suspended from Kiki Classic 18ct yellow gold and diamond hoops (Daily Mail article here).


36. 16 May 2017 - Attending the first garden party of the season at Buckingham Palace.
Bespoke coatdress by Christopher Kane in ice blue satin, first worn for the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games; "Sweet Delight" hat by Lock & Co., first worn for the Garter Service in 2014; blue topaz and diamond drop earrings in white gold by Kiki McDonough; new bag: unidentified embroidered clutch bag; "Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).

 

37. 20 May 2017 - Attending the wedding of sister Pippa to James Matthews at St Mark’s Church in Englefield, Berkshire.
New dress: bespoke Alexander McQueen dress, a modified version of the designer's ivory bell sleeve wool crepe dress; new earrings: Special Edition by Kiki McDonough morganite and diamond drop earrings; new hat: bespoke rose-trimmed hat by Jane Taylor"Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail main article here, articles on Prince George and Princess Charlotte here and here, on the bride's dress here, on the mother of the bride here).


38. 22 May 2017 - Visiting the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
New dress: pleated printed silk midi dress by Rochas"Siren" wire earrings in green onyx by Monica Vinader"Fern" courts in trench nappa leather by L.K. Bennett (Daily Mail article here).


39. 29 May 2017 - A photograph taken in April in the grounds of Kensington Palace by Norman Jean Roy to accompany an interview by the Duke of Cambridge to British GQ as part of the ongoing Heads Together campaign.
Most likely J.Crew Italian cashmere long-sleeve T-shirt in heather midnight"Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings and matching pendant, both by Mappin & Webb; Superga 'Cotu' sneakers in white canvas.


40. 12 June 2017 - Visiting those affected by the London Bridge and Borough Marker terrorist attacks on 3 June at King's College Hospital.
"Calogera" pumps in navy leather by Manolo Blahnik, first seen at the start of the 2011 Canada tour (Daily Mail article here).


 41. 16 June 2017 - Attending the 1851 Trust Land Rover BAR roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre in London. The 1851 Trust roadshows use the inspiration of Sir Ben Ainslie’s British America’s Cup challenge to inspire both primary and secondary school pupils into STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths), with practical applications of the challenges the team has faced in their preparations to compete in the 35th America’s Cup in Bermuda. 
White Zara one-button blazer in a textured poly/rayon blend, from the brand's 2015 collection and "Avery" heels in tweed with tassel detail by J.Crew, both debuted on the last day of the 2016 tour of Canada; new trousers: sailor pant in two-way stretch wool by J.CrewBallon Blue de Cartier watch; unidentified white scoop neck top; "Lolita" gold plated loop earrings by Mirabelle, first worn in January 2015; "Band of Britain" America's Cup challenge supporter's wristband (Daily Mail article here).


 42. 17 June 2017 - Attending the Trooping the Colour parade.
New hat: bespoke pink straw cocktail hat with tonal swirls by Jane Taylor (a modified version of the "Seriatopora" style); new dress: a bespoke version of the pleated skirt skate dress by Alexander McQueen, from the designer's A/W 2016 collection; textured woven leather clutch bag by Etui BagsBallon Blue de Cartier watch; diamond drop earrings on loan from the Queen, first worn to the Place2Be Awards in Novermber 2016 (Daily Mail article here).


 43. 20 June 2017 - Attending Day 1 of Royal Ascot.
New hat: unidentified cocktail hat trimmed with lattice printed crin bows, pearl-centred floral lace and cream silk flowers; new dress: bespoke white lace dress by Alexander McQueen, based on the brand's lace mini dress in a cotton/silk blend; new bag: tab lizard-effect leather clutch by Loeffler Randall; Bahrain pearl and diamond wedding gift earrings on loan from the Queen; "Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


44. 29 June 2017 - Visit the Victoria and Albert Museum to officially open the museum's new entrance, courtyard and exhibition gallery on Exhibition Road. The V&A Exhibition Road Quarterdesigned by British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_Ais the V&A’s largest architectural project in the last 100 years. The project has created new public areas and gallery space for London, revealing the historic facades of the museum's existing Grade I buildings for the first time and creating a new public entrance on Exhibition Road, reconnecting the V&A with its neighbouring museums and institutions founded on the vision of Albertopolis, following the Great Exhibition of 1851. The tour included a visit to The Sackler Courtyard – the world’s first porcelain tiled public courtyard – The Blavatnik Hall, the V&A's new entrance and The Sainsbury Gallery. 
New dress: Gucci grosgrain-trimmed cotton-blend tweed mini dress, altered at the sleeve to remove the original button detailing; L.K. Bennett "Art" navy leather block-heel shoes, first worn in April 2011, on the couple's final pre-wedding public appearance at Darwen Academy in Lancashire; new bag: red suede clutch, most likely a bespoke version of the "Natasha" by Emmy London in the lipstick and gold colourway, minus the gold piping; Classic Baroque Pearl earring drop by Annoushka suspended from Kiki Classic 18ct yellow gold and diamond hoops (Daily Mail article here).


45. Interview for "Sue Barker: Our Wimbledon", a BBC1 documentary marking 90 years of Wimbledon, aired on 2 July 2017.
Viscose mix ruched blazer with zip front closure by Armani Collezioni"Lolita" gold plated loop earrings by Mirabelle (Daily Mail article here).



46. 3 July 2017 - Attending The Championships, Wimbledon, in her first engagement as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and meeting a number of staff who play a pivotal role each year in the delivery of The Championships, including ball boys and girls and the tournament's stewards and its medical and safety teams.
New dress: polka-dot print silk-blend charmeuse dress by Dolce & Gabbana, altered with a squared neckline; new shoes: "Nina" block heel sandals in black nubuck by Officehammered gold disc pearl button earrings by Oscar de la Renta; new sunglasses: Bulgari women's BV8170 sunglasses; "Quincy" mini shopper-style tote in moonshine buffalo leather with calf leather trim by Victoria Beckham, debuted at Wimbledon in 2016 (Daily Mail article here).


47. 12 July 2017 - Attending a State banquet at Buckingham Palace in honour of the King and Queen of Spain.
New gown: bespoke blush pink lace gown by Marchesa; "new" necklace: ruby and diamond floral bandeau necklace on loan from the Queen (part of the Greville bequest and originally purchased from Boucheron in 1907); "new" earrings: Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, a wedding present to Diana, Princess of Wales, from Collingwood Jewelers and part of the late Princess's private jewelry collection; Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara, on loan from the Queen; possibly one of her diamond bracelets on loan from the Queen; "Raso" peach satin box clutch by Prada (Daily Mail article here).


48. 13 July 2017 - Attending, as Patron of the Natural History Museum, the opening of the museum's new Hintze Hall, which re-opens to the public following a six month refurbishment programme. A diving blue whale skeleton suspended from the ceiling is at the heart of the refurbishment and will lead a cast of natural world stars, including ten other star displays in the ground floor alcoves called the Wonder Bays, and hundreds of new specimens altogether across three floors.
New dress: "Everly" stretch-crepe dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi; "Temple of Heaven" girandole gold earrings by Cassandra Goad; plum suede wavy sandals by Prada, first worn during the 2016 India tour and initially thought to be black or dark navy; new bag: "Jem" purple box clutch by Canadian-born, LA-based designer Jerome C. Rousseau (Daily Mail article here).

    

  49. 16 July 2017 - Attending the Gentlemen's Singles Final of The Championships at Wimbledon, in her role as Patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC).
New dress: bespoke version of this Catherine Walker dress, from a capsule collection associated with the 2016 Chelsea in Bloom event; "Temple of Heaven" girandole gold earrings by Cassandra GoadBulgari women's BV8170 sunglassesBallon Blue de Cartier watch; "Quincy" mini shopper-style tote in moonshine buffalo leather with calf leather trim by Victoria Beckham, debuted at Wimbledon in 2016; official AELTC member ribbon in the colours of Wimbledon, purple and dark green; new shoes: possibly the "NearlyNude" ankle strap sandals by Stuart Weitzman (Daily Mail article here).




Official visit to Poland and Germany,
17-21 July 2017



 50. 17 July 2017 - Arrival in Warsaw and official welcome to Poland by President Duda and the First Lady at the Presidential Palace. Visit to the to the Warsaw Rising Museum, dedicated to the uprising of 1944 which saw the Polish resistance Home Army attempt to liberate Warsaw from German occupation and is remembered as the largest single military effort by any European resistance movement during World War II.
Later, joining young Polish entrepreneurs in the Warsaw Spire building on a visit to The Heart, an international hub and business incubator with impressive panoramic views of Poland's capital which is home to a range of exciting new business start-ups. The event marks the beginning of a 'Warsaw-London bridge' initiative that aims to help small Polish businesses access London’s unique opportunities for scaling up to become global players.
New coat: Alexander McQueen ivory wool and silk-blend twill peplum coat (with matching belt); Jenny Packham "Casa" clutch in red, debuted in Canada in September 2016; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch; new jewellery: ruby (?) and diamond pendant, earrings and ring, possibly by G. Collins & Sons"Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


51. 17 July 2017 - Attending a Queen's Birthday Party hosted by the British Ambassador, Jonathan Knott, in the Orangery in Łazienki Park, the largest park in Warsaw.
New dress: white midi-length cocktail dress with architectural black detailing by Polish designer Gosia Baczynska "Eugenia" silver-tone faux pearl and crystal ear cuffs by Balenciaga and what is most likely the matching necklace, debuted in Paris in March; ankle strap suede "d'Orsay" pumps by Gianvito Rossi, also debuted during the Paris visit; black satin clutch with crystal-embellished clasp by Prada, first seen in India in April 2016 (Daily Mail article here).


 52. 18 July 2017 - Visiting the former Nazi Germany Concentration Camp, Stutthof, and meeting a group of five former prisoners. Stutthof was the first camp set up outside German borders, in September 1939, and one of the last camps liberated by the Allies.
Engagements in Gdańsk, inlcuding a visit to a street party which will provide a chance to sample Goldwasser - a Gdańsk liqueur, and traditional Polish pierogi, while watching amber craftsmen at work, and listening to local musicians and artists.
Visiting the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, of which the Prince of Wales is Patron. During the seventeenth century there was a large English-speaking community based in Gdańsk, which made the city an important destination for travelling English players. The Shakespeare Theatre opened in 2014, and is home to the city’s annual Shakespeare Festival, attended by theatre-lovers from around the world. The visit to the theatre will include a small reception for Poles from the world of arts, culture and media. 
Visiting the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk’s shipyards, the birth-place of the Solidarity movement (Solidarność) in Poland. The visit will include a tour of the museum and meeting with founding members of Solidarity. On departure, the Duke and Duchess will walk through the iconic shipyard gates, a key symbol of the protests during the 1980s, before laying a wreath at the foot of the Solidarity Monument. 
New top and skirt: "Imari" cotton blend faille midi-length skirt in Hurst Rose print and matching top, both by Erdem; new bag: beige textured woven leather clutch bag by Etui Bags"NearlyNude" ankle strap sandals by Stuart WeitzmanBallon Blue de Cartier watchnew earrings and pendant: part of a matching set in yellow gold filigree and milky amber, the native gemstone of Poland and a typical product of Gdańsk, which is known as the City of Amber (Daily Mail article here).

 53. 19 July 2017 - Departing Warsaw en route to Berlin, where the Duke and Duchess will have a private meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Visiting the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most famous landmark and a symbol of German unification, and the Holocaust Memorial and information centre.
Visiting Strassenkinder. a charity based in the eastern district of Marzahn which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including homeless children, and meeting individuals from the Robert Enke Foundation. Set up in memory of the footballer, the organisation raises awareness of mental health issues, particularly in sport.
Meeting with President Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace.
New coat: bespoke cornflower blue coat by Catherine Walker (cornflower is one of the national flowers of Germany. This is partly due to the story that when Queen Louise of Prussia was fleeing Berlin and pursued by Napoleon's forces, she hid her children in a field of cornflowers and kept them quiet by weaving wreaths for them from the flowers. The flower thus became identified with Prussia, not least because it was the same color as the Prussian military uniform. After the unification of Germany in 1871, it went on to become a symbol of the country as a whole. It was also the favourite flower of Louise's son Kaiser Wilhelm I); new dress: cornflower blue lace dress with scalloped hem, most likely also by Catherine Walkerblue topaz and diamond drop earrings in white gold by Kiki McDonough; new necklace: "Eden" blue topaz and 18ct white gold flower necklace by Kiki McDonoughBallon Blue de Cartier watch; new bag: "Vivien" clam satin clutch by Jimmy Choo"Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail articles here and here).


 54. 19 July 2017 - Attending a Queen’s Birthday Party held in the gardens of the British Ambassador’s residence. 
New dress: off-the-shoulder shirred cotton and silk-blend crinkled-chiffon maxi dress by Alexander McQueen; new earrings: red beaded drop earrings by Simone Rocha; new shoes: Prada wavy-strap sandals in Quarzo suede (Daily Mail article here).


 55. 20 July 2017 - Visiting Heidelberg, the oldest university town in Germany, twinned with Cambridge since 1965. Stops included a visit to the German Cancer Research Center to meet researchers and visit the stem cell research lab and a walk through the central market square, where a British-German market offering local food and drink was set up.
New dress: bespoke Jenny Packham dress in a golden yellow brocade-like fabric; new earrings: pearl sun star button earrings by Oscar de la Renta; "Fleur" espadrille wedges by Monsoon; bespoke Alexander McQueen beige suede clutch; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch (Daily Mail article here).


 56. 20 July 2017 - Taking part in a friendly rowing competition on the River Neckar, with rowers from both Cambridge and Heidelberg.
New top: blue and white Breton top by Hugo Bosspearl sun star button earrings by Oscar de la RentaSuperga 'Cotu' sneakers in white canvasRay-Ban "Wayfarer" sunglasses; navy skinny jeans; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch (Daily Mail article here).


57. 20 July 2017 - Attending a reception for some of the most creative, innovative, and exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology in the vintage mirrored hall of Clärchens Ballhaus, which opened in 1913 and is one of the last remaining old ballrooms in Berlin.
New dress: bird print dress by German-born designer Markus Lupfer, from the brand's pre-fall 2017 collection; new belt: unidentified metallic belt; "new" bracelet: three-row pearl bracelet with pearl and diamond spacers and clasp, part of the Birthright Collection by Nigel Milne, originally belonging to Diana, Princess of Wales; baroque pearl double-sided earrings in gold by Soru Jewellery; new bag: plain iron pouch by Anne Grand-ClementPrada wavy-strap sandals in Quarzo suede (Daily Mail article here).



 58. 21 July 2017 - Departing Berlin's Hauptbahnhof en route to Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city and home to its largest harbour. Visiting the Maritime Museum on the bank of the river Elbe to celebrate the joint UK-German year of science, which this year is focused on oceans. Then visiting the Elbphilharmonie, one of the biggest concert halls in the world and renowned for its advanced acoustics, opened in January 2017, to listen to a special performance by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. The audience will be filled with children from all corners of the city, with the aim of inspiring a new generation to develop a passion for music and perhaps play at the venue in years to come.
Then travelling by boat down the River Elbe to the final destination of the tour: Airbus. The couple will tour the complex and meet apprentices, both German and English. The Duke and Duchess will then visit the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft and view the cockpit of a near-complete plane.
New dress: bespoke lavender crepe dress by Emilia Wickstead; new bag: brick red snakeskin clutch with gold-tone hardware by Anya Hindmarchlavender amethyst pear and oval drop earrings by Kiki McDonough, debuted in Bhutan in April 2016; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch"Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


Official visit to Belgium
for the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele,
30-31 July 2017


59. 30 July 2017 - Attending the Last Post ceremony at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial alongside the King and Queen of the Belgians, two hundred descendants whose ancestors are named on the gate and representatives from nations who fought on the Salient. Later, visiting the Market Square in Ypres for an event that will tell the story of the four years of war on the Salient with performances and music set to a backdrop of light projections onto the historic Cloth Hall.
Bespoke Alexander McQueen fit and flare coat, first worn to Princess Charlotte's christening in July 2015; "Marisabel" hat by Sylvia Fletcher for John Lock & Co. in a bespoke colour, debuted at Trooping the Colour in 2015; plain iron pouch by Anne Grand-Clement"Eugenia" silver-tone faux pearl and crystal ear cuffs by Balenciaga and what is likely the matching pearl brooch, first seen at Trooping the Colour in 2014; new shoes: possibly the Emmy London "Rebecca" in cinder grey kid suede or the Gianvito Rossi "Gianvito 105" in lapis goat leather (Daily Mail article here).


60. 31 July 2017 - Attending commemorations at the Commonwealth War Graves Commission's Tyne Cot Cemetery to mark the centenary of the first day of Passchendaele, the third Battle of Ypres, with the Prince of Wales and the King and Queen of the Belgians.
New coat: "Melrose" coatdress in dusty pink Venetian wool with hand-appliqué taupe corded lace by Catherine Walker; "Fleur" straw beret by Jane Taylor, first worn in Belgium in August 2014 to a First World War centenary commemoration, re-trimmed with an organdy ribbon; Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, a wedding present to Diana, Princess of Wales, from Collingwood Jewelers and part of the late Princess's private jewelry collection; "new" brooch: pearl and diamond leaf brooch on loan from the QueenBallon Blue de Cartier watch"Raso" peach satin box clutch by Prada; new shoes: Gianvito Rossi praline suede pumps in the 3.5″-90mm heel version (Daily Mail article here).


61. 20 August 2017 - Attending the Sunday morning service at Crathie Kirk on the Balmoral Estate, with the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family.
"Tiffany" drop-brim hat in navy rabbit fur felt by Lock & Co.; Hobbs "Celeste" coat, part of the label's A/W 2011 collection; L.K. Bennett "Addison" printed silk dress, first worn in April 2016; Ballon Blue de Cartier watch; most likely the navy suede "Muse" clutch by Stuart Weitzman at Russell & Bromley, just seen in some of the photographs (Daily Mail article here).


62. 30 August 2017 - Accompanying the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry on a visit to the Sunken Garden in the grounds of Kensington Palace, which this year has been transformed into a White Garden, dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales, then meeting at Kensington Palace with a small number of representatives, both past and present, from some of the main charities supported by the Princess in the final years of her life, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust, the Leprosy Mission, Royal Marsden HospitalEnglish National Ballet and Centrepoint.
New dress: Prada printed silk dress"Siren" wire earrings in green onyx by Monica Vinader"Fern" courts in trench nappa leather by L.K. Bennett; carrying a Brigg umbrella (Daily Mail article here).

POSTPONED (Daily Mail article on the pregnancy announcement here) - 4 September 2017 - Visiting Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London. The centre, which provides families with valuable support, will host a discussion about perinatal mental health services which are delivered by the charity Family Action, of which the Queen is patron. Hornsey Road Children's Centre offers a welcoming environment for expectant and new mothers, and an outlet for children to play.

CANCELLED (Daily Mail article here) - 7 September 2017 - Accompanying Prince George to Thomas's Battersea on his first day of school.



63. 18 September 2017 - A video filmed in January was released to launch the 'You're never too young to talk mental health' campaign by the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, of which the Duchess in patron.
The video was recorded during a visit to the Early Years Parenting Unit at the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families in January 2017.
Same outfit (Daily Mail article here).


 64. 10 October 2017 - Attending a reception at Buckingham Palace with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry on World Mental Health Day to celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental health sector in the UK.
New dress: "Eclipse" lace collar dress in iris by Temperley Londonblue topaz and diamond drop earrings in white gold by Kiki McDonough; black suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutch"Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


65. 16 October 2017 - Attending a Charities Forum event at Paddington Station with the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry and joining children from the charities they support on board Belmond British Pullman train, the sister train to the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. The event was hosted by STUDIOCANAL, with support from BAFTA through its BAFTA Kids programme, and provided an opportunity for TRH to meet the cast and crew from the forthcoming film 'Paddington 2'.
New dress: raised flower fitted dress by Orla Kiely; new shoes: Tod's black suede pumpsblack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchBallon Blue de Cartier watch; Kiki Classic morganite and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough (Daily Mail article here).


66. 18 October 2017 - Attending the Coach Core graduation ceremony at the London Stadium. Coach Core is an apprenticeship scheme founded by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to help young people become sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities.
New jacket: double breasted twill blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini (the Alberta Ferretti diffusion line; the Duchess wore the same jacket in claret wool mix to an engagement at RAF Wittering on 14 February 2017); black turtleneck top and black skinny jeans; new boots: "Fallon Dry" mid-zip Chelsea boots by Aquatalia at Russell&Bromley"Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonough (Daily Mail article here).


 67. 31 October 2017 - Visiting the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), of which the Duchess is Patron. The LTA is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man and its mission is to get more people playing tennis more often.
New jacket: black "Clarice" track jacket by PlayBrave; black tuxedo track pants by Monreal London (first worn in Edinburgh in February 2016); new shoes: Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit running shoes in white; "Grace" white topaz stud earrings by Kiki McDonough; Royal British Legion poppy pin (Daily Mail article here).


69. 1 November 2017 - Hosting a roundtable discussion about maternal mental health at Kensington Palace.
New cardi: black and white wool/cotton blend cardigan with bows by Boutique Moschino (KP tweet here). The Cambridges were also spotted at Chester railway station on 5 November, but photos are extremely blurry so I haven't included any, you can find them here.


69. 7 November 2017 - Attending the 2017 Gala Dinner for the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families in the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Black lace "Zarita" gown by Diane von Furstenberg, first worn in November 2014 to the Royal Variety performance; diamond drop earrings on loan from the Queen, first worn to the Place2Be Awards in Novermber 2016; "new" bracelet: diamond bracelet on loan from the Queenblack satin clutch with crystal-embellished clasp by Prada, first seen in India in April 2016; Buckley London sparkly poppy brooch (Daily Mail article here).


70. 8 November 2017 - Attending Place2Be's School Leaders Forum at UBS London. The Duchess, who is Patron of Place2Be, will open the conference and join delegates at the forum as they consider the key issues and latest thinking on the role that schools can play in tackling mental health problems early in life. Place2Be’s School Leaders Forum brings together senior leaders from Place2Be partner schools in England, Scotland and Wales to share ideas, knowledge and practical insights.
New dress: "Eloise" tunic dress in plum wool by Goat"Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings by Mappin & Webbblack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchBallon Blue de Cartier watchTod's black suede pumpsRoyal British Legion poppy pin (Daily Mail article here).


71. 11 November 2017 - Attending the Royal Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.
This year's festival will mark the following anniversaries:
the centenaries of women's service in the regular Armed Forces, the Battle of Passchendaele, the creation of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the birth of Dame Vera Lynn. And also the 75th anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein and the creation of the RAF Regiment.
New coat: bespoke version of the "Caressa" black silk velvet jacket by Catherine Walker; Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, a wedding present to Diana, Princess of Wales, from Collingwood Jewelers and part of the late Princess's private jewelry collection; black beaded clutch bag by Magid"Gianvito 105" black suede pumps by Gianvito Rossi; poppy pin (Daily Mail article here).


72. 12 November 2017 - Attending the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph.
Black Philip Treacy hat (first worn at Prince William's passing out parade at Sandhurst in 2006); new coat: double-breasted collarless coat by Dolce & Gabbana, from the A/W 2016 collection; pearl sun star button earrings by Oscar de la Renta; new gloves: "Beatrice" black merino wool gloves by Cornelia James; new bag: "Natasha" jet and gold clutch by Emmy London (Daily Mail article here).


  73. 14 November 2017 - Visiting the Hornsey Road Children's Centre in London to see some of the valuable family and parental support services which are delivered at the Centre, including those offered by the charity Family Action, of which the Queen is Patron.
"Redgrave" wool coat in nude by Goat Fashion, first worn in March 2013; most likely contrast collar shift dress by Topshop, also debuted during the March 2013 engagement; "Halfnhalf" stretch rider boots in black suede by Stuart Weitzman for Russell & BromleyMulberry "Bayswater" clutch in black suede; Classic Baroque Pearl earring drop by Annoushka suspended from Kiki Classic 18ct yellow gold and diamond hoops (Daily Mail article here).


74. 20 November 2017 - Attending a family dinner at Windsor Castle to celebrate the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh's platinum wedding anniversary.
Black lace "Zarita" gown by Diane von Furstenberg, first worn in November 2014 to the Royal Variety performance; new coat: long textured coat by Alexander McQueen, in a wool, cashmere and mohair blend; Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, a wedding present to Diana, Princess of Wales, from Collingwood Jewelers and part of the late Princess's private jewelry collection; "new" necklace: four-row Japanese pearl choker on loan from the Queen (Daily Mail article here).


 75. 22 November 2017 - Visiting Birmingham for a day of engagements with the Duke of Cambridge. The day included visits to the Jaguar Land Rover's Solihull Manufacturing Plant, Aston Villa Football Club to see the work of the Coach Core programme, which is working with Sport Birmingham to give young people living in the city the chance to become the next generation of inspirational coaches, and finally Acme Whistles, a family-owned business. creators of the first police whistle.
"Washington" coat by Goat, first worn in NYC in December 2014; black turtleneck top and black skinny jeans; new boots: "Hi Ride" mid-heel black suede riding boot by Russell & Bromley"Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonoughMulberry "Bayswater" clutch in black suede; for the Coach Core engagement, the Duchess changed into mini duvet quilted down ski jacket in red and navy by Perfect Moment and  New Balance x SB Sweaty Betty exclusive sneakers (Daily Mail article here).


76. 24 November 2017 - Attending the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London with the Duke of Cambridge. The event is in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, formally, the Entertainment Artistes’ Benevolent Fund, of which the Queen is Patron. The evening was hosted by Miranda Hart and included performances from the Killers, Paloma Faith, Louis Tomlinson and the Script.
New gown: bespoke sequinned gown by Jenny Packham"Cabrina" platinum lamé pumps by Oscar de la Renta; "Casa" box clutch, also by Jenny Packham; diamond chandelier earrings on loan from the Queen (Daily Mail article here).


77. 28 November 2017 - Visiting the Foundling Museum to learn more about the museum's history and the way it continues to focus on its founding principles to use art and creativity as a means to support and engage children and vulnerable families. The Foundling Museum explores the history of the Foundling Hospital, the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery.
New dress: diamond print dress with pleated skirt by Kate Spade; sapphire and diamond drop earrings; Mulberry "Bayswater" clutch in conker (burgundy) suede; "Gianvito 105" pumps in bordeaux suede by Gianvito Rossi (Daily Mail article here).


78. 29 November 2017 - Visiting Robin Hood Primary School in London to celebrate their work with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Campaign for School Gardening The campaign, which is marking its ten year, aims to inspire and support schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.
Barbour ladies waxed "Defence" jacket; black honeycomb turtleneck wool sweater by Temperley London; black skinny jeans; long tassel boot in conker by Penelope Chilvers"Lauren" yellow gold pavé diamond leaf earrings by Kiki McDonough (Daily Mail article here).


79. 29 November 2017 - Afternoon. Leaving Kensington Palace with her mother Carole.
New coat: wool mix checked coat by Zara (Daily Mail article here).


80. 1 December 2017 - Arriving at King's Cross St Pancras station for a private outing.
Wool mix checked coat by Zara; "Grace" cashmere turtleneck sweater by Iris & Ink (first worn in December 2016 to an engagement to mark the 100th anniversary of the Cub Scouts); "Polly" push lock textured leather bag by Mulberry; navy skinny jeans; black suede ankle boots (Daily Mail article here).


81. 5 December 2017 - Attending the Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace.
Queen Mary's Lover's Knot tiara, on loan from the Queen; Collingwood pearl and diamond earrings, a wedding present to Diana, Princess of Wales, from Collingwood Jewelers and part of the late Princess's private jewelry collection; "new" necklace: diamond collet necklace, most likely on loan from the Queen; new gown: white beaded gown by Jenny Packham (Daily Mail article here).


 82. 6 December 2017 - Attending, with the Duke of Cambridge, the Children's Global Media Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex. The summit brings together creatives, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the globe to inform and redesign the future of media for this generation and explore the impact that digital technology will have in children’s futures.
New coat: "Delli" check coat by L.K. Bennett; new dress: "Elodie" tunic dress in berry by Goatblack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchTod's black suede pumps"Empress" white gold and diamond drop earrings by Mappin & Webb;  black merino wool "Imogen" gloves by Cornelia James (Daily Mail article here).


83. 12 December 2017 - Joining children and families to celebrate the work of the Rugby Portobello Trust at its community centre in North Kensington and taking part in their 'Magic Mums' Christmas party. The Trust  is part of a network of centres that help local communities, and provides support by running programmes for children and parents such as homework clubs, sporting activities, social groups and tuition.
"Marina" maternity coat by Seraphine, first worn in New York in December 2014; unidentified black dress; black suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchTod's black suede pumps"167 Button" white gold earrings by Asprey (Daily Mail article here).


 84. 14 December 2017 - Attending, with the Duke of Cambridge, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Grenfell Tower National Memorial Service at St Paul's Cathedral, a service of remembrance for all faiths, designed to remember those who died, to show solidarity with the bereaved and survivors, and to give thanks for everyone who assisted on the ground at the time of the tragedy and since, including emergency services, the recovery team, community response, public support, and volunteers.
New hat: unidentified navy felt hat (may be a bespoke piece by Lock & Co.); new coat: navy double-breasted coat by Carolina Herrera; navy suede "Frome" clutch by L.K. Bennett; navy suede round-toe "Georgia" pumps by Jimmy Choo; new gloves: navy gloves with bow detail; sapphire and diamond earrings (Daily Mail article here).


85. 14 December 2017 - Attending the annual Kensington Palace staff Christmas party at Beach Blanket Babylon restaurant and bar in Notting Hill.
New dress: Alexander McQueen petal print 3/4 sleeve dress; black jacket/coat (Daily Mail article here).


86. 18 December 2017 - Photograph featured on the family's Christmas card, taken by Chris Jackson earlier in the year.
Pale blue bespoke suit with belted jacket by Catherine Walker, first worn on an official visit to the Netherlands in October 2016; "Gianvito 105" suede pumps in praline by Gianvito Rossi; possibly her Kiki Classic pink morganite and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough (Daily Mail article here).


87. 20 December 2017 - Attending the Queen's annual pre-Christmas luncheon at Buckingham Palace.
New cape: black long cloth cape by Zara; new collar: Jigsaw black faux fur tippet; possibly the "Eloise" tunic dress in plum wool by Goat; unidentified costume chandelier earrings, most recently worn in New Delhi in April 2016 (Daily Mail article here).


88. 20 December 2017 - Attending a performance of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden.
 Black long cloth cape by ZaraJigsaw black faux fur tippetAlexander McQueen petal print 3/4 sleeve dress; unidentified black suede ankle boots, likely the same pair debuted in New York in December 2014 (Daily Mail article here).

 

89. 25 December 2017 - Attending the Christmas Day church service at St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate.
New hat: "Sumac" luxury alpaca fur hat in black by Lacorine; new coat: velvet-trimmed double-breasted tartan wool-blend peacoat by Miu Miublack suede Mulberry "Bayswater" clutchTod's black suede pumps;  black merino wool "Imogen" gloves by Cornelia James; "Eden" diamond flower drop earrings by Kiki McDonough, first worn to a garden party in Belfast in June 2016 (Daily Mail article here).