May 202016
 

Kate brought back Alexander McQueen separates for her visit to Portsmouth on behalf of the 1851 Trust.

Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

The Trust is a charitable endeavor of Ben Ainslie Racing, “…the British team aiming to bring the America’s Cup home.”  Kate is the Trust’s royal patron. 

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

The Trust is working to get more young people from a wider demographic involved in sailing.  

The 1851 Trust

The 1851 Trust

Kate was at the Ben Ainslie Racing facility to open the new Tech Deck education centre.

Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

The Centre is designed to engage people in the sport through exhibits showcasing design and construction elements of World Cup vessels.

Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal

Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal

Below, Kate speaking with students from St. Edmunds Catholic School; they are learning how yachts are constructed to withstand the elements.

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©Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

The Duchess also officially introduced partnerships with the UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. This year the Trust will partner with the Foundation to offer free sailing lessons to young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. From Simon Perry’s People story:

Kate met schoolchildren who are set to try out sailing last summer with Go Sail, a program run by the U.K. Sailing Academy. 

Ashlyn Collins, 15, told PEOPLE, “She asked us if we had ever been sailing, whether we were going to be sailing, she asked us if we enjoy sport and are we looking forward to it. 

“It was so amazing. You see her on TV, you kind of don’t think of her as a real person and then to meet her was amazing. 

Land Rover BAR (@LandRoverBAR)

Land Rover BAR (@LandRoverBAR)

One of the Trust’s goals is help grow the number of students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) topics. There were digital workshops today, helping students connect with STEM studies.

Richard Palmer, The Express (@RoyalReporter)

Richard Palmer, The Express (@RoyalReporter)

Kate listens as Mohammed-Asif Akhmad from Bae Systems puts a microphone on her head. More from The Daily Mail:

The duchess was then shown a bone conductor radio kit which transmits sound through a pad placed on the forehead.

After trying it out, Kate said: “It’s fantastic, it’s as if it comes straight through your head.”

©Arthur Edwards/NMA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

©Arthur Edwards/NMA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

The US Ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, was on hand for some of the day’s events.

Portsmouth Sailing Trust (@PortsmouthSTT)

Portsmouth Sail Training Trust (@PortsmouthSTT)

The Duchess officially opened the Tech Centre by unveiling a mural.

©Ben Ainslie Racing @LandRoverBAR

©LandroverBAR

You might remember Kate adding to the mural when visiting Portsmouth in Feb of 2015.

Stephen Lock / i-Images

Stephen Lock / i-Images

After her time at the new Tech Centre Kate went for a sail with Ben Ainslie and some of his team members.

The Duchess changed into sailing gear for a trip out on the water.

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

©Stephen Lock / i-Images

It was a gorgeous day, much nicer than the last time the Duchess visited when brutal winds and driving rain curtailed some activities.

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From royal reporter Richard Palmer’s Twitter feed:

Ricard Palmer, The Express (@RoyalReporter)

Richard Palmer, The Express (@RoyalReporter)

@LandroverBAR

@LandroverBAR

Kate taking the helm.

LandroverBAR

LandroverBAR

More from Mr. Palmer’s story in The Express:

Kate went out in the team’s test boat T1 – a foiling AC45 catamaran – and took control, steering the boat out on the race course for the forthcoming Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series event in Portsmouth in July.

When Kate, a keen yachtswoman in her youth, was introduced to some of the young sailors outside the team headquarters, she told one group: “I’d really like to get out on the water more.”

Ben Ainslie Racing

Ben Ainslie Racing

From The Telegraph’s coverage:

Sir Ben, speaking after the high-speed ride, revealed his team would love to get The Duchess on board for a race. In the world series they are allowed to take a guest. “We would love to get her racing with us as well if we can,” he said. “There’s a lot going on and we will see what the schedule allows.”

He also revealed he hopes The Duchess will bring her children – Prince George, two, and Princess Charlotte, one – to the centre, adding: “She is certainly keen to get the Prince and Princess sailing at some time in the future, whether that is down here or elsewhere.”

Now to what Kate wore. Her Alexander McQueen separates were first seen in August of 2011 when Kate and William visited Birmingham following riots in the area.

©Allpix/Splash News & Splash News

©Allpix/Splash News & Splash News

The Duchess was next seen wearing the pieces for an engagement at Bletchley Park in June, 2014.

All: ©Polaris

All: ©Polaris

Here is the original product description for Kate’s blouse:

Alexander McQueen’s military-inspired silk-georgette blouse exudes signature sophistication: cream sheer silk-georgette, navy trims, stand collar, gold button-fastening epaulets, long sleeves, button-fastening cuffs, military-style frogging at front, flared hem. Concealed button and snap fastenings through front

 

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Alexander McQueen

The skirt was described this way:

Upgrade your new season wardrobe with a hit of Alexander McQueen’s covetable military aesthetic. In a nautical navy hue, this button-embellished wool-crepe skirt is a versatile style. Directional front slits lend it an air of It girl cool. Navy wool-crepe, gold anchor-embossed button embellishment, front flap, two side slant pocket details, two symmetrical front slits, seam detail, fully lined. Concealed zip and hook fastenings at side. 100% wool; lining: 71% acetate, 29% silk.

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Kate accessorized with her Rupert Sanderson Malory heels (£425).

©Stephen Lock, i-Images/Rupert Sanderson

©Stephen Lock, i-Images/Rupert Sanderson

She carried her ‘Kate’ bag in quilted leather by Jaeger.

Jaeger/Jaeger/i-Images

Jaeger/Jaeger/i-Images

Kate wore her sapphire/diamond earrings.

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©Stephen Lock, i-Images/James Whatling, Splash News

She also wore her engagement ring for the first part of the day’s activities

Splash News

Splash News

It appeared the earrings and the engagement ring were given to someone for safekeeping while Kate was sailing.

©Stephen Lock/i-Images/Polaris

©Stephen Lock/i-Images/Polaris

A look at Kate in the separates over the years.

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©Splash News/Splash News/Nunn Syndication, Polaris

The Duchess wore Henri Lloyd again. This is the firm that outfits the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team.

Henri lloyd

Henri Lloyd

Just a few weeks ago Ben Ainslie Racing was in New York for America’s Cup races; they wore their Henri Lloyd gear to ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing

Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing

Below, Kate wearing Henri Lloyd during the July 2015 visit to Portsmouth.

i-Images/POLARIS

i-Images/POLARIS

Kate wore the Land Rover BAR Team Elite Jacket by Henri Lloyd.

Polaris/Henri Lloyd

Polaris/Henri Lloyd

The jacket is £395, although US shoppers are unable to see that info online because Henri Lloyd does not offer ecommerce for those in the USA. The company *will* ship to US buyers, but orders need to go through the company’s stores in Cowes. The store’s email address is cowes@henrilloyd.co.uk; the phone # is 01983 291429; the street address is Henri Lloyd Cowes, 96-96 High Street, Cowes PO31 7AW. I don’t yet know which style of trousers Kate was wearing; Henri Lloyd tells me they do not think it’s one of their garments.

Kate  sported a new pair of Adidas running shoes.

©Stephen Lock/i-Images

©Stephen Lock/i-Images

We show the style at Nordstrom ($119.95 & free shipping); it is also offered at Adidas ($120, free ship)

Nordstrom

Nordstrom

UPDATE MAY 21: It looks like Kate’s trousers are by Columbia Sportswear, you can see the brand’s ‘omni tech’ label just back of the right side seam on Kate’s leg and the pair shown below right. (That pair is very similar to Kate’s, but it’s not identical.) Many thanks to Оксана Кравченко on the FB page (aka RoyalRomance on Twitter). 

©Polaris/Columbia

©Polaris/Columbia

Kate’s pair has seaming at the knee that is distinctive, perhaps a Columbia convertible style that allows one to zip off the lower portion of the pants, then wearing the upper part as shorts.

Kate Knee Seams Sailing Wet Gear Portsmouth May 20 Montage May 21 2016

UPDATE MAY 21: There are a number of new photos of Kate leaving Friday’s engagement, she wears a black cable crewneck sweater/jumper & black skinny jeans. Below, an image shared by Coffee Jingle Records on Twitter.

Coffee Jingle Records Twitter (@RecordsCj)

Coffee Jingle Records Twitter (@RecordsCj)

Additional pictures may be seen here in The Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail Twitter

The Daily Mail Twitter

Both Anna of My Small Obsessions and Middleton Maven suggest Kate may be wearing a Ralph Lauren sweater/jumper. Below left, the Black Label Cashmere Crewneck; on the right we show the Ralph Lauren Collection Cashmere Crewneck.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren

We do not have a decisive identification of the skinny jeans.

There’s a solid video available on the Land Rover BAR Facebook page here.

Land Rover BAR Facebook Page

Land Rover BAR Facebook Page

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Also today, a look at a what might be a new photo of Kate. The image was posted on Twitter by a gentleman named Stephen Connor, he is the Executive Director of the Worldwide Hospice Palliative Care Alliance. Mr. Connor is attending the International Children’s Palliative Care Conference in Buenos Aires; he said the Duchess sent a message of support to the Conference.

Stephen R Connor @SRConnor

Stephen R Connor @SRConnor

Both Kate and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are listed as Ambassadors in the Conference program, something Cepe Smith pointed out on Twitter.

ICPCNC Program

ICPCNC Program

It’s possible the video message Kate sent could be made available for viewing; if so, we will let you know.

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And finally, for those who ordered the Royal Mail stamps commemorating Kate and William’s 5th wedding anniversary, word that many customers are receiving theirs. Laura Ashworth shared these photos on Twitter of her stamps.

Laura Ashworth Twitter (@SolidMoonlight)

Laura Ashworth Twitter (@SolidMoonlight)

A quick query: I am working on a post about items ordered by WKWers in the last month to six weeks and seeking input on your purchases. Below, questions conveying the basic info I am interested in.

  • How was the item(s) when delivered, was the packaging acceptable?
  • How was the ordering process, was your order filled as expected or did you receive a notice saying it was canceled? How was that handled by the company?
  • What about the quality, is it what you hoped? Did it surpass expectations or disappoint?
  • Was the item as described? (Those purchasing the Anita Dongre dress have been surprised at the weave/weight of the fabric, finding it very sheer. (I don’t know one person who wants to return their dress, the reviews have been positive with that exception, but it *was* a surprise for shoppers.)
  • How was communication with the company you ordered from? There has been discussion on Twitter and Facebook (not to mention direct messages and email) about one brand in particular and its struggles to deal with the onslaught of business brought about by Kate wearing their merchandise & ensuing communication issues.

If you are able to take a moment or two and share your feedback that is outstanding. The best email is Susan@WhatKateWore.com. Please be sure to let me know how you would like to be referenced in the post (first name only? full name? a “shopper in Sydney”?) I won’t be able to use all of the comments, but there’s been good feedback about the Glamorous dress & tunic, the Anita Dongre dress, Accessorize earrings, Breton stripe sweater by J Crew and I thought it might be helpful to share information.

We will see you Monday when Kate and William join HM and other royals at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show

LINKAGE:

  • The INternational Children’s Palliative Care Network site is here; the Facebook page is here & Twitter feed here
  • The photo intense Daily Mail story is here; Victoria Murphy’s article in The Mirror is here; Richard Palmer’s story in The Express is here;
  • PopSugar’s photo gallery is hereThe Telegraph’s photo gallery is here; a Telegraph column by Bethan Holt on Kate’s ‘Literal Dressing’ is here; Simon Perry’s People story is here

 

 

  56 Responses to “Kate Sets Sail in Portsmouth & Takes the Helm in Henri Lloyd UPDATED”

  1. She could wear nothing next to Dreamy Sir Ben and I would never notice. :)

  2. I don’t remember what my previous opinion on this outfit was, but today it looks costume-y to me and I don’t care for it.

  3. Gosh I have always disliked that outfit and am tired of seeing it. I also feel it looks like a costume or worse a uniform. Sheneedssome jewelry coaching. The sapphire earrings seemed too dress and even worse were the pearl drops for sports… Can she get a gold hoop or a simple stud??

  4. Perhaps the black cable knit sweater and skinny jeans are what she wore under her sailing gear? The nylon (or whatever) pants looked like what you would wear over jeans to stay dry. She just changed shoes perhaps?

  5. Two thoughts. First, seeing the comparison photos of the times Kate has previously worn this ensemble confirms for me that I just don’t care for her new way of doing her hair. I thought her hair was stunning in the 2011 photo, less so in 2013, and really “meh” now. She can’t look bad, but I find that she has more apparent “bad hair days” than she used to. Change of stylist? Hormones from pregnancy? Less time to devote to hair styling? I don’t know, but I wish for the old hair days.

    Second: This isn’t my favorite outfit of Kate’s, but one thing I love about her is that she shops her closet. She looks great in this outfit, and while she might mix the separates with other pieces in her wardrobe, this combo clearly works for her and for the event. I’m as eager as anyone to see a new outfit, but I am also happy to see a repeat of something lovely, just as I love to re-wear outfits I love in my own closet.

    • Interesting re the hair. Though I am surprised to find myself politely disagreeing, as I too recall her 2011 hair as being fabulous — I think in hindsight that the hairstyling in the first McQueen pic looks a little over the top. Lovely, luxurious etc, sure. But arguably a bit long and overly full (even a bit frizzy if you look closely) for businessy charity engagements and the like. In fact, that pic is from an engagement they undertook to give condolences to people whose kids were killed and neighborhoods damaged in riots. I think if that look/hair on that sort of visit happened today, we’d deem it a misstep. She was still at the beginning of her learning curve. I think “less time for styling” is part of the answer, because the “before” is before 2 kids among other things. But she has also faced criticism for “hiding” behind her hair and it may be that taking a bit of length off and styling it in a more toned-down way is a response to that.

    • Hear, hear. I know I’m late to this party, but I couldn’t agree more. I’ve been bemoaning her hair ever since Amanda Cook Tucker took over. It was around that time that you really started to see more subdued styles, and not in a good way. She lost the curls, but also all of the bounce, volume, and “swinginess” that made it look so healthy. And this was before she had children, so pregnancy hormones and having two little ones and no time can’t be the entire reason why.

      I think there is room for “less is more” styling, but I’ve found Ms. Tucker seems to struggle with her styling more than James Pryce and Richard Ward ever did. Her blowouts aren’t always completely straight or frizzless, the curls seem to start to fall halfway through the engagement, and her casual half-updos look limp and halfhearted (does anyone else remember the banana clips of Royal Tour 2013?). She has gorgeous hair; I do wish she would give someone else a try.

  6. I’m very happy to see the McQueen set again, it looks better every time Kate wears it. I like how it references classic McQueen swagger in military-style details while maintaining a feminine and business-like air.

    The lovely Sanderson court shoes are just right, but I’m not a fan of this clutch with the outfit, I find the quilted texture jars against the sleek McQueen lines. The outfit needs a more sleek clutch.

    As for Kate’s sailing outfits — these are based on practicality alone and don’t come under a fashion remit in my own view. Kate knows her stuff on the sporting side and chooses accordingly. I’m assuming the casual look featured at the end of the visit were simply the extra layers she needed to survive a chilly day’s sailing.

    • Yes, I also assumed the “casual look” was not so much a “look” as it was just what she wore underneath the sailing gear for comfort and warmth.

      • I actually would assume she did not wear that under the sailing outerwear. I assume she wore an athletic performance wear pair of leggings and top then changed into the jeans and seater.

  7. Another publication notes the black sweater being the “Cambridge sweater” by JCrew.

  8. Whilst I think that Kate’s hair is looking fab again these days and her complexion looks refreshed and revitalised, I have never liked this outfit. It reminds me of Power Dressing from the 1980′s and I could see Princess Diana wearing something like this back in the day but it would have looked really on trend then. Think that the skirt would go well with the plain Goat blouse that she wore earlier in the week and the blouse would look much better with some gorgeous navy tailored trousers with maybe even scarlet red suede heels. Kate’s shoe collection is great but so safe with her favouring black, navy and nude colours constantly. How I would love to see her branch out and team some fuchsia heels with navy outfits or even a leopard skin heel with a black dress!

    • A retro version of 1980s power dressing doesn’t exactly sound “wrong” to me as long the overall look says “now”. For instance: if this one had a more eccentric mix of colours and/ or accentuated shoulders it would be too retro…but the way it is it remains contemporary enough for my eyes. A little nod to Diana doesn’t sound directly wrong to me either as long as Kate owns the complete package stylewise. Instead I’d find it rather sweet. The two slits in the skirt are a little ” sexy” without being in the least vulgar. I like that too.

  9. I like seeing new or old photos!

    This was a new photo to me …
    http://royalfoundation.com/about-our-foundation/

    It looks like it was taken perhaps the same day as the visit to the Royal Marsden (Sept 29 2011)?

  10. Like it or not, the McQueen exudes great tailoring and design execution that is sorely missing in a lot of what she wears. For me, this is what a duchess should look like instead of dressing like Everywoman on the street. That said, the ensemble is maybe a too literal interpretation for this engagement and, therefore, comes across as costume like or thematic. It would have been nice if hair style and accessories had been changed up for all three wearings so that the different engagements
    can be differentiated between more easily. Regardless of
    the repetitiveness, she always looks lovely in this skirt
    and blouse. In the future, it would be nice to see them
    paired with other separates. It was fantastic to see her
    sail. She obviously enjoys the sport immensely.

  11. Time to retire this set — I could deal with the skirt worn with another top – but we’ve seen this duo too many times now and it’s a tad too much like she’s in costume esp. for this event. I wish she had wore something more casual looking and less sailor suit like.

  12. I love this McQueen. I love this blog. Reading through the comments this morning I see the range of opinions on the earrings, bag, etc but I also see consensus on two things: Kate has a stunning, beautiful smile and Ben the helmsman is hot. Totally agree!

    • I wonder why admin allows you to add your own blog to these comments. In no way does it pertain to what Kate wore.

      • Thank you for commenting. The comment you are referencing was published because I presume it, and others from Intelligently Fashionable, are about what Kate wore…in this case my presumption is that the commentor is saying Kate’s look is over the top. But it’s entirely possible I am mistaken, it certainly wouldn’t be the first time! :)

        • Click on the link. This blogger has posted the link before. I have yet to find it having anything to do with What Kate Wore. I take it as this blogger finding self promotion from the WKW site. Of course, she is free to comment, but not include her blog’s address.
          This opens the opportunity for people with something to sell or promote to have readers of WKW go to their sites.

  13. I’m not keen on this outfit. I agree it’s a costume – it reminds me of ’Buttons’ in a panto!

    I think she looks a little chilly. The red Zara jacket would have worked beautifully for the event with some navy trousers and the earrings would, I think, have worked well with that.

    Ben Ainslie is great. I think she would enjoy being with him and if she is slightly nervous, he has a great relaxed manner at such things.

  14. I like this outfit on Kate so have no problem seeing her wear it again especially in this setting. I also like the sapphire earrings worn here although I agree with other posts that pearls or gold earrings would look good also. Kate appeared to have a great time – she has the loveliest smile and uses it often.

  15. How does it work when Kate changes outfits at an event like this? Who brings her bag? Where does she change?

  16. I have always loved this outfit. Unlike many, I do not feel that the earrings are over the top. They draw one’s attention to her lovely face that always radiates an interest in what is happening around her.

  17. Funnily enough, I was thinking earlier this week that we might see this McQueen outfit again. I’ve always found it a touch costume-y, but I also appreciate its sleek, tailored lines, which the Duchess wears well. And, of course, it was appropriate for this engagement.

    But yes, I agree with another poster that it may be time to retire the outfit, loathe though I would be to label such an expensive ensemble past its sell-by date were it in my own wardrobe. I’d be wearing the separate pieces with other items, to make them look fresh.

    I don’t have a major problem with the Duchess’s sapphire drop earrings being worn with this outfit. She obviously loves them, and there’s something to be said for signature jewelry, even if it’s a bit over-the-top for certain venues. However, I’d like to see her try out simple pearl studs or drops (without the Annoushka diamond hoops) with some of her clothing. I find that unadorned pearls work very well with just about everything, even casual clothes.

  18. I’ve always loved the McQueen outfit. Glad to see her wear it again. She has had some fashion misses this week and I am glad to see that she has finally dressed in something that actually looks nice.

  19. Excellent post! She’s so brave!
    Thanks for putting it all together! :D

  20. Ben and kate = hot couple

    • Funny, I thought of that too. He’s incredibly good-looking!

      I’m so glad she got to sail — I adore sailing and I can imagine what it must mean to her to get back out on the water, and at such an exciting pace with a professional crew! The professional gear, with “Duchess of Cambridge” on the back is priceless! I don’t mind the McQueen at all … she always wears it to venues with a slight military connection (here she’s obviously thinking “Navy”) and it fits her well and is professional and crisp.

  21. It’s probably time to retire this outfit, but I’m sure she wanted to get one more wearing. She always looks happiest doing sporty things. It makes me wonder what she would be like if she could live a life away from the cameras.

    • Me too. She’d probably be doing a lot of the kinds of things that Pippa is doing — cross country bike races, crew races (like the one she had to back out of for security reasons), face-paced sailing like this … she’d be able to take a lot more risks and not have to worry about what people think or attracting attention.

      • Wouldn’t it be great if she was allowed to compete in the America’s Cup? Princess Anne and Zara competed in the Olympics, so there is a precedent.

        • To compete in the Olympics, she’d need to compete in lesser competitions on a regular basis and to perform at a high — international standard — level so as to qualify. There is a sequence of qualifying competitions in every sport, and no one is exempted from them.

          Zara Phillips Tindall has the time for that, because she is not royal and has no official duties. Princess Anne could do it because she was more or less excused from royal duties while preparing, and that was years ago, in any case. Kate Cambridge has no history of international-level achievement in any sport that might justify excusing her from the duties she’s married into.

          She’s athletic, that’s clear, but not Olympic standard. Her appreciation of sport, combined with her position, means she’s best deployed promoting the UK’s athletes not trying to become one of them. She clearly knows that.

          By the way, I’ll add my voice to the chorus proclaiming that Sir Ben Ainslie is, er, pretty steamy. I’ve thought so for some years now. Just looking at him almost inspires me to take up sailing again.

          Almost.

  22. I think this outfit has pizazz and it is especially appropriate for an event with a nautical theme. My one fault with the total look is the sapphire and diamond earrings. They seem too ornate for this ensemble. Kate seldom seems to pay attention to matching the colour of the metals with what she is wearing. I would have chosen to pick up the rather dramatic gold buttons and trim with gold earrings. Gold knots would look nice, or a simple gold disk or ball.

    I often wonder why Kate always chooses a clutch purse, when she’d be better off having her hands free. Since this clutch also comes with a shoulder strap, I’d opt for that, especially since its gold chain strap would have complimented the gold buttons.

    • Sometimes I think the clutch is her crutch, something to keep her hands busy, or rather still, something to hold onto. I know when I am at formal events I like having a clutch to keep in front of me but it’s still easy to hold in one hand when shaking hands or holding a glass! I think it’s a comfort/security blanket item. Just a thought :)

    • I also think gold studs would be a better choice.

    • I really think she needs a second pair of sapphire earrings. She relies on these too much.

    • Those earrings puzzled me as well insofar as I find it odd that Kate didn’t choose something in a gold setting to match the outfit buttons. Evidently she thought the fact they stones are blue was quite enough.

      I don’t find them too dressy particularly, not for a working royal with a zillion pictures being taken of her. They’d be over the top for lesser mortals, but here they help make her stand out.

  23. I have always loved this McQueen ensemble and it still looks as fresh today as it did in 2011. I think her hair and makeup and jewelry and accessories were all spot on today as well.
    The duchess seemed to have a fantastic time out on the water and it was great to see the big smiles on her face.

  24. Loved her outfits! She looks beautiful in anything, IMHO. My husband is a weekend sailor (ocean) so I will be showing him this post and the great sailing outfit/gear that was worn. Thank you for the great photos and all the info! Was curious if those shoes she wore on the boat had black soles? Normally, you would only wear white soled shoes when sailing.

    • I was also curious about the black soles on a boat.

    • Ahhhhh – checked on the “white soled” shoes. “The shoes are made with non-marking materials and can be in many colors.” Learning something new every day.

  25. I’ve never been a big fan of this outfit. It’s always struck me as a bit “costume-y”. But she still looks great!

  26. Kate looked wonderful today. Nice to see some older favorite looks again.
    liked her hair today, cute tucked behind her ear.
    looked like a fun day for her :)

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