Kate opted for a sweater from a new brand for this evening’s special King’s Lynn Cub Scout Pack meeting.
The meeting celebrated the Cub Scouts 100th anniversary.
The royal, who drove over from her nearby country home, Anmer Hall, joined the Pack as they took part in games and activities themed around ‘looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally’.
From the UK Scout Association:
The official birthday of the Cub Scouts is 16th December, when thousands of Cubs across the country will be renewing their Cub Scout Promise at 19.16. Promise renewal ceremonies will take place at a number of famous landmarks including the Natural History Museum, Edinburgh Castle, HMS Belfast, the Spinnaker Tower and the Angel of the North.
The Cub Scouts section of UK Scouting was started by Robert Baden-Powell for the younger brothers and friends of those taking part in the very successful Scouting program he launched in 1907. Below you see the Duchess helping out as the Scouts practiced tying a sling.
Back to the UK Scouting release:
The Duchess, who previously worked as a volunteer with a Cub Scout pack when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, joined 24 girls and boys aged between 8 and 10½ – all from the Kings Lynn area.‘
Kate and the Cub Scouts during a team-building exercise.
The Duchess helped decorate special 100th anniversary “Cub-cakes.”
It looked like there was some intense decorating underway.
Kate helping with one of the night’s projects.
The Cubs were writing down things they are good at for a Wall of Positivity.
More from the UK Scout Association:
A special moment in the evening was the Cub Scout Promise renewal. The Duchess recited the Cub Scout Promise alongside the young people, as each of the 150,000 other Cub Scouts across the UK will be doing this week.
The piece is a turtleneck (polo neck) style with ribbed collar and cuffs, in 100% cashmere that is described as being mid-weight; it retails for $210. Thank you to Samantha J on the WKW FB page for identifying the sweater, along with Bojanana on Twitter. This offers a better look at the detailing on the back, especially the center back seam detail.
The sweater is also offered in ‘mushroom.’
We use that darker color below to better show the most distinctive element of the sweater’s design, the split cuffs.
NOTE: In our initial post we linked to the correct sweater, but showed a version that had neither the center back seam down the back, not the split at the back collar. I’m sorry if this created any confusion.
If thinking about purchasing Kate’s sweater, The Outnet is offering free global express shipping with promo code SHIPITNOW. Thank you Alex A. for sharing that information on the FB page.
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Kate accessorized with a nifty item, the Cubs100 Official Adult Scarf. It is 100% cotton and on sale for half-price, just £2.50.
Kate also wore what we believe are the Zara Skinny Mid-Rise jeans first seen during the Canada tour.
Some may recognize the boots the Duchess is wearing; they are her ‘Spanish Boots’ in chocolate suede (£315) from royal favorite Really Wild Clothing. The boots are described as having a snug fit on the calf, something to keep in mind if considering a pair for yourself.
Kate was seen in the boots in February of 2013.
The Really Wild design does look like the Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boot Kate wears with some frequency. The biggest difference between the two pair: the Really Wild style is made of suede, while the Penelope Chilvers is leather. Another distinction: the Chilvers has a heavier, lug sole than the Really Wild style.
The Duchess wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop Earrings.
Kate was given a gift for Prince George.
People’s Simon Perry tweeted about the surprise.
This offers a good look at the front of Kate’s sweater.
The Duchess as she was leaving tonight’s meeting.
We’ll leave you with two quick videos. In the first Kate thanks the Scouts and tells them to “keep up the good work.”
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) December 14, 2016
And in the second Kate is given flowers by the Scouts.
— Emily Andrews (@byEmilyAndrews) December 14, 2016
Also this evening, an update on our What Kate Wore Calendar Giveaway: Congratulations to Katie in New Zealand, she is the lucky winner of our 2017 WKW Desk Calendar and Kimberly in Pennsylvania is the winner of our 2017 WKW Wall Calendar! Thank you to everyone who entered, I enjoyed reading the comments on how/where you would use a calendar.
The desk calendar is already sold out. There is a slim chance a few more will become available, but I think the odds are less than 50-50 that will happen. And we’re down to a very few 2017 Wall Calendars; if thinking about buying one, sooner might be better than later.
We’ll see you in just a few days.
- The UK Scouting website is here; the Facebook page is here; and, the Twitter feed is here; the official release on this evening’s event is here
- The Norfolk Scouts website is here; the Cub Scouts section of the site is here; the special Cubs100 pages are here; the Kings Lynn Cub Scout website is here
- If in the USA and interested in Scouting, The Boy Scouts of America website is here; the Girl Scouts of the USA website is here
- The Daily Mail’s story from Rebecca English is here; Richard Palmer’s story for The Express is here;
- Simon Perry’s story for People is here; PopSugar’s photo gallery is here;