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Mar 042013

We have a few quick updates to share in a variety of areas, we’ll begin with tomorrow’s visit to Grimsby. Firm event times have been made public:

Those times come via a story in This is Grimsby, the site also details its coverage plans for the royal visit, including this information: “We will also be live steaming video online and pupils at Macaulay Academy”.

This is Grimsby has multiple stories about tomorrow’s events, including several detailing the goings-on in advance of the visit:

There are some wonderful details and quotes in the stories, I think you will enjoy them.

This is Grimsby

Updates on preparations can also be found on Twitter, the photo below was tweeted by the David Ross Education Trust, we see students rehearsing “We Will Rock You” and “Bohemian Rhapsody”.

David Ross Education Trust Twitter Feed

We’ll see you bright and early!


St. James’s Palace confirmed today that Kate will join William on Sunday, March 17 for ceremonies at Mons Barracks, home to the Irish Guards. The duo will watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and the Duchess will help distribute shamrocks to the regiment’s Officers and Guardsmen.  Many will recall that Prince William was married in his Irish Guards dress uniform, he is Colonel of the Regiment.

Sergeant Alison Baskerville RLC MOD Crown Copyright 2011

Kate and William will meet the regiment’s newest mascot, Domhnall.

Corporal Steve Blake, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Above we see the Irish Wolfhound in a “playful” mood during the holidays, he came to the Regiment from Northern Ireland just a few months ago. More about Domhnall’s high-pressure debut from the Ministry of Defence:

He and handler Drummer David Steed are on a steep learning curve to make sure they look the part when Domhnall first fulfills the role of mascot at the regiment’s grand St Patrick’s Day parade in March.

In just 2 months, blank canvas Domhnall has already been housetrained and obedience-trained, Drummer Steed said, with his ceremonial training in London due to start in the near future:

This will involve being with the regimental band, taking him out on Queen’s Guard mounts to get him used to the noises and the sights and sounds of London, as well as taking him to Knightsbridge for his horse-friendly training.

Because ceremonial duties are with the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, it’s making sure that the horses aren’t startled by him and vice-versa.

Below, Drummer David Steed and Domhnall.

Corporal Steve Blake RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2012

Last year Kate met Conmael, he was the mascot when she visited the Guards.


Finally, a few quick updates on items from Kate’s trip to Switzerland, beginning with the bag she was seen carrying Friday.

Bill Brown Bags “Cristina”

Kate was carrying this for Rosie Meade on Friday when walking with her friend on the base of the ski slope, it is the Cristina by Bill Brown. I’m repeating what I added to yesterday’s blog because not everyone re-checks the posts. The bag is made of handloomed cotton, it is lined and zips closed in addition to closing with the coconut shell button. The bag sells for £30, about $45 USD.

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The apres-ski boots Kate was seen wearing Friday and Sunday have been identified.

Splash News/Alpine Room

The maker is Oscar Sports, an Italian label. I believe they are the faux fur version of the Giada style, the Giada Ecol, we show it at the Alpine Room, a UK site. All Oscar boots are handmade in Italy, this model runs £175, about $260.

When Kate was out walking on Sunday (photos viewable here) she was seen in this blouse, Zara’s ‘White Printed Top with Bow,’ our thanks to Daily Kate Middleton on Facebook for letting us know about the top.

Zara White Printed Top with Bow, photos via Lyst

The $59 top is past season, WKW Facebook friends have seen Kate wearing it previously (scroll through comments for information), it is now sold out. Kate was also carrying her Temperley Odele coat, that item is now discounted 50% to $1625.

Again, if we learn who made the dress coat worn Saturday to the wedding we’ll update Saturday’s post. We’ll see you tomorrow morning!


Jan 152014

We are back with our annual dress poll, as well as the results of our 2013 coat poll. But first, news that a jewelry set Kate has worn several times has been identified.

The set is seen on more formal occasions has been seen just once, in December 2011 when the Duchess attended the Sun Military Awards with William and Harry. (The black velvet frock is by Alexander McQueen.)

Polaris Images/Splash News/Splash News

Polaris Images/Splash News/Splash News

A closer look at the necklace.

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Jan 072014

We are back with two topics to share, the first involving information on bargains from brands that we see Kate wearing.

At Nordstrom a number of Kate brands have significant discounts.  There are several Aquatalia styles on sale, the Opulence is 50% off ($297). There is also a boot style from LK Bennett that is only available online, the Denise (originally $545, now $327).



Some of the more popular items from our Pinterest CopyKate Clothing board are on sale, including the Via Spiga Faux Fur Belted coat. Originally selling at $400, it is now $189.99 at Macy’s. (One FYI: 2 women who bought this coat left comments on Pinterest saying they are very pleased with the purchase.)

Kind Permission/Temperley/Macys

Kind Permission WKW Facebook Friend Sandra/Temperley London/Macy’s

The $225 Flared Trench at Banana Republic is 30% off with promo code BRDRESSED, and the Everglade Quilted Jacket, a Barbour repliKate at Joules, is discounted from $154 to $120.

Banana Republic/Joules USA

Banana Republic/Joules USA

Nordstrom has just a few Barbour pieces on sale, they are primarily men’s coats. Aaron’s of Eastham has quite a few Barbour styles discounted, as do as a number of UK retailers, although I did not notice any of the styles we’ve seen Kate wearing.

Jimmy Choo’s sale section offers an awful lot of choices. The Cosmic is discounted to $348 (that’s 50% off) in both black and gold glitter, but Kate’s black suede style remains priced at $695.

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo

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