As promised, we are back with polls on the many styles worn by the Duchess this past week. However, we have an update to
Kate’s Calendar to take care of first.
Wednesday, June 22: Kensington Palace confirms a Daily Mail report that Kate will host a fundraiser for the EACH Nook Appeal at historic Houghton Hall , the stately home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley. This is where Kate took Charlotte and George to the horse trials. The EACH news release notes William will also be attending. “A Taste of Norfolk” will feature a champagne reception, 5 course dinner and performance by the Treehouse Choir. More from EACH:
A special five course meal will be served with courses created and cooked by five world renowned chefs: Galton Blackiston, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge and Mark Edwards. The evening will also feature a number of exclusive highlights for guests, beginning with a champagne reception featuring musical entertainment by the Jefford Brothers and Sam Aldersey-Williams and magician Archie Manners.
You may recall Kate’s participation in the
launch of the Nook Appeal in November of 2014.
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our 2014 post:
EACH hopes to raise £10 million for construction of a new hospice that would allow things like more overnight accommodations, more private family support areas and treatments such as hydrotherapy. Below, a rendering showing how the hoped-for new hospice would look.
She also took part in the
formal opening of an EACH store this March.
Now to our primary topic, polls asking for your favorites from this busy week of engagements.
Next week we will do jewelry polls, as well as our very last poll. That final poll will ask for your
favorite overall look, what entire ensemble (clothing, hat, shoes, bag, jewelry) you liked the most. So keep that in mind as we do all of the polls for individual items. We begin with your choice of favorite dress/coatdress as a standalone item, not including accessories.
The week started with the annual Sports Ball
celebrating SportsAid’s 40th anniversary. Kate wore the ‘Nansen’ gown from by Roland Mouret.
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A weekend of events marking the Queen’s 90th birthday started with a
National Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral when Kate wore a new Catherine Walker coatdress.
For the Queen’s Birthday parade, also known as
Trooping the Colour, the Duchess brought back the custom Alexander McQueen coatdress first seen at Princess Charlotte’s christening. This is a tough one because the event precludes full length photos.
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We saw a new dress by Roksanda Ilincic at the Patron’s Lunch, a giant picnic on the Mall in London.
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For Order of the Garter Kate wore the red ensemble by Catherine Walker first seen during the North American tour.
Kate chose her
Day Birger et Mikkelsen brocade coat for the annual garden party in Northern Ireland.
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Kate and William’s first time at Royal Ascot brought a repeat of the
Dolce and Gabbana Cotton Blend Lace Dress first seen at the Queen’s Royal Windsor birthday spectacular.
NOTE: The ensue blue with the
Tory Burch dress and Ralph Lauren jacket worn to the US Embassy for the signing of the Book of Condolence is omitted deliberately.
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In the chapeaux department there were quite a few new pieces and some previously worn favorites. At
the National Service of Thanksgiving on Friday we saw the the Jane Taylor style first worn for Princess Charlotte’s christening .
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Trooping the Colour brought a new hat by Philip Treacy .
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Order of the Garter Kate returned to a lush Lock and Company piece initially worn to the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant in 2012.
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the next day’s Garden Party Kate sported a new piece by Lock and Company, the milliner’s Morning Rose Perching Hat .
first appearance at Royal Ascot Kate debuted the ‘Una,’ a new (to us) design by Jane Taylor .
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(No hat was worn at the Sportsaid dinner or Patron’s Lunch.)
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In the footwear department we saw just one pair of new shoes among the many styles worn during the hectic week.
the SportsAid dinner Kate was in Gianvito Rossi’s Sisely suede sandal. Unfortunately I do not have a good photo of Kate wearing these heels.
the Service of Thanksgiving Kate wore her Gianvito Rossi ‘Praline’ suede heel .
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Patron’s Lunch walkabout the Duchess was in her LK Bennett Fern heels.
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We saw new heels for
Order of the Garter ceremonies, another pair of of Gianvito Rossi suede pumps, this time in a deep red.
When at the
Garden Party on Tuesday Kate brought back her Fern heels by LK Bennett .
praline Gianvito Rossi suede heels returned for Royal Ascot.
My Theresa / Polaris
(There is nothing shown for Trooping the Colour because we did not see Kate’s shoes.)
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We now move to handbags, starting with the
SportsBall, when the Duchess carried her Prada clutch.
Service of Thanksgiving Kate had her LK Bennett Nina clutch.
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Once again, the constraints of Trooping the Colour impacted our ability to see the bag Kate carried, although there is
one image that shows Kate carrying a clutch. It looks like the ‘buttercream’ suede version of the The Daily Mail published Mulberry Bayswater Clutch Wallet that we first noted on the April tour.
the Patron’s Lunch the Duchess returned to her Nina clutch from LK Bennett.
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Order of the Garter we saw the red suede clutch by Alexander McQueen again.
©Nunn Syndication, Polaris / Andrew Parsons, i-Images
Nina clutch by LK Bennett returned for the Northern Ireland Garden party.
©Nunn Syndication, Polaris / Stephen Lock, i-Images
Kate brought back a favorite for
Royal Ascot, the LK Bennett Natalie clutch.
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Early next week we’ll have our jewelry polls along with the one asking for your favorite overall look, the ensemble you most liked.