Nov 122014

For today’s SportsAid workshop Kate returned to a label she has worn previously, Goat Fashion.

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Nov 082014

The Duchess debuted a new coat by Matthew Williamson for this morning’s visit to the Pembroke Oil Refinery in Wales.

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Nov 032014

We are back with several updates, starting with two new engagements for the Duke and Duchess in Wales this weekend.

  • Saturday, Nov. 8: Kate and William visit the Valero Pembroke oil refinery located in southwest Wales
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: Kate and William will attend the rugby match between Wales and Australia at Millenium Stadium.  The match begins at 2:30pm local time, that is 9:30am ET. Prince William is Vice Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union; the Queen is the organization’s Patron.  Majesty Magazine reports the Duke and Duchess will “observe the Remembrance Tribute at the start of the match, and privately meet injured servicemen in the President’s Box during half-time.”

Additionally, this Sunday is Remembrance Sunday, always an important date in the royal calendar. This year holds special significance as the Centenary of WWI is being commemorated. We don’t yet know if Kate will attend the National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph, but I expect she will watch the ceremony as she has in previous years. More on the event from the Royal British Legion:

“Remembrance Sunday, the second Sunday in November, is the day traditionally put aside to remember all those who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. On this day people across the nation pause to reflect on the sacrifices made by our brave Service men and women.

As always, the observance begins with two minutes of silence at 11am BT, 6am ET/3am PT.


Next, a quick look at a piece in today’s Daily Mail critiquing the colors Kate wears. It’s an interesting story, one that has stirred comment on the WKW FB page.

…while she looked every inch the glamorous princess on the Tuesday at an awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum, on Wednesday during an Action on Addiction gala dinner fashion watchers described her as looked [sic] rather more washed out.

Why? Is it because she was attending her third event in two days. Because she is the mother of a 15-month-old toddler? Or because she is 13 weeks pregnant with her second child? None of the above according to certain style experts, who say it is because she doesn’t always choose colours that suit her complexion.

Kate’s aubergine coat from Christmas Day of 2011 and Hobbs Celeste coat are cited as ‘hits’ while the Hobbs Persephone coat worn for St. Patrick’s 2014 and yellow Emilia Wickstead coat are deemed ‘misses’.
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The expert quoted in the article, Melissa Nicholson, uses the decades-old seasonal color palette in determining what works for Kate and what doesn’t, in her estimation. From Ms. Nicholson’s perspective:

…the shades that compliment Kate’s skin tone…are from the ‘summer’ palette, which means she looks her best in clothes with a blue tint rather than a yellow one.

‘It is quite obvious that Kate is a summer,’ she said. ‘I would say her best shades are French navy, airforce blue, aubergine, plum, burgundy, soft berry and grey (anything from silver to slate).

You can see the entire story here.

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