We are back with updates to Kate’s Calendar as well as several retail notes.
- Thursday, February 12: In her role as Patron of the 1851 Trust the Duchess visits the town of Portsmouth. She will visit the Trust’s new headquarters located at Ben Ainslie Racing, meet students who created a giant mural at the headquarters and add her own touch to the artwork.
- Wednesday, February 18: Kate visits the Emma Bridgewater factory in Staffordshire and watches mugs being made; sale proceeds from the mugs benefit the EACH Nook Appeal, a fundraising campaign for a new children’s hospice in Norfolk. The Duchess will meet children from the Donna Louise Children’s Hospice. Kate’s second engagement today is at Cape Hill Children’s Centre, a project of the Action for Children charity, a group supporting the “…most vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK…”.
More about the Emma Bridgewater pottery unveiled at last November’s EACH luncheon, the reason Kate is visiting the Bridgewater factory. Below you see the Duchess with Ms. Bridgewater at that November event.
We are back with an update and then we’ll move to our polls.
We begin with a look at something Kate wore in photos published Tuesday by Bild, a German newspaper.
“A jumper with little hearts over the babybump. No make up. Uncombed casual hair. We see the Duchess of Cambridge from England (6 months pregnant) during a shopping tour in a supermarket. Without any royal features and very normal she did her errands in the only cheap supermarket in her home village Buckleburry”
The Duchess was shown shopping at her local Bucklebury market, Peach’s, perhaps best described to US readers as somewhere between a 7-11 and a small local market. Kate was wearing a sweater by Beulah London, the ‘Delaney‘.
The sweater featured a heart print and was part of the label’s a/w 2014 collection. One FYI: the sweater was only offered in grey; the Bild photo(s) were photoshopped, that is why it looks navy. The sweater is a wool/cashmere blend that originally retailed for £250, but was most recently discounted to £125.