Mar 032015
 

We are back with a few quick updates and then something I think you will find to be a fun departure from our standard posts.

We begin with news that once again Kate proved herself to be a very savvy shopper; we’re talking about her purchase of the Madderson London dress worn for January’s Art Room opening.

Splash News/Splash News/Ben Stevens, i-Images

Splash News/Splash News/Ben Stevens, i-Images

Label founder Sara Madderson tells Evoke Ireland (similar to People, I think) that Kate actually purchased her dress when it was on sale, and discounted by 50%. More from the Evoke story:

Now Madderson has revealed that sensible Kate Middleton bought the navy Naomi shift dress for half-price in their online January sales. ‘It was on sale at half price when her Royal Highness wore it. I felt bad about that because it was on sale when she purchased it so it wasn’t as expensive a dress as everyone was making out,’ reveals Sara.

And although the Duchess was five-months pregnant when she wore it, the dress was from Madderson’s womenswear collection and not from their maternity range.

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Mar 022015
 

The Duchess attended a party today celebrating The Goring Hotel’s re-opening.

Ben Cawthra/LNP

Ben Cawthra/LNP

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Feb 182015
 

Kate wore a rich blue Max Mara coat for today’s engagements, a vibrant look on a brisk, sunny day. Her first stop: the Emma Bridgewater factory in Staffordshire.

Duchess of Cambridge in Stoke-On-Trent

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