We have several quick updates to share today, beginning with a follow-up to our story about several of Kate’s photographs being posted on the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge website. If you struggled to see the images you weren’t alone, below we show a screen grab from the site.
There was so much traffic part of the site was offline for several hours. The message was updated to recommend that visitors visit the Monarchy’s Flickr page to view Kate’s photographs, here is another screen grab.
The site wasn’t offline for long, it was completely functional after several hours, click here to visit the page. Below, one of the photographs by Kate that people were trying to see, this one shows a jungle clearing in the Borneo rainforest.
I imagine there may be a few chuckles over the holidays about Kate “breaking the internet”.
We have resolution on two UFOs (Unidentified Fashion Objects), the first is the bag carried by Kate in October of last year to the wedding of Harry Aubrey-Fletcher and Louise Stourton.
That is LK Bennett’s Delilah suede clutch with bow, our thanks to WKW Facebook friend Victoria Emily Cooper-Morrison, she alerted us to the bag’s origins. We also thank Tatiana’s Delights on Facebook, she purchased the aubergine version of the bag and shared this photo of the bag (top image), the black version is also shown in an image from an online auction site.
Additionally, the bag came in red.
Our second ID involves a pair of shoes worn by Kate on the recent Tour.
Many of us believed they were by LK Bennett, the company’s Sledge in off white. It turns out we were wrong; as some suspected, Kate was actually wearing Russell and Bromley’s Park Avenue.
A big tip of the tiara on this one to Ashley Marie, she was tenacious in pursuing her belief the shoe was this style from Russell and Bromley, she stayed with the search until she received confirmation from the company that Kate was wearing their Park Avenue, our thanks to her for that effort. (LK Bennett said Kate purchased their Sledge in off-white, if that is the case then the Duchess is well-stocked with off-white heels.)
Our final item for discussion tonight is Kate’s UFO clutch from the Jubilee Tour.
This is also by Russell and Bromley, it is the label’s Park Avenue clutch, now we know why it went so well with the off-white pumps, the two items were made to go together. Below, better images of the bag via My Small Obsessions.
Both the bag and shoes retail at £165. Many thanks to My Small Obsessions for additional photos of the bag.
A quick update on our Links of London giveaway: the Grand Prize winner is Brittany S. of Decatur, Goergia, the Second Prize winner is Nadia A. from Lake Worth, Florida. Congratulations to both lucky ladies, and an enormous note of thanks to Links of London for offering such generous prizes.
If you entered but did not win any of the prizes, here’s a wonderful promotion Links is offering:
To receive a special 15% discount on the entire Hope Collection, enter promo code WKW15 at checkout.
A reminder, tomorrow Kate and William are expected at the rugby match between the Welsh Red Dragons and New Zealand’s All Blacks, the match starts at 12:15pm ET. The match is being played in Cardiff (Wales) at Millennium Stadium.