Oct 082014
 

We are back with brief news on how Kate is said to be faring along with some product updates.

There are multiple reports that Kate will visit New York this fall. From an initial story in the Daily Mirror:

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are planning an official trip to New York – which will mark her comeback from acute morning sickness.

Kate is now planning a show-stopping visit to the Big Apple at either the end of November or the beginning of December and will stay in the world famous city for several days.

A royal source revealed: “This trip is in the early planning phase but it’s a clear sign that she is on the mend. However, if there is any suggestion that the duchess isn’t well, it will be cancelled immediately.”

Yesterday People magazine’s Simon Perry confirmed a trip by Prince William is in the works.
Prince William is planning to make an official visit to New York in the coming months, PEOPLE has learned.The trip, set for later in the fall, may even see him bringing wife Kate with him. Although she has not been part of the original plans, it’s believed that the palace isn’t ruling out anything where she is concerned.

A “open mind” is being kept as to whether she will also travel, a royal source says.

It will be interesting to see how any/all of the above shakes out.

Obviously any travel plans would be contingent upon the Duchess’s health, as she continues to cope with the return of hyperemesis gravidarum, the illness she encountered when expecting Prince George. She was slated to visit Sir Ben Ainslie’s Americas Cup center next Monday but has been forced to cancel that engagement. More from Richard Palmer’s story in The Express:

…aides have cancelled plans for her to to go to Sir Ben’s new £12 million headquarters in the Camber Dock at Old Portsmouth, where he intends to employ 90 people initially and eventually hopes to create up to 1,000 jobs by building British yachts capable of challenging for sport’s oldest trophy.

The Duchess, a keen sailor in her youth, will be disappointed not to wave the flag for four-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Ben’s new racing headquarters.

Below, Kate at the Maritime Center in June for an event launching the America’s Cup bid by Sir Ben.

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Sep 292014
 

We are back with a few updates, beginning with word that the hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) Kate is dealing with during her second pregnancy may be easing somewhat, at least enough to consider fulfilling engagements again. That is according to a story by Daily Mail royal correspondent Katie Nicholl, the piece was in the Sunday Mail.

According to Royal aides, the Duchess is planning to resume official engagements next month, with a spokesman telling The Mail on Sunday: ‘There will be engagements in October and November. We just haven’t announced them yet.’

Obviously one takes this sort of thing with a grain of salt. In the vein of “if the past is any predictor of the future” we have a quick look back at how things progressed when Kate was expecting George.
  • January 14 I wrote a post titled “A Return to Public Engagements?” While the Duchess was noted shopping and running errands in January, we didn’t really see her until February 4 when she was out and about. The photo below comes from that February 4th post.
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  • It was a month before we saw the Duchess on an official engagement: February 19th she visited Hope House.  (There were other appearances while out for a walk, shopping and celebrating her birthday, but no other official engagements.)
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Every pregnancy is different and there’s no reason to believe Kate’s schedule this fall will echo what happened when she was expecting George.  As serious as HG is, I don’t think anyone can positively predict what’s ahead for the Duchess.

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Sep 262014
 

We are back with a quick Kate update, a look at two more spring collections from Kate-favored fashion designers and Sales & Savings opportunities.

First, word via a People magazine story on how the Duchess is faring:

Kate is thought to be convalescing at Kensington Palace in London, where she is “able to be up and about but needs to be resting frequently,” a palace source tells PEOPLE. William told well-wishers in Malta on Saturday that his ailing wife was feeling so-so.

“We’re taking it day by day,” the palace source says.

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Paris Fashion Week continues, yesterday it was Roland Mouret’s turn to show his RTW (ready to wear) collection for next spring.

Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret

Vanessa Friedman of the NY Times wasn’t positively impressed by the collection. From her review:

…you would expect Roland Mouret, author of his own destiny, to have attained a clarity that was regrettably absent from his runway. Mr. Mouret is a dab hand at the strictly sensual sheath or cocktail dress, and able to infuse a bright green A-line skirt and white jacket with a surprising chic, yet it seems he can’t help mistrusting his own skill.

So he sticks on a flap here, a fold there, until the result resembles nothing so much as the outfit of an overwrought art gallerist, the collage from the wall having migrated to the body. He should have more faith in the power of his simplest lines.

And from Vogue’s review:

The palette was similarly exuberant, as girlish peach and lilac hues sweetened up vibrant shots of emerald green and poppy red. “Fragile hues are over, a woman should stand out,” he said.

Roland Mouret

Roland Mouret

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