Aug 192016
 

Happy Friday to all, hopefully everyone is able to enjoy the upcoming weekend. We have several Bits and Bytes to share, beginning with probable dates for the Canada Tour via Emily Andrews of The Sun. Here are several of Emily’s tweets this evening (Friday night).

Emily Andrews, The Sun (@ByEmilyAndrews)

Emily Andrews, The Sun (@ByEmilyAndrews)

These dates sync with the information previously reported about the Trudeau and Cambridge families spending September 28th together in Whitehorse. As always, a cautionary note that this is yet to be confirmed by Kensington Palace, something Emily noted on Twitter. We also have multiple updates to Kate’s Calendar, all of them part of a 2-day trip the Duke and Duchess will make to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, a mini Cornish tour. The trip is Thursday and Friday, September 1st and 2nd. For anyone not familiar with the area (your faithful scribe actually needed a quick refresher), here is a map. 

Google Maps

Google Maps

A number of engagements will take the couple to Duchy of Cornwall initiatives. More about the Duchy from a Palace news release.

The Duchy, a private estate established in 1337, funds the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Cornwall, and his family. It comprises arable and livestock farms, residential and commercial properties, as well as forests, rivers, quarries, and coastline across primarily the South West of England.   

More from Hello! magazine:

William’s father Prince Charles became the 24th Duke of Cornwall on the Queen’s accession to the throne, and the Duchy of Cornwall is one of two royal duchies in England. It extends across 23 counties in England and Wales, supporting various projects.

Trip highlights include a stop at Truro Cathedral, built in the 1880s.

Tracey Maclean Creative Commons via Wikimedia

Tracey Maclean Creative Commons via Wikimedia

On the second day of their visit the Duke and Duchess visit the Isles of Scilly, an archipelago off Cornwall’s southwestern tip.

Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly

There are 5 inhabited islands, and the population is just around 2000.

VisitIslesofScilly.com

VisitIslesofScilly.com

Sure to be visual, a visit to the Tresco Abbey Garden, 17 acres of subtropical flora that looks simply gorgeous. In addition to the stunning floral displays, the remains of a Benedictine Abbey founded in 964 AD are inside the Garden property.

Visit Isles of Scilly

VisitIslesofScilly

Kate and William will see more flowers when they spend time at Churchill Flowers Farm, known for its scented bouquets and arrangements that are shipped throughout the UK year-round.

Scilly Flowers

Scilly Flowers

Click here to see a more detailed agenda for the two-day visit.

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Also today, a quick note about Daniella Helayel, founder of the Issa London label. Ms. Helayel has returned to the fashion world, designing a capsule collection for Monsoon. No one will be surprised to see a repliKate for the iconic Issa engagement dress worn by Kate; this is the Gisele in navy ($175), available in very limited sizing

©Splash News/Monsoon

©Splash News/Monsoon

Other pieces in the collection include (l to r) the Izabel dress in a berry print ($175); the Gisele in pink ($175); the Gabriella in Pink ($175).

Monsoon

Monsoon

It sounds like more designs will be forthcoming, a Monsoon blog post references this as Ms. Helayel’s “first exclusive collection for Monsoon.”

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Our final topic today covers the accessories collection from Jane Taylor. We’re used to seeing the Duchess and other royals in hats by the renowned milliner.

©PA Wire/Splash News/Splash News

©PA Wire/Splash News/Splash News

But I didn’t realize Ms. Taylor launched a collection of handbags and gloves last spring. Below, some of this spring’s summery shades in the Perforated Glove style.

Jane Taylor London

Jane Taylor London

Below (l to r): a pair of Swarovski Studded gloves in black (£225); in the center, a pair of the Long Navy Tulle style (£225); on the right we show a Perforated Pair in mint (£165).

Jane Taylor London

Jane Taylor London

The handbags are all clutch designs.

Jane Taylor London

Jane Taylor London

One of the handbags as shared on Instagram with a pair of matching gloves.

Jane Taylor London Instagram (@JTMillinery)

Jane Taylor London Instagram (@JTMillinery)

Two leather styles, black on the left and a soft, dove grey on the right.

Jane Taylor

Jane Taylor

At the first day of Royal Ascot last year Sophie, Countess of Wessex, carried one of the new handbags.

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images / Polaris

©Andrew Parsons / i-Images / Polaris

The Countess accessorized her Emilia Wickstead dress with a new hat and new bag by Ms. Taylor. The clutch has an embossed crocodile pattern, sans the fringe seen lower right.

©i-Images, Polaris/Jane Taylor Instagram

©i-Images, Polaris/Jane Taylor Instagram

If interested in all of the details on Sophie’s ensemble, this link takes you to the HRH Countess of Wessex blog. We’ll see you next week! NOTE: A favor from the corner condo here on Planet Kate: we have been getting some reports that political ads are running on the site. There isn’t supposed to be any advertising with political content on the site, but apparently some ads have slipped by; I am told this is the result of coding errors. If you do see one, sending a quick note with a screen grab and URL would be more-than-appreciated. (Susan@WhatKateWore.com) Thank you!

Aug 152016
 

Hello and welcome to a mid-August post. We begin with an addition to Kate’s Calendar:

  • Wednesday, August 24: Kate and William have several engagements in Luton, Bedfordshire.
    • They will visit Youthscape, a charity working on “innovation in youth work” in a facility “with areas for therapeutic and informal work with young people, and also room to train youth workers and professionals from across the UK.”
    • The couple will go to Keech Hospice Care, an organization working with both adults and children facing life-limiting and terminal illnesses. William and Kate will meet families, friends and volunteers, and also attend a reception and unveil a plaque to mark 25 years of the adult hospice.
    • The final engagement for the day is at Hayward Tyler, a firm manufacturing motors and pumps. The Duke and Duchess will “present them with The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade) and open their newly built Centre of Excellence.”

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Now to the latest on the upcoming Canada trip. This weekend there were multiple reports about the tour, including several saying that George and Charlotte will accompany their parents on the trip. Below, a tweet and glimpse of Roya Nikkah’s story in The Sunday Times (subscription req’d.).

Roya Nikkhah/The Sunday Times (@RoyaNikkhah)

Roya Nikkhah/The Sunday Times (@RoyaNikkhah)

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Aug 042016
 

We are back with a very quick post about the upcoming tour of Canada and a new video released today.

On the autumn tour front it looks like we have a date for the tour: a CBC story reports that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Grégoire will spend September 28th with William and Kate in Whitehorse, in Canada’s Yukon territory.  From the CBC report

They’re expected to arrive in Whitehorse on Sept. 28, and spend a day in the territory with the prime minister and his wife, as well as Gov. Gen. David Johnston.

Events and activities — not yet announced — will be within “driving distance” from Whitehorse, the email says.

That doesn’t give us all of the dates for the tour, but it certainly offers a time frame. The email referenced above is one that was apparently leaked, it is described as an “internal Yukon government email”.

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Our other topic today involves a new video from William, Kate and Harry as tomorrow’s opening ceremony for the Rio 2016 Games draws near.

Rio 2016 Facebook

Rio 2016 Facebook

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