Today Kate and William attended the wedding of Prince William’s cousin Emily McCorquodale.
The bride is Princess Diana’s niece, the daughter of Diana’s older sister, Lady Sarah McCorquodale. She was a guest at William and Kate’s wedding last year, and has overcome challenges in her young life, more from a Telegraph article upon the occasion of her engagement:
Emily, 28…has accepted a marriage proposal from James Hutt, who helped her overcome her illness.
Emily, who is close to her cousins the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, was discovered to be suffering from plasmacytoma, a form of cancer which usually affects the elderly, after she fell ill in 2003.
She was given radiotherapy treatment at Nottingham Hospital for several tumours close to her spine.
Kate chose familiar pieces for the wedding, our thanks to royal photographer Mark Stewart for alerting us to what the Duchess wore for the function.
Many readers will recognize most (if not all) items. Kate was in Katherine Hooker’s raw silk Buxton Coat in a dove gray, officially referred to as ‘ash,’ previously seen for last June’s Order of the Garter.
It is an exquisite garment, available in a variety of linens or silks.
Kate’s Jenny Packham frock was previously worn during the couple’s North American tour, seen at the polo match in Santa Barbara last July.
Our original post on this event is here.
Kate wore her hair in a partial updo and accessorized with the Whiteley hat worn to last year’s Epsom Derby.
The chapeau is Whiteley style #434/318 in Cappuccino Parisisal with curled Parisisal trim. (Our original post on the hat is here.)
The earrings are a pair we have seen on numerous occasions, this was pointed out to us by Anna of My Small Obsessions, as well as Ayvee of Diana’s Jewels. After seeing them on Kate again at the National Service of Thanksgiving last week several WKW Facebook friends starting hunting for the jeweler responsible for the earrings.
Fortunately for everyone, Michele C messaged Anna with a pair she thought was the perfect match and Anna went to work getting confirmation the correct pair had been found. They were indeed, from a company called Heavenly Necklaces.
Made of cubic zirconias and reconstituted freshwater pearls, the earrings are only Â£48, roughly $75 USD at today’s exchange rates. It will come as no surprise the earrings are currently sold out but those interested in purchasing a pair may sign up to be notified when more become available. Our thanks to Michele and Anna for the hard work identifying these so quickly last week!
We saw the LK Bennett Sledge pumps once again, as well as the Hobbs bag Kate carried in Canada. That is the ‘Somerton Clutch’ in silver, it was paired with Kate’s Catherine Walker dress, our original post is here.
A protective Duke of Cambridge kept one hand on his elegant wife’s back as they chatted with fellow guests on his cousin’s big day.
There was good news for all of the Royals this morning, Prince Philip was released from the hospital today, just in time for his 91st birthday. More from the Telegraph:
Prince Philip emerged from the King Edward VII Hospital in central London on Saturday morning in good spirits after spending five nights there being treated with antibiotics.
As he left, the Prince waved to well-wishers, shook hands with staff at the hospital and thanked them for their care. When asked if he was feeling better, he nodded and quipped: “I wouldn’t be coming out otherwise.”