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Kate Wears Whistles to Narnia for Art Room Event

Kate surprised us with a Friday night appearance on behalf of The Art Room, one of her patronages. The Duchess attended a performance of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe at Kensington Gardens.

Rebecca English of the Daily Mail was on hand for the evening, she has more in her story about the evening:

The Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed a secret trip to the theatre last night – leaving her husband at home, like millions of men, watching the football.

While Prince William sat in front of the television at Kensington Palace with a few beers glued to England’s European Cup match, Kate was taking 150 children from one of her charities, The Art Room, to see a production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

The Art Room uses the arts as therapy for children with emotional and behavioral challenges.

The show is a favorite for many, the CS Lewis tale.

It is being done in a new facility, the ThreeSixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens Park.

It looks like a fabulous venue and amazing production. More from Rebecca’s Mail story:

During the interval the Duchess chatted animatedly with the children about what they had seen in the first half.

‘Did you see all the animals on stilts and wasn’t Lucy cute?’ she asked. 

Here we see little Suhani Kapoor giving Kate an Aslan lion stuffed animal.

The Just Jared story offered this:

“What I want to know is has anyone tried Turkish Delight?” asked the group of kids, referring to the sweet treat in C. S. Lewis’s famous book.

“No screaming too loudly,” she also said. “I can now see your faces in the crowd so if you scream I know who you are!”

It looked like the Duchess wore the Helena Blazer by Whistles.

Whistles ‘Helena’ Cropped Jacket

The piece is navy, with a waterfall-style front and three-quarter sleeves.

Via eBay.UK

This is the same jacket seen on Kate with the silly In Touch cover story of last week, we want to thank WKW Facebook friend Hannah, she noted this was the jacket last week when the magazine came out.

In Touch Weekly

Rebecca also shared some of her photos from the event on Twitter.

Rebecca English Twitter Account (@RE_DailyMail)

Kate’s dress tonight was by Zara, some believe it is the same frock previously worn by Pippa Middleton, but I don’t think that is the case. When we know which dress it is we will update the post. This angle provides a better look at the back of the dress.

Rebecca English Twitter Feed

The Duchess looked like she thoroughly enjoyed herself.

No doubt many will recognize Kate’s Links of London Effervescence Bubble earrings.

By the way, Links just launched its US summer sale, everything is 10% off, including Kate’s Effervescence earrings as well as the Hope Egg pair she wears so frequently. (If shopping online use promo code JUNE10 at checkout to receive the discount.)

The Duchess wore what appeared to be an elaborate necklace. 

She also carried her Anya Hindmarch Maud clutch and Prada pumps.

Here is one more view. 

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We’ll see you tomorrow for Trooping the Colour.

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Thursday 28th of June 2012

I'll bet anything that dress is the Zara imitation of Kate's DVF green dress from the North American Tour (and Zara Phillips pre-wedding bash). I bought it and it is that exact color, can tie front or back and has little gold buttons down the back with a higher front neckline. It looks infinitely better on her than it did on me!


Tuesday 19th of June 2012

The Dutchess looks great per usual. Those Prada pumps are KILLER! I'd wear those any day of the week!


Tuesday 19th of June 2012

That looks like the Zara dress that Pippa wore to me! I own it and it looks just like that.


Sunday 17th of June 2012

The outfit looks fine and appropriate for the occasion. I'm more inclined to talk about her ability for small talk. I know that anyone could be great at small talk if that was their job, but wow...impressed with her ability to come up with the questions for the kids. I would be at a loss. No doubt she had some 'training' in those waiting years. Stuff like that doesn't come naturally to most people.


Saturday 16th of June 2012

Can we get more details on the necklace she wore to the Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe?

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