Kate stayed with her navy Smythe blazer for today’s Equestrian competition. Once again several of the young royals were at the London Games to cheer on Zara Phillips, the Queen’s granddaughter.
Although the event is called “Three Day Eventing,” the competition is held over four days. Below, a look at the Greenwich venue today before competition.
Kate’s ensemble looked much the same today as it did yesterday, she wore the Smythe jacket with navy trousers, pearl stud earrings and a sleeveless top in a classic Breton stripe. This Instagram photo gives us a solid look at the back of the top.
The Duchess brought back the same Stuart Weitzman wedges we have seen several times in the past week, this photo shows Kate wearing them yesterday.
We have referred to them in previous posts as the “Corkswoon” style, in the UK Stuart Weitzman is carried by Russell and Bromley, apparently the shoe is called the Coco there. This isn’t an unusual practice; many readers will recall that Aquatalia footwear at Russell and Bromley has had different style names than that carried by Aquatalia itself, or at Nordstrom in the US.
Russell & Bromley also say that Kate was carrying the Muse handbag, you can see the clutch here.
Russell & Bromley tell us that both the shoes and bag are now available for purchase in-store, both priced at £245 (about $380 at today’s exchange rates), the company’s website is not yet up and running.
As is often the case, Harry and Kate had fun together.
Below we see Zara on her young horse, High Kingdom, as she took part in what turned out to be a Medal-worthy Team GB performance.
Royal photographer Mark Stewart tweeted Zara’s happiness with High Kingdom’s showing today.
A look at all of the Team GB Eventing competitors.
The rain arrived while awaiting the medal ceremony, Troy Rawhiti-Forbes of the New Zealand Herald posted this photo on Instagram.
Kate planned ahead for weather issues, carrying her Team GB Adidas jacket with her to Greenwich.
Zara’s husband Mike Tindall was on hand again today for the competition, Mr. Rawhiti-Forbes posted this photo of the former rugby player.
Mr. Tindall posted this photo, tweeting “In she goes” as his wife entered the ring.
It didn’t take long for a sponsor to revel in the Silver Medal showing.
Perhaps the nicest family moment came when Zara received her Silver Medal from Princess Anne, her mother, who also competed for Team Great Britain at the 1976 Olympics.
In other Kate-related news, the Duchess is on the cover of Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed issue.
Those who buy the magazine at the newsstand will see this cover, subscribers’ copies will have Jessica Chastain on the cover. From a preview of the Katie Nicholl story in the magazine’s September issue:
Despite their lean physiques thanks to deerstalking, tennis, and Buckingham Palace swims, Will and Kate are foodies, and tuck in regularly to homemade roast chicken (Kate does the cooking and shopping, and employs no cook at their home onÂ the Welsh island of Anglesey). They also own a sausage-maker (!) to make their own links, and for the holidays, Kate puts away jars of homemade strawberry jam and plum preserves to dole out as gifts.
We’ll be back later to update this post after William, Kate and Harry visit Team GB House.
- Official London 2012 site is here, the Facebook page here and Twitter account here
- British Eventing website is here
- Team GB Home page
- Team GB Facebook page
- Team GB Twitter account
- Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed online coverage is here, the preview of Katie Nicholl’s story is here
- The Telegraph’s story on today’s Equestrian event is here
- The Daily Mail’s story on the competition is here, its story on the royals at the event, laden with many photos, is here