We are back with several updates as well as our final polls on what Kate wore during April’s tour in New Zealand and Australia. But first, a new date added to Kate’s Calendar:
- Thursday, May 29: William and Kate will have several engagements in Scotland. The day starts with a visit to the Strathearn Community Campus where they will meet young Scouts, Cadets and representatives from Scotland’s Air Ambulance service. In William’s role as Patron of the Fields in Trust program the couple will see MacRosty Park in Crieff, a recently restored venue. The duo then visit Scotland’s oldest working distillery, the Famous Grouse Distillery in Glenturret. More from The Courier:
As well as nosing and tasting fine malts, the couple will officially open the new-look Famous Grouse Experience visitor attraction which brings more than 100,000 people to the distillery each year.
To welcome William and Kate – known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland – the distillery has commissioned a special pie with Glenturret as the key ingredient.
Next, news about the diamond eternity band Kate has been wearing.
The Duchess wears the Eclipse Diamond Eternity Ring.
Crafted of brilliant-cut micro pavé white diamonds, the ring is available with a variety of diamonds and other stones. As shown on the website it sells for £820, roughly $1400 at today’s exchange rates; it is part of Annoushka’s Eclipse collection.
Now, our favorite hat poll.
Kate wore the ‘Seaford’ hat from Gina Foster when arriving in Wellington, New Zealand for the tour’s first appearance. The hat is described as “velour fur felt Jackie-O pillbox with felt flower trim…”. It is from Gina Foster’s autumn/winter 2013 collection.
The Duchess wore a customized version of Jane Taylor’s ‘Dolly’ hat for Palm Sunday services in Dunedin, accessorizing the deep turquoise dress by Emilia Wickstead. The website notes it is a “Velour felt cocktail hat with handcut felt feather and crystal detail.”
On to our look at shoes worn by Kate on the tour.
For Prince George’s Plunket playdate Kate wore new shoes by Jimmy Choo to accessorize her Tory Burch dress, the brand’s ‘Vikki’ Platform Pump. UPDATED Nov 20, 2014: There is some discussion these may actually have been the Jimmy Choo ‘Aimee’ style.
When visiting the Blenheim War Memorial Kate was in her navy Alexander McQueen heels. The shoes were also worn with the LK Bennett blue Poppy Lasa dress in Amberley, as well as the blue Stella McCartney ‘Ridley’ dress when arriving at the Canberra airport, and with the Michael Kors coat-dress for ANZAC Day services and the airport departure from Australia.
Kate accessorized a custom dress by Jenny Packham with her Jimmy Choo Cosmic pumps when attending a State reception at Government House in Wellington. The Cosmics were also worn to a Government House reception in Canberra, accessorizing a Lela Rose cocktail dress.
When aboard a world-class racing yacht with New Zealand’s America’s Cup team the Duchess changed into another pair of shoes we’ve seen previously, her Sebago Balas.
Kate’s Episode Angel heels were seen at an engagement at Rainbow House Hospice, paired with the Erdem ‘Allie’ coat. The shoes were also worn in Christchurch and Canterbury with the Luisa Spagnoli separates.
The Duchess brought out her Mint Velvet plimsolls for children’s rugby matches and a whitewater jetboat trip.
For the Cambridge’s arrival in Sydney Kate was in her trusty LK Bennett Sledge heels. The Sledge heels also accessorized the new Roksanda Ilincic dress worn to Uluru, as well as the green Catherine Walker coat-dress, and the pink McQueen separates.
Kate wore another go-to shoe, her Minx Espadrille Wedges from Stuart Weitzman, for the Royal Easter Show, children’s hospice and Manly Beach engagements. The Minx were also worn on Easter Sunday for the Taronga Zoo visit,
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- Learn more about the Strathearn Community Campus by clicking here. You can also visit the Center’s Facebook page here.
- Visit the Fields in Trust website here,
- You can see the Famous Grouse website here (if thirsty, they do offer online ordering), look at its Facebook page here or follow the Twitter feed here