Kate went with an off-white shift dress from Jaeger for this morning’s engagement at the National Maritime Museum.
Below you see the Duchess with the little girl who was to present her with a bouquet of flowers, the young lady became terribly shy.
The dress was ideal for a warm sunny day.
Olympic sailor Sir Ben Ainslie is leading an effort to win the 2017 America’s Cup race. Kate attended a private breakfast with team members, investors and others working to achieve that goal. Below you see the Duchess and Sir Ben standing by the Cup this morning.
More from the America’s Cup website:
Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor in history, is setting his sights on the America’s Cup.
“This is the last great historic sporting prize never won by Great Britain. It has always been my ambition to mount a home challenge,” he said.
Many will recall William and Kate meeting New Zealand’s America’s Cup team last month, before competing against each other in a race.
That Kate’s team won.
From The Mirror’s story:
Former Channel 4 boss Lord Grade, a board member of Britain’s bid to win the race, said of Kate: “She’s a keen sailor, she loves her sailing clearly, you can just tell. You can see it in her eyes. It’s great for everybody she’s got behind it and supporting it.”
Sir Keith Mills, also a board member, said Sir Ben had offered to take Prince George out on the water when he is old enough, and Kate readily agreed.
Here you see Kate looking at the Cup.
On to the fashion details. Kate was in Jaeger’s ‘Crepe Dress with Trim.’
The dress originally sold at $252 (£150), it is from Jaeger’s spring collection. The ivory knee-length shift is 100% polyester crepe, with short sleeves and navy trim at the shoulders and waist.
The only retailer we can find with any remaining stock is John Lewis, where we only see the dress in Size 8.
Kate wore her sapphire and diamond earrings, her Cartier watch and along with the Asprey Woodland Collection charms necklace.
One FYI, Jaeger’s summer sale starts in stores tomorrow, but the sale prices are already in effect online.
There are even a few nautically themed frocks on sale. On the left we show a classic Breton Stripe knit jersey dress, it was originally £99 (about $165), it is on sale for £65 (about $100). On the right we show another Breton stripe dress, the Rope Trim Jersey Dress, embellished in a nautical rope motif; pricing is identical to that of the previous dress.
We’ll leave you with this video showing President Kennedy’s remarks at the 1962 America’s Cup dinner in Newport, Rhode Island
One of the President’s more notable quotes comes from that event.
All of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean… When we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it, we are going back from whence we came.”
We’ll be back in a few hours with a look at what Kate wears for this afternoon’s garden party at Buckingham Palace.
- Visit the America’s Cup website to learn more about the organization and/or follow the Facebook page
- Ben Ainslie Racing has a new Facebook page here, and website here, the Olympian’s own website is here
- ITV’s coverage of today’s event is here, UK Newsday’s story is here
- the Daily Mirror’s live blog and photo gallery is here, the Daily Mail‘s story is here,