The Duchess wore a quasi-new label for today’s Charities Forum event in Piccadilly, Tabitha Webb.
The function was co-hosted by @BAFTA and Aardman Animation, creators of characters and animated films featuring Wallace and Gromit, Timmy Time, and others. The Charities Forum is a group of more than 30 organizations William, Kate and Harry are Patrons of or work closely with. More from the Charities Forum info page:
All the charities work in sectors that support Their Royal Highnesses key charitable areas of focus, including: supporting members of the armed forces and their families, helping children and young people, and promoting conservation and sustainable development… (it) encourages organisations that would not ordinarily be linked to generate new ideas and work together…”
The three royals being greeted as they arrive at the event.
Children arriving at Aardman from Chalk Hill Elementary in this photo shared by Place2Be.
William really got into the spirit of day when Kate was in front of the green screen, from the Daily Mirror’s live blog.
Wills has been causing a bit of mayhem, heckling animators and telling them: “Make Catherine do a silly walk”…… and that’s exactly what they did.
Rebecca English posted a quick video on Twitter of Kate on stage.
The trio looked relaxed and seemed to enjoy themselves quite a bit.
At today’s event everyone worked on making clay models like those used in the animated films Aardman produces. Children taking part in today’s workshop were from several of Kate’s patronages, including The Art Room, Each Hospices and Well Child.
Kate in the model-making workshop trying to make her own Shaun the Sheep.
Prince harry fiercely concentrating on his sheep.
William worked hard on his clay model as well.
There was also some ‘welly wanging,’ an activity throwing wellies at an object. Kensington Palace posted a brief video showing the Duke heaving the boot. Kate took part in this too, but the Daily Mail‘s Rebecca English reports that Kate called her efforts at this ‘useless.”
Now to what Kate wore for today’s engagement. The Duchess was in Tabitha Webb ‘Meg’ dress.
The frock is all silk, with a fitted bodice, a-line skirt, and 3/4 sleeves. The product description adds “If you were going to draw your perfect dress this would be it. It is the perfect all in one outfit for any occasion and we all have them in every colour!” It is £375, roughly $575 at today’s exchange rates. (Hmmm…now the site shows it as £312.50.) Looking at the product page it appears there may be a little “Kate Effect,”a note advises shoppers that delivery might take up to four weeks.
Here you see Pippa Middleton wearing a special Tabitha Webb dress, she collaborated with the brand on two items, both are fundraisers for the British Heart Foundation.
We refer to this as a quasi-new brand because previously Kate wore a dress by Project D, a label Ms. Webb co-founded and owned with Danni Minogue.
Kate wore her Aimee heels from Jimmy Choo.
She also carried her black suede Mulberry Bayswater clutch. Kate’s bag is black suede, we made this graphic merely to show the piece.
The bag is available in multiple colors, it retails for $790. Below we show it in Poppy Red and Metallic Mushroom Goat.
Kate also wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu watch, and her sapphire/diamond earrings.
We’ll leave you with this shot of Kate being embraced at today’s engagement.
We will see you tonight for the world premiere of SPECTRE, if interested in watching a live stream of the red carpet https://www.mi6-hq.com/sections/articles/bond-24-world-premiere-watch-live
- Aardman’s website is here, the Shaun the Sheep site is here & a list of premiere dates for various countries around the world is here
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- The Daily Mail’s story is here, The Mirror’s live blog is here, The Express story is here,