Today we’ll do another of our live blogs as the Duke and Duchess make their arrival in Mumbai. That means the most recent information will be at the top of the page. We’ll also do a standard blog post when things quiet down and there is a break in the activity. FYI: All times shown are EDT.
11:45am Okay, we’re off to write posts, live blog is done for the day, and perhaps the rest of the tour, we’ll have to see how things shake out with the schedule.
11:10am A better look at Kate’s earrings.
10:58am Kate’s earrings are by Amrapali
10:33am Our first post is completed but we return to our live blog format for tonight’s gala. The gown is by Jenny Packham with hand beading done in India, the earrings are by Amrapali.
9:02 We’ll stop our live coverage for the time being so I can get some posts written.
8:20 William & Kate putting flower petals in the river.
8:15 If looking for more detail, the Daily Mirror’s live coverage is here.
8:am Richard Hawkes, the CEO of the British Asian Trust, enjoyed meeting the Duke and Duchess.
7:45 Kate showing her cricket skills.
7 AM Kate and William with chidlren from the Magic Bus, Childline and Doorstep.
6:33 And to further demonstrate my ineptitude this morning, the wedges Kate has on now are not the Mint Velvet Grace, there are differences at the sole of the shoes. The Grace has a small platform, and Kate’s shoes do not. 6:17 We have news about the shoes Kate wore this morning for her arrival in Mumbai: they are not Gianvito Rossi, they are LK Bennett‘s Fern style.
6:10 Another look at the dress on the runway. 5:55 It’s possible Kate’s dress, or at least the fabric, was shown last week is from Lakmé Fashion Week, which just wrapped up in Mumbai.
5:40 It looks like Kate is in new wedges for cricket,
the Mint Velvet Grace Suede Wedge in mink. UPDATE: Kate is not wearing the Mint Velvet, there are clearly distinctions toward the sole that I missed. So we’re off to hunt for the proper shoe designer.
5:32 A better look at Kate’s Anita Dongre dress and new wedges.
5:25 Kate & William leaving the hotel to go the cricket match
5:20 Kate & William have arrived at the cricket.
3:40 Quick list of what Kate is wearing
7AM UPDATING SHOE INFORMATION
- bespoke Alexander McQueen suit with paisley pattern peplum, full skirt
- Russell & Bromley ‘Curvy Clutch’ in suede, click here to see item
- Kate wore LK Bennett’s ‘Fern’ style, available in lotsof other colors
new Gianvito Rossi 4″ heels in beige leather, click here to see the shoes at Net-a-Porter
- Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings, click here to see them
- Our thanks to @IrishSara1980, @AnnieElizabethN, @MiddletonMaven & CallMeKateBlog on Twitter
3:30 William and Kate being officially welcomed to the hotel by Mr.Taljinder Singh
3:20 Kate and William at the Taj Palace Hotel memorial
3:08 Here’s good shot of Kate from James Whatling.
3:02 The eagle-eyed Packham
2:54 And another look via @JulietRieden on Twitter
2:50 Kate appears to be in Alexander McQueen, with thanks to @CallMeKateBlog on Twitter for the info.
2:40 This image comes via ace photographer James Whatling
2:36 This photo is via Chasnnelrt.com on Twitter (@Channelrt)
2:30 They have arrived at the hotel, first photo via BBCPeterHunt. Kate is in a red dress with a place pattern, carrying her Natalie clutch.
2:20 A passenger on the flight with Kate and William said she “looked great”.
2:20 The red carpet is out at the hotel as seen in this photo from Richard Palmer of the Express.
2:05 Rebecca English of The Daily Mail points out that Kate & William will take some time to freshen up.
2am: Kensington Palace posted this INstagram photo of an elephant, part of the decor for tonight’s banquet.
1:45am Kensington Palace verifies the Cambridge’s flight has arrived.
1:40am From the UK in India Twitter feed, a link to the Storify for the Royal Visit, a collection of photos, tweets and other social media coverage of the visit that people post. Click here to visit that site.
1:30am Kate & William have landed at the airport.
1:10am A tweet from The Sun’s Emily Andrews
The first thing Kate and William will do is head to the Taj Palace Hotel, a 5 Star luxury property.
Kate And William will lay a wreath at a memorial honoring those lost in during the 2008 terrorist attacks. Below, a graphic showing a staff pledge when the hotel reopened in 2010.