We begin today with news of two engagements added to Kate’s Calendar:
- Monday, May 16: Kate, William & Harry will be at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the official launch of Heads Together, the trio’s recently announced initiative aimed at destigmatizing mental health issues. They will meet with those benefiting from services provided by the charities that are part of the Heads Together partnership, as well as ambassadors for the charities, and sponsors supporting the campaign.
- Friday, May 20: Kate will be in Portsmouth again in her role as patron of the 1851 Trust. She will launch two projects aimed at getting a more diverse mix of young people into sailing. Kate will introduce partnerships with the UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. This year the Trust will partner with the Foundation to offer free sailing lessons to young people in Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. The Duchess will also meet with students in a local STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths education) program; they are using STEM concepts in relationship to the America’s Cup challenge. (More info about this can be found here.)
Next, our poll for footwear seen on the tour. We have divided this into two groups so the older pieces are in their own category; it didn’t make sense to have an oft-worn style like the Sebago Bala and the new Prada Nero Sandals in the same poll.
Our review of what shoes Kate wore on the tour begins with the LK Bennett Fern pumps. We saw them when Kate and William arrived in Mumbai, the Duchess accessorized her Alexander McQueen separates with the style. We saw the heels several times throughout the tour. (This shoe is available in limited sizes on the LK Bennett UK/International site. It is expected to be in stock on the US/CAN site in late May or June; LK Bennett suggests interested US/Canadian shoppers register their interest via their email signup page.)
Kate wore new Temperley London pieces and a new pair of shoes by Gianvito Rossi for a party celebrating the Queen’s birthday, wearing the Sisely Suede Sandals in black ($777), also called the Criss Cross Sandals.
With her Kira-style skirt in Bhutan the Duchess opted for a lower heel, the Floret from LK Bennett. Our link to the shoe takes you to the UK/international site because the shoe is available there; in the US the shoe is offered in a variety of colors, but the trench (nude) colorway won’t be available in the US until late May or June.
Kate brought back a go-to wedge for an evening’s Bihu celebration, the Pied a Terre black ‘Imperia,’ now known as the ‘Karley‘ by Dune London. (There *are* distinctions between the much older ‘Imperia’ and the ‘Karley’ & I’ll detail them in a post in the not too distant future.)
For a morning safari in Kaziranga National Park the Duchess was in her Sebago ‘Bala’ moccasins in the taupe/white colorway. They are in stock for $95 at Sebago; Online Shoes has them at essentially the same price, $94.95.
Now to the results for our earring polls, beginning with the new styles.
When it came to the poll for previously worn earrings the voting resulted in much closer results than those seen above.
Also today, a few of the unused tour photos I stumbled across when gathering info for this post and others re-capping Kate’s India and Bhutan style. Below, two images showing Kate’s elaborate updo for that Bollywood fundraiser.
This photo offers an outstanding look at Kate’s earrings by Accessorize, worn to a cricket match the first day of the tour.
These shots also offer a great look at Kate’s earrings.
We will see you later this week with a more comprehensive look at Kate’s wardrobe on the tour.