As promised, we are back with polls on the many styles worn by the Duchess this past week. However, we have an update to Kate’s Calendar to take care of first.
Wednesday, June 22: Kensington Palace confirms a Daily Mail report that Kate will host a fundraiser for the EACH Nook Appeal at historic Houghton Hall, the stately home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley. This is where Kate took Charlotte and George to the horse trials. The EACH news release notes William will also be attending. “A Taste of Norfolk” will feature a champagne reception, 5 course dinner and performance by the Treehouse Choir. More from EACH:
A special five course meal will be served with courses created and cooked by five world renowned chefs: Galton Blackiston, Sat Bains, Claude Bosi, Tom Kerridge and Mark Edwards. The evening will also feature a number of exclusive highlights for guests, beginning with a champagne reception featuring musical entertainment by the Jefford Brothers and Sam Aldersey-Williams and magician Archie Manners.
You may recall Kate’s participation in the launch of the Nook Appeal in November of 2014.
From our 2014 post:
EACH hopes to raise £10 million for construction of a new hospice that would allow things like more overnight accommodations, more private family support areas and treatments such as hydrotherapy. Below, a rendering showing how the hoped-for new hospice would look.
She also took part in the formal opening of an EACH store this March.
Now to our primary topic, polls asking for your favorites from this busy week of engagements.
Next week we will do jewelry polls, as well as our very last poll. That final poll will ask for your favorite overall look, what entire ensemble (clothing, hat, shoes, bag, jewelry) you liked the most. So keep that in mind as we do all of the polls for individual items. We begin with your choice of favorite dress/coatdress as a standalone item, not including accessories.
For the Queen’s Birthday parade, also known as Trooping the Colour, the Duchess brought back the custom Alexander McQueen coatdress first seen at Princess Charlotte’s christening. This is a tough one because the event precludes full length photos.
Kate and William’s first time at Royal Ascot brought a repeat of the Dolce and Gabbana Cotton Blend Lace Dress first seen at the Queen’s Royal Windsor birthday spectacular.
In the chapeaux department there were quite a few new pieces and some previously worn favorites. At the National Service of Thanksgiving on Friday we saw the the Jane Taylor style first worn for Princess Charlotte’s christening.
(No hat was worn at the Sportsaid dinner or Patron’s Lunch.)
In the footwear department we saw just one pair of new shoes among the many styles worn during the hectic week.
(There is nothing shown for Trooping the Colour because we did not see Kate’s shoes.)
Once again, the constraints of Trooping the Colour impacted our ability to see the bag Kate carried, although there is one image The Daily Mail published that shows Kate carrying a clutch. It looks like the ‘buttercream’ suede version of the Mulberry Bayswater Clutch Wallet that we first noted on the April tour.
Early next week we’ll have our jewelry polls along with the one asking for your favorite overall look, the ensemble you most liked.