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Another New Label for Kate at Special Cub Scout Meeting

Kate opted for a sweater from a new brand for this evening’s special King’s Lynn Cub Scout Pack meeting.Duchess Cambridge King's Lynn Cub Scouts

The meeting celebrated the Cub Scouts 100th anniversary.

Duchess Cambridge King's Lynn Cub Scouts

More from The Daily Mail’s story:

The royal, who drove over from her nearby country home, Anmer Hall, joined the Pack as they took part in games and activities themed around ‘looking after yourself and others physically and emotionally’.

UK Scouting Facebook (click on photo to visit that page)

UK Scouting Facebook (click on photo to visit that page)

From the UK Scout Association:

The official birthday of the Cub Scouts is 16th December, when thousands of Cubs across the country will be renewing their Cub Scout Promise at 19.16. Promise renewal ceremonies will take place at a number of famous landmarks including the Natural History Museum, Edinburgh Castle, HMS Belfast, the Spinnaker Tower and the Angel of the North.

The Cub Scouts section of UK Scouting was started by Robert Baden-Powell for the younger brothers and friends of those taking part in the very successful Scouting program he launched in 1907.  Below you see the Duchess helping out as the Scouts practiced tying a sling.

Duchess Kate King's Lynn Cub Scouts

Another view.

Kate Middleton Norfolk King's Lynn Cub Scouts

Back to the UK Scouting release:

The Duchess, who previously worked as a volunteer with a Cub Scout pack when she and the Duke of Cambridge lived in Anglesey, North Wales, joined 24 girls and boys aged between 8 and 10½ – all from the Kings Lynn area.

Kate and the Cub Scouts during a team-building exercise.

UK Scout Association Duchess Cambridge

The Duchess helped decorate special 100th anniversary “Cub-cakes.”

Duchess Cambridge Cub Scouts Cake Decorating

It looked like there was some intense decorating underway.

Kate Middleton UK Cub SCouts Scouting

Kate helping with one of the night’s projects.

Duchess Kate Scouts

The Cubs were writing down things they are good at for a Wall of Positivity.

UK Scout Association Duchess Cambridge

More from the UK Scout Association:

A special moment in the evening was the Cub Scout Promise renewal. The Duchess recited the Cub Scout Promise alongside the young people, as each of the 150,000 other Cub Scouts across the UK will be doing this week.

Kate Middleton Iris Ink Sweater

UK Scout Association @UKScouting

Now to what Kate wore for the special meeting. She was in the Grace Cashmere Jumper (aka sweater) from a brand we’ve not previously seen her wear, Iris and Ink.Kate Middleton Iris Ink The Outnet

The piece is a turtleneck (polo neck) style with a ribbed collar and cuffs, in 100% cashmere that is described as being mid-weight; it retails for $210. Thank you to Samantha J on the WKW FB page for identifying the sweater, along with Bojanana on Twitter.  This offers a better look at the detailing on the back, especially the center back seam detail.Kate Middleton Grace Sweater

The sweater is also offered in ‘mushroom.’

Iris & Ink Kate Middleton Cashmere Jumper

We use that darker color below to better show the most distinctive element of the sweater’s design, the split cuffs.Kate Iris Ink Grace Outnet Sweater

NOTE: In our initial post we linked to the correct sweater, but showed a version that had neither the center back seam down the back, not the split at the back collar. I’m sorry if this created any confusion.

If thinking about purchasing Kate’s sweater, The Outnet is offering free global express shipping with promo code SHIPITNOW. Thank you Alex A. for sharing that information on the FB page.

Iris and Ink is the in-house label for The Outnet, the discount arm of luxury retailer Net-a-Porter. Started in 2012, Iris and Ink has been a successful part of the Outnet’s strategy. More from our friends at Racked:

The Outnet, which is owned by Yoox Net-A-Porter Group and stocks off-season, discounted designer merchandise, launched its own private label Iris & Ink in 2012 and, again, it’s one of the retailer’s best-selling brands. According to Shira Suveyke, The Outnet’s EVP and chief merchant, Iris & Ink consistently falls in the top five brands on the site.

“Iris & Ink was originally developed as well-priced styling essentials to complement the exceptional designer finds available at The Outnet,” Suveyke says in an email

Kate accessorized with a nifty item, the Cubs100 Official Adult Scarf. It is 100% cotton and on sale for half-price, just £2.50.

©Butterworth, Splash / UK Scouting (Click photo to visit product page)

©Butterworth, Splash / UK Scouting (Click photo to visit product page)

Kate also wore what we believe are the Zara Skinny Mid-Rise jeans first seen during the Canada tour.

Some may recognize the boots the Duchess is wearing; they are her ‘Spanish Boots’ in chocolate suede (£315) from royal favorite Really Wild Clothing. The boots are described as having a snug fit on the calf, something to keep in mind if considering a pair for yourself.

Kate Middleton Really Wild Boots

The Really Wild design does look like the Penelope Chilvers Long Tassel Boot Kate wears with some frequency. The biggest difference between the two pair: the Really Wild style is made of suede, while the Penelope Chilvers is leather. Another distinction: the Chilvers has a heavier, lug sole than the Really Wild style.

Penelope Chilvers Really Wild boots Differences Kate Middleton

The Duchess wore her Kiki McDonough Citrine Drop Earrings.


Kate was given a gift for Prince George.


People’s Simon Perry tweeted about the surprise.

Simon Perry, People @SPerry

Simon Perry, People @SPerryPeoplemag

This offers a good look at the front of Kate’s sweater.Kate Middleton Scouting Cub SCouts

The Duchess as she was leaving tonight’s meeting.

Kate Middleton Scouting

We’ll leave you with two quick videos. In the first Kate thanks the Scouts and tells them to “keep up the good work.” 

And in the second Kate is given flowers by the Scouts. 


Also this evening, an update on our What Kate Wore Calendar GiveawayCongratulations to Katie in New Zealand, she is the lucky winner of our 2017 WKW Desk Calendar and Kimberly in Pennsylvania is the winner of our 2017 WKW Wall Calendar! Thank you to everyone who entered, I enjoyed reading the comments on how/where you would use a calendar. 

What Kate Wore Store

We’ll see you in just a few days.


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Friday 23rd of December 2016

I love your blog and have been reading it for years. I have one correction for the Linkage section of this story. The name of the national organization in the United States for Girl Scouts is called Girl Scouts of the USA. This post incorrectly lists it as Girl Scouts of America. Thanks. Have a great day!


Friday 23rd of December 2016

Thanks so much for letting me know so I could correct it, I appreciate it. :)


Monday 19th of December 2016

The Duchess looks great in this outfit, so relaxed, interested and happy to be spending time with these children. You can tell she is in her element AND, IMO, in clothes she really loves! I love the boots, but I never saw a pair of boots I did not like sooo . . . . I complexly understand having multiple similar pairs.

I am also one who thinks that Kate should retire the skinny jeans, I love the sweater with the cropped pants on the model, but Kate obviously loves her skinny jeans and since she looks fantastic in them . . . . go girl!

Dixie Lee

Monday 19th of December 2016

As a Girl Scout leader, I say hurrah for Kate - the necker reminds us adequately that she's a member of the organization. Wearing full uniform might be intimidating for the kids - too much like an official inspection rather than a fun special activity. And BTW I am one of the few leaders in my council who makes the effort to dress like a leader on almost every occasion. But when it comes to frosting cookies - no way. Those dyes are lethal! (Yes, my troop decorated gingerbread cookies just two weeks ago....)


Friday 16th of December 2016

She looks lovey; comfortable and appropriate. I think that this looks like a really nice event for the kids - they must've been so thrilled and felt very important to have her there.


Friday 16th of December 2016

"Lovely" not "lovey" (blasted autocorrect!!)


Thursday 15th of December 2016

I would love a less expensive RepliKate of this sweater if someone has any ideas. Really like the color and split cuffs. It's sold out already, anyway.


Thursday 15th of December 2016

We have one on the RepliKates-Tops page that is $119 at H&M, and will be adding more today. Hope that helps! :)

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