Kate was in a new jacket and sneakers at today’s Heads Together training session for the London Marathon.
The Duchess joined Prince William and Prince Harry at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the event.
The Royals were at the Park on behalf of their mental health initiative, Heads Together. From The Telegraph’s story:
Heads Together, spearheaded by the three royals, aims to change the national conversation on mental well-being to a positive one, and is a partnership between eight charities that provide front-line mental health support.
The umbrella organisation is the charity of the year for the 2017 London Marathon, and Heads Together says it wants to use this privileged position to further tackle the stigma surrounding mental health.
There were more than 150 Team Heads Together runners at today’s training session. From People magazine:
The royal trio ran the first leg of a five person relay at the London Marathon Community Track, with each running 50 meters.
Hmm, it looks like someone was trying to influence the outcome of the race.
The competition was fierce.
Here is a view via Heads Together.
From the Clacton Gazette:
At one point, the Duke crossed into the Duchess’s lane. William and Kate are known for their competitive nature but the couple laughed and hugged on the finish line, while Harry patted his brother on the back.
Cheering on other runners.
A quick video.
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From The Daily Mail:
The runners are fundraising for the eight Heads Together Charity Partners or the campaign itself and there will be a session to support their efforts in raising funds for the services and support giving vital help with mental health, day in, day out.
Back to the People story:
William, Kate and Harry also dropped in at the Copper Box Arena to talk to team members about their preparations for the marathon and to outline how all 38,000 runners in the 2017 race can help turn the event into the “mental health marathon.”
From left to right: Kate; William; world-class sprinter Iwan Thomas, MBE; 3-time London Marathon winner Paula Radcliffe, MBE; and Prince Harry.
Now to what Kate wore. She was in a jacket by Perfect Moment, a French brand started by Thierry Donard, a skier known for his legendary extreme skiing films.
The jacket is called the Mini Duvet II ($450); we show it at Net-a-Porter, but it is also available in most sizes at Shopbop. The jacket is fitted with navy elbow patches and black ribbed cuffs, as well as a magnetic flap over the upper part of the front zipper. The nylon exterior is lined with ethically sourced down.
From PopSugar Fashion’s coverage:
…the duchess took a sporty turn. Slipping into New Balance sneakers and movable denim, Kate pulled on her new red Perfect Moment puffer coat — an essential most of us were at least planning on shopping this year. Though the trend calls for a slightly oversize fit, Kate’s jacket ran snug, giving her outfit (however casual), the polished touch she prefers.
The Duchess wore a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans or jeggings that we haven’t yet identified.
Kate was in a new pair of sneakers/trainers by New Balance,
the ‘Vazee Rush’ style.
With thanks to Kay for her comment and What Meghan Wore’s tweet about the shoes, it looks like Kate is wearing the New Balance Vazee Transform style. You can see the matching pattern on the bottom of the sole. Below right, we show it at New Balance UK (£42). It is also available at Amazon in the US in a variety of color combinations, as well as at Spring.
UPDATE #2, Tuesday, Feb 7: With thanks to Meredith S. for emailing the tip, it looks like Kate was wearing trainers that are actually from a Sweaty Betty/New Balance collaboration.
The shoes are described as “Lightweight, well-cushioned, and technical the Vazee is built for fast, lateral movements. With a sock-like fit for easy on and off, plus a foam-cushioned mid-sole to absorb impact, wear in and out of the studio.”
The sneakers are available in most sizes; they are £90 (roughly $115 at today’s exchange rates).
The Duchess wore a pair of Asprey earrings we’d not seen previously.
Asprey confirmed Kate is wearing their earrings, they are now on the jeweler’s website. The description says, “Pavé diamond 167 Button earrings with a central amethyst stone, all set in 18ct white gold.” The earrings are $4800. Many thanks to Betty Wales for alerting us on the FB page the earrings were available online.
Kate has worn the pendant on other occasions, including the unveiling of her first official portrait at the National Portrait Gallery in 2013.
“Inspired by the buttons employed in traditional English tailoring,” the 167 Pendant is still available in both yellow and white gold ($4250).
- Learn more The Heads Together at the group’s website; the charity’s Facebook page is here; its Twitter feed is here, and its Instagram feed here
- The London Marathon website is here; its Facebook page is here
- The Daily Mail’s photo-filled story is here; The Telegraph story is here; The Evening Standard’s story is here
- PopSugar’s photo gallery is here; People’s story is here;