(If looking for our post on Kate and William’s visit to the Stutthof camp, it is here, sans any fashion information.)
The Duchess returned to a favored designer for the second day of the couple’s royal tour of Poland and Germany, wearing separates by Erdem.
Gdańsk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was the host for the Duke and Duchess’s visit.
When they were seen by the tens of thousands who had been waiting for a glimpse of the royals, the reaction was said to be ‘rapturous.’
A quick video of their arrival.
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From The Daily Mail’s story.
As the royal couple emerged from the town hall to the strains of Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ – played at every English monarch’s coronation since King George II in 1727 – the crowds cheered enthusiastically.
The crowds, ten deep, were held back amid tight security behind steel barriers and the royal couple flanked by close guarded maximum security.
There has been a significant security presence on this trip.
The Daily Telegraph’s Hannah Furness reports:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were today mobbed by thousands of curious well-wishers, as they visited a Polish market to sample the local dumplings and down a shot.
The Royal couple were swamped by Gdansk locals, who turned out with flags and selfie sticks to see them.
Then it was time to sample some of the local cuisine.
William and Kate survey the offerings.
More from The Mail’s coverage:
They couple then downed glasses of Gdansk liqueur at the next stall, Goldwasser (golden water), a strong root and herbal liqueur which has been produced since at least 1598.
They also sampled some polish dumplings – a specialty of the restaurant as their favourite was to be named after them. Kate chose the salmon and crayfish and William picked a mushroom one.
Having sampled more than a little Goldwasser (cough-cough), I can share that the stories are true. The bottles really do contain flakes of gold.
Kate is said to have remarked the liqueur was ‘quite strong.”
The Duke and Duchess then visited the Gdańsk Shakespeare Theatre, opened in 2014.
William’s father, the Prince of Wales, is the Theatre’s Patron. The theatre is “adaptable,” allowing for stages in three different sizes; the facility also has a retractable roof.
The couple watched a special performance and also took part in a “small reception inside the theatre for Poles from the world of arts, culture and media.”
The day’s final stop was the European Solidarity Centre.
The couple met Noble Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa, co-founder of Solidarity, the first independent trade union in communist Poland. The Duke and Duchess each laid a rose at the Fallen Shipyard Workers memorial, honoring those killed during the suppression of a strike in 1971.
As mentioned, the Duchess wore Erdem for the day’s engagements.
Kate’s separates are in Erdem’s “Hurst Rose” pattern from the s/s 2017 collection. Below you see the print in the label’s Imari skirt. It is midi length with a high waist, tucked folds that create volume and pockets.
A look at Kate’s top.
It is similar to Erdem’s standard ‘Arleen’ top, with its elbow-length sleeves and boatneck design, minus the buttoned pleat at the shoulder.
The print was used in other pieces, including this cold shoulder gown at Neiman Marcus ($677).
The mystery of the nude sandals first seen at Wimbledon has been solved: say hello to the Stuart Weitzman Nearly Nude Ankle Strap Sandal.
Described as a “minimalist must have,” the block heel style features a thin strap over the open toe and a delicate ankle strap; the heel height is 3″.
Kate’s jewelry today included two pieces that appear to be made of Baltic Amber.
The pendant and earrings feature yellow cabochon stones in an intricate filigree setting. I do not know the origins of these pieces.
Separately, Kate was given a pendant, and William cuff links, made of Baltic Amber. These items are a gift from the citizens of Gdansk.
We will see you tomorrow!