The Duchess selected a style from Emilia Wickstead for the final day of the royal tour.
Kate mania continued as Hamburg, gripped by the 35-year-old’s charm, turned out in force to welcome the royal.
Kate during a quick walkabout.
— Stefan Schneider (@Schneider_BILD) July 21, 2017
The Duke and Duchess listening to a presentation.
Being welcomed to the museum.
The Museum visit was meant to focus attention on the UK-German Year of Science, an initiative focused on the world’s oceans.
It has a terrific model of the Queen Mary II made entirely of Legos.
The next stop was at Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie, one of the largest concert halls in the world.
The Duchess of Cambridge tried her hand at conducting a prestigious symphony orchestra today when she and Prince William visited Hamburg’s new concert hall.
On the last day of their royal tour of Germany, Kate, who comes from a musical family and played flute throughout her school days, took a conductor’s baton and directed the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra for a few brief seconds as they played the first four notes of Beethoven’s fifth symphony – ‘da, da, da, daaa’.
To me, the photo perfectly illustrates the pre-planning that goes into a tour wardrobe. Those doing the reconnaissance would know that a lighter color would really pop against the stage backgrounds as well as the orchestra.
This is a wonderful photo of William on the couple’s way to their final engagement.
The crowds remained large throughout the afternoon; people gathered to see William and Kate.
Kate and William at their final stop of the day before they depart for home, the Airbus Hamburg Campus.
On their way to see the final assembly of an A320 aircraft.
After the Airbus tour Kate and William met Charlotte and George for a special treat:
…the family took to the tarmac where the choppers, worth an estimated £12million combined, were waiting at the Airbus site in Hamburg.
Prince William, who flies the H145 for the air ambulance, proudly gave demonstrations to his family.
Charlotte and Kate.
George seemed utterly delighted.
Then it was time to head for home.
Back to The Evening Standard:
George bravely bounded up the steps – ready to start his birthday celebrations.
Charlotte was helped up the steps by her doting dad while Kate said a final goodbye to the ambassador and mayor.
For all of the details on what George and Charlotte wore and many more photos, visit sister site What Kate’s Kids Wore.
Now for a look at Kate’s final tour ensemble. As noted above, the Duchess wore a bespoke dress by New Zealand-born and British-based designer Emilia Wickstead.
The frock features the fitted bodice seen on many of Kate’s Wickstead pieces, with a full skirt that looks like it draped beautifully. The fabric appears to be the same used in the Fall 2015 collection. Below, two dresses in the material. While long since sold out, visit Moda Operandi if you want to read more about pieces from that collection.
Kate carried an Anya Hindmarch clutch. The bag looks like it is made of snakeskin; it has goldtone hardware and measures about 10″ x 6″.
The clutch was discovered by Giulia on Twitter; a big thank you to her for the ID.
Kate wore the Kiki McDonough Lavender Amethyst Pear and Oval Drop Earrings we first saw in Bhutan.
This evening Kensington Palace released a new photo commemorating Prince George’s 4th birthday.
The picture was taken at Kensington Palace at the end of June. From a news release:
The Duke and Duchess are delighted to share a new official portrait of Prince George to mark HRH’s 4th birthday tomorrow. TRH are very pleased to share this lovely picture, and would like to thank everyone for all of the kind messages they have received.
Some readers will recognize the photographer’s name; it is Chris Jackson of Getty Images. From a BBC story:
Getty Images royal photographer Mr Jackson, who took the photo at the end of June, said: “I’m thrilled and honoured that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to release this portrait to celebrate Prince George’s fourth birthday.
“He is such a happy little boy and certainly injects some fun into a photoshoot.”
Below, Mr. Jackson attending Wimbledon in early July with his wife, Natasha Archer. Ms. Archer is one of the Duchess’s assistants, widely believed to act as her stylist.
It is a delight to have a new photo of Prince George. For the details on what he is wearing and a look back at previous birthdays, visit What Kate’s Kids Wore.
NOTE ON COMMENTS: I am deleting comments about whether or not the children should have been on the tour. I wasn’t paying attention and approved a few, and we now have a debate that doesn’t relate to Kate’s fashion or style. My bad, my apologies. (I’m blaming tour brain!)