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New LK Bennett & Goat Styles for Kate at Manchester Media Summit

Kate was in new styles from LK Bennett and Goat Fashion for today’s engagements in the Manchester area.

The duo was in town for the Children’s Global Media Summit. Their first stop was at Media City in Salford where they watched an interactive workshop put on by the BBC.

That project is called ‘Stepping Out,’ offering the BBC an opportunity to hear directly from young people their thoughts and emotions after watching pilot programs.

William and Kate learning more about the initiative.

Prince William speaking with Josh, one of the participants. He was part of a BBC program about mental health and spoke in the broadcast about his challenges in that area.

Kate and William also spent time at a feedback session with school students from The Friars Primary School. Students talked about mental health and its impact on their lives.

Then it was time to head to the Summit itself. More from the Manchester Evening News:

The Duke and Duchess were greeted by children’s characters including Danger Mouse, Peppa Pig, Elmo from Sesame Street and Postman Pat as they arrived at the Children’s Global Media Summit in the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

The Summit “…brings together experts from around the world to inform and redesign the future of media for this generation.” Kensington Palace reports the event was also intended to “…explore the impact that digital technology will have on children’s futures.”

Here is a video of the couple arriving at the event.

Kate took part in a forum hosted by Sesame Street’s Workshop, the charitable foundation of the famous children’s TV show, on research into kindness – a method used to help very young children express issues of emotional wellbeing.”

The Duke delivered today’s keynote address at the Summit. More from The Daily Mail

He said: ‘Bullying through phones and social media is an issue that caught my attention after reading about children who had taken their own lives when the pressure got too much.

‘Parents like Catherine and me are raising the first generation of digitally-immersed children – and this gives us many reasons to be optimistic about the impact of technology on childhood.’ But he added: ‘I am afraid to say that, as a parent, I believe we have grounds for concern.’

More from the BBC:

He also announced the new BBC website called ‘Own It’ which will let children report bullying regardless of what platform they are on.

‘Own It’ is for young people aged 9 to 12 years old. It offers them advice on how to handle bullying online.

The Cambridges as they prepared to leave Manchester.

The Daily Mirror’s Victoria Murphy shared a cute anecdote via Twitter:

Now for our look at what Kate wore in Manchester. She sported a new coat from an old favorite, LK Bennett.

The Delli Check Coat is made of an acrylic/poly/wool blend; it features a round neck, concealed button front closure, military-style flap pockets, detachable self-belt, and back vent for ease of movement.

It looks like it is sold out on the US/CAN site, where it was priced at $725. It remains available in several sizes on the UK LK Bennett site (£495, roughly $675). US shoppers can also find it in stock on the John Lewis US site ($688); our thanks to Lucy for her email letting me know about the John Lewis availability!

The Duchess was in Goat Fashion’s Elodie tunic dress ($620). The dress is crafted in 100% wool and features pleats at the cuff and a gathered funnel collar. Our thanks to Carly of Kate Middleton Style and Heaven on Twitter for their speedy ID of the dress.  It remains available in sizes 8, 10, 12 and 14 as of 3 pm Wednesday, the 6th.

Kate accessorized with her Bayswater Wallet Clutch by Mulberry.

And the Tod’s suede pumps.

In a few photos (none of which I am able to license at this point) Kate can be seen wearing black gloves. The good folks at Cornelia James tell me they believe Kate wore the Imogen style.

She also wore her Mappin and Webb ‘Empress’ earrings.

Another look.


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Jeremy moon

Sunday 14th of March 2021

Kate middleton she is amazing outfit and fantastic


Tuesday 12th of December 2017

I am usually staying away from harsh comments - but this matronly outfit is horrible from head to toe. There would not be a stylist in this world who would let this outfit out of the gate without risking to end their career for good. The coat could be a bit saved with a bright scarf, though - it would counterbalance the bland heaviness of it. On a side note - LOVE your site and cherish your efforts!


Monday 11th of December 2017

Forgive me if this was mentioned before, I did't read all the posts. I love red on her. I like this dress on her also. Perhaps a slip may be in order with it. I agree with most comments on the jacket that it looks "bulky". I have noticed that she always seems to wear the shortest hems while pregnant. Is that my imagination?


Sunday 10th of December 2017

It seems most are in agreement that the coat isn't flattering and makes her appear heavier than she is.

The dress is also a huge miss for me. It is possible that a more structured material would help, as Queen Letizia has pulled off shorter dresses with success. When the thin Material of Kate's dress gathers between her legs, it fails to leave much to the imagination. Red is such a spectacular color on the duchess, but we don't need an outline of where the baby comes from!

Letizia and Mary of Denmark (actually, even Meghan Markle's two outfits I've seen!) are such style inspirations for me. Kate still hasn't quite gotten there for me. That being said, she is beautiful and seems like a lovely person and I wish her the best for the rest of her pregnancy.


Saturday 9th of December 2017

Are these shoes available anywhere? Goodness that's a great heal.

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