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The Duchess Wears Michael Kors for Video Call

We’re back with a brief piece covering a video call Kensington Palace released a clip from tonight. It shows the Duke and Duchess chatting with participants in a program run by Future Men, an organization that “supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men.”

More from The Mirror’s story

Future Men provides a range of courses that help with different aspects of fatherhood, from enhancing father-child relationships to teaching practical and emotional approaches to enable dads to take care of themselves, their partner and baby.

The men described their experiences of fatherhood from dealing with their child’s sleeping patterns to being a positive role model when Kate asked them about the challenges of family life especially during lockdown.

A clip from the call. 

 The Future Men site notes, “We support boys and men from childhood to 25+ to help them become dynamic and healthy future men. Through our practice-led services, we encourage boys and men to explore, celebrate and build on the seven characteristics that we believe contribute to positive masculinity. These are:

Back to The Mirror’s piece:  

The Duchess said: “Being able to maintain and form relationships throughout life is such a vital skill.

“Dads play such an important role it shouldn’t be a bad thing to reach out for help and advice. So it’s great that services like this are out there.”

When William asked the dads, if being a father was valued by their communities and wider society, and Darren Smith, married with a son called Messiah, said: “I have a strong belief that, especially for me being a younger dad, I think that I have a strong impact on you know, the community, the society around me…

“We’re superheroes to these kids, we’re their role models. You know, they look at us as ‘Ok, I want to be like, daddy’. My son tells me everyday ‘daddy, I want to be like you’.”

Another view of the call. 

From The Telegraph’s story:

“Because I worry an awful lot, a lot of dads out there who just don’t know what to do, and they don’t know where to go. And they may not have such good – either grounding, foundations or support around them to be able to know what to do.”

Now for our quick look at what Kate wore on the call.

It looks like she was in a piece from the MICHAEL Michael Kors line. 

It is the brand’s Medallion Silk-Blend Jacquard Blouse ($117, available in very limited sizes on Net-a-Porter’s US site), done in a bend of silk/viscose. The piece has a relaxed fit with gathers at the yoke, slightly puffed sleeves, a point collar, and buttons at the cuff. The blouse is shown as being available in XL on the UK site, but it is full price (£175, roughly $230).  It is also available at Italist ($189.95 with free express worldwide shipping).

Many thanks to Double Duchess Closet and Middleton Maven for their ID work on this piece. 

There is also an Asymmetric Ruffled Midi Skirt in the same print ($112.50 on the US site), although I am not suggesting the Duchess is wearing this.  The skirt is shown as available on the UK site, but it is priced at £225 (about$299).


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Wednesday 25th of November 2020

First off, it's nice to see Kate and William doing an event for an organization supporting fathers. We've seen Kate at many events and involved in organizations supporting first time moms, or moms struggling with making ends need/their mental health. But dads often get forgotten and it's nice to see a reminder that dads need just as much support as moms. especially for first time dads during COVID-19.

Now for the fashion: it's been awhile since I've really loved a blouse worn by Kate but this one is so cute. It treads on the edge of frou frou (which I know she loves) and modern and I think this hits that sweet spot. I think she could have unbuttoned one more button while still being modest. I really loved the way it's styled on the model and it seems Kate is wearing dark trousers too, though no way to know for sure has she remains sitting down. I really love the skirt version of the print too. I hope Kate wears this someday during an in-person engagement when it is safe to do so, it is one of the nicer looking tops she's worn in awhile.


Wednesday 25th of November 2020

I love the flower display behind them. Any idea what this is?


Monday 23rd of November 2020

A laid-back and charming blouse from Michael Kors, with an elegant and lovely print – thanks for the close up, that really brings out its subtleties. The soft fabric helps the very full gathering at the yoke to hang gracefully while accommodating a vintage style.

Feminine and businesslike in one package – well done Kate, staying safely neutral and no outshining Will on a call about the challenges of fatherhood

Jennifer B

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Did she wear this shirt on an event with a green blazer i believe after she had George? ( keep in mind im well aware I could be very wrong, but it looks like that blouse. ) Thanks for always doing such an amazing job !


Monday 23rd of November 2020

Hi, Jennifer, great recall of the event! It was the 'Ring of Fire' race start, her first formal engagement after Prince George's birth. That top was a Zara piece. :) (You can see photos here:


Sunday 22nd of November 2020

Both the cut and pattern of the top have a dressy pyjama vibe to it which I quite like. I actually really like the skirt as well, especially the way it's styled for autumn/winter with boots and a neat little black sweater. But it could be easily styled for spring/summer as well. It looks quite versatile.

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