Kate wore her blue tweed M Missoni coat for today’s engagement with EACH.
We are back with the long-overdue dress polls. In an effort to keep them as manageable as possible we have divided the dresses into three categories:
I did the best I could trying to sort them into appropriate groups, hopefully everyone will be comfortable with how things are categorized.
We begin with the more casual styles. In February Kate opted for a dress by Jesire when visiting the National Portrait Gallery. The double-breasted dress had an exaggerated shawl collar, three-quarter sleeves and full skirt. There was a bit of chatter after Kate’s appearance that the defunct label might be revived, that no longer seems likely.
William and Kate actually drove up from Anglesey for the appearance. Below we see HM being greeted, the Duke and Duchess are about to step out of the car transporting them from the train station, where they met up with the Queen.
Unfortunately the Duke of Edinburgh was not able to join the group as originally planned, he continues to recover from an infection. The Queen wore a lovely silk tweed Stewart Parvin coat and dress in a rich aqua.
The crowds were enormous in Old Market Square.
Some may recall this is a piece Kate purchased at the Bicester Village outlet mall. Another look at Kate and the Queen via Esmik D’Aguiar’s Twitter feed.
No doubt some will recognize Kate’s diamond and sapphire earrings, the pair we believe was refashioned from a pair of Princess Diana’s earrings. She also wore her blue Zara dress underneath the tweed coat, this is at least the fourth time we’ve seen that garment.
Many of the day’s activities were at Vernon Park.
… it was back to the day job for the monarch who unveiled a plaque at Vernon Park in Basford to mark a Fields in Trust project, which preserves parks as recreational spaces, during the first leg of her two-day visit to the East Midlands.
More on the trip to the park from the BBC’s story:
The royal party then travelled to Vernon Park, where the prince made his official jubilee tribute.
He said: “The occasion presents the perfect opportunity for me, through my patronage of the Queen Elizabeth II Fields, to pay tribute to the Queen on her Diamond Jubilee.
“On behalf of Fields in Trust, thank you so much Your Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh for everything you have done throughout your reign to protect these vital outdoor places for the nation.
Here we see the group at the park, with thanks to CNN’s Max Foster for his wonderful photos.
She also wore her LK Bennett ‘Art’ pumps, initially seen for the couple’s visit to Darwen Academy, most recently worn for Kate’s visit with the Olympic hockey team in March (our story is here).
Another look at the group assembled for the official presentations, our thanks again to CNN’s Max Foster.
Prince William during the walkabout, with thanks to jasminbahia’s Instagram feed.
And a side look at Kate’s partial updo, again with thanks to Jasmin Bahia. This also gives you a slight perspective of what Kate is looking at when at a function of this kind.
Some shared their delight at meeting the royals via Twitter.
Here we see Kate chatting with some of the thousands who came out for the event.
Among those on hand, the Nottingham Scouts, they formed part of the welcoming group at Old Market Square and inside the Council House, in addition to help out at the park, the group shared this photo.
Kate also helped the Scouts put up a tent.
Our brief list of additional stories and sites with photos and video:
And with thanks to WKW Facebook friend Misty for the tip, probably the cutest video of the day from ITN is the one titled “Royals: William & Kate Greet Queen on Arrival in Nottingham,” click here to get to ITN’s main royal video page and scroll down for this story, you’ll love it.
It looked like a wildly successful visit for the Queen, as well as William and Kate. The Duchess looked lovely while also demonstrating through her understated ensemble that she has no interest whatsoever in trying to upstage HM.
A reminder that Trooping the Colour is this Saturday, that is the next time we expect to see Kate, as well as other royals.
As we start to wrap up our
year-end ‘Best of’ voting we have the companion post to our ‘Favorite Tour Dress’ poll.
Because we didn’t want that previous post on dresses to have too many choices
there are two looks from the tour being included with this poll, they felt like a better fit here. Unfortunately, by minimizing the previous post this one feels beyond overwhelming, I apologize in advance for that. A reminder, the top choices from the previous dress post and this post will have something of a fashion face-off as we attempt to ascertain the most popular apparel look, not including accessories.
Alexander McQueen Sailor dress (which I mistakenly recalled as being separates).
Amanda Wakeley’s navy silk mikado suit worn for the Darwen Academy visit in April, as well as for the official Royal Tour photograph.
We saw another Issa on Kate, this one worn for a little shopping in April.
This year at the Epsom Derby we saw Kate in the Reiss Peacock Dress and ‘Nessie’ Tweed Jacket by Joseph.
At Wimbledon, the Duchess wore Temperley’s Moriah in ivory.
When previewing the exhibition showcasing her wedding gown with the Queen, Kate chose Joseph’s Scala dress.
The Mulberry Pleated Shirt Dress in ‘cabbage’ debuted at the press reception in advance of the Queen’s Jubilee.