We are back with an overview of Kate’s tour wardrobe, but first, two updates to Kate’s Calendar.
- Sunday May 15: The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, and other royals, including William, Kate and Harry, will attend the Royal Windsor Horse Show for a pageant celebrating The Queen’s life at Home Park in Windsor Castle. ITV has more information regarding its live broadcast of Sunday’s pageant here; there is also information on the website for the Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration.
While we knew HM and Prince Philip were attending, we didn’t know about Kate, William & Harry taking part until seeing verification by Roya Nikkhah of The Sunday Times.
- Monday, May 23: Kate, William & Harry will join HM, Prince Philip and other royals at the Royal Chelsea Flower Show. This is the first time the Duke and Duchess will attend the show in their roles as senior royals. Some may recall the newly created Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum is in competition for Flower of the Year. (More about that here, scroll towards the end of the post.) I expect we will also see the royals spend time at the Field of Poppies exhibit featuring 300,000 individually crocheted poppies.
A quick refresher on the Princess Charlotte Chrysanthemum, taken from sister site What Kate’s Kids Wore: “…the Princess Charlotte flowers will help raise funds for EACH (East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices). Below, the ‘Rossano Charlotte,’ more commonly referred to as the Princess Charlotte chrysanthemum.
The unique flower was created by Deliflor, the largest breeder of chrysanthemums in the world; it is distinguished by those light green tips on the pink flower petals. Deliflor and Beekenkamp Plants, a sister company, are donating 50% of royalties from plant sales to EACH. Kate is patron of EACH, it was one of her first patronages and it remains close to her heart.