We are back with a post primarily looking at Kate and William’s attendance at the State Dinner, while also sharing word of a few new engagements for the Duchess, as well as some fab savings opportunities for those in a position to shop or simply partake of some online grazing. (It never hurts to look!) We’ll walk through those new appointments first:
- NEW: Wednesday, October 21: Kate and William take part in a creative industries function at Lancaster House with China’s President Xi and Madame Peng.
- Monday: October 26: Kate, William and Harry attend a Charities Forum hosted by BAFTA and Aardman Animation. The trio will see a preview of Aardman’s newest episode in the Shaun the Sheep series, and also take part in a model-making workshop, presumably with claymation-type figures, that is what Aardman specializes in. (This is in addition to that evening’s premiere of the new James Bond film, SPECTRE.)
- Tuesday, October 27: Kate will meet children & mentors from Chance UK; the group works with children ages 5 – 11 who have behavioral challenges.
- Tuesday, October 27, : Kate attends the annual 100 Women in Hedge funds dinner at the V & A. The event is a benefit for one of Kate’s patronages, The Art Room.
Back to the State Dinner. It is in honor of China’s President Xi Jinping, taking place at Buckingham Palace next Tuesday, October 20. While the palace has not officially confirmed Kate and William’s attendance I believe they will be at the function, so in this post we’ll just “act as if” the Duke and Duchess are attending. Should I be wrong I shall flog myself mercilessly in this space and at other online venues frequented by WKW.
The dress code will be white tie for the gentlemen (or dress military uniforms), and very formal gowns, gloves and tiaras (as appropriate) for women. We have only seen the Duchess wearing a tiara twice: at her wedding in 2011…