27.03.15

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Mulberry – The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Mulberry - The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust today (March 27) in London, England, to see first-hand how the charity helps and provide services to youngsters in schools and local communities.

This will be the couples last public appearance together before they become parents for the second time.

The expectant Duchess, who is due to give birth around mid to late April, dressed her baby bump in a Mulberry fuchsia-pink coat which she previously wore during her two-day visit to New York in December.

Could this be a not-so-subtle hint that the Duchess is having a girl? We’ll have to wait and see.

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13.03.15

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Beulah London – Service of Commemoration at St Paul’s Cathedral

A Service Of Commemoration - Afghanistan

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended a Service of Commemoration for troops who were stationed in Afghanistan today (March 13) held at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, England.

The Duchess, who is eight-months pregnant, wore a navy Beulah London elegant ‘Chiara’ wool coat styled with a matching hat, Stuart Weitzman navy suede ‘Muse’ clutch and Alexander McQueen heels.

The Duchess swept her long brunette locks into a chic side bun, revealing a pair of dazzling blue earrings to complement her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

Yes, it’s navy again, but considering the event this look was the appropriate in colour, style and hem length for the occasion, plus I love how she complemented her husband.

She’s looks quite regal and very sophisticated. Do you agree?

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10.03.15

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Alexander McQueen – Commonwealth Service

Commonwealth Service At Westminster Abbey

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carried out one of her final engagements before her due date, attending the annual Commonwealth Day Service held at Westminster Abbey on Monday (March 9) in London, England, where she was accompanied by Prince William.

Looking as lovely as ever, the Duchess wore a classic Alexander McQueen single-breasted coat that was given a 60s feel via the wide collar.
The pink theme was further extended to her Jane Taylor hat, Prada pumps and clutch, and Kiki McDonough earrings.

You won’t be surprised to learn that this is a repeat. Catherine first wore this Alexander McQueen coat back in 2013 at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, which was one of her final engagements before the birth of Prince George.

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10.12.14

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Mulberry, Seraphine & Jenny Packham – New York Official Visit

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Mulberry, Seraphine & Jenny Packham - New York Official Visit

On the third day (December 9) of the official visit of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to New York City the couple made several appearances.

The National September 11 Memorial Museum Visit: After grey and black we were finally treated to some colour from the Duchess. Once again she opted for a timeless winter coat courtesy of Mulberry in a classic silhouette rendered in a vibrant cerise hue. The look was of course styled with all black accessories complementing the buttons on the double-breasted design.

Creativity Is GREAT Britain’s Creative Industries Event: Her second look – revealed when she removed her coat – was a black turtleneck dress from her go-to maternity designer, Seraphine. The look was styled with her favourite Cartier Trinity necklace. You may remember that the Duchess debuted the piece at a 2012 National Portrait Gallery exhibition.

St Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner: And finally, the event I had been waiting for. A gala dinner party that would see the Duchess blow me away in a stunning gown. Sadly, that didn’t come to pass. Her dark green Jenny Packham Fall 2013 gown accented with a black waistband was a three-peat, having been worn to the 100 Women In Hedge Funds dinner in October 2013 and the National Portrait Gallery event in February 2014. The only things of note here are her stunning emerald and diamond jewels plus that elegant updo.

While none of the looks have been bad, there was just nothing to get excited about. I would like to believe that had the weather been warmer we would’ve seen more than different coats in similar silhouettes, but even this summer we were treated to coat/dress after coat/dress so I can’t have total faith in that belief.

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09.12.14

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Goat & Tory Burch – Northside Center, Wildlife Reception & Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Game

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge In Goat & Tory Burch - Northside Center, Wildlife Reception & Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Game

On the second day (December 8) of the official visit of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, to New York City the Duchess took part in gift wrapping with volunteers while visiting the Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem before attending a Wildlife reception meeting Hillary and Chelsea Clinton and taking in the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA game.

Northside Center: Greeted by the First Lady of New York, Chirlane McCray, who wore Nanette Lepore, Catherine wore a black 60s-style Goat coat edged with beige trim at the neckline, cuffs and back. Styled with tights, a Mulberry clutch and black pumps, the coat is practical, versatile and utterly timeless.

Wildlife Reception & Cavaliers vs Brooklyn Nets NBA Game: Later that evening the future King and Queen of England met the King and Queen of New York (Jay-Z and Beyoncé Knowles). The Queen wore a Tanya Taylor Fall 2014 printed blouse and black Herve Leger pencil skirt, which she styled with a Louis Vuitton bag, while the Duchess opted for black trousers and the same black pumps, making her Tory Burch ‘Bettina’ boucle coat the focus of her look. The tailored piece is classic tweed, easy to wear and streamlined with a cut that is universally flattering, covering her baby bump and ensuring she stays warm in the cold weather.

For what she was doing, her looks are as always appropriate, but like I said yesterday, I’m longing for a more glamorous occasion during this trip to see what she delivers.

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You can buy Catherine’s Tory Burch ‘Bettina’ Tweed Coat from LaneCrawford.com.

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