How spoiled are we to have enjoyed 48 hours of the Duchess of Cambridge, supplemented with moments of splendor, courtesy of the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry.
Yesterday, the royal trio met with children from the charities they support at an event hosted by BAFTA and Aardman, and Things. Got. Silly.
Wearing Tabitha Webb’s “Meg-Space” silk dress, Catherine helped youths celebrate the premiere of Shaun The Sheep: The Farmer’s Llama. She, Harry and William partook in a “Welly Wanging” contest, in which each participant was challenged to knock the head off a (fake) farmer’s body with a small rain boot. William nailed it on the first go, while Catherine and Harry should consider signing up for target practice.
The best part of the event was watching Catherine film an animated clip:
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 26, 2015
Yasssss Queen (consort-in-waiting). YASSSSS! After the BAFTA event, it was time to put on one’s Downton Abbey dinnertime best for the premiere of Spectre. Catherine chose a baby blue bespoke gown by Jenny Packham for the event, paired with her Jimmy Choo heels and (gorgeous, sparkly, illustrious, shiny) $22,000 earrings by Robinson Pelham, the same jeweler responsible for her acorn drop earrings.
There’s been some divineness on social media about Catherine’s outfits as of late, which I’d like to think makes royal watching all the more interesting. Some didn’t like her gown from last night, but some applauded Her Royal Highness for choosing to show a bit of sexy back (saucy minx!).
Fun Fact: What Kate Wore and Kate’s Closet discovered that the runway version of this gown was talked about during the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Tour. Onward…. Today, Catherine popped over to Islington in a grey Orla Kiely dress first worn to Dulwich Picture Gallery in March 2012, where she partook in an event alongside the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prince of Wales 2015:
The hair was up and the bangs were on FLEEK (still not quite sure what that means, but it sounds swell).
HRH was in town to check out Chance UK’s early intervention mentoring program. And finally, Catherine threw on a floral Erdem gown ($4,560) and hoofed it over to the Victoria and Albert Museum for 100 Women in Hedge Funds’ Philanthropic Initiatives’ Gala Dinner in aid of The Art Room, one of Catherine’s beloved charities.
The hair was, per usual, styled by unicorns, but the majority of tweets I saw were not in love with the gown.
Catherine paired the gown with blue sapphire and diamond fringe earrings, once owned by the Queen Mother (once again, My Small Obsessions nails the ID):
A bit better collage of Duchess of Cambridge wearing Queen Mum’s sapphire & diamonds fringe earrings. pic.twitter.com/SkwY5zLMC5
— Anna N. MSO (@AnnieElizabethN) October 27, 2015
Had the stitching been swapped out for a dramatic skirt, I most likely would’ve given it a thumbs up. Basically, The Sun‘s Emily Andrews gets me:
Overall, I’m not terribly impressed with Erdem’s looks, save for the navy lace number Catherine wore on her and William’s royal tour of Canada in 2011.
Ok, so much to discuss. Did we especially like or dislike any outfits from the past two days? Do we think Catherine’s personality is evolving and it’s positively affecting her sartorial choices? Are you so excited that she went a little Bond and let the girls out of bra jail for a night?