EACH Gala Dinner: Duchess of Cambridge Glitters In Pink Jenny Packham

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Oh my sparkles, am I delighted that Her Royal Highness chose to re-wear that gorgeous, show-stopping Jenny Packham gown we first saw five years ago at the ARK gala.

The setting sun in King’s Lynn, England provided perfect lighting for Catherine’s entire look, which consisted of a chic AF up do, the Queen’s chandelier earrings and those darling L.K. Bennett bow heels.

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Tonight’s engagement was the must-anticipated gala dinner supporting East Anglia Children’s Hospice nook at Houghton Hall, owned by the Cambridge’s friends, the Marquess and Marchioness of Cholmondeley.

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The Duchess of Cambridge Brings Her Accessory A-Game to Northern Ireland

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Since she and Prince William traveled to Northern Ireland today, the couple were known as the Baron and Barroness of Carrickfergus (just like that lovely blond in The Sound of Music).

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The trip took them to a garden party at Hillsborough Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which  – according to the Daily Mail – is always attended by a senior royal.

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For the occasion, Catherine rewore a yellow brocade DAY Birger et Mikkelsen coat, seen at least four times in the past, including the 2006 wedding of Laura Parker Bowles, university roommate Oliver Baker’s wedding in 2010, Zara Phillips’ wedding in 2011, and the 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s Red Outfits: Which One Is Your Favorite?

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One of my nearest and dearest texted me today after seeing the Duchess of Cambridge in a red coat dress by Catherine Walker at the 2016 Order of the Garter ceremony.

“Catherine’s outfit today is one of the best yet. Maybe the best,” she wrote, describing the coat as “magical” and the overall look as “conservative, but sexy” (though, she pointed out, it could fit a little more snug on the shoulders).

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She especially loved how the Gianvito Rossi pumps were a slightly different shade of red.

I found this interesting, because royal fans were divided on today’s look, which also featured a Lock & Co. fascinator first seen at the 2012 Diamond Jubilee Thames River pageant, as well as Robinson Pelham acorn earrings (a wedding present from her parents).  Continue reading

You Can’t Take Prince Harry Anywhere (JK You Totally Can. And Should.)

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As the rest of the audience sat quietly (I think) in the rows of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Prince Harry made the Duchess of Cambridge giggle.

And it was great.

One thing to know about the royal family is that they love when things go wrong at formal events.

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Yes, they respect and acknowledge the hard work that has gone into said event, but when there’s a blip, there’s a giggle.

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On June 10th, Members of the royal family (53, to be exact) attended a national service of Thanksgiving in honor of the Queen’s 90th birthday.

The Very Reverend David Ison commenced the service by praising Her Majesty for “faithful devotion, dutiful commitment, loving leadership, gentle constancy, royal dignity and kindly humanity.  Continue reading

Duchess of Cambridge Rewears Royal Wedding Earrings For Historic Garter Service

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Hurrah!  We haven’t seen these Robinson Pelham acorn earrings since 2011’s royal wedding!

On this rainy Monday, the Great and the Good gathered at Windsor Castle for the Order of the Garter service, the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, according to the monarchy’s website.

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The order was founded in 1348 by King Edward III, who was inspired by tales of King Arthur and his knights.

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The order only includes 24 Knights and the Sovereign.  Upon a Knight’s death, a new Companion may be invited to Order by the Sovereign, in recognition for his or her public service.  Continue reading

Kate Middleton Wears New Roland Mouret Gown, Twitter Is PSYCHED

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Hear ye, hear ye. The Duchess of Cambridge has left her lace and other recyclable couture at home for SportsAid‘s 40th anniversary dinner at Kensington Palace.

Join me, won’t you, as I celebrate a new number by Roland Mouret so regal (blue) and so elegant that it deserves pride of place in “Gorgeous Royal Ball Gowns” (coming soon).

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Because both Kate’s Closet and What Kate Wore are the best at ID’ing Catherine’s clothing, we have details on the gorgeous gown that goes by two names: “Nanset Cutout Stretch-Crepe Gown” and “Cold-Shoulder Fluted Gown.”

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Lady Charlotte Wellesley May Have Won The Bridal Gown Game

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Someone notify the tailor.  I’ll need that McQueen photo tacked to the bottom of the wedding dress dream board.

Liz Lemon found one so grand and so splendid that she assured Jerry Seinfeld it would gets its moment in the sun, no matter what.

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I once believed I had found such a dress, but I was wrong.

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Today, mine eyes laid upon a vision so spectacular that all other gowns crumple and crease in its presence.  It was made by British designer Emilia Wickstead, and it was glorious.  Continue reading

Sweden’s Prince Oscar Gets Christened, Royal Kids Steal The Show

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Every time a Swedish royal gives birth, I eagerly await the blessed child’s christening, as it’s chock full of footage featuring Princess Leonore doing whatever TF she wants.

At her brother, Nicholas’ christening in October, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s firstborn danced along to the rhythm of a beautiful, christening-appropriate musical arrangement, binky in mouth.

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Today, Leonore and Nicholas’ cousin, Prince Oscar was christened in the royal chapel.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed Oscar on March 2nd; he is their second child and first son.

His godparents –  HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine, Mr. Oscar Magnuson (son of Princess Christina of Sweden and Victoria’s cousin) and Mr Hans Astrom (Prince Daniel’s cousin) – were all present for the ceremony, as were members of the royal family, and Prince Daniel’s parents.

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Pristine McQueen! Kate Middleton Rewears Ruffled Cream Coat To Royal Garden Party

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The Duchess of Cambridge is being an outfit repeater this week, and I quite like it.

We first saw Catherine in this darling cream coat with ruffle detail when Prince George was christened at St. James’s Palace in October 2013 (see pic above.  He looks thrilled.).

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Today, Her Royal Highness and the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of Kent, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice joined Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip for a garden party at Buckingham Palace, her fourth since joining the royal family in 2011.

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This is Prince William’s first garden party.  Odd, given that he’s one person away from hosting these himself. Continue reading

Kate Repeats Garden-Worthy Catherine Walker Coat For Chelsea Flower Show

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It’s about as British as Royal Ascot (perhaps even more so), and today the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show held its press day for members of the media, as well as those from the royal family.

The Countess of Wessex, Princess Anne, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Princess Alexandra Princess Eugenie, Prince Andrew, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge all arrived at the show before Her Majesty and Prince Philip, who are always in attendance year after year.

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