Two Days of Kate Middleton: Gowns, Up Dos and The Throwing of a Wellie

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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.

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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.  Continue reading

The Definitive Ranking of Kate Middleton’s Coats

Best Coats Worn by Kate Middleton

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Few things in this world give me hope more than the Duchess of Cambridge‘s coats, save for babies, good deeds, puppies and the kindness of strangers.  

Back to the coats.

I first got a whiff of her penchant for an impeccably tailored bit of magic in June 2011, when Catherine visited Victoria Barracks wearing a navy Alexander McQueen coat.  It fit her lithe body like a glove and commanded attention despite its subtle design.

Things just escalated from there, to the point where I would clap if she wore my favorite coat more than once (@WhatKateWore and @JanetNorCal pick up what I’m throwing down, re: #1)

Ranking my favorite coats was a challenge, and it’s difficult not to go back and rearrange my decisions.  There are those that didn’t make the cut, which will spark a lively debate on whether or not I am fit to speak about such things.  

Never mind all that.  Let’s fight over coats. Continue reading