Is it just me or does Kate's next appearance on Thursday seem like ages away? :) In the meantime plans for Kate's visit to Leicester have been revealed. The Duchess will accompany the Queen and Prince Philip on March 8th to De Montfort University.
The Royal party will view the Diamond Jubilee carnival celebrations involving students. Her Majesty and Kate will then be escorted to a marquee to enjoy the De Montfort fashion and cultural fashion show. The Royals will be presented with gifts and Her Majesty will unveil a commemorative plaque to mark the momentous occasion.
Students from the renowned footwear design course have a special treat in store for Kate. Six aspiring shoe designers have each sketched a pair of shoes for the Duchess. The winning design will be made for her. The students were shortlisted by lecturers at DMU from more than one hundred applications.
21 year old Tabitha Duffield sketched a pair of pink and nude heels. She said 'I wanted something feminine and elegant to reflect Kate's personality. There will be laser cut flowers and fringing around the edges.'
Kay Yeng Cheng designed a pair of fairytale inspired heels. Perfect for a Duchess.
Interestingly Summer Spencer was inspired by William and Kate's coat of arms when sketching her design. Very creative.
27 year old Sam Sawkill designed a pair of peep toe heels emulating the English rose look.
Mei Chun Lai designed a pair inspired by the Chinese new year.
Becka Hunt was inspired by the lace on Kate's wedding gown and the colour of her engagement ring for her beautiful offering. These shoes are certainly different from Kate's nude heels. Which pair is your favourite? I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can follow DMU Via Twitter for updates.
In other news Duchess Kate has been shopping in the Peter Jones department store in Chelsea in an effort to make William's wardrobe more fashionable. (He does love his navy suits) Kate is a style icon herself and naturally wants to spruce up William's look.
Kate also graces the cover of Hello! Magazine. They really do love Kate at Hello!, not that I blame them :)
Sources ( Daily Mail, The Telegraph, Hello, DMU Via Twitter)