Good news for those of you experiencing William and Kate withdrawals. The Palace has announced the date and details of the couple's next engagement :) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the official opening of St. George's Park, the Football Association's National Football Centre in Burton-Upon-Trent on October 9.
From the official press release:
'St. George’s Park features 12 full-size pitches, including one 3G indoor football pitch, plus sports medicine and sports science facilities, two hotels and a conference centre.
In addition to being the new training base for the 24 England football teams, the National Football Centre will also be the home of FA Learning, the educational arm of The FA, which focuses on educating and training coaches. It aspires to be a place where top coaches can congregate and share ideas and consequently spread them to millions of young players, ultimately improving the level of football that is played in England.
Players, coaches, guests and athletes from other sports will also have the opportunity to access the very best medical sports science facilities on site. St George’s Park will host a bespoke sports medicine, rehabilitation and performance centre that combines cutting edge technology with elite medical expertise, creating one of the most advanced sports medicine, rehabilitation, performance science and training centres in the UK'.
The couple will be given a tour of the main facilities and meet England Manager Roy Hodgson and his squad as they train at St George's Park for the first time. At the end of the engagement, William and Kate will attend a reception in the indoor sports hall, at which William, as President of the Football Association will deliver a speech.
The CGI model of St George's Park.
St George's is an important development for the FA and no doubt William and Kate's support will make the opening even more special.
A lovely lady named Emma wrote to me about her new app RepliKate Me. Emma came up with the idea whilst pushing her newborn son around the shops in Cardiff whilst trying to get him to sleep.
'I noticed how many retailers have incorporated elements of 'Kate' looks into their latest collections. I also realised how easy it could be to recreate a particular look on a budget, but that it takes time that many people simply don't have, and the items often sell out too quickly. RepliKate Me helps people do that without breaking the bank, so that they can capture a look before the trend really takes off'.
RepliKate Me is available for $1.49 on the app store and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Thank you all for voting for 'Kate's Best Tour Accessory'. The pearl pins Kate wore in her hair during the Diamond Jubilee Tea Party are the winner. Not surprising as the Temperley dress the Duchess wore was voted 'Kate's Best Tour Look'.
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We'll continue with our 'Kate Loves' series next. I've also been considering adding a page for Kate's jewellery. As always your input is greatly appreciated.
Hope you all have a great weekend,