Founded in 1831 as a linen shop, Harvey Nichols now sells international brands of clothing, accessories, beauty products, wine and food. There are a total of eight floors in the flagship London store with the fifth floor dedicated to food and restaurants. The store generally attracts younger shoppers than its rival Harrods. It is not known what Kate purchased, but the homeware and food and wine sections are extremely popular.
Three items from the confectionery section.
A look at the Harvey Nichols Christmas window.
|Harvey Nichols Facebook Page|
Kate wore the black fringed coat with pocket detailing she previously wore last month whilst out for dinner in Mayfair. It is a beautiful piece and has proved quite impossible to identify despite endless searching by myself and the other Kate bloggers, not to mention the super sleuths over at What Kate Wore Facebook. I expect it is a piece from a number of years ago, which the Duchess may have had in her wardrobe for some time. Kate wore a black dress underneath.
Eagle-eyed Ashley from WKW Facebook believes Kate wore the Kurt Geiger Estee Court Shoes. They certainly look like a match. The black suede are also available in navy and nude for £140 (currently reduced from £160).
|Kurt Geiger/House of Fraser|
The Duchess wore her hair up, a look we don't often see and one that really suits her. I thought it a very chic look for Saturday afternoon shopping.
In other news, William and Kate attended a meeting for their Charities Forum yesterday morning at London's Wembley Stadium. The forum is an opportunity for charities to collaborate and share ideas and meets biannually. Prince Harry sent his apologies for non-attendance. :) As far as I know, photos won't be released.
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A new engagement has been added to the royal diary. On December 9th, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the British Military Tournament at Earls Court. The tournament is an unforgettable and breathtaking opportunity to marvel at the skills and precision of the British Armed Forces while showing appreciation for our heroic servicemen and women.
More from the website:
'The tournament exists to raise much needed funds to support members of the forces and their families. To mark the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 2012, this year's British Military Tournament will celebrate the life and times of Her Majesty The Queen. The show will start from the events of 1926 (the year of the Queen's birth) and will tell the story of the ensuing years up to and including the current engagement in Afghanistan'.
I'm very much looking forward to this one.
|British Military Tournament|
See you all in the morning for Remembrance Sunday.