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More about Hope House from the official website:
'Hope House is a safe, secure and comfortable place for women to recover from substance dependence and receive additional support for other compulsive disorders. It is special in the sense that it is just for women. Many clients have a history of difficult relationships and find an all-female environment a supportive place to work through issues and begin to recover.'
The Duchess will be roughly nineteen weeks pregnant when she undertakes this engagement and plans to tour the 23 bed residential treatment centre and meet clients and staff. Hope House is a beautiful Georgian house with lovely gardens offering a safe haven from the city.
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When Kate announced her patronages in January of last year, I particularly admired her decision to support Action on Addiction. Addiction is an ever growing problem in our society, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds yet it isn't highlighted enough nor is the fact that so many wonderful organisations such as Action on Addiction are out there, providing a series of programmes helping people to recover and get their lives back on track. It is a charity I feel Kate can make a real difference with in terms of awareness.
Timings for the visit have not been released but keep an eye on 'Kate's Upcoming Dates' on the sidebar for any further news or engagement announcements.
The other big story of today is news that William and Kate are enjoying a private holiday in Mustique with the Middleton family who are reportedly staying nearby. St James's Palace have refused to comment but there have been confirmed sightings of the family so I would safely assume it's true. It is the sixth year in a row the couple have joined the Middletons on the private Caribbean Island which is also timed to conicide with Carole's 58th birthday.
Royal correspondent Robert Jobson shared more in a series of tweets this morning:
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The Island was a favourite of Prince William's aunt Princess Margaret and has an estimated eighty private villas. The annual family holiday is a tradition for the Middletons who reportedly stayed at Aurora House last year, owned by royal wedding guest, hedge fund manager Mark Cecil. It is not known where the family are staying this year but from the Aurora House website, one gets a glimpse at the stunning villas available on the Island.
A look at Laguna Beach and the stunning views in Mustique.
Last night a source told The Sun:
'Both William and Kate were hoping her condition would not stop her from making the eight-hour flight to Barbados and the connection to Mustique. A month ago such a journey would have been unthinkable for her, so this is clear sign she has made a virtual recovery.'
It is one of the last (if not the last) holidays the couple will enjoy before becoming parents and I do hope they have a wonderful time. Mustique is beautiful! We expect the Duchess will carry out a number of engagements upon her return.
Next, we take a look at the REISS Spring/Summer 2013 Collection (I so enjoy looking at Spring/Summer clothing when the weather is dismal) beginning with the brand's campaign 'London Lives' which homes in on Londoners, and explores their lives and styles within the capital. The women's campaign stars Marie Dessuant, a Parisian designer living in the capital and working for contemporary furniture company, Another Country.
Below we see Marie modelling the Penny Tuck Front Blouse, the Joanna Black Trousers and the Paula Printed Satin Platform Wedge.
The campaign was shot in the picturesque South London Gallery. Marie looks elegant in the Ambrose dress, a piece which would look stunning on Kate.
I quite like the concept of the campaign as it's something different from the norm. Reiss is a quintessential British brand and it's interesting to see how Londoners wear the brand. The Reiss blog is here and features some great behind the scenes posts from the campaign.
When looking through the brand's collection I noticed quite a lot of Kate pieces, though I'm not sure how they would work for her during her pregnancy, but during the earlier stages she may have pieces altered such as the Jemima, Pepper, Beya and Semra.
An array of pretty summer prints are featured in the Orlaith, Rachel and Helen. I think the Hawn is a style Kate would wear.
As we mentioned earlier in the post, Kate will have a number of engagements shortly and the Janelle, Danica, Lika and Violet would all be fitting choices for day or evening events.
Finally, we look at separates which work well together beginning with the Mimi Frill Top and Blaire Skirt. The Yen Jacket is a staple piece and looks chic with a pair of Harperie Trousers. We know Duchess Kate is a fan of tartan and the Tara-Sun Pencil Skirt and Solita-Sun Jacket would be great additions to her wardrobe, particularly for engagements. For a more fun look the Josh Shirt and Siusi Printed Skirt are both fun and colourful.