Friday, 6 March 2015

Kate Gets Creative, A Visit to Downton Abbey & Win A Pair of Kate's Mirabelle Earrings!

We're back with the latest updates and an exciting giveaway!

As you all know, the Duchess of Cambridge visited The Goring Hotel on Monday to join in the festivities celebrating the hotel's 105th birthday. The Palace confirmed the visit was not part of her schedule and her attendance was in a purely private capacity. Unexpectedly, The Goring shared a photo of the Duchess putting her artistic stamp on the finishing touches of one of the refurbished rooms on their Facebook Page (with thanks to Kate Middleton Style for discovering it).

The Goring Hotel Facebook Page

The photo offers another look at Kate's floral-print Erdem dress and once again displays her love of art. Below, a photo from inside the reception.

The Goring Hotel Facebook Page

We've seen Her Royal Highness showcasing her creative side quite a bit lately. On a visit to the home of Ben Ainslie Racing last month Kate put the finishing touches to a mural, and she revealed she had been painting with Prince George the day before - an activity they both clearly enjoy.


The Duchess also played a part in a collaboration between Emma Bridgewater and East Anglia's Children's Hospices resulting in the design of two mugs which will see £5 from each sale going to the charity.


It was great to see a photo from inside the event. It looks like Kate and the other guests had a splendid time!

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Another engagement has been added to Kate's calendar for Thursday, 12 March. The Duchess will have the exciting chance to visit the studios of Downton Abbey. According to the Palace the visit is to "celebrate the success of the award-winning production".

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In New York last December Prince William revealed the couple are huge fans of the show and planned to tune into the festive special on Christmas Day. Undoubtedly Kate is very much looking forward to this engagement, seeing various areas of the production process and meeting costume designers.


More from the press release:

'There will be an opportunity for the Duchess to watch one take of a scene being filmed in the servants' quarters for Series 6 and a second take of the scene via a monitor in the 'Video Village' area, before proceeding to the Servants' Hall to join cast members, writers and producers in an official photograph.
 After walking through a covered walkway showing the history of Ealing Studios, the Duchess will attend a brief reception and meet production, editorial and Ealing studios staff, as well as more cast members including Hugh Bonneville (Robert) and Elizabeth McGovern (Cora), before unveiling a plaque to commemorate the visit.'

Downton Abbey's set is proving quite the spot for royals. The stars of the show enjoyed a visit from the Countess of Wessex and Mexico's First Lady, Angelica Rivera, on Wednesday. The President and First Lady made a state visit to Britain which garnered a large amount of press coverage.


I've loved the show since it first aired and like so many have enjoyed following the fortunes and misfortunes of the Crawley family and their staff. With character driven stories and a stellar cast it really is a fabulous period drama. Do many of you watch it too? It's been an incredible success both at home and across the pond.

Downton Abbey

The reaction to Lady Mary's shorter hairdo last season provided one of the funnier moments.

Downton Abbey Facebook Page

And of course, the Dowager Countess of Grantham always steals the show.

Downton Abbey Facebook Page

A quick reminder of Kate's schedule for March; it's much busier than we had anticipated:

  • 9 March - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will join the Queen and other royals at the Commonwealth Observance in Westminster Abbey. The service commences at 3:15 pm.
  • 11 March - The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate where she will view the 'Self: Image and Identity' exhibit, and afterwards, the Duchess will visit the arts organisation Resort Studios.
  • 12 March - The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the set of Downton Abbey.
  • 13 March - Kate will join members of the Royal family at a service to mark the end of combat operations in Afghanistan. It begins at 11 am.
  • 17 March - It is very possible Kate will attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade at Aldershot.

If Kate does attend the parade, I expect it will be her last outing before the baby is born next month (yes, next month; time certainly flies).

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Finally, we have an exciting giveaway to share from our friends at Mirabelle Jewellery. Below we see the Duchess wearing the brand's Lolita earrings.


The £30 Gold Plated Loop Earrings are a stylish and affordable addition to any collection. The hand made, fair trade pieces are described as "22 carat on Brass, 4cm long. The hooks are sterling silver gold plated".

Mirabelle Jewellery


The earrings are part of Mirabelle's Mythology Collection.

Mirabelle

Mirabelle are kindly giving away a pair of the Lolita earrings to one of our readers. If you would like to participate here are the entry options:

First Entry - Leave a comment letting us know which Mirabelle piece is your favourite. You can visit the website here.

For addition entries:


Let us know how many entries you have completed in your comment (each participant can have a maximum of four entries).

Additional information:
  • The giveaway is open internationally.
  • The competition is open until Midnight on Sunday, March 8, GMT. The winner will be announced in Monday's post.

Wishing you all the very best of luck! :)

175 comments:

  1. Entry #1 - I enjoyed several of the pieces from The Natural Pearls Collection
    Entry #2 - Shared the giveaway on my Twitter - https://twitter.com/jmdenouden/status/573735111851540480

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  2. loving those pair of earings and giveaways charlotte im sure the duchess will love see the action and cast of downtown abbey i love the show too and duke and duchess have enjoy the show love inspiring thoughts from we day

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  3. Love the Filigree Drop Gold Plated earrings!

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  4. The tea pot and rabbit charm :) And the names of the collections - my compliments, they're the best :)

    Camilla

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  5. love the Filigree Drop Earrings Gold Plated earrings!

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  6. love the Filigree Drop Earrings Gold Plated earrings!

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  7. Well, Mexico's First Lady, Angelica Rivera was a soap star herself! Wonder if her visit was purely for personal interest knowing that...

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    1. Lynn Georgia USA7 March 2015 at 14:24

      love that skirt Angelica was wearing, too!--tasteful but with a touch of elan!! I love Kate's clothes, but it would be fun for her to be a bit more adventurous sometimes!

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    2. Lynn Georgia USA7 March 2015 at 14:25

      liked Angelica's shoes, too!

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  8. I love the Rabbit Charm. Love the Lolita earinings also. Love the charm as I have a silver and gold charm bracelet and the rabbit would be a great addition. Pi told my kids when they were young pretend rabbit family stories when I put them to bed. Some wonderful memories. This is my only entry. Alu

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  9. Love the Lolita earrings. The Jacquie Small Classic Creole Gold Plated earrings are also quite lovely. :)

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  10. I love the Crystal Cave collection, my favorite is the rock crystal on valerie chain (gold plated)! I swear it has nothing to do with the name :D

    Can't wait for all those engagements :)

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  11. Thanks Charlotte for this lovely giveaway. So many engagements to come. I really look forward to seeing Kate with the Downton cast. My fave character is the Dowager, Maggie Smith is an incredible actress. But the rest is lovely too.

    My fave earring is the creole recycled glass. But it was so hard to pick to be honest.
    I follow them on twitter, and also retweeted it.
    Thank and have a lovely weekend. March 8th is Women's day here:-) Happy to all girls, mums!!

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    1. Thanks for giving the exact time in the calendar bar, I asked for once, wish granted. Thanksssssss!!

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  12. Anja from Germany6 March 2015 at 09:29

    Hello Charlotte, what a treat! I was going to buy myself a pair of "Lolita" earrings as a gift for me because I was unwell for weeks and need something nice to lift my spirits. But other than those I like the lavender amethyst slice pendant on long gold plated chain. Very nice collection, and fairtrade, too! My compliments to Mirabelle. We need you here in Germany! Greetings, Anja

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    1. I sympathize with you, Anja, and hope you're feeling MUCH better! :o)

      Julie

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    2. Oh, thanks, Julie. That's very kind of you. I'm still not my old self, but nice earrings could make a difference ;-)

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  13. Rebecca, Manchester, England6 March 2015 at 09:32

    Entry #1 - I absolutely love the Granulated Gold Plated Coin earrings
    Entry #2 - I have liked the Facebook page

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  14. I would love to have a pair of the 'Lolita' earrings just like Kate! They're so cute.

    Entry 2: tweeted about it
    https://twitter.com/MissLilBoPeep22/status/573776058161360897

    Entry 3: Followed @MirabelleJewel on twitter

    Entry 4: Followed Mirabelle Jewelry on Facebook.

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  15. Hi, I really enjoy reading your blog!
    I like several pieces from Mirabelle's recycled glass and fair trade collection and also from the mythology collection.

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  16. Anthie Vassileiou6 March 2015 at 10:45

    Entry#1 I really liked the Precious and Semi Precious Stones collection. It is so Elegant and precous.
    Entry#2 I liked the facebook page of Mirabelle.

    I am a hudge fan of your page.Thank you for all the informations we get.

    Have a nice weekend to all.

    Anthie

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  17. My favourite Mirabelle piece is the Chandelier Earrings with semi precious apatite. They are stunning.

    As always, thank you for your wonderful site.

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  18. •Understated but yet "Make-A-Statement" earrings. That defines Kate's style, right?

    Diane

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  19. I love the Iris Gold Plated Creole with Sapphire earrings the best. It was very difficult to choose just one piece as there are so many beautiful items to choose from.

    I have liked Mirabelle on Facebook.

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  20. 1. Love the cuff and earrings!
    2. Liked the Facebook page

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  21. What a fun engagement the visit to the Downton Abbey set will be!!! I am so looking forward to that day!
    As for the Giveaway I have 3 entries I liked their Facebook page, and shared about the giveaway on Facebook, and know this comment! I love the Rabbit Pendant from the Vintage British collection! So cute and Easter Ready!!!

    Thanks for always keeping us Duchess Kate Fans up to date Charlotte and a wonderful post as always!

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  22. My favorite piece is the Bola Pendant with Clear Glass. Love the idea of using recycled glass as a fashion statement!

    I can't even begin to explain how excited I am for the Downton Abbey visit! I am looking forward to this more than any other engagement. It is by far my favorite show on TV right now. If a picture of Maggie Smith and the Duchess comes out of this engagement, I may take a while to recover. They are two of my favorite people! I have been telling everyone I know who watches Downton that Kate is visiting the set, but no one has reacted with as much excitement as I did. Hopefully my fellow blog readers will share my enthusiasm. :)

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  23. Downton Abbey - looking forward to that post. I loved the Tourmaline bracelet at Murabelle, just lovely. (2 entries blog/liked Facebook). Crossing my fingers.

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  24. Great Post!! I love Downton Abby, this is the first season where I actually watched it when it first came out. All the other seasons I rented from the movie store to catch up! I also really enjoyed the Great Britan Baking Show!! It really makes me want to step up my cooking game!!
    On a different note, in both group pictures of the cast, why is "Mary" facing the camera straight on, and everyone else is on position differently?? Hmm maybe I'm reading to much in to it.
    I can't wait for the Great Kate Wait Part 2!!

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  25. Entry#1: I loved lots of pieces, and once I couldn't choose just one, here are the pieces that I most enjoyed (all bracelets):
    Rustic Bangle with Botswana Agathe
    Losange Chain Bracelet Gold Plated on Bronze
    Lolita Bracelet Gold Plated
    Gold Plated Freshwater Pearl Bangle. B471GP
    Alexia Pearl Bangle
    Magda Set
    Thick Hammered Brass Bangle B353
    Alba Solid Brass Bangle Single Plain Brass
    Bola Bangle Recycled Glass
    Bola Bangle Oval Recycled Glass
    Entry#2: Like and shared on Facebook
    - Camila A.

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  26. Finally we have seen the Christmas special in the US! It wrapped up a lot of threads and prepared the way for next season's episodes. Even my husband sits down to watch Downton Abbey when it is on, and that Sunday evening hour goes by much too fast. We love the characters on Downton Abey. Question, what was the 'borrowed' castle in that segment, which probably was in the next to last segment as shown in Britain? The castle where the two families gathered after Lady Rose's marriage.

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  27. I love the Victoria pendant - so versatile!

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  28. Hi! I love the "Sapphire On Hammered Maya Pendant" necklace!

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  29. Kate is one lucky lady to have the opportunity to visit the set of Downton Abbey! It is an outstanding show and my absolute favorite. A great story, a wonderful cast and beautiful costumes and scenery. Last year I had the opportunity to visit Winterthur and see the Downton costumes from season 1/2.
    I think I like the necklace above in the Mythology collection the best.

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    1. I think the show is the lucky ones to have the pleasure of having the beautiful Duchess on their set.

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  30. I love the coral flower ring. Dress up dress down. It's perfect.

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  31. I love the Mata Gold Plated Pearl Earrings!

    I also followed Mirabelle on FB and Twitter :)

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  32. I love the multitextured loop earrings!

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  33. Love the necklace! So excited she is going to Downton. Two of my favorite things to watch in one place! Royals and Downton Abbey!

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  34. I love the Gita Earring with Facetted Pear Amethyst.

    -Holly

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  35. What a fun giveaway!

    Entry 1: My favorite piece are the Harmonia Textured Earrings
    Entry 2: I followed Mirabelle on Twitter (angarcia41)
    Entry 3: I liked Mirabelle on Facebook
    Entry 4: I shared a tweet about the giveaway (https://twitter.com/jmdenouden/status/573735111851540480)

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  36. Hi Charlotte, I'm so excited for the slew of upcoming engagements for Kate. Her appearances have been sparse given her pregnancy, more so than when she was pregnant with Prince George (at least I think so). And I know it will be quite a while before we start seeing her regularly post-baby. When we first learned of her second pregnancy I was sure she would deliver a daughter and I still think so. Only time will tell. Oh the wait outside the Lindo wing! My boss and I were glued to the tv last time and I'm sure we will be this time too!

    Giveaway Entries:
    1). I love Mirabelle's animal collection and I swooned over the "Cat Ring"
    2). I am following Mirabelle Jewellery on Twitter
    3). I retweeted the giveaway.

    Too bad I don't have a FB. Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck to all.

    Have a great weekend!

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  37. I love the pineapple pendant necklace!

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  38. I follow Mirabelle on Twitter (shertz1981)

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  39. #1 I love the Miranda double loop earrings!
    #2 I liked their Facebook page!

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  40. I liked the Facebook page.

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  41. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/shertz1981/status/573864975090974720

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  42. HGM in Georgia6 March 2015 at 15:28

    Entry 1: Cannot access the Mirabelle website through the link provided; but like the Mirabelle earrings
    Entry 2: Facebook

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  43. Entry #1..The Gita earrings are beautiful! Also the Rabbit and Teapot charms are delightful.
    Entry #2.."liked" page on FB
    Entry #3.. Shared Post on FB

    Shannon C M.

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  44. #1- I love the natural pearls!
    #2- I liked their fb page!

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  45. Kristen Salvato6 March 2015 at 16:07

    I have been a big fan of Downton Abbey for several years now. The Duchess of Cambridge is so lucky to get to meet the cast, costume designers, and actually watch scenes being filmed. I think the Mirabelle earrings are gorgeous. They are very classic and pretty. Great post Charlotte!

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  46. Entry 1: I love the Fluorite pendant.
    Entry 2: I liked the page on facebook.

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  47. My favourite is the Pineapple Pendant with Apatite - such fun!

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  48. Entry #1: Comment here, love the Lolita earrings!!
    Entry #2: Followed on Twitter
    Entry #3: Liked FB page
    Entry #4: Retweet (twitter.com/garyandbre)

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  49. My favorite item is the Nanda Necklace short with Tourmaline and Amethyst. I entered 4 times, the twitter and facebook and shared on twitter.

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  50. Very pleased to see Kate working so much next week. Can't wait for the posts, Charlotte. Love your writing :)

    If it's not too personal Charlotte, what do you do for work/school/etc? Like are you a writer outside of the blog as well?

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    1. Hello Stephanie,

      Not too personal at all. My field of study is actually law and business. I'm in the final year of my MA for the latter and very much looking forward to completing my studies this year :) I've never written at all, apart from the blog :)

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    2. Charlotte, can I ask then if you will then pursue a degree in law? Also, you have mentioned a fiancé on several occasions. Any upcoming wedding plans? :-)

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    3. Hello Eva,

      Yes, we're at the exciting stage of planning at the moment :)

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    4. Debby from Paris8 March 2015 at 19:51

      Oh my god!!!!! Charlotte sooooooo excited for you :) :) :)

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    5. Thank you so much Debby :) :)

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    6. anon from Leominster9 March 2015 at 15:14

      You really should do a book, Charlotte - on the Kate Loves - that would be a great topic and you write so beautifully. Also hope we will get a least a glimpse of your dress when the day comes - wishing you all the luck in the world.

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  51. I love the loops -- they will go with anything! Thanks for your blog!!

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  52. Charlotte! What a delight to see the Duchess painting. Maybe one day we might see her own works-perhaps an auction for one of her charities.

    I liked mirabelle Facebook and followed on twitter!

    Have a great weekend

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  53. Canadian Friend6 March 2015 at 18:28

    Hi, Charlotte,

    Thanks for this-a needed bit of fun on another freezing cold day!

    I like the Labradorite Pebble Pendant and the Rabbit Charm.

    Cheers!

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  54. Ooooh what a tough call, there are so many lovely pieces. The Turtle Coin Pendant with Durmotierite stole my heart, though!
    I'm also following on Twitter, and have "liked" the page on Facebook :)

    Love this blog, can't get enough of the Duchess! Fingers crossed that little turtle finds his way across the pond to me! :D

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  55. I am in love with the tea pot and rabbit charms! So adorable together!.

    I did all 4 entries (https://twitter.com/lucy3113/status/573924422207324160)

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  56. I really like the "Lolita" drop loop earrings and the three interlock rings. Beautiful collection by Mirabelle.

    Do I have to be on twit/face in order to enter the drawing?

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    1. Hello Mel!

      Thank you for your comment. Not at all, your comment counts as your entry :)

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  57. Entry 1: Love the Lolita bracelet!
    Entry 2: Followed on Twitter
    Entry 3: Liked on Facebook

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  58. All f the earrings and the filigree cuff bracelet

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  59. I really like the "Love" ring and the bicycle charm.

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  60. I love the multi-textured loop earring! So many nice pieces!

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  61. The double twist earrings with chalcedony :)

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  62. None of the jewelry suits me so no entry here, but good luck to everyone.
    Huge fan of Downton Abbey and I particularly enjoyed this past year's Christmas Special. Love Lady Mary's new chic bob. Will be sad to see the show end, as I hear the series filming now might be the last. Lucky Kate to have a chance to visit the set, I am sure cast and crew will enjoy meeting her. Thanks for the update, Charlotte.

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  63. Entered on all accounts :) I love the Lolita bracelet but those earnings have caught my eye ever since she wore them!

    Love the post and LOVE Downton! Cannot wait to see the pictures!

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  64. 1. My favorite is the Baby Sea Horse Pendant with Crysoprase.
    2. Liked on Facebook

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  65. Celadon & Marin Recycled Glass Necklaces

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  66. Entry 1: I love the spiritual collection, angel guardian medal;
    Entry 2: I like on Facebook
    Entry 3: I shared on my Facebook profile.

    Good luck!!

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  67. Robin in Ontario6 March 2015 at 21:28

    Hi all :)

    I love Sea Green pendant from the Fair Trade and Recycled glass collection. What a fantastic idea for everyday pieces that I can feel good about wearing. I also love the bangles with the recycled glass as well, particularly with the Oval stones. Beautiful.

    I also liked their Facebook page and shared it my time line as well. Wow, 3 entries; I don't usually bother entering contests... but fingers crossed for this one! Good luck to everyone!

    As for Kate's busy March schedule, I will be very happy to see her a few more times before George's little brother or sister arrives.

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  68. #1: The teapot and rabbit charms as well as the pineapple pendant with apatite from the Vintage British Collection are my favorite!
    #2: Liked the FB page
    #3: Posted about it

    Thanks for all the work you put into this blog!

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  69. One month to go...yes...time does fly! :)

    Looking forward to next week's engagements.

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  70. ENTRY 1: I really like the Star Earring Gold Plated and of course I love the Lolita Earrings.
    ENTRY 2: I've followed Mirabelle on Twitter
    ENTRY 3: I liked the Mirabelle Facebook page

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  71. Elizabeth in CO6 March 2015 at 22:01

    I love the rabbit and the teapot. I also Liked Mirabelle on Facebook

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  72. Dear Charlotte, I have been following your blog at least once a week since before Kates wedding and I thoroughly admire your work. I always forward to reading the comments (and discussions) and have wanted to pipe up from time to time :). But the opportunity to win those gorgeous earrings was too much and now my hat is well and truly in the ring!

    My favorite Mirabelle piece (it was difficult to choose) is the ring on the home page with the ruby and red/green/white flowers (which I think is enamel) see the category image for precious and semi precious stone on the Mirabelle home page.

    Thank you again Charlotte@

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  73. Entry 1: I was ironically drawn to the Diana Freshwater Pearl earrings.
    Entry 2: followed on Twitter
    Entry 3: likes on facebook

    Good luck to everyone entering!

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  74. Having the Duchess visit Downton Abbey ~ this is what heaven must feel like! I can't wait to see the group shot.

    As for the jewels I LOVE the Bola Bangle Recycled Glass. Really pretty!

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  75. Entry 1- Liked on Facebook
    Entry 2- Posted about contest on blog on my FB page
    Entry 3- My comment listed below

    Hi, first of thanks for another giveaway! I so love these. I love the teapot charm, Diana pearl earrings and of course the Lolita earrings. They could go with so much in my current and future wardrobe. Thanks for creating a fantastic blog!

    P.S.- I just have to note that I am so excited that the Duchess gets to visit the studio of Downton Abbey! How cool is that? That's one blessed lady!

    Sincerely,

    Lacy

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  76. I love the ballerina pendant with the pearl and also the acorn pendant as I love anything acorn in jewellery! I think because the acorn features on the Middleton family crest! I also like the cuff bracelet as I love anything that looks Grecian/mythological! And I love the Lolita earrings - obviously! So would love to win a pair please, thank you very much! That would be Mirabelicious!!!!

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  77. What a fun post! Loved seeing all the art-works in progress. Was that Stephen Fry in the Goring Hotel reception photo?
    He seems to get the best invitations. Looking forward to more art engagements!

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    1. If you refer ti the man in the bottom left corner, I think he's not him... he really looks like a younger Fry though :)

      Camilla

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  78. I have like their page on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

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  79. I love the lace cuff!
    I also followed on Twitter and Facebook.

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  80. Entry 1: Honestly, the Lolita Gold Plated Loop Earrings are a favorite of mine. They would be appropriate and stylish in a variety of environments (casual and dressy). On Kate, they stand out against her gorgeous dark locks and definitely make a statement. They are classy and trendy at the same time!
    Entry 2: I am following Mirabelle on Twitter.
    Entry 3: I tweeted about the giveaway.

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  81. Love the earrings the Duchess is pictures wearing on the website!

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  82. Vonnie from Oklahoma6 March 2015 at 23:32

    I have 4 entries:
    1. Ear Creole Iris Gold Plated with semi precious.
    2. Twitter @missfroggy63
    3. Liked facebook
    4. Shared facebook

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

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  83. I love the Wishbone Pendant with Amazonite

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  84. Melanee M. (Canada)6 March 2015 at 23:39

    Giveaway entry: I love the gold-plated Victoria pendant, very classy and elegant, reminds me of Downton Abbey!

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  85. 1 - I like things simple, so the Creole Recycled Glass earrings appeal the most to me. But all their things are beautiful, works of art.

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  86. LOL..... Just an afterthought.....

    After seeing the latest picture of Kate with yet another paint brush in her hand, I hope she gets brownie points for dressing appropriately this time. I would dare anyone to find a drop of paint on *this* dress. :))

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    1. Oh royalfan. Thanks for a great laugh!!!!!

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    2. hahah yes!

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    3. HAHAHAHA, yes!

      Camilla

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  87. I love both the Lolita and Jacquie earrings. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  88. 1. I have followed on FB
    2. I have followed on twitter
    3. I have shared on FB
    4. I love the rabbit and tea cup charm!

    Thanks!

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  89. Entry #1: I love the Celadon and Marin Recycled Glass Necklaces. They are gorgeous! I am also very Eco-conscious :)

    Entry#2: Followed Mirabelle on Twitter

    Entry #3: Liked on Facebook

    Entry #4: Shared it on my Facebook Page.

    Thank you for doing such a great giveaway! It is very thoughtful!

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  90. I love that Kate has been out and about more lately - it shows she's feeling better than in the early days of her pregnancy!

    Entry #1: I think my favorite piece is the Gold Plated Heart Earrings
    Entry #2: I followed on Twitter
    Entry #3: Liked on Facebook
    Entry #4: Shared on Facebook

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  91. Love the Lolita drops...so simple and pretty. Followed on FB too!

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  92. I love the Double Twist Earring with Chalcedony!

    I also followed on Twitter and liked the Facebook page so 3 entries

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  93. Charlotte: Thank you so very much for this post: so enjoyed reading it. I can't believe that the Duchess will give birth next month. It seems like only yesterday the announcement was made that she was expecting, the announcement coming earlier than usual so we have had the opportunity to watch her through most of her pregnancy. WOW, is all I can say, but I am truly excited and looking forward to seeing the new bundle of joy.

    Okay, don't hate me when I tell you that I have never watched Downtown Abbey. I am truly a fan of British programming but I much rather read than watch TV. But now that Charlotte has written this informative piece and I now know that some of my favorites are indeed acting in this series I will perhaps buy the DVD, if it is on DVD.

    My favorite piece is the cuff, it is charming! I like the earrings too --I have earrings that are similar!

    Finally, it seems the Duchess is going to be quite busy from here on out--I look forward to seeing her via this venue as always!

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  94. Duchess of Java7 March 2015 at 01:26

    Entry #1 Mini Cross Earrings Gold plated with Semi Precious .
    Entry #2 Followed on Twitter
    Entry#2 Liked on Facebook

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  95. So many beautiful pieces to pick from! I really like the Filigree Glod Plated Sacred Tree and then I found the Mini Stud Earrings with the semi precious stone and the Creole Gold Plated with Amethyst Facetted. Like them all so heard to choose. I would be happy with any of them...

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  96. Feel that the 'Downton' visit is more of a personal interest visit....

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  97. Looking forward to all of Kate's engagements this week.

    i love Kate's Mirabelle earrings, but like these as well! http://www.mirabellejewellery.co.uk/shop-by-collection/precious-and-semi-precious-stones/e30gp-semi-precious-gold-plated-earring

    Have shared/liked on Facebook (Joss Cronin) & have followed on twitter @MsJossC

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  98. I was drawn to the fair trade section. I like the tribal and the recycled oval rings.

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  99. The Lolita earrings are my favourite!!

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  100. I actually ordered the earrings with matching bracelet that the Princess is wearing. I think the gold cuff is quite lovely, I would be oof course delighted to be a part of this giveaway.

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  101. I like the Baroque Pearl Earrings. I don't have a Twitter or Facebook account so this is my one entry. Thank you!

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  102. An interesting discussion...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2983575/Just-stopping-Charles-seeing-grandson-week-Mail-revealed-Prince-says-hardly-sees-George-friends-blame-Carole-Middleton-does-real-answer-lie-William-Kate.html

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    1. Anon. 9:26 - What is the point? Passing on mean spirited gossip? No, thank you.

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    2. It seems less mean spirited gossip and more like a media onslaught to me. There have been more than a few articles with this subject, or something similar, all week.

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    3. My instincts tell me this goes beyond gossip. It's eerily similar to stories that were fed to the press in an attempt to bring Diana down. And I am NOT blaming Charles here. I'm sure he can see George whenever he wants to do so.

      We know that Kate is close to her family and it certainly appears to be the case with William too, so it's not surprising that the Middleton's would play a significant role in George's life. Where's the "news"? There is none. IMO the real story here is that someone is stirring the pot and attempting to turn it into a "problem."

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    4. anon from Leominster9 March 2015 at 15:17

      I agree it's more than gossip - it's been fed to well-established royal reporters much like these things in the past - it sounds like a warning to the Middletons and Kate and William - but not at all clear who would be sending it. I do wonder about Charles - although if so, it's more than trying to see the baby, I'm sure.

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    5. Leo, one of the DM articles referred to friends of Camilla as the source for the complaint (from Charles). That was a V-8 moment for me. It gives just enough credibility, while allowing for a degree of "distance".

      But I don't believe this is about George and Charles.

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  103. My fave is the Lolita earrings !

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  104. I love the Lolita earrings! I liked their facebook page and followed on twitter!

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  105. I love the coral ring gold plated of Mirabelle
    And it's the occasion to follow your website and Mirabelle on twitter!!
    I like to have some news about Kate and her lovely dresses.

    Regards from France!

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  106. The Lolita earrings are stunning.

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  107. Lynn Georgia USA7 March 2015 at 14:35

    I love the Mirabelle collection. My favorites are the Gina earrings (just like Lolita but a bit larger), the filigree bracelet, and ALL the chains!! (Is that three entries??) Since I will win only one piece when you draw my name (haha!), please tell me if it's possible to order from US without incurring the onerous shipping fees. I want to order several pieces for myself and my daughter.

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  108. I love anything Hearts, so the little "Heart" earrings are my favorite

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  109. The gentleman watching Kate paint looks very interested. I wonder if he is the original artist or maybe a hotel official wondering what effect her work will have. She appears to be touching up the mane of a unicorn.

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  110. Kate, Texas, USA7 March 2015 at 15:50

    Kate on the set of Downton Abbey.....I couldn't be more excited!!!! SO looking forward to this engagement! I am a huge Downton fan, especially of the Dowager Countess. Her wisdom and wit are fabulous! "I do hope I'm interrupting something." HA! My predictions for Season 6..... A romance for Edith and Mary, a Bates baby, wedding for Carson and Mrs, Hughes, and Tom stays at Downton,

    Looking forward to a week full of engagements! The jewelry is lovely. Good luck to all who entered! Have a wonderful Saturday!

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  111. I like the Mata earrings with the center Pearl.

    I also followed on Twitter and liked on Facebook.

    Thanks!

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  112. The lace cuff really stands out for me.

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  113. Love the lace cuff in The Mythology Collection!
    Liked on Facebook And Twitter. Also Shared a tweet about a giveaway on twitter :)
    Good luck for me :D

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  114. I like the Baroque pearl earrings.

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  115. Entry #1: Alexa Creole Earrings
    Entry #2: Liked on Facebook

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  116. I cannot wait to see Kate on the set of Downton Abbey! What a wonderful treat for her, and for us :)

    I love the Lolita earrings! I followed on Facebook, Twitter, and shared the contest on Twitter. Thank you!

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  117. My favorite is the Lolita earrings. I also liked the Facebook-page.

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  118. Courtney Dunn, Georgia7 March 2015 at 22:34

    1. I love all the recycled glass jewelry. My favorite are the aqua recycled glass earrings
    2. Liked on facebook
    3. Shared on facebook

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  119. Love the loop earrings, very cute.

    Followed on twitter too!

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  120. My favourite piece is the "Victorian ring pendant with tourmaline" it is simply beautiful!
    I followed @MirabelleJewel on twitter and tweeted about the competition.

    Thank you Charlotte for this opertunity, when I started reading your blog (pre wedding) I never expected you to do collaborations with companies to give us offer codes and chances to win pieces like the Duchess has. I think i can speak for everyone when I say we all appreciate it.

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  121. Love the lace cuff bracelet! As always, thank you so much for posting all these events and outfit details!
    1 entry

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  122. Hi Charlotte: Thank you and Mirabelle Jewelry for the giveaway.

    My favorite would be the mouse with wheat pendant.
    I have liked Mirabelle on Facebook
    Am following them on twitter.
    And have sent a tweet regarding the giveaway.

    And, I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog. I, personally, like just about everything Kate wears and think she has her own style and shouldn't be compared to others. And whether I happen to like something or not, it doesn't matter as obviously Kate liked it well enough to wear the garment (or shoes or jewelry). I applaud her willingness to recycle garments as well, why wear something once when it's still in perfect condition? Buying something new for every event is wasteful. And I love how her fun/artistic side has been coming out on her last couple of visits.

    I'm looking forward to her next dates and hope she will be able to attend the St. Patrick's Parade (loved her hat and coat from last year!) and, of course, the appearance next month of the new prince or princess.

    Tracy from Ohio

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  123. I had no idea Mirabelle had such a large selection. I like the premise behind the company. Love, love, love the Double Twist Earrings with Chalcedony!

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  124. I like the Ballerina pendent with a pearl. Everything is beautiful, I love that it's all yellow gold. I much prefer it to white gold or silver, which is so popular now.

    Following Mirabelle on Twitter, and I tweeted: @queensheltine

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  125. Apparently asking the Cambridges to paint something has caught on everywhere. William painted eyes on a sheep while he was on his tour. Seems they can both be trusted with a paint brush!

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  126. I love the loop earrings.

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  127. I love the loop earrings! I can see myself wearing them to a formal or dressing them done with a pair of skinnies! Thank you so much for your blog.

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  128. I have my eye on gold plated Bianca Freshwater Pearl Earring. Stunning!
    That's my one entry :)

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  129. I like the Lolita earrings. Thanks, JenniferJ

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  130. I've got to go with Kate's choice for my favorite-- the gold earrings are beautiful, classic and understated!

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  131. Margaret S, FL8 March 2015 at 04:17

    I'm going to have to go with Kate's selection for my favorite- the earrings are classic, beautiful and understated!

    Thanks for offering this giveaway!

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  132. Tammy from California8 March 2015 at 05:36

    I'm sorry, did you mention DOWNTON ABBEY?!?!?!?! Well then, I have so, so much to say:
    First: I am addicted!!! I have fallen, hook, line and sinker for that show!!!! That era is my absolute favorite and I love seeing the costumes, they are absolutely FABULOUS! I am from California, USA, so our "countryside", while beautiful,(if you've ever seen Big Sur-where the mountains and Redwoods meet the sea, you know what I mean!) is nothing like the English countryside. It is absolutely dreamy, and sometimes when I am having a rotten day at work, I just think of that beauty and I go right to my happy place. I've been through the countryside in England before and it was just breathtaking, so I guess it also brings back those very fond memories. Elizabeth McGovern was never quite a hit here in the US like she is now being on Downton Abbey. She was in some things, but never in roles like this one, where she is such a hit. I really like her in this show. I like everyone, and I especially like trying to guess which part of the UK each accent is from. From Mrs. Patmore to Mary, I just Eat. It. Up.
    Here, the movie Cinderella is coming out soon and there are 2 Downton Abbey actors in the movie: Lily James and Sophie McShera. I can't wait to see it!
    Lastly: I can't believe baby Cambridge is due in a month. It seems like we just found out she was pregnant. You are right Charlotte, time does fly. It has ever since I had my son. Moments turn into years...sigh*

    Good luck to all the contestants for the jewelry!
    Charlotte, as always, thank you for the post! Whatever will we do when you finish your studies and ditch us for the workplace? There will never be another Charlotte! Have a great night everyone!

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  133. #1: I love the Lolita earrings and bracelet
    #2: I liked on FB

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  134. I lobe the gold loop earrings the most. The duchess certainly have good taste 😄

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  135. Entry 1: My favorite piece is the Rock Crystal on Valerie Chain gold Plated (love the Lolita earrings as well!)
    Entry 2: I have liked Mirabelle on facebook.

    Looking forward to the next engagements!

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  136. #1 There are so many pieces that I like but I just love the Lolita earrings so I will stick with those as my favourite.
    #2 Followed on Twitter
    #3 Liked on Facebook.

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  137. #1 There are so many pieces that I like but I just love the Lolita earrings so I will stick with those as my favourite.
    #2 Followed on Twitter
    #3 Liked on Facebook.

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  138. Lolita necklace from mythology collection!

    Leah from Missouri

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  139. Love this blog and always look forward to a new post! Thank you for the opportunity to enter this giveaway :)
    1st entry: Love the 'Gypsy Creole Gold Plated" Earrings.
    2nd entry: Liked on Facebook
    After exploring the Mirabelle website, I was impressed by their support and implementation of fair trade. Each piece is uniquely handmade and simply stunning. I'd love to win the Lolita earrings!

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  140. Entry 1: I love the Lolitas- always love taking style tips from HRH.
    Entry 2: Liked Mirabelle on facebook

    Christy KY

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  141. I like the Chandelier Earrings with Apatite and the Harmonia textured Earring. Thanks!

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  142. Debby from Paris8 March 2015 at 19:35

    Hi
    Thanks for this awsome giveaway!!
    First entry - My favorite piece from Mirabelle collection is the Aisha Gold Plated large Gold plated Earring, from the Mythology Collection.
    Second entry - I have followed Mirabelle on twitter
    Third entry - I have tweeted about the giveaway.

    Thanks again, and may the odds be ever in our favor ;)

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  143. I love the star pendant apatite necklace! So pretty. I'm looking forward to all the engagements this week. :)

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  144. I quite like the gold loop earrings as seen on Kate. In addition to this comment I have entered by following Mirabelle on Twitter, liking their Facebook page and tweeting about the contest.

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  145. I love the Duchess of Cambridge style. I love to replikate her style. I would love to win the Lolita earrings. I love the fact that this jewelry is ethically made. It would be wonderful to own a pair of these earrings. :)

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  146. Entry 1: I love the Lolita bracelet!
    Entry 2: liked on FB
    Entry 3: followed
    On Twitter

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  147. My favorite piece on the Mirabelle site is the gold star earrings. Also love the Lolita necklace (would love to win the earrings!).

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  148. The Filigree Drop Earrings are my favorite

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  149. Just FYI to the readers : I had bought one of the Mirabelle necklaces from a little store in the Cotswalds two summers ago. Unique design, but quite flimsy. The necklace was extremely difficult to take on and off and eventually one day the clasp broke while I was running and the beautiful little flat circle sign they have (their trademark) that is attached to the clasp fell off. I could never find it.
    So if you buy anything from them use it sparingly. This is delicate stuff, not to be worn year round.

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