First up this evening, news of an upcoming engagement. As expected, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will attend the launch of Heads Together - their exciting new campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health - next Monday, 16 May at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The Palace described the event as "an opportunity for Their Royal Highnesses to outline their personal interest in establishing the campaign, and will set an ambitious target of what they want Heads Together to achieve".
More from the press release:
'Through this campaign, Their Royal Highnesses are keen to build on the great work that is already taking place across the country, to ensure that people feel comfortable with their everyday mental wellbeing, feel able to support their friends and families through difficult times, and that stigma no longer prevents people getting help they need.
They are privileged to be working with partner charities who have achieved so much in tackling stigma, raising awareness, and providing vital help for people with mental health challenges. Those charities are: Best Beginnings, CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably, Contact (a military mental health coalition), Mind, Place2Be, The Mix, and YoungMinds.'
The royals will be joined by beneficiaries, campaigners and ambassadors from the mental health charities involved in the initiative. It should be a very interesting event and we should find out further information on the hopes, aims and goals for Heads Together.
Speaking of when we'll see Kate next - celebrations for Her Majesty's 90th birthday will continue "in the private grounds of Windsor Castle on the evenings of 12th – 15th May 2016. Visitors can expect to enjoy a spectacular programme of music, song, dance and equestrian displays. Each evening the event will be attended by a member of the Royal family, with HM the Queen attending on the final evening." The final night will be televised, airing on ITV at 8.35 pm. A host of stars and high-profile names will perform.
I would very much expect to see William and Kate attending on one of the nights. We should hear more on this in the coming days. You can read more about this on the Queen's 90th Birthday Celebration website.
Whilst the Cambridges have only recently returned from their tour of India and Bhutan, speculation is already brewing regarding the location of their reported overseas trip later this year. It's important to stress all reports are purely speculative and there's absolutely nothing confirmed by the Palace yet. Nonetheless it's interesting to look at possibilities. I asked around and Canada has cropped up more than once as a potential spot for later this year. The Duke and and Duchess carried out their first overseas trip there just months after the royal wedding in 2011. It would be very special indeed to see them return five years later, and perhaps with George and Charlotte. Prince Harry travelled to Toronto last week and met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Could the potential trip have arose in conversation?
The other possibility beginning to do the news rounds is the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. The Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry were official London 2012 ambassadors, attending an array of events during the games. All three are passionately interested in sports and if would be wonderful to see members of the Royal family cheering on British teams and athletes as they prepare to compete in the games in August.
We should expect to hear more in the coming months.
In other news, the Duchess shared a message celebrating the tenth anniversary of First News, a newspaper aimed at young people.
In the message HRH wrote:
"I would like to wish everyone at First News, and all of your readers, my congratulations on your tenth anniversary edition. You are doing such an important job ensuring that young people are informed about current events and issues. Through my work with organisations supporting children and young people, I have seen the importance of giving children a platform for their voices to be heard on the issues that matter most to them. Children can be affected by such a range of complex and challenging circumstances, and it is heartening to see First News covering important stories such as mental health and wellbeing in an informative and sensitive way."
Next, we're looking at our royal tour poll results. It's been such fun looking back over the tour again and seeing your favourite selections from Kate's wardrobe. Let's take a look at your winners!
Best Evening Look
We asked you to vote for Kate's Best Evening Look shortly after the tour. This was particularly interesting because it was the first tour where we've seen a selection of gowns and evening looks, rather than just one or two. Kate chose an array of designers, styles and prints. We have a very clear winner. Receiving almost half the votes, it's the bespoke sapphire blue Jenny Packham gown with intricate beading and a matching gown. Kate styled the dress with lapis and diamond earrings by Amrapali, a clutch matching the gown, and Prada Suede Wavy Strap Sandals.
I suspected the white and blue print Naeem Khan dress Kate wore to the Taj Mahal would prove popular in the poll, and it came as no surprise to see it taking over half your votes in our Best Daywear poll. It was a fantastic look for Kate; very elegant, sophisticated and effortlessly stylish. Minimal accessories and footwear - a pair of blue earrings purchased in Bhutan, and Kate's new favourite L.K. Bennett 'Fern' Pumps - complemented the beautiful dress.
In second place, it's the elegant jade Temperley London 'Desdemona' Lace Dress. Third is the Anita Dongre 'Gulrukh' Tunic Dress and fourth is the embroidered Paul and Joe Cape and bespoke lavender skirt worn in Bhutan.
The Tory Burch 'Chrissy' Dress received the least votes. I imagine a number of factors contributed to this: the dress was only briefly worn at an airport, only a handful of low quality images were available, it was also a repeat for the Duchess, and such items tend to do poorly in polls.
Best Casual Look
We had just two options for this poll, and with 69% of the vote the Really Wild waistcoat (for those interested in Kate's specific waistcoat, if you contact the brand a few are being specially made to order), Jaeger Linen Classic Blouse, skinny jeans and Penelope Chilvers boots Kate wore for a hike to Tiger's Nest proved popular.
In second and last place, we have the RM Williams 'Gretna' Blouse, Zara biker trousers and Sebago Balas worn at Kaziranga National Park.
What an incredible and varied selection of earrings we saw during the tour. We hardly ever see the Duchess without a pair of earrings to complete her look. Whilst Kate opted for a minimal approach to jewellery, she showcased multiple pairs of earrings throughout the trip. The winner of the Best Earrings poll is the Kiki McDonough "Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings". They were specially made to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte last May.
In second place we have another Kiki McDonough pair: the Lavender Amethyst earrings worn in Bhutan. Kate's £6 blue earrings purchased in Bhutan came in third, with fourth going to Amrapali.
Taking the final spot, we have Kate's chandelier earrings with green stones. Again, the earrings are quite an old pair and with so much competition it's difficult for them to stand out.
Thank you all so much for voting! Did your favourites win? :)
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