Thursday, 1 September 2016

It's Lela Rose for the Cambridges Visit to Cornwall

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their two-day 'mini-tour' of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this morning. Over the visit, William and Kate are focusing on mental health, a range of local charities, local businesses, and there will be a number of engagements with Duchy of Cornwall projects.


The highly-anticipated trip is William and Kate's first official visit to the scenic part of South West England since their wedding. Speaking about the purpose of the visit, a spokesman for Kensington Palace said "they will learn more about the industries that operate in the isles, particularly the tourism industry and the Scilly flower trade, and hear from local people about their life and culture".


Kensington Palace shared this beautiful photo from Cornwall with the caption: "Lovely day in Cornwall to mark the start of a two-day visit by the Duke and Duchess."


The Cambridges spent today in Cornwall, kicking off their visit in Truro, Cornwall's only city. The couple visited Truro Cathedral where they met civic dignitaries and cathedral represntatives.


The Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Truro was built between 1880 and 1910 to a Gothic Revival design by John Loughborough Pearson on the site of the parish church of St Mary. It is one of only three cathedrals in the United Kingdom with three spires. Pearson's design combines the Early English style with certain French characteristics, chiefly spires and rose windows. The Royal Maundy Service was held in the cathedral in 1994 when the Queen presented 134 Cornish people with the traditional Maundy money.


Whilst there, William and Kate signed a slate in support of the cathedral's roof appeal.


Last year, Truro Cathedral's roof appeal launched. Sign-A-Slate offers those making a donation to the appeal the chance to sign or write a message on the back of one of the 60,000 new slates being used to re-slate the cathedral roof – one that will be in place, complete with those messages, for generations to come. There are three levels at which you can participate. For a donation of £5 you have the opportunity to sign or write on one-sixth of a shared slate. For a £25 donation an entire slate becomes your canvas, upon which you can write and draw. Lastly, for a £250 donation, you can enjoy an extra special VIP signing experience as you and up to three of your family and friends write on your slate at an invitation-only drinks reception.

Truro Roof Appeal

William and Kate chatted to locals who had gathered to meet them.


More from People:

Prince William gave royal fan Linda Moore, 62, a sweet surprise on Thursday in Cornwall. "I asked him, 'Can I have a kiss?' " Moore told reporters outside the historic Truro Cathedral. "He said, 'You can give me a peck on the cheek.' " When she asked if she could have a hug too, William replied: "Oh, go then," and posed for a picture before joking to Kate, "Watch that woman, she's collecting kisses!'
Moore, a retired teaching assistant from Camborne, Cornwall, told William she had met his late mother Princess Diana about 25 years ago in nearby Redruth. "I said to him, 'You look like your mum,' and he said, 'I think my mum was better looking. "He's lovely. I've just got to meet Harry now. Then I've met all of them. I met the Queen in Camborne." 

The next two engagements of the day were embargoed for security reasons. The first of which saw the Cambridges visit Zebs, a Truro-based youth centre operated by Young People Cornwall.


Young People Cornwall have been successfully working with 11 to 25-year-olds for almost 40 years, encouraging thousands of young people to reach their potential. Set up in 1974 to help youth groups across the county, they've grown in size and scope since they started, but their ambition and drive stays the same. Describing their ethos: "We’re all about making waves. Giving young people a voice, building their confidence, boosting their creativity and opening doors to a brighter future – all in a way that works for them."


Zebs credits its success to "giving young people the freedom to do what they want, when they want to. A safe, encouraging space to hang out with opportunities to explore and discover, young people feel comfortable and confident to grow and develop, ready to seek support and advice when they need it". From creating music in the recording studio, to learning how to take better photos, these activities focus is on boosting creative opportunities for young people and inspiring them to see where they can take it. There are also regular information and support groups covering all the issues that affect young people, from open sessions to single-gender groups, to one-on-one advice and support.


They also had the opportunity to meet young people who avail of the centre's services.


William and Kate discussed taking time to work out the right career path. More from the Mail Online:

'And while chatting to youngsters, Prince William opened up about how it took him  an 'awfully long time' to know what he wanted to do in life. After they heard about a programme which helps young people build their CVs and encourages them in career opportunities, Kate asked: 'Do any of you know what you would love to be? Do you have some aspirations?' William, also 34, cut in: 'It is totally cool not to have that by the way. It took me an awfully long time to work out what I wanted to be.' Kate agreed: 'It's so difficult because there's so much out there. It is hard, isn't it, to pinpoint one thing. William is right. I found it difficult as well.'

William and Kate toured the centre's facilities including the youth café and recording studios before unveiling a plaque.


The Duchess was presented with flowers as a thank you for visiting Zebs.


Before leaving, the Duke and Duchess posed for a photo.


From there, William and Kate visited a successful local business - Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm.


The business is very much a family one. Kay and David launched Healeys Cyder Farm in 1986 after previously running an off-licence in Mevagissey (where they learnt how popular Cornish cyder is) and a small-holding near St Austell. There was no water or electricity when they moved in with Sam and Joe, their two very young sons, and the 150-year-old property was in a dreadful state. Undeterred, they set about planting orchards, renovating buildings and creating a visitor attraction that has since provided huge entertainment for millions of people in almost three decades. They’ve also turned their fruit into world-beating drinks, jams and juices, built Cornwall’s first distillery in 300 years and produce England’s oldest whiskey.


William and Kate toured the facility and met staff who work on the site. Whilst trying apple juice, William joked: "Where's the alcoholic stuff?"


Kate pulled a pint of cider and handed it to William, who said: "I'll fall over if I drink that."


To celebrate Healey's 30th anniversary the royals unveiled a plaque.


The Duchess put paid to rumours she's allergic to horses by stroking a shire horse named 'Duchess'.


William and Kate travelled to Newquay to visit two Duchy of Cornwall projects, the first of which is Nansledan, a 218-hectare site that will provide future business and housing for the local area.


They then visited the recently finished Tregunnel Hill project, a new neighbourhood development on Duchy of Cornwall-owned land that was completed in 2015.


Finally, the Duke and Duchess were given an introduction to the work of the Wave Project on Newquay's Towan Beach, an organisation that uses surfing as a tool to reduce anxiety in children and improve their mental wellbeing.


The Wave Project has developed an award-winning intervention that uses local surfers to help young people reduce anxiety and improve their emotional health. New projects have been set up all over the UK, including in Wales, Scotland, and even inner-city London. All of these projects use the same methods employed on the original pilot scheme in Cornwall – getting local surfers to work with clients and teach them to surf. The sessions are delivered by a mix of paid staff and volunteer surf-mentors who work in partnership with established surf schools. Some of the surf mentors started out as clients themselves.


A lovely photo of William and Kate.


The Duchess chats with a little boy.


Prince William met a group of excited children.


The royals asked children about how the project has helped them.


Can you spot the royals in the crowd? :)


Posing for photos with staff and children involved with the Wave Project.


The Duke and Duchess received a fantastic welcome and by all accounts appeared to have an excellent day.


The Duchess debuted a new dress by American designer Lela Rose (with thanks to Kate's Closet).


The Double Faced Twill Elbow Sleeve Dress features body contouring seams with band at waist, a fit-and-flare silhouette with soft pleated skirt and a back zip. The blush dress is from the Resort 2016 Collection and originally retailed for $1,295 - it is currently on sale for $777 on Lela Rose's website. It's also available in limited sizing at Orchard Mile.

Lela Rose

The half-sleeve, fit-and-flare silhouette is popular across Lela Rose's collections. Below we see a similar dress available at Neiman Marcus reduced from $1,095 to $481.

Lela Rose

We first saw Kate wearing Lela Rose for a reception in Canberra during the 2014 tour. The Duchess selected the brand's Circle Lace Trim Dress for the evening.


The Duchess teamed the dress with her Monsoon Fleur wedges.

 Monsoon

Kate accessorised with her trusty L.K. Bennett Natalie Clutch.

L.K. Bennett

And her very pretty Kiki McDonough Morganite Cushion Drops. The £3,400 earrings are described as "a subtle and very pretty pale pink morganite cushion drop on an elegant 18ct white gold and diamond tapered hoop".

Kiki McDonough

Kate completed the look with her favourite Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.

Cartier

You can view videos from the day here and here.


William and Kate will spend the night at a manner house tonight. Richard Palmer reports "They marked their first official tour of the 53,000 hectare royal property empire that William will one day inherit from his father as Prince of Wales by booking into Restormel Manor, a 500-year-old nine-bedroom historic house in Lostwithiel, Cornwall, owned by the Duchy. The house, which costs up to £6,250 per week for tourists to rent at this time of year and sleeps 18, stands at the head of the Fowey Valley in beautiful countryside overlooked by Restormel Castle. William and Kate will check in with an entourage of six after a day of engagements in Truro and Newquay." It looks like a very relaxing place - it's very apt known as a 'perfect retreat'.

Duchy of Cornwall

The royal couple have a busy day ahead with several engagements on the Isles of Scilly. We'll see you tomorrow! :)

144 comments:

  1. Pretty dress. I wish she would have worn a necklace with it, something with a rose hue to bring out the pink in the dress. Also, thumbs down on the shoe choice. Too casual for the dress, IMHO.

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    1. I agree on the shoes, but perhaps she was going for comfort on a day when she knew she would be on her feet for a long time. The dress is lovely though. It fits her beautifully.

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    2. Agreed! Big no no on the shoes. I thought the dress made her look a bit washed out as well.

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    3. I don't like those shoes with that dress either but her next stop is the beach so wedges are important. I would have loved to see her in the nude corkswoons but I guess she thinks one pair of nude wedges is enough :) A different clutch to match the shoes would have been the easier way to go.

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    4. I thought the shoes were fine. She was plowing around in sand on the beach in one scene. This was a practical choice.

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  2. Very nice seeing them visit Cornwall and clever of them to introduce themselves so they don't just "stomp in" when the time comes! And seems like they drew quite some crowds! Nice to see!

    Seems like a very nice mix of engagements! Some local culture, meeting people, some buissnesses, some mental health, some Duchy of Cornwall projects. A nice balance!

    What a clever idea of the Cathedral! People like to feel that they've been a part of something so I'm sure it works really well. Especially now that the Duke and Duchess have signed them! I'm sure in the future when guides show around there, it will be comments on how "King William" contributed!

    And I really like how they incorporate their mental health focus into these awaydays, spreading their impact more widely while at the same time more locally!

    Wow, they look great! And once more William is pulling out the style stakes!! Good for him! (Although, is this the same jacket in a different colour?!) And seems like he's continuing his trend on cutting his hair shorter and shorter. I stand by my previous theory of him nudging his way slowly to removing most of it. But doing it slowly to avoid "William cuts his hair" headlines :P

    They both look really great! Very pretty dress on Kate and love the detailed seaming giving some interest! A very pretty, working uniform dress! It's her standard silouette. And I see why it's her go to because she looks very pretty in it. Simple, but feminine! I've seen people on other places complain that it's boring, so I assume that will happen here as well. And I get it. It's nothing groundbreaking. But I like it. It works. It's a great working day dress. It's her working uniform, and it's succesful. That is enough for me! And I really like the seaming on this dress and the edge and extra flair it adds.

    I know some poeple will get up in arms over the wedges but I don't mind them! Especially on a long day with different things to do and quite a bit of walking! And seems like it's quite a bit of cobblestone to navigate. (And a beach later I assume?) Although, she uses stilettos on grass so that's probably not an issue for her and her calves (calfs?!) :P

    Looking forward to the rest of the day, and tomorrow! :D

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    1. Sonja from Bavaria1 September 2016 at 14:28

      I really like these wedges!

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    2. I'm right there with you in fearing a kickback from the Kate-is-boring crew! I think this dress is just wonderful, it has uniform characteristics as you say but achieves that with maximum elegance and cut. I think it scores higher points in that department than last time's red LKB.

      I'm not a wedgie fan myself but I think the summery-casual touch they give is spot-on for the occasion and climate. Even more so when the Cambridges are in Scilly :-)

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    3. Cobblestones, beach and on her feet the whole day. Good choice of shoes. Comfort over style any day for me. With you on this Rebecca. Love the simplicity, yet intricacy of the dress. Lovely that they interact with the crowds that come out to see them.

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    4. I doubt anyone is a wedgie fan ;P hahah, sorry I had to!

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    5. I admire that she is keeping to a simple uniform. What is the big bother about not being more fashionable? Catherine is working. She dresses for the occasion. Very polite and respectful so as not to overpower the youth. She's neat, polished, and more importantly focused on the youth versus fashion. Imagine her leaning into workstations or discussions with a necklace that bounces back-and-forth.

      My favorite photo was of William naturally holding the door open and guiding her into the stairwell. His actions and her dress speak volumes about their character and priorities!

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    6. I though the wedges were completely appropriate for a sunny summer day in a beach side town.

      Also, similar to your sentiments Rebecca, I think the focus on mental health is so pertinent. I have always admired this young couple, but seeing them forge an interest and focus in this area is great.

      Unfortunately, I work with a lot of young people with mental health issues. Fortunately, I see them access so many wonderful services, including HeadSpace, to assist them. I often hear parents talk about the 'shame' or 'grief' they feel because their children are unwell ... and it can sometimes mean the children do not get help until the parents process this grief. Breaking down the barriers and stigma of mental health means children will gain access to help faster.

      Cara, Australia

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    7. Rebecca, you so often speak my mind that adding comment of my own always seems superfluous. Same today, but then, the 'wedgie fan' just did me in. Thank you for the LOL moment of the day :D
      As to the choice of shoes for today's engagements: Cheers for the 'Comfort first' crew! *Shuddering at the memory of an ungraceful splash and sprained ankle which ended a feud between cobble stones and the heels I was wearing one day ...*

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    8. You beat me to it, Rebecca. If it had to be said I'm glad it was you. ha!

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    9. Cara- I wrote a longer comment that vanished but I wanted to tell you how significant your words were about parents of children with mental illness experiencing the grieving process.

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  3. I would like to see her wear ballet flats again.

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    1. Me too! Or a block heel. Her shoes are so dated.

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  4. Pretty color but there are creases in the dress - very disappointing for such an expensive dress. The shoes are too clunky. They both look tired and distracted. Finally, I feel like the long hair is really starting to age her.

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    1. So, nothing nice to say? guess your mother didnt tell you what mine told me...

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  5. Julia from Leominster1 September 2016 at 14:24

    Great day of engagements so far. I'm delighted to see them signing the slate at Truro - Mr Leo and I have signed glass at other cathedral appeals. Young People Cornwall sounds an excellent scheme - and I hope the attention William and Kate bring to it encourages many more teenagers to participate. Visiting the housing estates is a good combination of Duchy works and the importance of developing housing that both takes care of the need but is also comfortable and gives a feeling of neighbourhood - one of Prince Charles' better ideas, despite the brick bats thrown at him in the past.

    But most of all, it's wonderful to see them interact with the crowds - especially to see so many young people in the crowds - and Kate and William both seemed happy and at ease - Kate like Diana really getting down and involved. (Yes, a comparison but a positive one, on the day following the 19th anniversary of Diana's death.

    (And to me, it feels incredible that it's 19 years. I am getting old. It seems like yesterday.)

    As for Kate's look - it's new, it's about the right level of formality - it's pleasant, it's summery for a nice day, but to me, it just needs a little something more. She needs the Duchess Kate stylists to come up with something. I would have found some local Cornish jewellery - and there are many local craftspeople in Cornwall - to liven it a bit. But she looks very nice - and that's what counts.

    William looks very nice and comfortable.

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    1. Given her step-MIL's penchant for masses of jewellery, She may have simplified her own look as a contrast. Makes one aware of differing priorities.

      Some criticisd the shoes. Really? We're harping on that with all they did today and with such grace and good humor. They were trudging through the sand! Flats would have filled
      up with sand and heels were out of the question.
      We don't always have to find something to criticise just to feel superior, I suppose.

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    2. Julia from Leominster2 September 2016 at 05:04

      Funny comment since I did discuss the work they did at length - they hadn't visited the beach at that point.

      We all differ on fashion ideas including shoes. I'm not a huge fan of wedges particularly with that dress - but obviously the beach required appropriate shoes- personally, I loved her ballet flats in India but Rebecca didn't - so there's a look for everyone.

      If we all praised everything equally how meaningless it would be - and leave no scope for the many times Kate has dazzled us with her choices.

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    3. I agree Julia. As long as people don't mix up "I don't like this" with something being inappropriate or something of the sort, then people thinking different on fashion is just as it is :)

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    4. Julia, obviously my whole comment was not about your comment. You actually said
      some nice remarks. The jewellery remarks by several others as well bother me, including those about the red dress, The detailed seaming is exquisite. I really
      feel a necklace, belt and such would distract from the design. The detailing IS
      the jewellery in the sense that it completes and highlights the structure of
      the garment. It is a matter,I suppose, of choosing jewellery to call attention
      to itself, rather than the dress. I mentioned Camilla because I think she
      tends to wear jewellery for itself rather than as a compliment to a gown.
      Kate, in contrast, is a minimalist. I think this highlights one of the many differences between the two. "Differing priorities."
      I was just avoiding starting another comment with my "Some..." remark. Had
      nothing to do with you, Julia. I don't think you even mentioned her shoes in that remark.
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    5. Julia from Leominster3 September 2016 at 05:11

      I do agree on Camilla - I even think it's a bit mistress like - "look girls! See what Charles has given me - Aren't I the lucky one!" That's not a feeling I've ever had about the queen. And some of Camilla's jewels are hideous - even if they are Middle East gifts and she had no say, I would pass on wearing them. And some of her jewels are fine but do nothing for her - she never seems to think about colour as to her skin tone or calling attention to her poorer features, something we all have and most of us take in account when dressing.

      Not suggesting big jewels for Kate at all - one reason I selected that site for the fun of it was that it has some very subtle Cornish pieces - not at all expensive (I'm thinking of indulging myself) that would have added a nice touch to that dress without in any way dominating it. I think Kate often wears semi-precious and even costume very well in a natural way that adds a little to an outfit and this is one instance where one of her pretty pendants might have lifted the dress out of being a bit bland -- but as always, this is just an opinion.

      I'm not sure I would call her a minimalist - I think of the late Carolyn Kennedy of defining minimalism quite well - colour and cut come into play there - and she rarely even wore earrings. In some way, Charlene picks up some of that style. Kate I would say has a very classic way of dressing - one reason many people like it and that can support classically simple jewellery very well. Strangely, she was better accenting her outfits before she was married and in the early days than now - not sure what accounts for that - she got nothing but praise for her look and people do like to see a princess look like a princess - not a businesswoman especially in expensive garments. I have no issue with her buying beautiful clothes but would love to see her make the most of them.

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    6. I could definitely see a pendant with that dress, Julia. I was mostly referring to suggestions of larger "statement necklace"-type pieces. So distracting.
      One barely notices the dress at all. There is a background for such pieces, as well as the royal jewels-I'm thinking of the super simply tailered white
      with the Zara and the black velvet with the ruby necklace (which I stilll think
      can be fashioned as a tiara)

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    7. Surprise, surprise ... once again, I agree with you, Julia. I have the same impression of Camilla when she wears some of her jewelry......look at me NOW!

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  6. Hmm i love the lela rose hmm i love they both great looking forward the rest of thr day and tommorrow

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  7. I am not a fan of Lela Rose, this dress is again a proof of that. She has tons of these plain dresses, I can't see why she does not add to some accessories or a pair of shoes. Wedges, it does not go with this dress at all. Moreover, why at church, probably for the same reason, she wears them at a sport event. Sigh

    Also her hair is everywhere, a nice bun or a ponytail?

    Her face looks somewhat fuller and different.... :)

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    1. I think the wedges are acceptable because William isn't wearing a tie, if he was then I think heels would have been more appropriate. Though, while Kate looks beautiful, this look is a little meh for me, it's a little too similar to the pink MQ.

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    2. The dress reminded me of the coral skirt blouse she wore at an engagement earlier this year. It was lovely seeing them out and about, although I agree the wedges don't quite match the dress,,,Thank You Charlotte!!XOXO

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  8. Am I crazy, or is this just like the red dress that she wore a couple of days ago? the seam on the dress looks just like the seam on the red dress! Also, not a huge fan of the wedges with this dress... but love the earrings!

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    1. Sarah Maryland USA1 September 2016 at 16:38

      Not crazy because I automatically thought the same thing!

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    2. i was thinking the same thing about the red dress in fact at first i didn't think she had on a new dress so like other styles she has worn this sommer. not a fan of the dress.

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  9. Pretty dress, love the seaming. Interesting how the side-panel seaming traces a similar line to high-cut swimwear, think it was similar on the last red LKB. The earrings are perfection.

    I'm no fan of wedges and I think these ones make Kate's feet look too big, but they add a summery touch and are as elegant as that style can be. They will always have the drawback that they mark easily and are shabby against a beautifully cut garment like this. The dress is just crying out for the return of the Gianvito Rossi's!!

    But overall I'd say Kate looks wonderful! Her hair is seriously bouncy again today. Thanks for such a super-quick post.

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  10. I agree the wedges were worn for comfort otherwise we would have seen a nude heel- the blush heels from the India trip might go very well with this dress! I love the dress- great color, great silhouette, and great looking man to accessorize. What lovely and productive day for them both... When can I book my next trip?

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  11. Lovely to see Kate and William together today and looking happy. I wondered how he was feeling yesterday on the anniversary of his mother's death - I certainly felt sad and I can't imagine it was an easy day.
    Regarding Kate's outfit...what a beautiful dress, shame she chose the wedges! They clash... I would love to see her wear flats, just once. She has that great pair she wore in India that I believe are a close match in colour to this dress!

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    1. Ugh.. I absolutley hate those flats! I get why she wore them, and have nothing against flats. But the look and the pointy toe... Nope :P I think the heel made them work in their more formal areas while the wedge made it so she could walk :P

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    2. Sonja from Bavaria1 September 2016 at 18:54

      I did not like the flats from india either, but I would love to see her in ballerina flats (for me, they are my go-to everyday shoes all the way from april/may until august!), maybe new ones but she also owns a pretty pair back from her single days! http://www.katesclothes.com/shoe/jada-snaffle-flats/
      Or these ones by LK Bennett : http://m.lkbennett.com/h5/r/lkb/Collections/Shoes/Thea-EauDeNil-Flat-Ballet-Pump/p/SFTHEANAPPABeigeTrench

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    3. Look at the pictures of Kate and William in the sand on the beach - KP has published more pictures - and you will see why Kate needed the wedges! Nothing else except boots would have worked. These wedges are a neutral color that pretty much blended with every surface she walked on earlier in the day, and with her dress. I think they were an excellent choice.

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    4. Ugh.. Ballerina flats look pretty but they don't cooperate with my feet. I always get blisters on the back of my heel in them... Heels I can wear because it pushes the impact towards my toes and not my heels. But ballerinas are pretty. I think though, like me, that Kate might feel more "dressed up" if in heels. Maybe a way to get into her "princess persona" and get into work mode :)

      And I agree that the colour choice of the shoes (while not the prettiest) probably worked very well with building site dust and beach sand. A darker colour or lighter would stain super fast I think.

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    5. 20:52 and Rebecca, good point about the dust factor. Darker shoes would have been criticized for exactly that.

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  12. Julia from Leominster1 September 2016 at 16:00

    Love the cider visit - I can just taste it!

    This comment is all about the dress - I discussed more about the engagement above and look forward to more updates - a great day so far.

    The dress is growing on me (it was the reverse for the red Bennett dress - I came to realise I liked the longer one better.) It is a pretty dress - but I still find it bland.

    I suspect it looked better in person - the camera and sunlight washes the already pale colour out - it shows off better indoors. The fit is attractive on Kate's figure but I liked the pink Mcqueen she wore with the V neckline better - the neckline gave it more interest and while I'm personally fond of pale pink, I'm not sure it's always Kate's best colour.

    To me a uniform belongs to schoolgirls - and this is very similar to that much cheaper red dress of the other day. I would have loved to see it livened up - either with more interesting shoes - I considered the sandals that Maria from Germany styled as a possibility although the rather stiff full skirt would look better with a lighter shoe than a wedge.

    Kate was an accessories buyer - albeit quite briefly - but I would like to see her add a bit more to this dress. Here's a link of a Cornish jeweller - one of the flower necklaces shown here would have sparked things up a bit while keeping the look informal. Since Kate looks wonderful in fashion jewellery - I would love to see her explore local brands when she visits - just as she chose those lapis earrings in India.


    http://www.starboardjewellery.co.uk/product-category/starboard-handmade-jewellery-cornwall-uk/handmade-necklaces/

    Thus Julia - one of the Duchess Kate stylists but not one real life - has spoken. All in fun,of course, the engagement is the important thing and Kate looked nice and appropriate.

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    1. Tell the queen a uniform belongs to schoolgirls :P Or a lawyer!

      She could add more flair if she wanted to. But she doesn't have to in my book. Having a sort of uniform you know look good on you is very nice! Professional women can have fun with fashin, but they dont have to. Just like it's fun that William is mixing it up, he doesn't have to and his blue uniform suit works just as well. Just as it's fun when Kate mixes it up, her standard jewels and simple dress works just as well for the job they are doing :) At least that is my view!

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    2. Nicole from France1 September 2016 at 16:43

      I quite agree with you, Julia, this dress is really very interesting and "sophisticated" (I use this word because the seaming is complicated and very well designed !) , but that pale pink under the sun ..... I am really wondering why Kate 1) thinks she needs to be dressed so formally, nearly like a religious school girl , bright colours would have been welcome in such a place and under the sun , and another neck line, something more cheerfull and young! 2) why she no longer uses accessories, a few jewellery (she must have a lot of them ), a scarf, or a contrasting clutch and/or shoes ? she looks perfect, yes, but she seems to want to hide her body in so stiff a material....

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    3. Thank you for thinking of my sandals (they are also available with a closed toe)! I own a similar pair also by tommy hilfiger and just LOVE THEM for the summertime! Kate should really draw some inspiration from our dream looks ;)
      Maria from Germany

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    4. Sonja from Bavaria1 September 2016 at 19:01

      Seems like we share the same taste! I also preferred the longer red LK Bennett dress, not the short one she recently debuted (even though I usually prefer the shorter dresses). And nothing will ever top the gorgeous blush McQueen with the V neck from Australia (when she wore it, she combined it with a charm necklace she could have also worn today!)

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    5. Sonja from Bavaria1 September 2016 at 19:04

      Forgot to add: I thought about the other shoes and clutch Maria from Germany suggested, the burgundy ones from the evening look. I think they would have looked really pretty with today's blush dress and added some colour!

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    6. Those necklaces are beautiful. Thank you for sharing the site. I think (IMHO) that one of the pieces with the bronze leaves or bronze detail would have looked beautiful against the light pink, as the bronze (in the photos anyway) had a beautiful pink hue to it. Had Catherine worn one, as advised by Julia the stylist (!), then her long hair would have swallowed the piece up so a ponytail, or half up do would have been required.

      Cara, Australia

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    7. Julia from Leominster2 September 2016 at 05:12

      The queen at Kate's age wore a wide variety if fashion -I would never say she wore a uniform - although some of her outfits haven't aged too well - Today she does stay with the same style - but she's ninety years old!

      I had to wear suits or tailored dresses for years- no choice - but used subtle jewellery to give the outfit some originality - it's hard to define but many royal ladies manage to give some originality to a dress by shoes or other accents - or sometimes (as in Maxima) hats. Kate often does too - but today the dress did seem to need something in my eyes. Takes nothing away from the engagement - just a fashion opinion.

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    8. Yes, as I said. Ofc you CAN add individuality. I'm just saying that she doesn't need to. :)

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  13. I love this dress.
    I love the wedge choice for the activities.
    I don't really like them together. I wish she would do a nice pencil slack with blouse and blazer, or a separates outfit with wedges if she insists on a skirt. William has looked great lately IMO.

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  14. I love the dress and the wedges, but not together. More jewelry please, Kate!

    William and Kate seem very in sync and are a great team. Their interactions with the crowd were delightful.

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  15. Sarah Maryland USA1 September 2016 at 16:04

    This dress looks so much like other dresses she has especially the red one the other day! Don't get me wrong it is a nice dress but I wish she would change it up a little bit!
    Also I agree with everyone about those wedges. Yikes. If she was wearing them for comfort I think a cute flat shoe would have been much more appropriate

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    1. Sonja from Bavaria1 September 2016 at 19:02

      What about a nice statement necklace? She owns one by zara, and Little Miss Sunshine suggested a pretty statement necklace for her dream canada look for Kate, too.

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    2. Sarah Maryland USA2 September 2016 at 01:20

      I agree Sonja! Just something to jazz up the outfit a little!

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    3. A necklace would have been a nuisance at these events IMO.

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  16. What a lovely day so far and so much crowd interaction. I also love how honest they are again, particularly William, showing so much empathy with youngsters.

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  17. Thanks for the post Charlotte! As everyone knows about me I am not really a fashionista but there are some dresses I have loved and this isn't one of them. As Julia mentioned, perhaps the color was washed out in the pictures but it really seemed bland to me. Don't care about the shoes--high heels and flats are hard to walk on with cobblestones so wedges seem good.
    And I echo that a necklace would have been great with the plain dress.
    But never mind, the important thing is that the people of Cornwall got to meet and greet and get to know W & K. And vice verse.

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  18. She looks beautiful. Her figure is enhanced by that fabric, or perhaps a new type of bra. I'm sure KP wants the focus on the events rather than Kate's undergarments though! :-)

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  19. I know this is primarily a fashion blog and we've all just had fun dressing Kate, but I sometimes wish that people would get beyond 'I hate wedges', 'her hair's too long' etc...etc... Kate was smartly turned out, she is obviously comfortable in those wedges, and she and William both looked happy and relaxed as they met the people of Cornwall. I don't mean to moan or criticise but the nit picking seems a bit pointless. Kate is always going to wear something everyone likes.

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    1. Sarah Maryland USA2 September 2016 at 01:20

      I think everyone loved her state banquet outfit

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    2. THis is not primarly a fashion blog. At least that's how I understand it. "Following the life and style" to me means more than fashion and we have had some great (and some not so great) deep discussions here as well :)

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    3. I like the diversity of opinions here. It's what makes this blog so interesting! And 99% of the time, people manage to voice their agreement or disagreement, without resorting to personal attacks on other commenters, which is admirable.

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    4. We have come a long way Barbara, thanks in part to Charlotte patience in editing. Plus, I think we have all grown up a lot and lash out less. Thank heaven. No more playpen squabbles. lol

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  20. Agreed that the wedge/dress combo is off but my major quibble is the outline of the underwire in her bra showing. I often think that her clothes are a little tight on top. Not in an offensive way, just like they are a little too small.

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  21. WILLIAAAAMMMMMM!!! THANK YOU for your new wardrobe!!!


    That's all.


    :)

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    1. Sarah Maryland USA2 September 2016 at 01:21

      I think Kate finally had enough of those blue jackets and maybe tossed them in the trash haha

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    2. Florida girl,

      Now, someone will have to start a blog, "What William Wore", lol. Does he know what he's started?????

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  22. Did anyone notice Wills got new brown loafers.

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    1. I'm pretty sure they're old. But I might be wrong.

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    2. Wills' shoes look like a "brownish" suede lace up. I think we've seen them before.

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  23. I love wedges but don't think they go well with this dress!

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  24. Another place to add to my must see travel list! Charming location.

    What an unremarkable dress in desperate need of accessories :-( The design of the bodice is quite nice but the A line skirt is just shapeless and bulky while the length is unflattering. Perhaps, it is the fabrics fault. Something in a softer weight may have hung better. I think the LK Bennet dress worked better due to the shorter length of the skirt and its vibrant red color.

    The wedges are horrible although I understand their praticality for the day. They look sloppy and
    ungraceful with such a delicate dress which calls for a high or block heeled pump or sandal. Perhaps she should have worn a sheath dress with a great pair of flats.

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    1. I think Kate may find that sheath dresses are not as good for getting down to children's level as her A-line dresses, which also don't blow up in the wind as badly as some of her full skirted outfits. I think she has found an ideal style for outdoor crowd surfing. :-) There are a couple in the suggested designs that would work nicely. I am usually not crazy about wedges, but I think these worked very well, especially in sand, and looked neat with the simple but elegant dress.

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    2. Cornwall is beautiful. I have been there, and I'll be there again. Gorgeous countryside, beaches and let's not forget the ice cream!

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    3. Julia from Leominster3 September 2016 at 05:33

      It is gorgeous - the landscape wonderfully varied including Bodmin Moor -and the lovely coastal towns - Fowey is my favourite - marvellous cream teas.

      And Poldark scenery of course, although I admit I liked the first series so well I've not troubled with the second - Robin Ellis was my favourite although more subtle than the current man.

      Mr Leo and I met in Penzance at one of those old seaside hotels - stranded because of the weather and tides when we both meant to go to St. Michael's Mount - so I don't mind the rain! It has its advantages!

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    4. How romantic, Julia! Straight out of a Daphne du Maurier novel.
      Terrible spelling, but you know what I meann)

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    5. How romantic is that Julia? classic. :)

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    6. Julia, you put a smile on my face. Yes, indeed...there's nothing wrong with a rain day. ;)

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  25. I supposed I'm in the minority but I absolutely love this dress (though it looks like a spring dress not a late summer/autumn one to me). Feminine, pretty demure, this is Kate at her best. I'm also in love with those morganite earrings!!

    I find it quite funny that William talked about his difficulty in deciding what he wanted to be, when his true profession (prince) was decided for him at birth.

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  26. Kate looks gorgeous in this dress. Not a fan of the shoes with it but it still works.

    Do you all think Kate and William will have another child? Rumor had it she wanted three before she turned 35... But that was just talk maybe. Opinions?

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    1. 18:26,

      Fiona Cairns, who did their wedding cake, said they kept three tiers of their wedding cake, one for each child's christening lunch/dinner, as is the custom in England, I guess. They should have one left.

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    2. I have felt for awhile that the Cambridges might not have anymore children. The Duchess has had two very difficult pregnancies with HG,and she now has a boy and a girl. For some HG gets worse with each pregnancy;Prince William ,I imagine, does not want the women he loves to go through that again. Just my thoughts.

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    3. The HG didn't seem nearly as pronounced with Princess Charlotte as much as they said it was with George. My personal feeling is that they will have a third child, as mentioned by Fiona Cairns.
      Three christening cakes, not just two. Kate apparently braved a second pregnancy. I don't think she would hesitate to do it again.

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    4. Julia from Leominster3 September 2016 at 05:20

      I seem to recall William saying two children some years back but minds do change. More than three would start to get into the "do as I say, not as I do" since population control has been a discussed part of environmentalism but three would seem quite natural as that is the size of Kate's family.

      Kate has the best medical care in the land and I suspect not they know she is susceptible to HG - they are better able to control it from the start. She can have hydration drips at home - probably a good thing given what happened in hospital. One friend of mine who had HG said never again after the first - but she was sick for the whole pregnancy and had to work. Another did go for a third even though she had to work and was miserably ill - so each individual has their own perspective.

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  27. I'm so glad to see my favorite part of the country being highlighted by the DoCs.

    Agree with the previous post that this dress silhouette is like a (beautifully fitting) uniform for her. She looks fantastic but muted. None of her working clothes scream "look at me". Her style is flattering, appropriate, but encourages you to look at the work they do. Plus, she can squat down and greet small children in it - bonus!

    Thrilled to see them highlighting Rattler Cider from Healys. Sadly I never find it outside Cornwall. It's hands down the best in the world. I should know - I've done my research over many evenings is my local! (Ps - but at 6% it does indeed have a bite).
    - J

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  28. I do like the dress and the wedges together. It is a pretty but also practical combination. Kate appears to have gained a bit of weight, which is good. The interesting seaming in the dress suits her nicely. And with her hair down, she doesn't need a necklace! I love the earrings. Kate's tan is fading a bit, but William looks sunburned. Wonder how he spent yesterday.

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  29. I think she looks just beautiful, they both do. As soon as I noticed the shoes, I thought uh oh, this will stir a controversy! I understand people's dislike of wedgies, but I really think with all the walking she had to do today, it was a wise choice. Flats would not have given her the support she needs on long hikes. I like the dress and earrings. A wonderful day for the two of them.

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  30. I love this dress on Kate! The wedges are great shoes but I'm not loving them with the dress. I agree with Julia; a statement necklace would have made the entire outfit more exciting. William looks great as well!!! It's hard to change up guys formal clothes, but his outfit today is perfect! Can't wait to see more pictures from their trip.

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  31. I will hop on to the "boring" bandwagon, for a list of reasons. I liked the red dress she previously wore, but today is a major disappointment:
    1) if this style of dress has become Kate's uniform, i am very dismayed. Why is she glued to the monochromatic flared dress in rather heavy looking fabrics, with short sleeves, round necks and hemlines too long. The style is aging her fast,
    2) Kate looks great in many colors but this is not one of them. Too washed out.
    3) why, WHY is she so averse to accessories such as a statement necklace. Is she afraid to wear anything that could be construed as costume jewelry for fear it will look cheap?
    4) the wedges, while practical for the event, look SO out of place with this dress. If you want to wear the wedges, by all means, it is a cute shoe. But then wear a more casual dress or skirt and top to go with the casual shoe. Also the the clutch does nothing to accessorize the dress, maybe should have been gray to match the shoe, but then again the gray shoe is a strange color to put with this dress in the first place.

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    1. I don't think Kate's goal was to optimize the dress with jewelry or dressy shoes or sandals. It was about being dress appropriately, but not over the top formal given the agenda today. And that she achieved.

      As for the heavy looking fabrics and hemlines, I seem to recall some criticism over her NOT wearing them. :)

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    2. Well she did wear a statement necklace from Zara a few years ago: http://storage.quebecormedia.com/v1/ellecanada_prod/elle_canada/bc31fd2a-8eaf-4146-ac5d-a997663e064f/Kate-middleton-wears-zara-necklace.jpg But it would be great for her to wear more.

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    3. Amen, RF, Amen.

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    4. royalfan 01:52- "Flippy skirts" anyone?

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  32. I seem to be in the minority here but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way she looks today! Simple, elegant, and feminine.

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    1. I completely agree with you, Robin. I would add practical, and this dress is the perfect length for Kate.

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    2. I agree Robin.

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  33. What a lovely day, The weather was clearly ideal and being school holidays there will have been a lot of tourists in the area which will have no doubt had some impact on what appeared to be large crowds at all the venues. Both William & Kate seemed to be enjoying themselves and their interaction with one another particularly at the cider brewery and even more so on the beach at the wave project was great to see. The different events were a good balance covering many different facets as one would expect on an away day and I look forward to tomorrows visits.
    I thought Kate looked very smart appropriately dressed to cover all the different events and I can well understand why she wore wedges in view of being on her feet all day and ending up with the beech event comfort was of paramount importance!!
    I thought William looked casually smart one again like Kate appropriately dressed but I must admit I don't like his near complete bald hair cut, He almost looks like a skinhead I know he has practically no hair on top but in my view looks better with hair round the sides.
    Heres hoping the weather is as good for the Scilly Isles visits

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    1. Haha, I've seen so many people praise that William is cutting his hair down! You're the first I've seen say the opposite :) I personally like it shorter. He could go even shorter I think. But then, most dudes take it all off nowdays instead of doing the Robin Hood (I love that expression! My mum calls comb overs that because of "taking from the rich and giving to the poor"). But either doesn't bother me. He's a handsome fella either way!

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    2. Oh, I'll take an ultra short haircut or a shaved head on a man before a comb over any day of the week. :)) Besides, some men can really pull off the look of a shaved head.

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  34. Great engagements, thanks for the post! As always, I love the way they interact with the people in the crowd.

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    1. I agree. Especially with the kids and getting down to their level! And the lady wanting a kiss and William letting her kiss his cheek. And then said to Kate "Look out for that lady. She's collecting kisses". They really seem to connect with the public :D

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    2. Zora, I love the way they interact also. They seem to really care about people. Have you been away for awhile?

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    3. Exactly, they do seem to care, not just to make a show. Yes, I've spent most of the summer at the cottage with my Mum (81). The cottage is 140 km from Prague near the border with Germany, in a tiny village surrounded by woods, no mobile phone signal, no internet access :), great! although I missed this blog :) Glad to be back. Thanks for asking!

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    4. sweet, Zora. Glad you and your mom had that special time.

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  35. Great day great engagements and great all around. Thanks Charlotte.

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  36. I really applaud William and Kate for their focus on mental health issues for youth..Bravo.. such an important and frequently ignored cause. I also love the tailoring on her dress and it fits her perfectly. Sadly, the I agree that the color washes her out a bit. Not a fan of the these paler colors.

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    1. Yep. They are taking care of the root of problems so their other charities will be less burdened in the future. They are nipping problems at the bud. Very smart of them. Perfect strategy.

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  37. On a side note, I have been trawling through all the journo's twitter feeds. I always admire the photography of Chris Jackson (Getty Images) @ChrisJack_Getty

    He manages to catch William and Catherine at their best; interacting and engaging with their guard down. He seems to take very respectful and beautifully candid shots.

    Cara, Australia.

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    1. Is he dating Natasha Archer? It was rumored they were dating.

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  38. Great day for W&K. I never get tired of looking at them interact with each other, and the crowds. And I do like William's haircut! In recent photos, I am seeing more of Diana in his eyes and expressions, especially when he smiles.

    Regarding Kate's dress and shoes... given the weather and setting (including the beach) I think the color was a good choice. She was dressed appropriately and respectfully, but the lighter color kept it from looking too business-like. And the shoes worked well with the demands of the day. Flats would have been too casual for the dress, and any other heels would have been awkward in the sand.

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  39. Hello everyone, hope you all had a lovely summer!

    Quick comment to say I think it's fantastic to see them on a "mini-tour" AT HOME, I hope there will be many more of these, it's a bit overdue in my opinion.

    I think they both look very nice and seem very much at ease, which is great.

    And they're staying at Restormel, isn't that where the Niraj Tanna tennis photo fiasco took place? Though that probably feels like a lifetime ago for both of them, hopefully at least!

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  40. Courtney from Providence Village2 September 2016 at 03:21

    Her dress is pretty "eh" to me. Not a "Wow" piece by any means but appropriate for the event.

    But I must say...am I the only one that noticed...?!.... Her boobs look great!!!! Lol New fuller bra maybe?!? Can we do a What Kate Wears Lingerie post?!?? Haha!

    They really both look great but can't deny I was hoping for something with a little more to it :)

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  41. The pink and gray go together fine. The simple design of the dress was very appropriate for the day. And a necklace would have gotten in the way on a busy day.
    She wasn't going to an office to sit at a desk. She may not have known exactly what activities she would be doing. As someone said, bending over to interact with
    young children, etc., a necklace could have been a nuisance. As for the wedges, she needed them for walking on cobblestones and in the sand. I don't think Kate is a ballerina flats kind of girl for the most part. I think she likes to use the higher waists and higher shoes to elongate her torso as much as possible. I am surprised she doesn't wear high heeled sneakers instead of those deck shoes she has. lol

    I agree with you Rebecca, I did not like those shoes she wore in India either. Of all the beautiful shoes in the world, she chose those. (OR, perhaps Natasha chose those.)

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    1. I know, 0352. With some of the stuff they have had Kate doing in the past, I would just show up in fatigues with hiking boots, if I were her. lol

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  42. "Can you spot the royals in the crowd?", cute Charlotte. :)

    I did. I did. :) and Becca Deacon and Miguel Head.

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  43. Alejandra Ramírez2 September 2016 at 04:22

    Mega excellent post! So many engagements and information!
    Congratulations and thanks for all Charlotte! :D

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  44. According to an article, January 28, 2010, in the Daily Mail, the Middletons rented Restormel Manor for a week during Christmas in 2010. The pool has an indoor heated pool and a tennis court. I think that might have been when the photographer was sued by Kate for photographing her playing tennis there during
    that Christmas stay. I think Kate and William, along with Harry and his girlfriend have stayed there before also.

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  45. i'm just not crazy about this dress it's to much like red she had on the other day. the color gave her a washed out look she looks so much better in bright colors. i think the shoes were perfect the beach i don't think anything else would have worked. i do agree that she needed to punch up with a pretty neckless. william looked handsome as always.

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  46. Julia from Leominster2 September 2016 at 12:21

    Just got a look at the photos for today. Kate looks great in trousers - but they hit the same problem we did when we hoped to go to the Isles of Scilly - weather!! But rain forest visit - we will see what happens.

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  47. William letting the lady give him a kiss and a hug was beyond sweet. How very, very kind and gallant of him.
    The lady didn't seem to be nearly as bedazzled or appreciative of that as I would have been. She seemed more concerned about collecting photos. lol Again, kudos to William, as for me, I would really hesitate letting a stranger in a crowd give me a kiss and a hug.

    William and Harry also left Clarence House unexpectedly the night before the Royal wedding to do an impromptu walk about to say Hi to the crowd who had gathered prior to the wedding. William and Harry had compassion on them and although the security guys probably didn't appreciate their spontaneity obviously their benevolence impressed me, as did William's sweetness with the lady in the crowd.
    Kudos again to William (and Harry).

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    1. I wonder if some of those seemingly spontaneous meet and greets were with
      previously vetted people? I think some were planned, including with the little old lady on Friday and the little girl in the wheelchair. Perhaps even the kiss lady.
      The little boy with the drums indicated he even had practiced his "part" and was
      disappointed when they didn't follow the script.

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    2. 0252,

      I think you might be right about that. That would be a typical PR maneuver. I really think you are
      totally right on about that. Bingo.

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    3. I'll go along with 15:58 in giving credit when and where it's due rather than minimizing or dismissing a successful day, yet again.

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    4. The walkabouts where the woman kissed William are spontaneous. The pre-arranged meetings as with the youth drummer are not. Both parties are made aware of who and what they are meeting. Although as the drummer pointed out, they did not know what the response would be when they asked William to play the drums.

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    5. I do know that is how it's done with the queen at garden parties and walkabouts
      (when she used to do them more often) Interesting individuals are set aside for presentation, complete with short bios for HM. There is probably a security
      element involved, too.

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    6. According to the interview with the little boy, he had the expectation that William would play and was at a loss as to what to do next when William refused.
      It sounds like a matter of poor communication on several levels. I can't help but think William would have made an attempt if he had realised what the boy expected. My opinion is that William wanted to let the boy shine.

      What is wrong with a structured walkabout? It is routine for the queen and
      likely for Prince Charles.(especially considering the spontaneous kiss from a bikini clad young woman on an Australian beach)
      I personally would be relieved, considering the security aspect. The other possibility is that those on the walkabout route
      had all been previously screened, allowing for spontaneous gestures.
      anon 02:52, 03:19

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    7. 1711, I agree with you about the walkabouts.
      It would seem odd to me if they weren't done that way.

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  48. Her dress is perfection suits her to a tee! She looks stunning thanks Charlotte

    Hope you post the detailed itinerary soon for the Canadian tour!

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  49. No one ever says how good William looks! I love his shoes! And really his whole look today also. :)

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  50. We have mentioned how good William looks many times and recently also.

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  51. I noticed in the photo above that the sitting room at Restormel Manor is not unlike the decor of the sitting room at Kendington Place where they entertained POTUS AND FLOTUS. Beiges, pillows, an ottoman as
    coffee table, and lamp style and placement. Very similar. Kate had stayed there before, more than once, apparently. Perhaps she was inspired by that room.

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    1. The rooms are very similar. Maybe her house in Bucklebury was decorated like that. That wouldn't surprise me.

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    2. It's a more informal room, but I see what you mean about the colors, the lamps, and the ottoman. Looks very comfy.

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  52. I don't get it. Is "cider" an alcoholic beverage or not?

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    1. There's both "hard cyder," which is alcoholic, and a non-alcoholic version. Actually, I'm not sure it is known which version Kate sipped, although she
      poured Williams's hard cyder. They had smoothies Friday, which were available
      in both plain and rum-laced versions. I think only the pourer and the Cambridges
      know for sure which they were given.

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    2. Thanks, 1904.

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    3. I gave the American version. Apparently, cyder/cider in UK is alcoholic, while the non-alcoholic beverage is simply apple juice.
      19:04

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  53. I'm not making a negative comment about Kate's outfit, I just wish she had accessorized it better. That neckline definitely needs jewelry. I do have to say that the version of the dress Charlotte posted is much more striking and colorful. I wish Kate would stop playing it so safe.

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  54. I love Kate's choice of dresses lately! Love the colors, love the simple cut & lines & love the fabrics! The dresses are feminine but also allow for ease of movement as she bends down to interact with children & the elderly at events. I personally like that she makes simple but lovely choices with her jewelry! Less clutter as she's moving around & also I feel it speaks increasingly to her style as a "less is more" kind of gal. We know she's a Duchess & her pieces are not cheap, yet always very elegant! I feel the wedges worked today, as she was going to have to navigate sand yet also have closed toe appropriate shoes for there other visis! Home Run from Me!:)

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