Showing posts with label duchess kate olympics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label duchess kate olympics. Show all posts

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Kate at Gymnastics, Kaleidoscope Kate, Princes' Play Polo,

Duchess Kate watched the Olympic Gymnastics in the North Greenwich Arena today.


The North Greenwich Arena hosts the Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics, Basketball and Wheelchair Basketball competitions. It is located on the Greenwich peninsula on the banks of the River Thames. Originally built for the Millennium celebrations, the arena has been transformed into an entertainment destination featuring 20,000 seats.

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Kate wore her Team GB fleece and pearl drop earrings again today. She was accompanied by her private secretary Rebecca Deacon.

With many thanks to Grace

The Princes are noticeably absent at the Olympics today, as they are playing a charity polo match in Cirencester. The brothers raised money for several of their charities including Centrepoint.

Rebecca English Twitter

However they will join Kate tonight for the 100m finals. Before that we expect to see Kate watch Team GB handball.

Richard Palmer Twitter

As you all know Kate is a huge tennis fan and will no doubt be delighted to hear Andy Murray beat Roger Federer in the men's singles. Andy is the first British tennis player to win gold in over a hundred years. Wonderful to see Andy with a gold medal, he deserves it.

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The Daily Mail has carried out a survey of outfits worn by Kate in the past two years and the results have dismissed claims Kate only chooses drab colours.

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Blue has been Kate's 'go to' colour over the past two years, making up 21% of her colour choices.

Daily Mail
Neutral tones are a trademark of Kate's with grey noticeably making up 16% of her choices.

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White is Kate's third most popular choice accounting for 10%.

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Brown and red also account for 10%. Personally I think red is very much Kate's colour and works wonderfully with her skin tone and colouring.
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Purple and Pink make up 12%. The lilac McQueen gown and the rose Jenny Packham look stunning side by side.

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What colours do you think work best for the Duchess? 

Saturday, 4 August 2012

William and Kate Watch Athletics, Videos + Hello Canada Cover

Hello, I hope you're all enjoying the weekend, 

William and Kate watched the athletics at Olympic Park tonight. Kate was scheduled to attend the hockey earlier today but this was cancelled as she went yesterday.


There was applause in the stadium when the couple arrived.

Matthew Lumby Twitter

Also in attendance were Prime Minister David Cameron (as you would have gathered from the above tweet :)) Princess Anne and Stella McCartney.


An aerial view of the park. Click here to see a panoramic view of the stadium. Move the picture to see an all round look.

Kate is wearing her Team GB fleece, navy jeans and pearl drop earrings.

The Cambridges congratulated silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead who described the couple as 'even more lovely and beautiful in real life'. A huge congratulations to Lizzie and Jessica Ennis who won a gold medal for Team GB.

Lizzie Armitstead Twitter

Many of you were interested to see William and Harry's interviews from yesterday. To view the BBC interview please click here. The Channel 9 interview is here and Click here to view the Canadian CTV interview.

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You can view a video of William and Kate's visit to Team GB house at ITN Source.


Kate on the cover of Hello! Canada's Fall Style Issue (With thanks to Royal Beans)

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Finally Tim Montgomerie photographed London Bridge with an additional ring. The moon works wonderfully in this lovely shot.

Tim Montgomerie Twitter

Thursday, 26 July 2012

William, Kate and Harry Welcome Torch Relay to Buckingham Palace

Good evening to you all,
Olympic spirit really is everywhere. Are you excited to watch the games? There was a tremendous buzz in London this evening when William, Kate and Harry welcomed the Torch Relay to Buckingham Palace.

William, Kate and Harry are said to be incredibly excited about the games and their roles as Olympic Ambassadors. William gave a speech at Beacon's College earlier today where he said 'The Olympic and the Paralympic games are a great moment for our nation. Over the next month, the eyes of the world will be on Great Britain' (See today's earlier post for more on that)

The royal trio viewed the 'torch kiss' between torchbearers Wai Ming-Lee and John Hulse who carried the torch out of the palace where he was escorted by members of the Household Cavalry as he travelled along Constitution Hill.

It is the penultimate day of the Torch Relay the torch travelled through the heart of Camden to Westminster today.

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The torch passed through many landmarks today including St. Paul's Cathedral.

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It also passed through Downing Street where Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed it. 

David Wilkinson Twitter
Below we see it at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre.

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Three of William, Kate and Harry's charities nominated someone to carry the flame. 

Victoria Murphy Twitter

The torch has now visited the four royal residences Windsor, Sandringham, Balmoral and Buckingham Palace.

Max Foster Twitter
Olympic flags decorate the mall and thankfully the sun is shining for this memorable event.

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Kate and Harry chatting as the torch left.

The Royals supported Team GB in Adidas Polo Shirts. You can purchase the London 2012 Women's Polo Shirt for £28. It is available in white, navy and purple in sizes 8-16.

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Kate teamed her polo shirt with a pair of Zara Skinny Blue Jeans (With thanks to Veronica) Many of you felt they were 'too skinny' and didn't work with the t shirt. 

A closer look at Kate's outfit.

Kate chose wedges for the second time today, this time opting for the Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges (With thanks to What Kate Wore Facebook) The patent wedge is currently  available for half price €155.

From the product description

'A timeless patent pump is set on a cork wrapped wedge for updated height and classic comfort. Approx heel height 4 1/2" with 1 1/4" platform. Patent leather upper/ leather lining/ rubber sole'.
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A close up of Kate's wedges.

Kate completed the look with her double pearl earrings.

The day will finish at Hyde Park where classic soloist Tyler Rix will light a celebration cauldron on stage at the final evening celebration of the Olympic torch relay. Acts including Mark Ronson and The Wanted will perform. You can watch a video from the torch relay here.

Tomorrow Kate is attending a Buckingham Palace reception and later in the evening she will join the other royals for the Olympic opening ceremonies. See you all tomorrow and thank you for reading :)

Monday, 23 July 2012

Kate's London 2012 Calender

Good afternoon to you all,

Can you believe we are just four days away from the London 2012 games opening ceremonies? It will no doubt be an unforgettable time for London and the participants. An additional bonus to the games is of course the royals. Duchess Kate will be using her role as Olympic Ambassador to showcase British talent while the games are on (So yes we'll be seeing her quite a lot over the next couple of weeks :))

Rebecca English Twitter

Kate graces the cover of Hello Magazine's Olympic themed issue this week.

Hello Magazine
Let's take a look at Kate's diary! On Thursday, William, Kate and Harry will welcome the Olympic Torch Relay to Buckingham Palace. The torch will be carried through the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea before arriving at the palace.

Below we see Amelia Hempleman-Adams with the Olympic flame on top of a London eye pod.

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The Olympic Torch Relay Finale Concert takes place at Hyde Park. 

'As the Olympic Flame heads closer to its final destination, we'll be rounding off the Relay with an extra special event for 80,000 people in London's Hyde Park. Bring all the family along to watch top live music performances and see the iconic Olympic flame light a cauldron for the very last time before it reaches the Olympic stadium'.
A look at the show's schedule

Ticket Master/London 2012
The Palace has not confirmed Kate will be attending but it would seem a strong possibility. If you wish to purchase tickets for the concert please click here.

On Friday,  the royals will attend a Buckingham Palace reception for foreign heads of state before the opening ceremonies. The name of the Olympic Opening Ceremony will be the 'Isles of Wonder' and the worldwide broadcast will commence at 9 pm. 

'The ceremony will kick off with the sound of the largest harmonically tuned bell in Europe, produced by the Whitechapel foundry, and the stadium will be transformed into the British countryside for opening scene 'Green and Pleasant' which includes real farmyard animals'.

The creative team behind the ceremonies, Danny Boyle, Bradley Hemmings and Jenny Sealey.

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On July 30th William and Kate will support William's cousin Zara Philips at Greenwich where she hopes to go for gold in the equestrian events.

The scenic Greenwich Park.

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A solo engagement for Kate later in the evening.

Richard Palmer Twitter

Two events for the Duchess on July 31 also.

Rebecca English Twitter

Now onto August (I did say we would be seeing plenty of Kate). On August 2, William and Kate will see the tennis at Wimbledon. The couple will no doubt be there to cheer on British number one Andy Murray. Wimbledon is currently undergoing preparations for London 2012. One can just imagine the atmosphere and buzz in the stadium during the games...

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On August 3 William and Kate will attend the swimming at Olympic Park. The Olympic stadium certainly does look beautiful today with the sun shining and the flowers in bloom.

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Kate will attend the hockey on August 4. The Duchess was a very talented player at school and showed off her skills with Team GB last March.

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Two engagements pencilled in for August 5 :)

Rebecca English Twitter

A few solos for Kate after that. On August 6 the Duchess will watch the sailing at Weymouth.

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On the 9th Kate will see the synchronised swimming, on the 10th Kate will watch the hockey if the team qualify and on the 11th the Duchess will see the men's 10m diving.

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Finally Kate and Harry will attend the closing ceremonies on August 12. William is not expected to attend as he will be working at RAF Valley. 

It's going to be an amazing couple of weeks with many more royal sightings than I initially anticipated. I'll be covering all of these events and hope to have posts published for each one as quickly as possible. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on the events and Kate's fashion choices. Any early predictions? I expect plenty of British designers. Which events are you most excited to see? Keep an eye on 'Kate's Upcoming Dates' on the sidebar for any new events that may included over the games. I'd like to say a huge thank you to royal correspondents Rebecca English and Richard Palmer for sharing the dates with us.

It all kicks off Thursday and I have a feeling London 2012 is going to be pretty special :)

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