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Monday, 22 September 2014

William Wraps Up Successful Malta Visit & Exclusive Claudia Bradby 20% Discount for Readers

Prince William wrapped up his brief but highly successful Malta visit yesterday with a series of interesting engagements and great quotes. The day began with an Independence Day service at St. John's Cathedral in Valletta.

As the itinerary was planned with art history graduate Kate in mind the visit included a viewing of some of the works of Caravaggio - the artist Michelangelo Merisi, born in the town of Caravaggio.

The artist was the first great representative of the Baroque movement. It was something the Duchess was said to be immensely looking forward to, but no doubt she'll have the opportunity to see them again.

Afterwards, His Royal Highness visited the Agenzija Zghazagh (Agency for Youth), a government agency which runs a number of initiatives for young people. Supporting young people is one of the primary goals of William, Kate and Harry's foundation and incorporating that in overseas visits has been important to them.

As he spotted a group of teenagers huddling over the table football he couldn't resist joining them.

The Prince chatted with child care student Janet Desira, 17, about George and exams. More from the royals' official website:

'His Royal Highness joked: "You can come and babysit for me", and he held out his arm to show how high George stands, adding "He's very busy, they're very hectic at that age".
 Janet told him why she had chosen child care, and His Royal Highness asked: "Are there lots of exams, are you good at exams? I'm so-so". And then, referring to his upcoming helicopter studies for his air ambulance job, said: "I've got to do 14 exams by Christmas".

Next, William headed out to enjoy some sunshine at the main square in Birgu, a town across the harbour from the capital Valletta. There, he went on a walkabout during which he revealed Kate was "feeling a little better" and said he's been keeping her updated and sending her good wishes.

This is a simply adorable photo!

William then enjoyed a scenic tour across the Grand Harbour. Interestingly, the small craft St Angelo he travelled in, was also used by the Queen in 1949 when she took in the same tour. Little details like this demonstrate the level of thought that goes into these visits.

It is stunning visually.

Kate's right-hand woman, Rebecca Deacon, accompanied William on the boat tour and throughout the day. Below we see her wearing her very popular Somerset by Temperley dress.

It was a hugely successful visit for William and he appeared to thoroughly enjoy it. When will the royals return to the Queen's beloved Malta? Reports are surfacing claiming plans are underway for a historic trip including all four heirs next year. More from the Mail Online:

'The Queen is planning to make a major foreign visit to Malta next year - and bring her three heirs, including toddler Prince George, with her, it can be revealed. The historic family trip is being mooted for next November when the sovereign, who will be 89, attends the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting for the first time since 2011.

This certainly looks like a very interesting date on the royal calendar, if it goes ahead.


Our next topic should prove a special treat for the jewellery fans among you. Our friends at Claudia Bradby Jewellery have kindly offered an exclusive 20% discount for blog readers:

20% discount with the code HRH20. The code is valid until Midnight on Wednesday UK time.

As royal fans know, when Kate was working as an accessories buyer for Junior Jigsaw, Claudia's designs caught her eye and she approached the jewellery designer which led to a collaboration resulting in the design of beautiful pieces, including the £66 Kate Silver and Rose Quartz Earrings - featuring silver and rose quartz charms - and the £60 Kate Rose Quartz and Silver Necklace. Both of these items look particularly striking worn together.

Claudia Bradby Jewellery

Claudia thoroughly enjoyed working with Kate:

'Her vision was quite simple and classic. She was so straightforward, warm and bright that I remember thinking William was lucky to be going out with her.'

Kate wearing a piece she designed with Claudia - the striking Camellia Necklace.

Claudia Bradby Jewellery

Claudia is renowned for creating timeless and elegant pieces, specialising in pearl jewellery. Her designs extend far beyond pearls, and in recent collections we've seen her vision in new and exciting pieces. For Autumn/Winter 2014, Claudia's new collection of silver and semi-precious stones offers the ultimate in everyday glamour. From the beautiful Eclipse Collection we see the Double Eclipse Silver Earrings and the Eclipse Silver Bracelet.

Claudia Bradby

The lean and contemporary Eclipse Silver Necklace and Eclipse Silver Hoop Earrings are excellent transitional pieces, taking you from day to night.

Claudia Bradby
The Winter Wonderland Collection features exquisite hand-cut grey moonstone, lustrous freshwater pearls and textured silver hoops.

Claudia Bradby

With the festive season just around the corner (yes, it's almost that time of year again) Claudia has launched her first ever gift set - a fail safe for Christmas Day.

Claudia Bradby

The £75 set is presented in a monogrammed gift box and includes a pair of pearl button studs complemented by a pretty pearl necklace.

Claudia Bradby

New Season Pearls offer classic and hand picked molten pearls, perfect for layering and wearing with other pieces in your collection to add an individual twist.

Claudia Bradby

 The Bella Heart Charm necklace is a real treat and perfect for women of all ages. It's particularly eye-catching when worn with the matching earrings.

Claudia Bradby

To mark the birth of Prince George, Claudia designed two commemorative pieces: the Acorn Pearl Necklace - inspired by the Middleton family crest - and The Heritage Charm Bracelet. Both are wonderful gifts for new mothers and of course royalists!

Claudia Bradby

As the Duchess often demonstrates, a pair of trusty pearl earrings are the ultimate accessory to polish off any look. Claudia has a multitude of these to suit every taste. Below we see the Couture Pearl Stud Earrings, Alexandra Pearl Drop Earrings and the Baroque Pearl Earrings.

Claudia Bradby Jewellery

Hollywood leading lady (we know her better as The Queen) Dame Helen Mirren is a huge fan of Claudia's pieces and was recently photographed wearing her Constantine Earrings.

Claudia Bradby Jewellery

Looking at the beautiful pearls reminded me of Downton Abbey, which returned to our screens last night. William and Kate are said to be huge fans of the show.


A reminder: the discount code is HRH20 and is valid until midnight on Wednesday. With thanks to Claudia Bradby Jewellery for sharing this discount :)

Friday, 14 December 2012

Prince William Attends 'The Hobbit' Première, Sarah Burton Receives OBE + Latest Update

Prince William joined the stars of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the green carpet Wednesday night for the movie's UK première in London's Leicester Square.

William was met by the cinema's general manager Tessa Street who later revealed he told her Kate "would have loved to have been there."

'It's really exciting to have his support. I was a bit nervous being on my own to meet him but he was very friendly. I passed on my best wishes to Kate and he said 'She would have loved to have been here if she could'. I said to William 'thank you for taking the time to come and be here tonight' because I'm sure he wants to be at home making sure Kate's okay'.

William met with members of the cast and crew at the première.

David Wilkinson CNN Twitter

Sir Ian McKellan sent his best wishes to Kate before the movie began, prompting an enthusiastic round of applause from the audience.

Rosie Nixon Twitter

The Hobbit is the story that introduced us to Bilbo Baggins and follows his journey to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Those of you who are fans of The Lord of the Rings will no doubt be looking forward to this one. I cannot wait to see it myself.

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Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton who designed the Duchess' wedding dress was made an Officer of the British Empire for her services to British fashion during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace today after being named in The Queen's 2012 Birthday Honour's List.

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The Cheshire-born designer is currently pregnant with twins and when asked if she planned to design maternity wear for the Duchess she laughed and said: "I'd love to to, I hope I will be." Sarah also revealed that Kate's wedding dress is her favourite creation for Kate and working with her is "a lot of fun, an absolute pleasure."

Sky's Paul Harrison Twitter

A very well deserved OBE. Sarah Burton's pieces look incredible on Kate. One of my favourite's is the black velvet strapless gown Kate wore to the Sun Military Awards last December.


 Royal contributor Victoria Arbiter shared news via Twitter that St James's Palace won't specify when William is returning to Anglesey, but he does have flying shifts scheduled between now and Christmas. It would seem rather likely he will be returning very shortly. The Palace also said Kate will divide her time between London, Bucklebury and Anglesey as she always does.

Victoria Arbiter Twitter

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