Thursday, 29 December 2011

New photos of Kate watching William playing football on Christmas eve

You will all recall I mentioned that Kate and Harry went to support William when he played a Christmas eve football match at Castle Rising. Stunning photos of Kate have surfaced from the event, from the talented people at Lynn News.

These photos remind me of William and Kate pre engagement when Kate used to go to his matches to support him. It's wonderful to see the couple still do that. Again, it should be noted that Harry is by Kate's side. He seems to be a great source of support for Kate.(as if we needed another reason to love Harry :))

Kate looked exceptionally happy about to depart for her first Christmas with the royals at Sandringham. 

Kate looked casual, chic and most importantly comfortable in skinny jeans. She wore the beautiful L.K. Bennett Darwin Jacket in Brown. (With thanks to WKW FB) The jacket is currently sold out, however there will be huge demand for it now Kate has worn it so I expect it could be reissued. From the signature collection it is £695 and also comes in black. It is described as

"The Darwin is a super sexy shearling jacket and one of the most beautiful pieces of the season. The full collar and cuffs with exposed shealing combined with a nipped waist makes this a must have. Made from 100% Toscana Sheepskin".

Kate appears to be wearing the Temperly Honeycomb Tunic underneath her jacket. (With thanks to Karen from Berkshire and Michéle) The Almond coloured jumper is €420 and also comes in orchid.

Kate's jeans were ID'd by the talented Melissa via WKW FB as the Twenty8Twelve straight jeans. I'm sure you know the famous brand is owned by actress Sienna Miller and her designer sister Savannah. Kate has previously favoured jeans from J Brand and Hudson, It's always interesting to see her experiment with new brands and these jeans are fabulous. They are €129,95 and described as

"Subtly distresses dark blue straight leg jeans from Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller. The dark blue stretch denim has a low rise waist with a higher cut at back and features a classic five pocket styling with welt patch pockets at back, belt loops, gold hardware, yellow stitching, a designer stamped button and concealed zip fastening at waist".

For a practical choice of footwear Kate chose her Le Chameau leather lined Wellington Boots. They are available for both men and women (You can see Prince Harry wore matching pair :)) for around £250.

Kate completed her look with a cream turtleneck and a cowgirl/outback hat. The hat wrapped up the look nicely whilst protecting Duchess Kate's hair from the windy weather. In 2005 we saw the Duchess in a very similar look. (With thanks to Julie)

There is a very enjoyable slideshow of these photos here. I will update if more photos emerge.

Sources (, What Kate Wore facebook,)


  1. That doesn't look like the same hat. The one from more recently has a smooth band, not braided.

  2. it's not really what would be considered a cowboy hat, either, imo

  3. I'm not a fan of the black fur on the jacket, but I like the overall look on Kate. Seems like it was a fun Christmas!

    We were discussing the royal family over the holidays and my sister asked why William is balding but Harry has plenty of my hair. My dad said it was because his name is "Harry" (Hairy) ;)

    - Sarah

  4. Sarah - Your Dad sounds hilarious :) I often hear that question asked and now I finally have an answer........:)

  5. Beautiful pics! Though I look forward to seeing her dolled up in formal-wear, I think I like this even better: faithful jeans, a good pair of Wellies, and a comfy jacket. Speaking of jeans, however, you wouldn't happen to have the scoop on her fave brand? Her skinny jeans always fit so nicely, and since that particular style isn't always the most flattering and/or easy to find, I figured I'd ask. :)

  6. Oh, and it's clearly not the same hat, though our webmistress did say the look was merely "similar." That particular style is usually referred to as an Oilskin Outdoorsman's hat. Think Jim Craig in The Man from Snowy River. :)

  7. Alyssia thank you, I'm afraid I couldn't tell one hat from another :) 'Oilskin Outdoorsman's hat :)

    Kate's jeans are exceptionally well fitted. I do know she often wears jeans J Brand jeans.

    The other brand she favours is 'Hudson'. Her jeans are quite possibly from one of these brands, I will let you know if it's confirmed which pair.

  8. First time posting--LOVE your blog and well done on finding these pictures! :) I adore Kate's outfit, now to copy it in a cost efficient way! LOL!

  9. Wendy - Thank you, that's a lovely thing to say Kate's look is pretty easy to emulate, the Darwin jacket is probably the most difficult piece to repli Kate :)

    Bekah - I'm not surprised it's sold out, it's gorgeous.

  10. I love the sweater ... you have discovered a cheap copy somewhere?

  11. John Lewis have great sweaters quite cheap! :)

  12. loved the outfit :) I was wondering, I heard that if you send a card to the Duke and Duchess, you will get a card back.. has anyone tried? x

  13. I have heard that people get a card back from the Palace :)


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