Friday, 29 November 2019

Kate At Kingston Hospital, Exclusive Discount & Black Friday Updates

Hello, Hello, I hope all celebrating enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday.

It's time for our annual Black Friday post with an exclusive discount from and updates on items worn by the Duchess. Before we dive in, a quick update on Duchess Kate's week. The Court Circular records the Duchess spent Tuesday and Wednesday with Kingston Hospital Maternity Unit in London. The NHS hospital aims to make every birth special and ensure hopes and expectations are met. Hello! Magazine reports Kate divided her time between the antenatal, postnatal and labour wards. At this point, there's been no additional news shared by the Palace, but I think we can assume it's linked to Kate's early years project. It's very possible we'll hear more about it during the launch. It's expected to be related to our experiences until five years of age.

Buckingham Palace also confirmed the Duchess will join a host of royals including the Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Anne and the Earl of Wessex for a reception for NATO leaders to mark seventy years of the NATO Alliance. The UK is one of NATO’s 12 founding members and London was home to its first headquarters. William will not be there as he's undertaking a short tour of Kuwait and Oman at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth office next week. We also have confirmation this year's diplomatic reception takes place on Wednesday 11 December. The annual white-tie event is one of a handful of guaranteed tiara appearances. Much like last year, I expect we'll see a nice selection of photos. Do you think Kate will opt for the Lovers Knot or wear another sparkler?


Once again this year, the team from luxury accessories brand are offering up to 30% off their collections until Monday. 20% off is automatically applied to the items and readers get an additional 10% off their order with code HRH10 Delivery on UK orders is free, with International Delivery Free on orders over £125. The brand are offering extended Christmas returns until 31 January 2020.

The brand's slogan is 'Give A Little Luxury'. Managing Director Toby Logue travels all over the globe to source the finest fabrics, whilst championing up and coming designers and craftspeople. This year, their animal print scarves are proving particularly popular. Below, the Black and Blue Leopard Print Scarf. Created by a young French designer, the reversible scarf is an abstract interpretation of the classic leopard print scarf. It features contrasting shades of blue on each side.

The Black and Cream Leopard Print Scarf and the Brown Leopard Print Scarf. They are reduced to £54 and £42 respectively with the discount code. 

The Green 'Flying Ducks' Italian Wool Scarf is a striking piece in classic green, blue and russet striped Italian wool dotted with birds in flight. It was crafted in Italy from 100% wool. The shades of green and red offer a seasonal feel.

One of the brand's most popular staples is the Bow Gloves. Made in Italy, they are described as "short black cocktail gloves with an elegant and pristine side bow at the wrist. Made from satin Lycra the gloves are stretchy ensuring a snug flattering fit. They are perfect for weddings, smart day wear and of course the cocktail hour". Below, the gloves in black and navy.

Kate has been credited with bringing back the Headband (also coined the Hatband) as an alternative to the traditional chapeau for royal and family events. They have become a staple in her rotation over the past year. From the Juliette Botterill red style for Archie's christening to a piece from ZARA for the Festival of Remembrance earlier this week, they are a firm favourite in Kate's millinery collection. 

Below, the Black and Grey Cashmere Headbands. They are described as: "Stylish and chic, this cashmere headband is soft, warm and comfortable to wear. Crafted in Italy from 100% cashmere it is designed with a loop which gives the headband a gentle gathered look. Wear with the loop at the front, back or side to ring the changes." They are reduced from £65 to £46.80 with the discount code.

Black Watch Tartan is also a favourite this season, and has long been sported by Kate. She's worn her tartan McQueen dress on a number of occasions. Emulate the look with the Oversized Cashmere Scarf and (not forgetting our male readers) the Black Watch Tartan Superfine Cashmere Cravat Scarf Set from the mens collection. Both are splendid gift options. 

Two tone scarves add a nice pop of colour to a neutral look. Below, the Fern to Moss Cashmere and Silk Scarf in rich fern shades fading subtly to a moss green and the very seasonal Claret to Cranberry scarf.

The Two Tone Grey Wool Cape is a versatile piece which can be worn as a cape or a wrap. We also see the Navy and Grey Herringbone Cashmere Poncho and the Latte Cashmere Coatigan.

Taupe Suede and Leopard Print Ballerina Slippers have a well padded foot bed in plush velour. 

With the return of Downton Abbey for a fantastic movie earlier this autumn, I couldn't help but notice a few pieces in keeping with Lady Mary and Lady Edith's timeless style including the Ladies Chocolate Brown and Caramel Leather Driving Gloves, Cream Cashmere and Chantilly Lace Shawl and Long Black Satin Gloves.

Don't forget to enter HRH10 at the checkout. Click here to view the full collection.


In Kate related clothing and jewellery updates, get 20% off Kate's much loved Mirabelle Lolita earrings with code CYBER20

Take 25% off the Missoma Zenyu earrings Kate wore in Pakistan with discount code BF25

The Monica Vinader Siren Wire earrings in green onyx are reduced from £115 to £80.

Kate's J Crew Crystal and Pearl earrings are available with a 40% discount with the code WHYWAIT

The discount code WHYWAIT also works for Kate's Mockneck Supersoft Sweater. The Duchess owns the piece in Heather Loden Green.

Kate's Really Wild Cashmere Mix Cable Crew sweater worn on the 2016 royal tour of Canada is reduced by 30%.

ShopBop are offering 25% off full-price items including a range of Smythe Duchess blazers.

Nordstrom are offering up to 50% off in their cyber sale including a number of brands favoured by the Duchess.

And Bobbi Brown is offering 25% off all orders. Kate wore products by the brand on her wedding day.

Don't forget to share any Kate related deals in the comments.


  1. Hello, Charlotte, sorry to bother you but I'm not able to access the site, is that normal for people outside of the UK?

    1. Hello,

      No problem at all. It should be working. Does this link work for you?

    2. It works! Thank you!!

  2. Black Watch for me as being part of Clan Campbell ;)

    1. Me too, Valerie! I try to wear my Black Watch tartan kilt as often as I can. My ancestors came over to Nova Scotia in the 1700s from Scotland, and my great-great grandfather (and I honestly don’t know yet how many “greats” there should be in there :)) was a Campbell. After he emigrated he became a successful shipbuilder. We still haven’t found out which part of Scotland he came from, but we suspect that perhaps the area around Argyll was his original home. I’d love to visit sometime and see that beautiful part of the country for real.

    2. I'm part Stewart, Malcolm and Burns, but I do live the Black Watch tartan. And it is one of my favourites of Catherine's.

    3. Hi Leah! My Campbells come from Dingwall in the Highlands, near the Black Isle in Ross & Cromarty. Keep searching for your ancestors, there is so much help and information on the Net now :)

    4. I will, Valerie and thanks for your comment. Visiting this beautiful area is certainly on my bucket list!

  3. Apart from her clothes, which I enjoy seeing very much, I’m also interested in Kate’s makeup. It’s obvious that she’s using some (maybe she has to when she knows she’s going to be photographed?) and I just wondered if anyone might know something about her “go-to” brands. Love it that she’s wearing slacks and jeans more often! There were a couple of outfits she wore in Pakistan that had long pants and that I’d give my eyeteeth for!

  4. Thanks for all these updates and shopping options ! Leahmaria , keep looking online, there are so many data bases. A huge resource is maintained by The Church of Latter Day Saints, also known as the Mormons. They have records which go way back, and offer online access. It doesn’t matter if your ancestor was American or not. On a more serious note, my heart goes out to the people on London Bridge today, such a sad incident.

  5. The shopping options are fantastic. I especially love the variety of scarfs and gloves, wonderful

  6. I will be shocked if she chooses something other than the Lover's Knot tiara.

  7. How interesting re Kingston - my daughter will be having her daughter, my first grandchild, at that hospital in January! I’m flying over to London (from Canada) in early February.

  8. Charlotte, thanks for info. I had a lovely Thanksgiving Day. I hope the same for you.


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