I’ve been MIA for a while and haven’t been blogging, but before we head into Jubilee weekend, I want to cover some of The Duchess of Cambridge‘s recent outfits because there were some cute ones. This is mostly just a fashion post and I won’t be going into detail on the engagements. I also won’t be covering everything from April and May – just some highlights.Embed from Getty Images
First up, all the way back on April 25, Kate attended the ANZAC Day ceremony at Westminster Abbey alongside Prince William. I note this event because Kate brought back her Alexander McQueen coatdress she first wore to Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015. She also wore the coat to Trooping in 2016, and in Belgium in July 2017. It’s rare that Kate repeats an outfit 4 times – she must really love this one.
Kate accessorized with a Jane Taylor hat and Diana’s Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings. She also wore a cute leaf brooch. I’d love for Kate to wear more brooches – brooches are fun.Embed from Getty Images
On April 27, Kate attended her first joint engagement with Princess Anne. Anne is the Patron of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and Kate is the Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). As Patrons, they visited the RCM and RCOGs headquarters.
Kate is wearing a jacket and skirt from Self Portrait.Embed from Getty Images
On May 4, Kate made a solo trip to the Design Museum to award the the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design to Saul Nash. The event was hosted by the British Fashion Council.Embed from Getty Images
Kate chose a new dress by Edeline Lee in this stunning green teal color (I’m so great at describing colors lol). This is the “Pedernal Dress” in Malachite (£785). Kate repeated her Nadia Irena Maya earrings she debuted during the Caribbean tour.Embed from Getty Images
May 10 saw the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend the official opening of the The Glade Of Light Memorial at Manchester Arena – commemorating the victims of the terrorist attack in 2017.Embed from Getty Images
Kate wore a Michael Kors coat that she’s worn 4 times now: April 2014 to ANZAC Day in Australia; May 2016 to the Magic Garden at Hampton Court Palace; March 2017 to the Iraq Afghanistan Memorial dedication.
The earrings are custom VanLeles Diamonds in the shape of a bee, which is Manchester’s symbol.Embed from Getty Images
On May 18, Kate attended her first Garden Party of the season at Buckingham Palace in a new coral pink Emilia Wickstead coatdress in the same/similar style to several other EW pieces Kate owns. Years ago I would have bemoaned Kate buying yet another coatdress in the same/similar style just in a different color, but I’ve mellowed since then and now I think “Go girl buy the same dress/coat in every color”. If you like and it works, buy multiples.Embed from Getty Images
Kate brought back her Jane Taylor hat first worn at Trooping 2017 and her Josef embroidered clutch, along with a pair of her Kiki McDonough earrings.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Edward and The Countess of Wessex also attended this Garden Party.Embed from Getty Images
Kate got glam on May 19 for the Top Gun: Maverick film premiere at Leicester Square where she met Tom Cruise.Embed from Getty Images
Kate wore this stunning Roland Mouret Lamble off the shoulder dress with some custom paneling on the back to make the dress not sheer (it had sheer back paneling in the original). I think Kate looks lovely here and the dress fits very well. I’ve always loved her in Mouret.
She accessorized with Prada pumps and an Alexander McQueen clutch.Embed from Getty Images
The Robinson Pelham earrings are delicious. They’re the “Tsar Star Studs and Drops” (£10,560.00). If only I had 10K to drop on a pair of earrings… and also literally anywhere to where 10K earrings to.Embed from Getty Images
The last event I’ll mention in this post is from May 25 – Kate’s second Garden Party appearance. She re-met Manfred Goldberg, 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, whom she first met in Poland in 2017. Kate met Mr. Goldberg again in 2020 at commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.Embed from Getty Images
The Express has information on the exchange:
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After spotting him in the crowd alongside Shary, his wife of 61 years, Prince William’s wife walked toward them with a huge smile. She then told him: “Manfred, it’s so lovely to see you again. How are you?”
The pair shook hands, as Mr Goldberg replied: “It’s my pleasure and privilege to see you again.”
The Duchess was excited to see his name on the guest list. She said: “When I saw your name on the guest list I thought ‘yes!’ I am so happy to see you! Are you keeping well?”
After their meeting with the Duchess, Mrs Goldberg praised her, saying she is “so sweet”.
And Mr Goldberg said: “These are some of the perks granted to us as a consequence!”
He added: “It is such an honour to be here. Undreamt of when I arrived here as a 16-year-old. She admires the work I have been doing for many years now. I have come to the firm conclusion that hearing testimony from a survivor is one of the most effective ways of educating people into understanding that silence is all that’s needed for evil to triumph. I have a power point which I use in talks and the most effective image is an enormous pile of shoes. This photograph was taken by a Russian soldier after liberation and I ask people to visualise that each pair of shoes belongs to one person that had gone to the gas chamber. People agree that is one of the most effective ways of trying to understand the magnitude of evil we are talking about.”Express
For this event, Kate repeated a dress created by a private dressmaker which she previously wore in March 2019 to a reception marking the 50th anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales. She paired the dress with a new Philip Treacy hat and new earrings from Carousel Jewels – the “Aquamarine delicate orb earrings” ($181)
This dress is so ugly – it’s so unflattering and makes Kate look like she’s an 18th century school marm.Embed from Getty Images
Other royals in attendance: Princess Beatrice; The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester; William; Edward and Sophie.Embed from Getty Images