Duchess of Cambridge premiered The Vampire’s Wife for Irish Reception


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today kick-started their three days log Irish tour. After meeting the President and Prime Minister of Ireland and paying respect to the fallen at the Garden of Remembrance, William and Catherine attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland Robin Barnett.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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The Guinness Storehouse is a popular tourist attraction at St James’s Gate Brewery in Dublin. The 7 floors of the building,  featuring a glass atrium shaped in the form of a pint of Guinness, has all the options of fun and excitement as well as the story of Ireland’s most iconic beer. The ba shows the panoramic view of the Irish capital.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met representatives from Irish sport, film and television, business, charity and education sectors.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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Irish people from across the creative arts, sport, business and charity sector came out to welcome the royal couple on the first official visit to the country.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Irish actor Liam Cunnigham who played Sir Davos in the famous HBO series the Game of Thrones. William and Catherine have been known as a fan of the successful series.

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Writer, broadcaster and teacher Sinead Burke were also among the guests. Catherine spent time talking to an inspirational personality.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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During the reception, William’s sense of humour took over. From Hello! report,

William asked Joe Mooney, an advance paramedic with the National Ambulance Service: “I bet everyone’s like ‘I’ve got Coronavirus, I’m dying’, and you’re like ‘no, you’ve just got a cough’. Does it seem quite dramatic about Coronavirus at the moment? Is it being a little bit hyped up do you think in the media?” he asked. “By the way, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are spreading Coronavirus!’” he grimaced in mock horror. “Sorry! We’re keeping an eye on that, so do tell us if we need to stop!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh also visited the bar in 2011. Addressing the gathering, Prince William made a joke, “It is not often that I find myself following The Queen to a pub!” From Independent.ie,

Catherine and I are delighted to be here tonight and are both very grateful to Robin for his generous words,’ he said.

“Ireland is a country that we have both heard so much about, so we are really excited to be here with you to see it first-hand for ourselves. Incoming to the Guinness Storehouse, we are retracing the footsteps of my grandmother, who was shown how to pour the perfect pint here in 2011.

Ladies and gentlemen let me tell you it is not often that I find myself following the Queen to a pub. But I am looking forward to testing for myself the theory that Guinness tastes even better in Ireland than overseas.

On a slightly more serious note, I just wanted to thank all of you in the room for coming here this evening. Thank you for all that you do to support the very special relationship between our two countries. It has been a pleasure to meet so many of you this evening who demonstrate the breadth of our connections across the arts, sports, uniformed services, education and research, and charity sectors.

We value it as we do your friendship and are committed to strengthening it further. We are very much looking forward to our next two days in Ireland, where I have no doubt we will continue to be impressed by the creativity, warmth and hospitality the Irish people have to offer.”

The Duchess of Cambridge holds a pint of Guinness during a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, during a three day visit to the Republic of Ireland with her husband the Duke of Cambridge.
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Time for the toast. The Duchess of Cambridge holds a pint of Guinness during a reception hosted by the British Ambassador to Ireland at the Gravity Bar, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin.

A video concluding the day 1 of the Ireland visit.

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For the first evening event in Ireland, Duchess of Cambridge made a dazzling appearance. She debuted a sparkly emerald The Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress from The Vampire’s Wife. It is the first time we are seeing Catherine wearing anything from the label.

Duchess of Cambridge wore The Vampire's Wife Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
The Vampire’s Wife Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress

Fabricated from iridescent emerald silk metallic chiffon the “Falconetti” falls to an elegant three-quarter length, finished with softly gathered self ruffles at the hem. The slim-fitting bodice is precisely shaped to flatter the figure. Three quarter length semi-sheer sleeves edged with ruffles. Centre-back concealed zip closure, the body of the dress is lined.

Duchess of Cambridge wore The Vampire's Wife Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
The Vampire’s Wife Falconetti Emerald Metallic Silk Dress

The £1,595.00 is available on pre-order on the official online store of the Vampire’s Wife. The dress has been a hit number. Princess Beatrice of York wore the same dress to the wedding of singer Ellie Goulding. Keira Knightley was seen wearing the same dress in black and Alexa Chung wore the berry tone last year.

Duchess of Cambridge wore Manolo Blahnik BB dark green velvet pumps
Manolo Blahnik BB dark green velvet pumps

Duchess paired the dazzling dress with Manolo Blahnik BB dark green velvet pumps. Dark green velvet pointed toe court shoe with a stiletto high heel are currently available in three colours for €595.

Duchess of Cambridge carried Wilbur & Gussie Charlie gold glitter clutch
Wilbur & Gussie Charlie gold glitter clutch

Catherine was carrying her Wilbur & Gussie Charlie gold glitter clutch. The £245Gold glitter clutch bag features round gold crystal classic brooch with silk wrist strap.

Duchess of Cambridge wore H&M Gold-tone Statement Earrings to Ireland reception in 2020
H&M Gold-tone Statement Earrings

The surprising elegant yet extremely economic element of her look was the pair of statement earrings. The gold-tone earrings were from high-street label H&M. Huge thanks to Giulia for the id. Gabi on Twitter noted that Duchess had the earrings since 2018 and wore them to the Royal Foundation Dinner that year. The £10 earrings went on sale before selling out.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar during Ireland visit in March 2020
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Wednesday is going to be another busy day for William and Catherine with a number of engagements in Dublin, Kildare and Meath.


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