The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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After a packed itinerary of 2nd day of the tour, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a quick change of outfit to attend a glamorous event at Fotografiska Gallery in Sweden.

The couple arrived at gallery in a boat that gave them an opportunity to admire the beautiful views of Stockholm at night.

The event was a celebration of contemporary culture with guests representing the worlds of music, film, television, theatre, tech, dance, art and sport, with live music, drinks and canapés.

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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Upon arrival, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given the tour of the gallery’s latest exhibition by UK photographer Nick Veasey.

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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Photography is one of the hobbies Duchess pursues profoundly. A passionate photographer Kate regularly clicked pictures of her kids that turned out to be iconic portraits.

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Speaking at the event Prince William said: “Tonight is a celebration of energy, creativity, innovation and engagement in the world – all words we associate with both Britain and Sweden. Above all, tonight is a celebration of friendship. Skål!”

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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Couple Chatting with guests at the event.

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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Once again, for the evening event in Sweden, Duchess chose a floral Erdem number. She wore the Christina Devore Velvet Midi Dress from label’s Autumn-Winter 2017 Collection.

Erdem Christina Devore Velvet Midi Dress
Erdem Christina Devore Velvet Midi Dress

The banded waist ‘petrol blue’ dress features a mock neckline, long sleeves with flared cuffs, A-line silhouette, flounced hem and nude silk crepe de chine lining.

Ida Sjöstedt Black Coat
Ida Sjöstedt Black Coat

Upon arrival Duchess was seen wearing black coat by well-known Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt from its 2018 A/W collection.

Troy London faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs
Troy London faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs

To keep the cold away, Kate accessorised the outfit with her Troy London faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs that were also seen yesterday.

Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap Suede D'orsay Pumps
Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap Suede D’orsay Pumps

Duchess paired the look with her Gianvito Rossi Ankle Strap Suede D’orsay Pumps we last saw during Poland tour.

Robinson Pelham Aspen Earrings
Robinson Pelham Aspen Earrings

Tonight Kate debuted a new pair of earrings. The white diamonds set in 18ct gold hoop Aspen earrings are from Oxygen collection of Robinson Pelham. We all remember Kate’s tear drop diamond earrings designed by the designer, that she wore on her wedding day.

The Velvet Duchess – Kate in Erdem Velvet dress for glittering reception in Sweden
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The two days in Sweden were a great success giving couple an opportunity to make new friendships and enhance diplomatic relationship with Sweden. Tomorrow Duke and Duchess will head towards the Norway.

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Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their 2nd day in Sweden with a focus on the country’s pioneering work in the field of mental health and children’s wellbeing and how children and young teenagers are supported through the Swedish education system.

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Once again Prince William and Catherine were joined by the host royal couple Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel.

 

The couple arrived for the day 2 activities.

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The first stop of the day was the Karolinska Institute, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious medical universities that accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden.

The royal couples met with leading scientific researchers and practitioners to discuss ground-breaking academic work in developmental psychology, and Sweden’s approach to managing mental health challenges, including the impact of physical activity on mental health.

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Next stop was the Matteusskolan, a school in the heart of the city centre, where the YAM programme operates.

The royal couple heard about the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) programme, a project for 14 – 16-year-olds which promotes increased knowledge about mental health through dialogue and role-play.

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They joined children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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The Duke of Cambridge Prince William speaks to students, teachers and invited guests about the importance of young people having conversations about mental health challenges.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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Royals were welcomed and greeted by the hundreds of well-wishers waiting to see and meet them.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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Then the couple headed towards the NK Department Store with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel to open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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They heard how UK brands are putting innovation, technology and sustainable practices at the forefront of their businesses.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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Next stop of the day was the Haga Palace, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s official residence, for a private tea with the couple.

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Prince William and Catherine met Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar daughter and son of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

Royal Kids, Flowers, Mental Health, Science – a packed Day 2 for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sweden
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For the first part of the day, Duchess chose her trusty brands Catherine Walker and Alexander McQueen.

Catherine Walker red and white houndstooth Coat/James Whatling
Catherine Walker red and white houndstooth Coat/James Whatling

She wore bespoke double-breasted red and white houndstooth Catherine Walker coat featuring large red buttons.

Alexander McQueen sheath dress/James Whaltling
Alexander McQueen sheath dress/James Whatling

Underneath the coat, Kate wore a tailor-made Alexander McQueen sheath dress. Made from ivory wool-blend bouclé-tweed the midi dress is flecked with gold yarns. The fabric was part of McQueen’s Pre-Fall ’17 collection.

Chanel Bag with Enamel Handle
Chanel Bag with Enamel Handle

Once again keeping the clutches aside Duchess chose another handbag. She carried her Chanel Bag with Enamel Handle from the Fall/Winter 2015/2016 Collection that we first saw during Paris visit.

Tod's Pumps with fringes
Tod’s Pumps with fringes

Catherine paired her outfit with her trusty Tod’s Pumps with fringes.

In2Design Baroque pearl earrings
In2Design Baroque pearl earrings

Giving a sartorial salute to host country, Duchess chose Baroque pearl earrings with a gold fill wire from Swedish brand In2Design to finish the look.

Cornelia James Imogen gloves
Cornelia James Imogen gloves

Duchess was seen wearing her Cornelia James Imogen gloves upon arrival.

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A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner

A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Catherine concluded their first day of Sweden tour with a black-tie dinner hosted at the UK Ambassador’s Residence.

A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
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They were joined by the Crown Princess Victoria and her husband Prince Daniel along with members of the Swedish government, Riksdag, civil society and creative industries.

A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
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Before dinner, the British royal couple met Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven and his wife Ulla Löfven.

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The UK Embassy shared pictures of the dining table before dinner.

Guests arriving for dinner.

A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
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At the dinner, the couple had an opportunity to speak to representatives from the Swedish government as well as celebrated actors like as Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander.

A Royal conclusion of day 1 in Sweden – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended Black-tie dinner
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For the black-tie dinner, Duchess of Cambridge chose Erdem Stephanie Gown.

Erdem Stephanie Gown
Erdem Stephanie Gown

The opulent gold Winterbourne jewel-tone floral print dress is made of pure silk and features an Edwardian high collar, button-down bodice, bell sleeves, a trimmed skirt with a gathered hem, and a detachable belt.

Erdem Stephanie Gown
Erdem Stephanie Gown

The gold dress is sold out but the design is also available in black for £1,945 at Matches and My Theresa.

Collingwood pearl earrings and triple-strand pearl bracelet
Collingwood pearl earrings and triple-strand pearl bracelet

Duchess accessorized the dress with Princess of Wales Diana’s Collingwood pearl earrings and triple-strand pearl bracelet.

 

Gianvito Rossi burgundy suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi burgundy suede pumps

Duchess wore Gianvito Rossi burgundy suede pumps and carried Jimmy Choo Celeste crystal-embellished suede clutch.

Jimmy Choo Celeste crystal-embellished suede clutch
Jimmy Choo Celeste crystal-embellished suede clutch

It was a fully packed day for the couple. Tomorrow is the last day in Sweden filled with lots of different activities then the couple will leave for Norway to start the second part of the royal tour.

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