Duchess of Cambridge Debuted New Green Coat for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks, Hounslow on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Duke is the Colonel of the Irish Guards  since May 2011.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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350 soldiers marched onto the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks led by their mascot, the Irish Wolfhound Domhnall. The parade concluded with a march-past where the Royal couple took the salute.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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A minute’s silence was held for the victims of the attack in Christchurch, New Zealand. The horrific inhuman incident has left all of us shocked. The support and courage New Zealand showed during the tought time was admirable.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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Catherine presented the shamrock to Officers and Warrant Officers, who in turn issued it along the ranks. The soldiers usually put the shamrock behind the cap star on the forage cap’s front as the Duke has donned in the above photo.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Shamrock presentation parades trace their origins to the turn of the 20th century, on 28th February 1900 Queen Victoria instructed all ranks of her Irish regiments to wear a sprig of shamrock in their head dress to “commemorate the gallantry” of her Irish soldiers.

“HM the Queen is pleased to order that in future on Saint Patrick’s Day all ranks in Her Majesty’s Irish regiments shall wear as a distinction a sprig of shamrock in their head-dress to commemorate the gallantry of Her Irish soldiers during the recent battles in South Africa.”

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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The Duchess of Cambridge also presents shamrock to Irish Wolfhound Domhnall, the mascot of Irish Guards.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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The Irish Guards have had a busy yet rewarding 12 months with three years of ceremonial duties coming to an end in January 2019. The main focus was on Exercise Askari Storm, a battlegroup level exercise in Kenya. Today’s parade marks the end of ceremonial duties and the start of a busy overseas operational training period for the battalion.

 

The Irish Guards currently have troops deployed in Uganda, Jordan and Kenya as they also prepare to go onto high readiness from the beginning of April. They will see Number One Company deploying to Georgia in August. From September mission specific training will ramp up for the Battalion as they prepare to deploy on operations to South Sudan and Iraq.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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Duchess was presented with beautiful bouquets.

Duke and Duchess at St Patricks day parade 2019
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The Duke and Duchess then met members of the Regiment before sitting for official Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess photographs, and soldiers and their families.

Duke and Duchess at St Patricks day parade 2019
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Finally, The Duke and Duchess visited the Guardsman’s lunch where the longest-serving Guardsman in the Battalion proposed a toast to the royal couple, and thank The Duchess for presenting the gift of shamrock.

A video of the day.

Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Since her wedding in April 2011, this is Duchess’ 7th attendance at the event. The only excetion was 2016 whenshe was at Anmer Hall with George and Charlotte. A look back at Duchess’ previous appearances. The beautiful collage was made by lovely Katie on Instagram.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
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Today, once again keeping up with the tradition, Duchess chose a sharply tailored green coat. Lauren Parkinson on twitter noted the similarities between today’s coat and Alexander McQueen Black Coat Duchess worn on Remembrance Day Service in November 2018, so it could be a bespoke Alexander McQueen Piece.  Duchesss coat features a structured shoulder silhouette with collar style neckline, a belted peplum waistline.

Alexander McQueen Military Jacket
Alexander McQueen Military Jacket

Lauren Parkinson also found this Alexander McQueen Military Jacket that has exactly similar silhouette as Duchess’ coat.

Alexander McQueen Military Jacket
Alexander McQueen Military Jacket

The jacket is described as, “Military-inspired peplum jacket in light wool silk. Metal mythical decorated buttons on waist and collar. Concealed button fastening on center front.

Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps

Duchess paired the outfit with Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps debuted in March 2019 for the first time when she visited Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre.

Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.
Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.

And herKiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”  debuted during India visit in 2016. She then also wore the earrings at St. Patrick’s Day Parade in March 2018

Duchess of Cambridge wore a new green hat to St Patrick's Day Parade 2019
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Duchess topped her look with a new green Hat featuring  floral detaling. It’s label is still unknown. She also wore the traditional shamrock and  Cartier Shamrock Brooch.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St. Patricks Day Parade 2019

Duchess kept the cold away with black gloves and   on twitter noted that Catherine was carrying her Jenny Packham Roxy Clutch.

Jenny Packham Roxy Clutch
Jenny Packham Roxy Clutch

Next we will see Duchess on Tuesday, first at Foundling Museum and then with Queen at King’s College London where they will open Bush House.

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The Duchess of Cambridge in Familiar Look for National Portrait Gala

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Tonight, the Duchess of Cambridge is attending  the 2019 Portrait Gala, held at the National Portrait Gallery in London. During the gala night, Catherine will meet members of the Gallery’s Youth Forum and view artwork produced by some of the National Portrait Gallery’s outreach programmes.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Duchess became the patron of National Prtrait Gallery in January 2012. Her first official portrait is on display in Room 39 painted by the Glasgow-born artist Paul Emsley.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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The Gallery Director Dr Nicholas Cullinan received Duchess on arrival.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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This is the third Gala that The Duchess has attended and, as in previous years, the funds raised will directly support the National Portrait Gallery’s work. This year, the Portrait Gala will support Inspiring People: Transforming our National Portrait Gallery, a project for the complete renewal of the Gallery that will see a significant refurbishment of the building.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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In addition to the work at St Martin’s Place, Inspiring People will also see the Gallery’s most extensive programme of activities nationwide with plans to engage audiences’ onsite, locally, regionally and online. Activity includes a UK-wide schools programme for teaching history and art, a national skills-sharing collaboration with other museums and galleries and new partnerships with organisations throughout the country. As part of this programme the Gallery will work with museums in Cornwall, Coventry, Sheffield and Southampton on the Creative Connections project; a co-curated exhibition programme for young people, which will result in students creating new art works alongside artists and a display of portraits from the Gallery’s Collection at each venue.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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During the evening the Duchess met with members of our Youth Forum and Learning Team to hear more about the Gallery’s Creative Connections initiative, and Inspiring People re-development project.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Inspiring People is a major transformation which will see the National Portrait Gallery’s biggest ever development since our historic building opened in 1896. Through this project we will deepen the understanding and enjoyment of our remarkable Collection, sharing it with the widest and most diverse audience possible.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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The proposed new entrance and forecourt on the North Façade of the Gallery will create a more welcoming and generous entrance and relieve the existing congested visitor access. Three windows will be altered to form doorways leading to a new, open entrance hall, which will link with the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall and better connect the building. The proposed forecourt is designed to be a high quality civic space for both the public and Gallery visitors. Drawing on the history of the building, the forecourt floor design features a contemporary interpretation of the ‘fan pattern’ which runs through the Gallery’s original mosaic floors, creating continuity between the old and the new.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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The project provides the unique opportunity to re-display the entire Collection as well as upgrade the gallery spaces, while celebrating the existing architecture and decorative features. Maintaining a chronological approach, this comprehensive top-to-bottom re-hang will display works that are relevant to a wider range of audiences and present missing or hidden stories from British history. Set amongst the Gallery’s best-loved paintings will be more works from NPG’s collection of 250,000 photographs, ranging from 1840 to the present day.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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The East Wing of the Gallery, part of the original 1896 building, will be reopened to the public. This includes converting what is currently office space back into stunning top-lit galleries on the first floor. The ground floor and basement levels will be refurbished, providing a flexible gallery and social space with its own dedicated entrance and the extension of our brick vaulted Portrait Café.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Dr Nicholas Cullinan introduced Catherine to the team members and guests.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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The guest list had quite big names like Victoria and David Beckham, Princess Beatrice, Kate Moss, Bianca Jagger, Jourdan Dunn and British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.

Duchess of Cambridge attended National Portrait Gallery Gala
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Duchess was throrougly enjoying the night as she her self has keen interest in Arts and studied it at St. Andrews University.

Duchess of Cambridge at National Portrait Gala Gala
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Coming to sarotrial details, first a look back at Duchess’ previous appearances at the NPG Gala. Duchess attended the gala first time in 2014 wearing Jenny Packham Ink Blue Silk Tulle Gown then in 2017 wearing Temperley London Green Maxi Dress.

Duchess of Cambridge wear black Alexander McQueen Gown at NPG Gala
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Tonight, Duchesss wore black Alexander McQueen gown that she first wore in 2017 at BAFTA night.

Alexander McQueen Black Gown
Alexander McQueen Black Gown/Getty Images

This time it looks like that Gown has undergone a huge alteration. The origianl version of the gown has an off-shoulder bodice. The new version has cap sleeves added to it.

Duchess of Cambridge wear black Alexander McQueen Gown at NPG Gala
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I believe the whole bodice of the gown has been changed. You can see the difference on the bodice on the picture. The old bodice has different flower printing placements than the new one. Some royal wathcers on twitter also brought up the theory of a completely new gown in same fabric. But I believe its the old gown with new bodice.

Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps
Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps

Catherine paired the gown with one of her older shoes. She was wearing Jimmy Choo Cosmic Pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki Morganite Double Drop Earrings
Kiki Morganite Double Drop Earrings

Duchess added some bling to the look with her £7000 Kiki Morganite Double Drop Earrings that she first wore at the wedding of her sister Pippa in May 2017.

Prada Black Satin Clutch with Stone Embellishment
Prada Black Satin Clutch with Stone Embellishment

Catherine was carrying her Prada Black Satin Clutch with Stone Embellishment.

Next we will see Duchess on Sunday at St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

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Duchess of Cambridge Chose a Colourful Voilet Blouse for Children Center Visit

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Today, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre in Lambeth, South London to learn more about the work being done by local organisations in Lambeth and their partners to support young children and their families.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Catherine visited the centre to see how the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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LEAP was set up, and all their work with families is funded by A Better Start, a major 10-year funding initiative from The National Lottery Community Fund, which has supported five locations across the UK, including Lambeth, to test new ways of making support services for families stronger. The visit continues The Duchess’s focus on Early Years, and comes shortly after The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with frontline service providers such as health visitors involved in delivering the Better Start programme during their visit to Blackpool.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Catherine joined parents and their toddlers taking part in sessions offered by LEAP and PAIRS, called ‘Circle of Security’ and ‘Together Time’, to see different examples of what is available as part of the programme.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Circle of Security is one of two universal programmes that is offered to all parents with children of 0 to 4 years. It helps parents and care givers better understand their child’s emotions, as well as supporting their child’s ability to successfully manage their own emotions and enhance the development of their child’s self-esteem.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Together Time supports attachment and bonding between parents and infants. The group provides time and space for parents to enjoy being with their babies or toddlers and includes singing, use of child led play and interaction. The session is designed to support parents’ ability to understand their child’s cues, feel more confident in their parenting and strengthen their relationship with their child.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Duchess, who is a mother of three adorable kids, was in complete Mother mode today. It was such a heart warming to see her with toddlers giving us a glimpse of what kind of Mummy she could be at home.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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Duchess had fun time with kids that involves two twin sisters. From Rebecca’s story on Daily Mail,

Finesse, 31, who was there with twins Kamina and Kashay said Kate had been keen to find out how the centre had helped her.

Finesse, who also has a 12-year-old daughter and a two-year-old son, said: ‘I told her that I felt very isolated and how much it had supported me. It had enabled me to meet other mums and twins, which has been incredibly helpful. 

‘In fact she asked me how it was having two at once and I told that it was double the trouble. In fact I feel like i have got triplets given that I have a two year old as well. They are really little divas in the making! 

‘She was asking about the best thing for us as parents and told us that for her it was getting hugs from her kids.

‘She was just lovely, really down to earth. I never thought she would come down and sit with us, but she did. She just wanted to chat about what it was like to be a mum. She said that we all had our ups and downs as parents, regardless of who we are. ‘ 

 

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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From Rebecca English’s story on Daily Mail,

Swapping stories with other parents, Kate revealed her 10-month-old son Louis has started to ‘bomb around’ in his walker. ‘Louis just wants to pull himself up all the time,’ she said. ‘He has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them.

She made a beeline from Kriti, who was there with her son Kameron, nine months, immediately asking her how old he was and swapping stories about her youngest, Prince Louis, who is soon to celebrate his first birthday.  Kriti said afterwards: ‘She took one look at Kameron and said ‘Oh he wants to go walkies’. Apparently her son is cruising (when a child pulls themselves up and uses furniture to move about) and she said she was running after him all the time.

She was particularly interested in discussing the issue of ‘attachment’ between parents and their children and finding ways to stress the importance of it.

‘The education around attachment I believe is fascinating,’ she said. ‘I knew very little about this. Are parents and families aware of the importance around attachment’? ‘Has it helped you now just with your children but also with your relationships with your family?’, Kate asked.”

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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More from the story.

Annamarie Hassall, a director of Practice and Progress of the National Children’s Bureau, said: ‘It is just amazing to have her here. We believe passionately that investing in the early years is the best way to spend a pound. 

‘It genuinely makes a difference. But it’s one thing us knowing that and another to get the Duchess of Cambridge here to see what she has heard about in practice and how it truly engages parents and children.

‘She buys a pair of shoes and a dress and everyone is interested in what they look like. So If she says about what she is seeing about baby and children in the early years and how it can make a difference, then that is powerful. People will be interested.

‘She clearly understands the challenges of being a parent and that babies don’t come with a manual. She understands the emphasis of eye contact, touch, building a relationship with our children, as well as caring for them. This is what she was seeing today. Letting a baby lead the way, it is all the building blocks of early communication. Good, secure, emotional wellbeing goes across everything. Ms Hassall, who is a member of the steering group, said: ‘She will be a really powerful advocate if she speaks out about these issues. She can be such a strong force for what we believe. I think if we can get people on board we could really see a different society. ‘

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
Heads Together

During her visit, The Duchess met with representatives from the different organisations working to support families in Lambeth, including The National Lottery Community Fund, the National Children’s Bureau, which coordinates LEAP, and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), which has helped develop PAIRS.

A video of the day.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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For the day, choosing a completely different look, Duchess of Cambridge wore a beautiful blouse and wide-leg trouser. She was wearing Gucci Silk tie-neck blouse in lavender shade officially described as Pale Voilet Orchid. Thanks to for the quick id.

Gucci Silk Tie Neck Blouse
Gucci Silk Tie Neck Blouse

The $1300 blouse is described on Nordstrom as, “A blousy bow graces the demure neckline of a decidedly feminine silk blouse designed with a row of dainty covered buttons inching down the back”.

Gucci Silk Tie Neck Blouse
Gucci Silk Tie Neck Blouse

A closer look at the detailing. It is also available in Tropical Green. It is also available on Net-a-Porter. and Laura on twitter noticed the the perosnal touch Catherine gave to the top.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre

I believe Duchess wore the top backwards, the buttons on the back were seen on the front side of the top and the arms seems to reversed while tie on the neck can work either way.

Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers
Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers

It looks like, Catherine wore Jigsaw High Waisted Sport Luxe Trousers in December 2018 when she and William visited Cyprus to meet the deployed military personnel.

Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair deep shine lilac small croc Bag
Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair deep shine lilac small croc Bag

Catherine was carrying her Aspinal of London Midi Mayfair deep shine lilac small croc Bag that we first saw in October 2018 during First Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018 in London.

Links of London Hope Egg Earrings
Links of London Hope Egg Earrings

Catherine was wearing Links of London Hope Egg Earrings.

Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps
Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps

Another new element of today’s look was Gianvito Rossi Piper 85 suede pumps. Thanks to and The pumps were described as, “Gianvito Rossi lends the classic pump a dose of contemporary-cool this season, crafting the Piper silhouette with a severe pointed toe and 85mm block heel. This wardrobe essential has been made in Italy from buttery black suede with a leather insole for comfortable wear”. They are available on MyTheresa and Barney’s New York for $695.

 

Duchess of Cambridge at National Portrait Gala Gala
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Next we will see Duchess tonight at the National Portrait Gallery Gala that she has attendedin 2014 and 2017 too. A look at upcoming Royal engagements we have already scheduled.

Duchess of Cambridge at Henry Fawcett Childre Centre
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