Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Today Duchess of Cambridge Catherine made her first appearance since the announcement of 3rd Cambridge baby. The outing signals the fast recovery Kate is making from the severe morning sickness she was suffering since September.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Duchess spent the morning with children at the Lawn Tennis Association. She took the patronage of the Association from Her Majesty the Queen in December last year who held the role for 64 years.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Catherine was briefed about the latest activities of the association as well as about the LTA’s mission to get more people playing tennis on arrival at the National Tennis Centre in London.

Duchess at lawn tennis

On Court 1 Duchess joined children, in on-court tennis practice, who are benefiting from the Tennis for Kids campaign.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Throughout 2017, Tennis for Kids will give 22,500 children the chance to play & enjoy tennis through free quality coaching and a free racket.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement

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Duchess was joined by the current number one in tennis ranking Johanna Konta.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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During her stay, Duchess met Paralympic medallist, Wimbledon and US Open Wheelchair Doubles Champion Alfie Hewett.

Duchess at lawn tennis

Alfie gives Duchess a demonstration of his Wheelchair Tennis skills, which he started learning after attending a Tennis Foundation Camp in 2005.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Next Catherine met some of the UK’s top junior tennis talents and their support teams to learn what it takes to become a tennis champion.

 

She also met the players participating in Coach Core apprenticeship scheme of Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry on court 4.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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The apprenticeship takes young people aged 16-24 & trains them to be sports coaches & positive role models & mentors in their communities.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Duchess showed her tennis skills as part of a Coach Core training session.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Before leaving, Duchess was given a bouquet by young kids.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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Today we also saw the new private secretary to Duchess Ms Catherine Quinn for the first time on duty.

Duchess of Cambridge dressed sporty for first solo engagement since baby announcement
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For the casual sports activity, 35 years old Duchess chose a chic sporty look. Catherine paired Monreal London Track Pants with white Nike Baseline Top.

Monreal London Tuxedo pants
Monreal London Tuxedo pants

The black track pant has white side panels and made of Italian stretch fabric and retailed at £220.

Play Brave Clarice Track Jacket
Play Brave Clarice Track Jacket

Duchess donned a black Play Brave Clarice Track Jacket that is available for £129.00.

Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit sneakers
Nike Air VaporMax Flyknit sneakers

Today Catherine premiered a new pair of Nike trainers. Nike Air Vapormax Flyknit Women’s running shoe is retailing at $190.00.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond stud earrings
Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond stud earrings

Duchess kept jewellery to a minimum by choosing Kiki McDonough Grace White Topaz and Diamond stud earrings that are available for £662.50 at the official store of Kiki. Catherine was seen supporting a poppy.

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Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer

Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
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Duchess of Cambridge gave another surprise visit this week. She joined Prince William and Prince Harry at Coach Core Event at London Stadium.

Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
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The royal trio attended graduation ceremonies for 150 Coach Core apprentices of age 16-24 who are not in education or employment and trains them to be sports coaches and positive role models and mentors in their communities.

Here are the highlights of the events from Kensington Palace.

 

Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
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It was Duchess’s third appearance since pregnancy announcement. The Kensington Palace yesterday announced the due date of 3rd Cambridge baby. Duke and Duchess will welcome their third baby in April 2018.

For the event, Duchess of Cambridge brought a familiar look back.

Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
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She debuted the blue version of the red Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer she wore on Valentine’s Day for engagement with RAF Cadets.

Duchess of Cambridge at Coach Core Event in familiar blazer
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Woven with touches of wool, the blue blazer is from the Italian designer’s Resort 2017 collection and features a double-breasted front, peak lapels and embossed gold buttons.

Duchess of Cambridge Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer
Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer

Once again, the Duchess teamed the jacket with a black turtleneck sweater and black skinny jeans.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer
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Duchess paired her outfit with Aquatalia ‘Fallon’ Chelsea boots.

Duchess of Cambridge Aquatalia 'Fallon' Chelsea boots
KensingtonRoyal/ Aquatalia ‘Fallon’ Chelsea boots

With elastic detailing and a stacked heel, the ‘Fallon’ by Aquatalia is a gaucho-Chelsea boot hybrid. The ankle boot is crafted from weather-resistant black suede and finished with two zips. They are available at Rusell & Bromley for £295.00.

KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf earrings
KensingtonRoyal/KIKI ‘Lauren’ Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf earrings

KIKI ‘Lauren’ Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf earrings that are available online for £1,833.33, finished the casual chic look.

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Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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Today the pregnant Duchess Catherine made a surprise visit to Paddington Train Station to attend a children charity event with Prince William and Prince Harry.

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The event was organized to see off some special children to a special journey from the charities supported by the royal trio. Today’s event was hosted by BAFTA through their programme BAFTAKids a charity supported by Duke of Cambridge on board the Belmond British Pullman train.

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The surprise appearance was Duchess’ second one after announcement of a third pregnancy. Duchess is still recovering from morning sickness but Kensington Palace remarked, “Duchess is better, but she’s still suffering”.

The royal trio was joined by the cast and crew of upcoming film Paddington2.

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Catherine who is expecting her third baby was in a fit of laughter as the Paddington bear charmed her and welcomed her with a kiss on the hand.

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Prince William was a charming and attentive husband as he enjoyed the visit with Catherine and his brother Prince Harry. William was amused while Duchess enjoyed a twirl from the life-size bear.

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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Catherine, William and Harry met the children and the charity representatives and young guests on board.

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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The Palace spokesperson described the event as “a unique opportunity for members of Their Royal Highnesses’ Charities Forum to nominate some of the children they support – many going through difficult times in their lives – for a special trip aboard the train”.

 

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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Before leaving they waved off Belmond British Pullman as it departed Paddington Station to journey through the English countryside.

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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Today Duchess wore an Orla Kiely raised flower fitted dress from label’s Autumn-Winter 2013 collection. The colour of the dress is described as tea rose.

Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to see off children at Paddington Station
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The £139 dress has a fitted bodice and a slim sleeve and pencil shape skirt. Dress falls just below the knee with a lower back neckline. The dress came with a detachable black contrast fabric belt and the same details on the neckline.

Duchess of Cambridge Orla Kiely Raised Flower Fitted Dress
Orla Kiely Raised Flower Fitted Dress

Catherine accessorized the outfit with black pumps and clutch. She wore a new pair of black suede block-heel pumps. Giulia on Twitter identified the pumps. They are Tod’s suede calf leather pumps crafted in Italy with sturdy block heel and arch to a streamlined pointed toe. Pumps are available at MyTheresa for $335.

Duchess of Cambridge Tod’s Suede Pumps
Tod’s Suede Pumps

Duchess is carrying her black mulberry clutch and finished her look with Kiki Mcdonough earrings and her Cartier Watch.

Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Kiki Mcdonough earrings
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