As we are gearing towards Christmas, We are getting more and more royal treats from Cambridge family. This week, Duchess of Cambridge Catherine was seen not just once but twice for Christmas celebration also Kensington Palace released the family portrait of Cambridge family ahead of Christmas.
On 14th December, Daily mail posted candid photographs of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leaving exclusive Notting Hill dinner venue Beach Blanket Babylon after a night celebrating the Kensington Palace annual staff dinner.
As per the Daily Mail reports they were also joined by Prince Charles and Prince Harry. As no clear pictures are available, from very small shorts of Duchess, it seems Kate was wearing a black Alexander McQueen dress featuring petal and script motifs.
The silk crepe de chine trapeze dress in 100% silk has an all-over petal print. It features jewel neckline with 3/4 sleeves with a ruffled cuff, a soft ruffle gathering on the shoulder, and asymmetrical ruffle detail on the hem. The dress is currently retailing at Alexander McQueen, Neiman Marcus for $2045.
On 18th December, Kensington Palace released a new family picture of Cambridge family that will also be used on their Christmas card this year.
The picture was clicked the renowned photographer Chris Jackson earlier this year in the Kensington Palace. On his, Twitter Jackson wrote, “Delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have chosen to use this family portrait I shot as their Christmas Card this year, Merry Christmas.”
Once again the Cambridge family was wearing colour-coordinated outfits. Prince George was wearing the outfit that he was wearing in the photographs released on his 4th birthday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Manchester to attend the Children’s Global Media Summit at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.
The summit looks to inform and redesign the future of media for this generation and explore the impact that digital technology will have on children’s futures. The summit brought together creative’s, technology innovators, policymakers, executives and thought leaders from around the globe.
The Duke and Duchess have arrived at the #CGMS2017 conference in Manchester & meet young school children as well as some children’s favourite characters. pic.twitter.com/86mNQ44fBJ
At the Stepping Out session, The Duke and Duchess took part in a Question-Answer with a young person – Josh, who featured in a Newsround special telling his story of his mental health challenge.
During the visit, the royal couple received new honour. William and Catherine were presented with the gold Blue Peter badges. The couple visited the BBC’s Children show Blue Peter’s studio to talk to presenters, Lindsey Russell and Radzi Chinyanganya. Blue Peter Badge is a special award presented to the fans and viewers of Blue Peter that allows the entry into 200 Blue Peter Badge attractions throughout the country. This small segment will be shown live on Blue Peter Christmas special on Thursday 14th December at 5.30pm on CBBC. (I will update the post when its available).
Updated: William and Catherine received Blue Peter Gold Badges.
Next, The Duke and Duchess took part in a feedback session with young children from The Friars Primary School. They have a chance to talk about mental health and how it affects them or how they try to cope with it – to help inform TV programming.
At The Children’s Global Media Summit Their Royal Highnesses had a brief discussion with delegates who discussed the future of media and explore the impact of digital technology in children’s lives.
Before the summit, the Duchess attended a “Sesame Workshop”, hosted by the team behind the children’s TV programmes Sesame Street. The workshop is the charitable foundation of the famous children’s TV show, on research commissioned into kindness – a method used to help very young children express issues of emotional wellbeing.
While Duke of Cambridge Prince William also attended a short private meeting related to the Cyber Bullying Taskforce to continue efforts to find a universal tool for children to report bullying when they see or experience it.
Speaking at the summit Duke said, “Manchester has had a tough year, and I personally stand in awe of the way the people of Manchester have united in bravery and support of one another. This community is a great example to all of us, wherever we are from. Parents like Catherine and I are raising the first generation of digitally-immersed children – and this gives us many reasons to be optimistic about the impact of technology on childhood. What we cannot do, however, is pretend that the impact of digital technology is all positive or, indeed, even understood. We have put the most powerful information technology in human history into the hands of our children – yet we do not yet understand its impact on adults, let alone the very young. Families can embrace technology with confidence when they can access the best support and advice. We can be hopeful about the future of our society when we all know that protecting the essence of childhood remains our collective and urgent priority.”
For the visit to Manchester City, Duchess of Cambridge kept her look totally chic and elegant.
She wore L.K. Bennett Delli Check Coat. Described as, “The Delli coat is a smart essential, cut from a fine houndstooth weave in virgin wool. Uncluttered by design, it has a crew neckline, concealed button-down front and military flap pockets. Its flared skirt, falling to the mid-calf, looks great with knee-high boots underneath” the coat is available online at L.K. Bennett for £495.00.
Underneath the coat, Duchess Catherine wore berry coloured GOAT Elodie Tunic Dress. Feminine and flattering the Elodie dress in vibrant red has been intricately crafted to offer a chic and stylish fit. A tunic dress with exquisite pleat detail on the sleeves and a gathered funnel collar is currently available at GOAT store for £450.00 in berry, blue and Persian green colourways.