Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New

 

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Today radiant-looking Duchess of Cambridge Catherine undertook the last engagement of her third pregnancy before going on for maternity leave.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Catherine joined her husband Prince William for two engagements in London that celebrate the Commonwealth in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April.

Earlier in the day, Kensington Palace confirmed that today’s engagement is the final of Duchess’ engagement before her maternity leave.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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One of the most important events on the royal calendar The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will take place from April 16 to 20 this year. Leaders from all 53 member countries will gather in London and Windsor to reaffirm common values, address the shared global challenges faced and agree how to work to create a better future for all Commonwealth citizens, particularly young people.

 

The week of the meeting will be concluded with a special birthday concert for the Queen celebrating her lifelong relationship with the Commonwealth on April 21.

The day began within London’s Olympic Park at the Copper Box Arena, where Their Royal Highnesses joined a SportsAid event.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Upon arrival, the royal couple was greeted by pupils of Chobham Academy.

The couple who is expecting their third baby in a few weeks was in great spirit and presented a stunning image of the Royal Family.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Duke and Duchess chatting with the kids before moving towards the first engagement of the day including Sportaid.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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SportsAid is a national charity that helps young British Sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth and world champions.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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The Duke and Duchess met some wheelchair basketball players, some of whom hope to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where the sport will be featured for the first time.

 

Prince William participated in a wheelchair basketball and scored a point.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Before leaving the court, William and Catherine posed for a group photograph.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Every year SportsAid supports over 1,000 athletes – the vast majority aged 12-18 – by providing a financial award to help with training and competition costs.

The charity also helps develop other vital skills for professional athletes, such as media training, nutritional advice and performance lifestyle guidance.

 

The royal couple got involved in a Commonwealth Quiz, in which athletes, coaches and supporters were questioned on their knowledge of the Commonwealth.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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The next stop of the day was St Luke’s Community Centre in Islington, London where preparations of Commonwealth Big Lunch were going on.

 

The couple arriving at the centre.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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The Centre provides services and activities for locals at the heart of the EC1 community and has a range of facilities including a fully-equipped Cookery School, which runs community classes on healthy, home cooking and avoiding food waste.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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The Centre hosts a ‘Big Lunch’ every year as part of the Eden Project’s Big Lunch initiative. The Big Lunch aims to encourage as many people as possible to have lunch with members of their community once a year to share food and encourage friendship.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Commonwealth Big Lunches are part of the official celebrations leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and are taking place from Commonwealth Day on 12th March until 22nd April.

Ahead of the engagement Palace said, “Commonwealth Big Lunches are delivered in partnership with the Eden Project. They are simply about sharing food and bringing people together to celebrate what we have in common. From a couple of people in a back garden to hundreds in a community space, by hosting or attending a lunch you’ll be joining millions of people across the Commonwealth in the official summit celebrations. We already have some exciting lunches confirmed; from a research ship off the coast of South Africa to a school of 30,000 pupils in India, we are aiming for lunch in every Commonwealth country.”

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Once again we saw the other side of William and Catherine as they took part in preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch where all recipes have come from Commonwealth countries.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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The Duke and Duchess took part in a recipe workshop and discussion in the kitchen with service users, who regularly discuss their favourite dishes and what inspires them to make them.

A video of the visit.

Duchess revealed how George and Charlotte love to make their hands messy while making pizza dough.

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For today’s event, Duchess of Cambridge brought some old goodies from her wardrobe and paired them with some new. The comfortable coat has remained a constant part of Duchess’ all 3 pregnancies. Catherine wore it the first time in 2013 while expecting Prince George and repeated again on many occasions.

Duchess Kate GOAT Redgrave coat
GOAT Redgrave coat

Duchess was wearing her GOAT Redgrave coat. The Classic and Sophisticated nude A lined shaped coat features side seam diagonal welt pockets. The piece is still available in several colours at GOAT.

Duchess of Cambridge Hobbs London Rosie Top
Hobbs London Rosie Top

Catherine paired the coat with a spring suitable floral printed Rosie top from Hobbs London. Offering an elegant boat neck, the Rosie top has flattering three-quarter-length sleeves with notch detailing. The top is currently available at Hobbs London and Bloomingdales.

Duchess of Cambridge Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans
Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans

WhatKateWore reported that it is believed Duchess was wearing the Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans.

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Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps

Duchess paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Mulberry Bayswater clutch

She carried Mulberry Bayswater clutch.

Duchess of Cambridge Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoops
Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoop

Her Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough hoops finished the look.

Duchess Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New
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Now We will see the Duchess next time with her new baby Prince or Princess. Prince William recently revealed the baby will come sooner than later. I wish Duchess a happy and healthy maternity leave and safe delivery.

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Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium

Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium
Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium
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Today The Duchess of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation hosted a symposium on early intervention, to provide social and emotional support for children in their early years at the Royal Society of Medicine in London.

 

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The Royal Foundation organised the symposium on Catherine’s behalf, inviting leading academics and charities that are championing the importance of early intervention to make children healthier and more resilient later in life, thus avoid serious problems which often emerge only in adolescence or in adult years.

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The focus of the symposium is a cause close to Duchess’ heart. Recently during the Royal Forum Duchess has spoken about her passion and indicated to continue focusing on mental health and early years.

Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium
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Ahead of the engagement Kensington Palace said: “Stemming originally from her interests in issues such as addiction and the effects of family breakdown, and her visits to charities and support organisations, Her Royal Highness has been struck time and time again by how so many of society’s greatest social and health challenges often stem from problems that start to manifest themselves in the earliest years of life.

 

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Palace also remarked, “The symposium draws these strands together enabling the gathered experts to explore the potential for an integrated strategy on early intervention”. The Royal Foundation and Heads Together are working together on the mental health cause.

 

Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium
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Hosted by the Royal Foundation and chaired by President of the Royal Society for Medicine and Regius Professor of Psychiatry at King’s College London, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, The Symposium brought together academics, researchers, practitioners, educators and charities to explore issues such as perinatal, maternal and infant mental health; parenting support and advice; and resources for schools and educators.

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The aim of the Royal Foundation is to establish a steering group to explore how best to support academics, practitioners and charities. The steering group will report back to the Duchess later this year and it is expected that the Royal Foundation’s strategy for collaborative action on these issues will be announced in late autumn 2018 / early 2019.

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During his speech, Professor Neil Humphrey spoke about Mentally Healthy Schools said, “50% of lifetime mental health issues begin before the age of 14 and that children from deprived areas are 4.5 times more likely to develop a mental health issue“.

Mentally Healthy Schools were officially opened by Duchess in January this year during a visit to Roe Green School. Mentally Healthy Schools’ is free and easy to use the website for schools, drawing together reliable and practical resources to improve awareness, knowledge and confidence in promoting and supporting pupils’ mental health.

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Speaking at the Symposium today, Duchess discussed her ambition to support efforts to give every child the best possible start in life. Catherine announced her plans to create a long-term collaboration between experts and organizations to raise awareness of perinatal, maternal and infant mental health, as well as the need to support parents, families and teachers. The Duchess said “I really feel so passionately about the importance of early intervention… providing children in their earliest years with social and emotional security builds strong foundations which last a lifetime“.

Duchess speech today was exemplary as it showed the research Catherine has done on the topic and how passionate she is about mental health issues.

Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green for a Symposium
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Moving towards today’s sartorial details almost 9 months pregnant Catherine looked radiant in a vibrant Mint green bespoke Jenny Packham number.

Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant in Mint Green Jenny Packham for a Symposium
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She was wearing a mint green coat and matching the dress. The coat features a bow detailing at the collar. The colour was suitable to welcome the spring.

Duchess of Cambridge praline Gianvito Rossi 85 pumps
praline Gianvito Rossi 85 pumps

Duchess paired the outfit with her trusty praline Gianvito Rossi 85 pumps. As many of you must have noticed this pair is similar to her other Rossi pumps but with less heels.

 

 

Duchess of Cambridge Loeffler Randall 'Tab' clutch
Loeffler Randall ‘Tab’ clutch

She carried her Loeffler Randall ‘Tab’ clutch. Handcrafted from lizard-effect leather in a soft blush hue the bag is described as “Perfect for day or night, this design opens to a surprisingly spacious twill-lined interior complete with a zipped pocket for smaller items.” It’s available in several colours at ShopBop.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond cushion cut earrings
Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond cushion cut earrings

Kiki McDonough green amethyst and diamond cushion cut earrings finished today’s glowing look.

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We will see Duchess with Duke of Cambridge tomorrow when they will meet athletes supported by SportsAid, some of whom aim to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, and help to prepare a Commonwealth Big Lunch at St Luke’s Trust

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It’s Dolce and Gabbana for Duchess on day 2 in Norway

It’s Dolce and Gabbana for Duchess on day 2 in Norway
It’s Dolce and Gabbana for Duchess on day 2 in Norway
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended their royal Scandinavian tour in adventures and fun way. They were again accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

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The royal couple began at the Hartvig Nissen School, which was the location for the hugely successful Norwegian television programme Skam. The Duke and Duchess received a warm welcome at Hartvig Nissen Skole where they met @nrkp3 #SKAM stars, students, and school nurses to discuss how #SKAM helped Norwegian teenagers discuss mental health issues.

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Skam is a popular drama series highlighting teenagers and the many challenges young people can experience growing up.

The Duke and Duchess, accompanied by The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, meet the stars of Skam to hear more about the making of the series.

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Mental health is a theme that has occupied both the Duke couple and Crown Prince Couple, and SKAM addresses many of the challenges young people face in today’s society.

The SKAM series deals with identity, bullying, sexual harassment and other difficult topics.

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Duke and Duchess Catherine joined students and mental health support staff to chat about the impact of Skam, and the effect it had on bringing important issues out into the open.

The British couple took the time to greet students outside school. Catherine chatted about her A-levels and St Andrews. The Duchess “After school I went onto university where I met William, St Andrews University in Scotland, But I can’t complain about that being here”.

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The Duchess and Crown Prince Haakon were in conversation with Ulrikke Falch and Carl Martin Eggesbø at Hartvig Nissen.

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The couple met the cast and discussed the themes covered in the show at Hartvig Nissen. The royal couple and Crown Prince pair with SKAM actors in the stairs at Hartvig Nissen for an official photograph.

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After the school visit, Crown Prince and Princess welcomed Prince William and Duchess Catherine for lunch at Skaugum.

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Duke and Duchess arriving for lunch.

It’s Dolce and Gabbana for Duchess on day 2 in Norway
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Crown couple’s Dog Milly Kakao used the opportunity to get acquainted with British Couple. Duchess herself is a dog lover. She seemed to taken a liking to Milly immediately.

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For the first part of the day, Duchess was wearing Dolce and Gabbana brown double breasted military style buttoned coat. Here shown in black colour.

Dolce and Gabbana Double Breasted Coat
Dolce and Gabbana Double Breasted Coat

Crafted of luxurious virgin wool, the design is characterised by its two line button fastening, classic collar, piqued shoulders and slim long sleeves, drawing in at the waist with darts and falling with a gentle flare to the knee. A coat is complete with two flap pockets, a rear central vent and a full leopard print lining, a signature of the house.

TiMo Black Lace Shift Dress
TiMo Black Lace Shift Dress

Underneath, the Duchess wore a gorgeous dress from Norwegian brand byTiMo. The Black Lace Trimmed Shift Dress features oval-heckled lace detailing on the collar, on the shoulders and in the waistline. The neckline of the dress was seemed to be modified for Duchess.

TiMo Black Lace Shift Dress
TiMo Black Lace Shift Dress

The floral print piece is from the Pre Spring 2018 Collection and is available for $285 on the byTiMo website. The Designer Tine Mollatt was among the guests the black-tie dinner at the Palace and last night expressed her delight, “An incredibly proud moment. We are very grateful that she chose a dress from us”.

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

Duchess paired the outfit with Tod’s black suede block heel pumps.

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch and Cornelia James Beatrice gloves
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch and Cornelia James Beatrice gloves

She wore her Cornelia James Beatrice gloves and carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch.

Duchess of Cambridge Mappin & Webb Empress earrings
Mappin & Webb Empress earrings

Duchess accessorised her looks with her Mappin & Webb Empress earrings.

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