Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Hounslow to attend the St Patrick’s Day Parade of 1st Battalion Irish Guards at Cavalry Barracks. Prince William, the Duke is Colonel of the regiment since May 2011.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Since her wedding, this was Duchess’ 6th attendance at the event.

Shamrock presentation parades trace their origins to the turn of the 20th century, on 28th February 1900Queen Victoria instructed all ranks of her Irish regiments to wear a sprig of shamrock in their headdress to “commemorate the gallantry” of her Irish soldiers.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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“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.”

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today three hundred and fifty soldiers marched onto the Parade Square at Cavalry Barracks led by their mascot Domhnall. Duke of Cambridge took the salute.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the annual Parade.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Duchess of Cambridge presented shamrock to officers and warrant officers, who in turn issued it along with the ranks.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Just like every year, Catherine presented shamrock to Irish Wolfhound Domhnall, the Irish Guards’ mascot.

A video by Kensington Palace.

 

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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After the parade, Catherine was presented with a beautiful posy by two little girls.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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The couple met members of the regiment before sitting for official officers’ and sergeants’ photograph. Duchess talking to the soldiers.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Before leaving, the royal couple visited the Guardsmen’s Lunch where the longest-serving guardsman in the battalion proposed a toast to the royals.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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The almost 9 months pregnant Duchess sipped water.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate at St. Patrick's Day Parade
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Here is Duchess’ look during the last years for St Patrick’s Day Parade.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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Today the glowing Duchess looked effortlessly elegant and regal in green Catherine Walker coat.

Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Walker Coat
Catherine Walker Coat

She wore the coat for the first time during Sweden tour this year in January.

Duchess of Cambridge Troy Lodon Cuffs with Beatrice Gloves

 

Duchess kept the cold weather away by pairing the coat with faux fur collar and faux fur cuffs from Troy London also premiered during the Scandinavian tour. She also wore Cornelia James Beatrice gloves.

Duchess of Cambridge Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

She wore ‘Meribel – Felt Beret Hat with Bow’ from Gina Foster. Duchess wore the same hat on 2015 St Patrick’s Day Parade also.

Duchess of Cambridge Gina Foster Meribel hat
Gina Foster Meribel hat

Classic velour felt beret hat was stylised felt bow trim. Sits on the right-hand side of the head and secured by elastic that sits under the hair the hat is available on custom order in any colour for £535.00 (here shown in a different shade).

Duchess of Cambridge updo for Gina Foster hat
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Duchess wore the hat with a very elegant updo.

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

Catherine was wearing her trusty Tod’s suede block heel pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch
Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch

Duchess wore the Irish Guards gold shamrock brooch. The three-leaf brooch which has been worn by the Queen Mother and Princess Anne belongs to the regiment and they determine to whom it be loaned. She also wore a sprig of shamrock on her lapel.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki McDonough Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings
Kiki McDonough Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings

Duchess finished the look with her Kiki McDonough “Special Edition Green Tourmaline, Green Amethyst and Diamond Earrings”.

Duchess of Cambridge in Elegant Green for St Patrick’s Day Parade
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It is being reported that the due date of Baby Cambridge is End of April some reporters assuming 23rd of April. In that case, we might have only a few more Duchesses’ looks before she goes on maternity leave. Next, we will see the Duchess on Wednesday.


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Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters

Today The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine officially opened new headquarters of Place2Be in London. Place2Be is one of the earliest patronages and close to Duchess’s heart. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents. Place2Be The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art training facilities, enabling Place2Be to train more counselors, teachers, school leaders, and a new home for our research & evaluation teams. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Ahead of the engagement, Kensington Palace said,” The Duchess will use the visit to learn more about the training provided and research conducted by Place2Be around children's mental health, which is key part of Her Royal Highness's work to support mothers, teachers and parents in order to ensure children have the best possible start in life." Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be At centre, Duchess Kate met the staff and more about the work and facilities. New building will become a hub for excellence in children’s mental health, driving progress through evidence-based practice, professional development and research. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Throughout the morning, the guests and supporters had been getting hands-on experience of Place2Be and The Art Room’s work. Place2Be was merged to another patronage of Duchess - The Art Room in this January. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Art Room provides a group work intervention in schools using creativity and art to improve the wellbeing of pupils experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties. The Duchess of Cambridge in another @SeraphineLtd dress as the arrives to open the new headquarters of @Place2Be pic.twitter.com/xPalMlNmhi — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) March 7, 2018 Victoria Murphy on Twitter The merging was one of the initiative took by the Royal Foundation to provide a common platform to their charities to collaborate and do bigger goods. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Duchess then joined a roundtable with members of Place2Be’s Research and Evaluation team, and the independent Research Advisory Group. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be The Duchess got chance to join pupils from nearby Albion Primary School who were taking part in an exercise on ‘friendship’ which is part of the latest training for school-based counselling. Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be Catherine officially opened the new centre of excellence by unveiling the plaque marking her visit. Following a speech, Kate unveils a plaque to open the new @Place2Be headquarters pic.twitter.com/KXvo3ISGex — Victoria Murphy (@QueenVicMirror) March 7, 2018 Victoria Murphy on Twitter Speaking to officially open their new centre today, The Duchess, who is Patron of Place2Be, praised everyone for their work to support school leaders and parents, and for being at the forefront of efforts to give every child the best start in life and said, "In my years of working with all of you at Place2Be, I have seen at first hand the leadership you provide: you are at the forefront of efforts to give every child the very best start in life". Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters Place2Be For the visit, Duchess chose to bring back the elegant Seraphine Marlene dress she debuted in Oslo last month. Duchess of Cambridge Seraphine Marlene Dress Seraphine Marlene Dress Seraphine described the dress as, “Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Seraphine’s Marlene Maternity Cocktail Dress is a true statement piece, perfect for special occasions. The soft woven skirt sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The stunning lace bodice is lined in comfortable stretch jersey, while the elegant long sleeves are made in stylish peek-a-boo lace, with subtle bell detailing at the cuffs. Velvet ribbon detailing at the empire waist, cuffs and collar complete the look.” Duchess of Cambridge Stuart Weitzman Power pumps Stuart Weitzman Power pumps Duchess paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power pumps. Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch Mulberry Bayswater clutch Kate carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch and finished look with Sapphire and Diamond Earrings. Duchess of Cambridge Sapphire and Diamond Earrings Place2Be On Monday we will see Duchess with Her Majesty and other members of Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Today The Duchess of Cambridge Catherine officially opened new headquarters of Place2Be in London. Place2Be is one of the earliest patronages and close to Duchess’s heart.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic support to children in schools, working alongside school leaders, teachers and parents.

The new headquarters will provide state-of-the-art training facilities, enabling Place2Be to train more counsellors, teachers, school leaders, and a new home for our research & evaluation teams.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Ahead of the engagement, Kensington Palace said,” The Duchess will use the visit to learn more about the training provided and research conducted by Place2Be around children’s mental health, which is key part of her work to support mothers, teachers and parents in order to ensure children have the best possible start in life.”

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

At the centre, Duchess met the staff and more about the work and facilities. The new building will become a hub for excellence in children’s mental health, driving progress through evidence-based practice, professional development and research.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Throughout the morning, the guests and supporters had been getting hands-on experience of Place2Be and The Art Room’s work. Place2Be was merged to another patronage of Duchess – The Art Room in this January.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Art Room provides a group work intervention in schools using creativity and art to improve the wellbeing of pupils experiencing emotional or behavioural difficulties.

The merging was one of the initiatives took by the Royal Foundation to provide a common platform to their charities to collaborate and do bigger goods.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Duchess then joined a roundtable with members of Place2Be’s Research and Evaluation team, and the independent Research Advisory Group.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

The Duchess got a chance to join pupils from nearby Albion Primary School who were taking part in an exercise on ‘friendship’ which is part of the latest training for school-based counselling.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

Catherine officially opened the new centre of excellence by unveiling the plaque marking her visit.

Speaking to officially open their new centre today, The Duchess, who is Patron of Place2Be, praised everyone for their work to support school leaders and parents, and for being at the forefront of efforts to give every child the best start in life and said, “In my years of working with all of you at Place2Be, I have seen at first hand the leadership you provide: you are at the forefront of efforts to give every child the very best start in life”.

Proud Patron of Place2Be Duchess of Cambridge opened new Headquarters
Place2Be

For the visit, Duchess chose to bring back the elegant Seraphine Marlene dress she debuted in Oslo last month.

Duchess of Cambridge Seraphine Marlene Dress
Seraphine Marlene Dress

Seraphine described the dress as, “Worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Seraphine’s Marlene Maternity Cocktail Dress is a true statement piece, perfect for special occasions. The soft woven skirt sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy. The stunning lace bodice is lined in comfortable stretch jersey, while the elegant long sleeves are made in stylish peek-a-boo lace, with subtle bell detailing at the cuffs. Velvet ribbon detailing at the empire waist, cuffs and collar complete the look.”

Duchess of Cambridge
Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps

Duchess paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Mulberry Bayswater clutch

Catherine carried her Mulberry Bayswater clutch and finished look with Sapphire and Diamond Earrings.

Duchess of Cambridge Sapphire and Diamond Earrings
Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

On Monday we will see Duchess with Her Majesty and other members of Royal Family at Commonwealth Day Service.


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Duchess of Cambridge joined the first Royal Foundation Forum

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Today once again Duchess of Cambridge had a busy schedule. In the morning Duchess attended the first Royal Foundation Forum with Duke of Cambridge Prince William and Prince Harry. In the evening Duchess visited the National Portrait Gallery to see the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography’.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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The Royal Foundation was established by royal brothers Prince William and Prince Harry in 2009. In 2011, Duchess of Cambridge became the 3rd Patron of the Foundation and hence the name The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. You can find out about the foundation more at the official website here.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Before the Forum the Royal Foundation released a statement saying, “Creating the Foundation was a new style of how the Royal family could engage with causes that are close to their hearts. It allows them to work together across this generation as well as bring others together to focus on areas they are each passionate about. Once the Duchess of Cambridge became Patron, Their Royal Highnesses established a key focus of working together, as well as convening others to help tackle society’s biggest challenges. Together we use the passion and unique influence of our Patrons to change mindsets and make a lasting difference on the issues that matter to them and to society. We never begin a project thinking we have the answer. From day one, the Foundation was built with an open door, and whatever we do, we invite the best and brightest to sit with us around the table to help find solutions.”

Today’s Forum was the first of the foundation held under the theme ‘Making a Difference Together,’ the event showcased the programmes run or initiated by The Royal Foundation and included a number of delegates who have been involved in key projects.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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The Forum was hosted by BBC presenter and Radio 1 newsreader Tina Daheley.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Speaking at the Forum Duchess remarked,

” I’ve learned a huge amount from the patronages I’ve worked with but also from the amazing experts I met along the way and you know, you can’t help but then reflect on your own life. It’s definitely had an impact on how I mother, how we work as a family and how we hope to bring up our children.”

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Prince William told the hostess that Heads Together was the child of Duchess’ brain. On this Kate said,

” I think there’s a lot that I’m hugely excited about with the Foundation and from the Foundation’s perspective. Imagine if we were able to do a Heads Together campaign with another generation of members of the Royal family. I think that’s so exciting and with so many more of us working on the same cause or similar causes, we could make a real impact.”

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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During her speech Duchess joked:

“After seeing the video, I should be sporting my headband but sadly I left it at home. We are all so proud of the work we did without our partners to challenge the stigma. Since our roles are lifetime roles, our commitment to the work we do through the Foundation is genuinely long term. The work we do can and should have a long-lasting resonance. For this reason we’re able to support causes we’re passionate about for decades into the future. Like the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales we feel strongly we have to take a long-term view that is measured in generations.”

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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After the forum, the royal patrons met the invited guests, supporters of the Royal Foundation, and programme partners and beneficiaries backstage.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
Seraphine Royal Blue Tailored Dress

For the forum, Duchess recycled her £99 Seraphine Royal Blue Tailored Dress. Cut for an elegant A-line shape and draping beautifully to the knee the dress is made in premium stretch woven fabric and adapt to growing curves throughout pregnancy.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Duchess wore the dress the first time at the launch of Mentally Healthy Schools last month.

Duchess of Cambridge Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' Clutch
Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch

The Duchess teamed it with her trusty Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ Clutch and Jimmy Choo ‘Georgia’ Pumps.

Jimmy Choo 'Georgia' Pumps.
Jimmy Choo ‘Georgia’ Pumps

Today Duchess premiered a new pair of earrings, but the label of the earrings is yet to be identified.

Duchess of Cambridge attended the first Royal Foundation Forum
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Later in the evening Duchess visited the National Portrait Gallery.


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