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Catherine Duchess Of Cambridge  Welcome! I'm Katie from NZ, updating you on lovely Kate — her official engagements, wardrobe info and various other fun posts. (fan account only)


Some exciting events are coming up for our Duchess!
• A fantastic new campaign is being launched by Kate on the 27th of February, focused on empowering nurses.
Nursing Now 2020 aims to raise the profile and status of nursing worldwide. It will run until the end of 2020 – the 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth.
The Duchess will visit St Thomas' Hospital to officially launch the campaign, which aims to improve perceptions of nurses, enhance their influence and maximise their contributions to ensuring that everyone everywhere has access to health and healthcare.
• Also that day, The Duchess will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) to learn more about the College's global health programmes.
The RCOG works to improve health care for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s health care worldwide.
• On the 28th of February, The Duchess, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, will visit the exhibition 'Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography', which she helped curate.
Her Royal Highness has written a foreword for the exhibition catalogue (second slide) and captions for selected images in the exhibition that will form the Gallery's first ever Patron's Trail.
The exhibition is based on rarely-seen works from groundbreaking photographers, including Oscar Rejlander, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Lady Clementina Hawarden, and has a special focus on Victorian children.
Kate studied history of art at St Andrew's University from 2001 to 2005, and she did her undergraduate thesis on nineteenth-century photography, titled "Angels from Heaven’: Lewis Carroll’s Photographic Interpretation of Childhood," so this engagement is right up her alley!
• Also, don't forget, we will see The Duke & Duchess at the BAFTAs on the 18th, followed by a fashion reception hosted by The Duchess and The Countess of Wessex the following night during London Fashion Week. A few days later on the 21st we will see William & Kate again for a day of engagements in Sunderland.

A look at the charities The Duchess is Patron of – Part 2:
1. Air Training Corps, Honorary Air Commandment (16/12/15). Kate took over this patronage from Prince Philip. ATC is the RAF's cadet force which offers cadets a taste of military life and flying experience, amongst other activities.
2. The 1851 Trust (13/10/14). The Trust aims to inspire and engage a new generation through sailing and the marine industry, providing young people with the education, skills and training to become innovators of the future.
3. Natural History Museum (from 19/04/13). The Museum is an award-winning tourist attraction and a world-leading science research centre. This reflects Kate's interest in conservation and commitment to the Museum's role in helping people to reconnect with the natural world.
4. All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (20/12/16). A keen tennis player herself, Kate was given the role of Patron from The Queen in 2016. It is best known as the venue for the Wimbledon Championships, but still operates as a members' tennis club.
5. Place2Be (19/04/13). Place2Be provides emotional and therapeutic services in 282 schools, building children's resilience through talking, creative work and play. They help children to cope with wide-ranging social issues.
6. SportsAid (19/04/13). SportsAid helps young athletes to overcome the financial obstacles they face in their bid to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions.
7. Action for Children (20/12/16). The Queen passed down this charity to Kate. It helps to support some of the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, as well as parents and caregivers.
8. The Anna Freud National Centre for Children & Families (17/02/16). It is a children’s mental health charity with an aim of transforming current mental health provision in the UK by improving the quality, accessibility and effectiveness of treatment. 
9. The Scout Association, Volunteer from 05/01/12 (The Queen is their Patron). The program strives to teach young people valuable life skills like teamwork, leadership, time management and self-motivation through physical and creative activities.

A look at the charities The Duchess is Patron of – Part 1/2:
•1. The Royal Foundation of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge & Prince Harry (05/01/12). The Royal Trio use the Foundation as the main vehicle for their philanthropic activities. It covers their work with the armed forces, young people, conservation and mental health. It umbrellas the likes of the Heads Together campaign, and the new Mentally Healthy Schools initiative that Kate recently launched.
•2. Action on Addiction (05/01/12). This charity works with people affected by drug and alcohol addiction. Kate also gave her backing to M-PACT (Moving Parents and Children Together), the charity's eight-week programme designed to help children aged 8–17 whose parents have drug and/or alcohol addictions. She has visited a number of treatment centres as well as women's prisons to see how the women there are being helped.
•3. East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH) (05/01/12). EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. Their care is tailored for the needs of all family members and delivered where the families wish – in their own home, at hospital, in the community or at one of three hospices. Kate plays a big part in helping to fundraise and bring attention to their initiatives, as they rely on public donations.
•4. National Portrait Gallery (05/01/12). The Gallery houses a collection of portraits of historically important and famous British people. The gallery has a portrait of Kate, painted by Paul Elmsley and has featured her photos taken for a 2016 Vogue article. Kate has long been a keen photographer and loves art, so this patronage was a perfect choice.
•5. The Art Room (05/01/12). This charity used art as a therapeutic tool for children. Practitioners work with children facing emotional difficulties to help them grow in confidence and express themselves in the safe havens that the charity provides.
•6. 100 Women in Hedge Funds Philanthropic Initiatives (from 01/01/2013). 100WHF is a global network of professionals in the finance and alternative investment industries working together to empower women at every stage of their careers.

Back in early 2013, the National Portrait Gallery unveiled its first portrait of The Duchess of Cambridge, and The Duke & Duchess were given a private preview before it went on public display. (Swipe left to view)
Paul Elmsley was selected to paint the portrait by the Gallery's Director and Kate herself. It took three-and-a-half months to complete.
After working with Kate, Mr Elmsley revealed, "I found her to be remarkable. She really does have genuine, spontaneous warmth about her. I also found her to be very perceptive. She was interested and had interesting things to say. But the main thing I would say about her is that she is someone who makes you feel very relaxed."
In regards to the portrait, he said, "The Duchess explained that she would like to be portrayed naturally – her natural self – as opposed to her official self. She struck me as enormously open and generous and a very warm person. After initially feeling it was going to be an unsmiling portrait I think it was the right choice in the end to have her smiling – that is really who she is."
The Duchess told the artist, “It’s just amazing, I thought it was brilliant. Thank you.”
The portrait proved to be a little controversial at the time, with Kate described as having a “vampiric, malevolent glare” by the media.
Mr Elmsley revealed, "At first the attacks were so vicious that there was a point where I myself doubted that the portrait of The Duchess was any good. But now I've had time to reflect, I am still happy with it and am getting on with my life. There is nothing I would have changed."
In the portrait, Kate wore her sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to Diana and were given to her as a wedding gift. She also wore a navy French Connection blouse.
To the viewing, Kate wore a Whistles dress and Episode pumps with her Asprey pendant.
The Duchess was pregnant with George at the time.

We will see The Duke & Duchess at this year's EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall on the 18th of February — which means another beautiful gown for Kate!
Speaking of, let's take a look back at her collection of formal gowns. Pick your favourite & comment what it is - I will post what the most popular gown is on my Insta story. Update: voting now closed - see my Insta story for results!
1. 2011: Jenny Packham. ARK gala in 2011 & EACH gala in 2016.
2. 2011: Alexander McQueen. Hollywood BAFTAs.
3. 2011: Jenny Packham. Palace reception.
4. 2011: Amanda Wakeley. Palace reception.
5. 2011: Beulah London. 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala.
6. 2011: Alexander McQueen. Sun Military Awards.
7. 2012: Temperley London. War Horse premiere.
8. 2012: Jenny Packham. Olympic gala.
9. 2012: Alexander McQueen. Malaysian reception.
10. 2012: Alexander McQueen. Sports Personality of the Year awards.
11. 2013: Jenny Packham. Tusk foundation gala dinner.
12. 2013: Roland Mouret. Worn to an exclusive dinner in 2012 and the Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom premiere in 2013.
13. 2014: Jenny Packham. Worn to 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala in 2013, National Portrait Gallery gala in 2014, and a gala night in New York City.
14. 2014: Jenny Packham. Natural History Museum gala.
15. 2014: Diane Von Furstenberg. Royal Variety Performance.
16. 2015: Erdem. 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala.
17. 2015: Jenny Packham. Spectre premiere.
18. 2015: Alexander McQueen. Diplomatic Reception. (We didn't get a full, clear shot)
19. 2015: Jenny Packham. Chinese State Banquet.
20. 2016: Saloni. Palace reception.
21. 2016: Jenny Packham. Gala in India.
22. 2016: Tory Burch. Dinner with the King & Queen of Bhutan.
23. 2016: Beulah London. Bhutan reception.
24. 2016: Roland Mouret. SportsAid Banquet.
25. 2016: Self Portrait. A Street Cat Named Bob film premiere.
26. 2017: Alexander McQueen. BAFTAs.
27. 2017: Jenny Packham. Paris reception.
28. 2017: Temperley London. National Portrait Gallery gala.
29. 2017: Jenny Packham. Royal Variety Performance.
30. 2017: Marchesa. Spanish State Banquet.
31. 2018: Erdem. Sweden reception.
32. 2018: Alexander McQueen. Norway reception.

The Duchess was back in a Goat coat for today's visit to Action on Addiction.
The English label has proven to be Kate's favourite for this pregnancy. Although Goat does not have a maternity line, they hold many tunic-style items that accomodate a growing bump.
Kate's new blue coat today was the 'Ellory Bow Detail Coat' in the Marine colourway. It is currently only available in size 14 for £330 down from £660.
It is described: "The stunning marine shade echoes paradisiacal oceans and the pretty bow detailing ensures this is more than just your everyday coat."
She teamed it with sheer hosiery and her Aspinal London clutch bag, a style which is from a collaboration with Beulah London in 2015.
For shoes, she brought back her old favourite Stuart Weitzman 'Power' black suede pumps that have been worn since 2014 but are no longer available.
Kate also wore her stunning G Collins & Sons Tanzanite and Diamond earrings today too.
Unfortunately we didn't get much of a look at her dress underneath.
The Duchess of Cambridge told a member of the crowd in Essex today when asked if she was looking forward to Harry's wedding, "Yes and now we have two with Eugenie's - it's very exciting".

Today The Duchess of Cambridge opened a new treatment centre for addiction recovery as part of her role as Patron of Action on Addiction.
The recovery programme Clouds in the Community offers a 48-day treatment programme for people suffering addiction
as an alternative to residential treatment, and enables the charity to provide services for more people in more places.
The programme is designed to be a starting point for long term recovery and abstinence, and leads to improvements in participants’ physical and psychological health, self-efficacy, and overall quality of life.
Independent evaluation of the programme in Essex showed that almost 80% of clients did not return to any treatment service upon completion of the scheme.
The Duchess also joined a round-table discussion with healthcare professionals and met with people who have benefited from the services.
Action on Addiction is a charity that offers life-saving treatment to both individuals and their families. It works in the areas of research, prevention, treatment, aftercare, as well as professional education and family support.
Kate has been their Patron since 2012; it was one of the first four organisations that she chose to work with.
She has attended a number of engagements in the field of addiction in the past, including visits to women's prisons to talk to women battling drug and alcohol addictions.
By choosing patronage of an addiction charity as one of her first official roles, Kate follows in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who became Patron of Turning Point — a charity working with mental health and substance abuse — in 1985.
Kate said in a brief speech, "So you are very special to me. It's great to be here and actually seeing the development of where the charity's gone in the years gone past."

Today, The Duchess of Cambridge is opening a new Action on Addiction community-based treatment centre in Wickford, Essex.
Kate will official open the centre and learn more about the charity's recovery programme, Clouds in the Community.
Kate is wearing a new coat by Goat in the 'Ellory' style.

The 6th of February 1952 marked the end of one great reign and the beginning of another.
The Queen marked the 66th anniversary of her accession to the throne yesterday.
However Her Majesty has always made it clear that her long reign is a consequence of her father's early death, and so it is not a day for celebration.
King George VI died in his sleep, aged 57, on this day at Sandringham House after battling lung cancer. The-then Princess Elizabeth, just 25, was in Kenya on a Commonwealth tour with Prince Philip when she learned of her father's death and her accession to the throne. She returned home to England a queen.
On the 8th of February, Elizabeth II was formally proclaimed Queen in St James’s Palace.
The new monarch read an official Proclamation, saying, "By the sudden death of my dear father I am called to assume the duties and responsibilities of sovereignty. My heart is too full for me to say more to you today than I shall always work, as my father did throughout his reign, to advance the happiness and prosperity of my peoples, spread as they are all the world over."
Elizabeth's Coronation was on the 2nd of June the following year in 1953 at Westminster Abbey. The coronation took place more than a year later because of the tradition that holding such a festival is inappropriate during the period of mourning that follows the death of a monarch
The Queen marked the milestone privately at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, where she spends the winter.
Not only was it an immense personal tragedy for the 25-year-old, but she was expected to step immediately into a very demanding role, filling the void her father had left.
#AccessionDay #TheQueen #RoleModel

The Duchess and other royals receiving a traditional Māori greeting in New Zealand known as the hongi.
Two people press their noses and foreheads against each other's in what could be considered the equivalent of a handshake, only it carries much more significance.
The greeting means "to share breath," stemming from Māori mythology. By doing so, one goes from being a visitor to 'tangata whenua' — a member of the local people.
I thought I'd share this explanation today as it is Waitangi Day here in NZ — the day the Treaty of Waitangi, our founding document, was signed in 1840, enabling the British settlers and the Māori to live together under a common set of laws. This secured British sovereignty over its islands.
The royals participate in the traditional welcome when they visit on tours, as their roles as cultural ambassadors.
Happy Waitangi Day, NZ 🇳🇿

To mark Children's Mental Health Week this week, The Duchess of Cambridge has released a new video with Place2Be, urging adults to help children be the “best versions of themselves.” (Swipe left to view the rest.)
Over the passed few years, The Duchess has been working with children's charities such as Place2Be, which she is Patron of, to encourage the importance of identifying children's mental illnesses early on in order to offset problems in adulthood.
She recently unveiled a new project under the Royal Trio's Heads Together campaign called Mentally Healthy Schools, which is aimed at supporting the mental health of children in junior schools.
Kate called upon parents and teachers to “give children the emotional strength” they need to “fulfil their true potential”.
The Duchess made the comments in an online video for Place2Be — which provides emotional help and support in schools — during last month’s visit to Reach Academy Feltham.
The charity says that low self-esteem affects more than eight in 10 of the pupils who receive Place2Be’s one-to-one support, but when children are supported to have a positive view of themselves it can have a real impact on their confidence and can help them cope with life’s challenges.
The Duchess said, "Some children will be facing tougher challenges than others, but I firmly believe that while we cannot change their circumstances, we can ensure that every child is given the best possible support to ensure they fulfil their true potential."
"This is best achieved when we, the adults in their lives, work together to give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive."
#ChildrensMentalHealthWeek #Place2Be

A recap of all the outfits worn by The Duchess during the Royal Tour of Sweden & Norway. 🇸🇪🇳🇴 Let me know your top favourite look! (Swipe left)
1. Kate had a go at playing bandy in a Burberry coat, jumper by Swedish label Fjällräven, Sorel boots, John Lewis gloves and a Eugenia Kim beanie.
2. Kate later wore a green bespoke Catherine Walker coat with Troy London faux fur collar and cuffs, a Peruvian Connection hat, Mulberry bag, Cornelia James gloves and Russell & Bromley boots.
3. Under her coat was a green bespoke Catherine Walker dress that she wore with black tights, Tod's pumps and a Mulberry bag.
4. That night, Kate wore a golden Erdem dress with Gianvito Rossi pumps and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
5. The following day, Kate wore a houndstooth Catherine Walker coat, her Tod's fringe pumps, Cornelia James gloves and a Chanel bag.
6. Underneath was a bespoke Alexander McQueen bouclé dress that she wore with tights and the same burgundy accessories as before.
7. That evening, Kate wore a black coat by Swedish label Ida Sjöstedt with her Troy London faux fur collar and cuffs.
8. Under the coat was a blue velvet Erdem dress worn with Gianvito Rossi sandals and Robinson Pelham earrings.
9. Kate landed in Oslo wearing another bespoke Catherine Walker coat with her Tod's pumps.
10. She then changed into her Russell & Bromley boots, Lacorine hat and Cornelia James gloves.
11. Underneath was the Seraphine 'Marlene' dress that she earlier paired with her Tod's pumps.
12. At a reception in Oslo, she wore a custom McQueen gown with Oscar de la Renta pumps and a Jimmy Choo clutch.
13. For her last day in Norway, Kate wore a coat by Dolce & Gabbana with her Tod's pumps, Cornelia James gloves and a dress by Norwegian label deTiMo.
14. The last event of the tour saw Kate in a jacket by KJUS, a Barts beanie, Sorel boots and John Lewis gloves.
I also included a little collage of William's outfits for those interested.
Well done to The Duke & Duchess on another successful Royal Tour!
Thanks for following along with my posts during the tour, and sorry for clogging up your Instagram feed. Back to normal now 😉
#RoyalVisitSweden 🇸🇪 #RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

Final outfits of the Royal Tour: 🇳🇴
For this afternoon's visit to Holmenkollen, The Duchess added a touch of sartorial diplomacy one last time by wearing a jacket from the label KJUS, whose co-founder is Norwegian Olympic skier Lasse Kjus.
Kate picked the 'Duana Two-Tone Quilted Shell Down Jacket' which is available for £650 (with thanks to Guilia on Twitter for the find). "The two-tone ski jacket has a figure-hugging silhouette made from shell that's filled with warm down. This piece has a neck gaiter for extra coverage, a detachable hood and 3D-mesh shoulder inserts to keep your body at a comfortable temperature."
Kate wore the Barts 'Jasmine Beanie' in white which was down to £19.99 before selling out. The hand-knitted chunky knit features a big pom and soft fleece lining.
For shoes, The Duchess was back in her Sorel 'Torino' waterproof leather ankle boots that she wore on the first day of the tour in Stockholm. They remain available for £120.
She was also wearing her John Lewis 'Black Faux Fur Suede Trim Gloves' which are sold out.
Earlier today, Kate picked a burgundy coat by Dolce & Gabbana.
The £1,750 double breasted coat features a fitted bodice, pointed collar, pocket flaps and a front button fastening.
The piece bares a remarkable resemblance to Kate's black Collarless Long Coat by the same label worn to last year's Remembrance Sunday service.
Under the coat, Kate picked a dress from Norwegian label byTiMo (with thanks to Heaven on Twitter). It is the 'Lace Shift Dress' that retails fro $311.
It is described: "A classic shift dress with an A-line shape, a high neck and elbow length sleeves. It has an oval-heckled lace detailing on the collar, on the shoulders and in the waistline."
Kate wore her Cornelia James 'Beatrice Merino Wool Gloves' in black, available for £70 in multiple colours.
She carried her Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and wore her Mappin & Webb 'Empress White Gold And Diamond Drop Earrings', available for £3,450.
The Duchess completed the look with black tights and her black suede Tod's pumps once again.
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

The Duke and Duchess have successfully completed their Scandinavian Royal Tour. 🇸🇪🇳🇴
They spent the last morning of their tour at Hartvig Nissen School that served as the setting for a hit tv show 'Skam' concerning common issues faced by young people growing up. They heard about about the effect Skam had on bringing these issues out into the open.
The Duke and Duchess then traveled to Skaugum, the official residence of The Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, for a private lunch.
The final engagements of the tour took place in the beautiful setting of Holmenkollen, the snowy hills that overlook the city of Oslo. Here, Their Royal Highnesses, accompanied by The Crown Prince and Princess, saw how Norwegians embrace the outdoors in the coldest of temperatures, and champion the importance of exercise and wellbeing.
The Duke and Duchess firstly visited Holmenkollen's most iconic landmark – the Holmenkollen Ski Jump. The ski jump is truly impressive in its size, and has capacity for more than 70,000 spectators. Here, William and Kate walked through the Holmenkollen ski museum and then watched a demonstration from some of Norway's top under-18 ski jumpers, before meeting them at the top of the ski jump. No country has won more Winter Olympics medals than Norway, and as excitement builds around the forthcoming Games in South Korea, the royal couple learnt more about how the Norwegians have maintained this record. 
The Duke & Duchess then watched a group of local nursery children taking part in an afternoon ski school session on the slopes. They participated in a number of outdoors activities with the children, including roasting sausages on an open fire.
The Duke and Duchess then departed for the airport, and are traveling back home to London, having completed another successful royal tour.
#RoyalVisitSweden 🇸🇪 #RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

The Duke & Duchess are beginning their final day of their royal tour with a visit to Hartvig Nissen School, the location of the hugely successful Norwegian television programme 'Skam' which highlights common challenges amongst young people growing up, such as as identity issues, bullying, relationships, sexual assault, and eating disorders.
The Duke & Duchess and Crown Prince Haakon & Crown Princess Mette-Marit are meeting with the stars and producers of Skam to hear more about the series, and with students to learn about the effect Skam had on bringing these issues out into the open, and the role played by social media.
Today Kate is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana coat and her Tod's pumps.
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

The Duchess looked every inch the princess tonight! She saved the best look for last in my opinion (this was the last formal event of the tour). Swipe left to see a video of her walking in.
The Duke and Duchess were invited by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja to an official dinner in their honour at the Royal Palace.
Kate was escorted into the reception area by King Harald.
The dinner was attended by members of government, leaders in business and those from the Norwegian creative industries.
The Duchess looked sensational in a custom flowing gown by Alexander McQueen. The blush gown was worn with a matching sheer cape that trailed to the floor and featured silver embellishments around the neckline.
For jewellery, The Duchess wore The Queen's diamond pendant earrings which have not been worn much by Her Majesty and their origin remains unknown.
Kate also wore The Queen's diamond bracelet, which was given to the then-Princess Elizabeth as a wedding gift from Prince Philip. It is encrusted with diamonds from a tiara which belonged to Philip's mother.
Kate's clutch is Jimmy Choo's 'Celeste Crystal & Suede Clutch', available for around $1,600 in Ballet Pink (this colour), Black and Vino (the burgundy version Kate carried at the first reception in Sweden a couple of nights back).
Kate completed her look with her sparkly Cinderella pumps, also known as her Oscar de la Renta 'Cabrina' pumps, which are the perfect fit for this look. The platinum lamé pumps are available for $750 in limited sizing.
She nailed it.
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

This evening, The Duke and Duchess have been invited by Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja to an official dinner in their honour at the Royal Palace.
The Duchess is in a stunning new McQueen gown and cape with The Queen's jewellery! Now we're talking! 😍
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

The Duchess picked out another Catherine Walker coat to wear on her first day in Oslo, Norway.
This is the third bespoke @catwalkerco coat we have seen this tour. It would have been the easiest option for Kate ahead of the tour to order a set of bespoke pieces from the same brand, as they know her measurements and it reduces the number of fittings required.
This particular coat features some characteristics of coats featured on the Catherine Walker website, such as the distinctive funnel neck, sharp shoulders and princess seaming.
Underneath, Kate wore a maternity dress by her go-to maternity label, @seraphinematernity . This particular cocktail dress is the 'Marlene' style from the Luxe collection and sold for £165 (currently out of stock).
The dress is described: "The soft woven skirt sweeps elegantly to the knee, creating a flattering A-line silhouette that’s perfect before, during and after pregnancy."
Kate wore another fluffy hat today. This is the Lacorine 'Sumac - Luxury Alpaca Fur Hat' in Chocolate, available for £187.50/$270. These hats are derived from natural herd loss in the bitter Peruvian winters using Fair Trade principles.
Kate wore her Cornelia James 'Clementine' merino gloves with faux fur trim in the Chocolate colour, available for £90/$118.
Stepping off the jet this morning, Kate had on her Tod's block heeled pumps, but for this afternoon's events she slipped into something a little warmer. She debuted the brown suede version of the Stuart Weitzman 'Half N Half Stretch Knee-High Boot' which she has had in black for years. They are available at Russell & Bromley for £455/$650 (with thanks to Middleton Maven on Twitter).
Kate carried her black suede Mulberry clutch and wore Diana's sapphire and diamond earrings.

The Duke & Duchess landed in Norway this morning where they were greeted by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.
They then traveled to the Royal Palace where the couple are staying at the invitation of King Harald and Queen Sonja.
The Duke & Duchess were officially welcomed to Norway by The King and Queen by way of a luncheon, which was attended by other members of The Royal Family. There they exchanged gifts, with William and Kate providing their hosts with a signed portrait we have not seen before which was part of Chris Jackson's series taken last year. The Norwegian King and Queen gave them books, an ornamental bowl, a framed portrait and a set of wooly jumpers.
Following this, Their Royal Highnesses visited the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the Palace Gardens, which opened last year in the name of Princess Ingrid Alexandra to mark the 25th anniversary of The King's reign.
Princess Ingrid Alexandra accompanied The Duke & Duchess around the gardens. She is the eldest child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit and is currently second in line to succeed her grandfather, King Harald V.
The sculptures, of which there are now four, are designed by and for children, through cartoon competitions in schools across the country.
During this visit, The Duke and Duchess had the opportunity to meet members of the public gathered in the park.
The Duke and The Crown Prince and Princess then attended an event held at MESH, a co-working space for entrepreneurs and start-up companies to grow their businesses and thrive in a creative environment. Encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation are high priorities for Norway and the UK.
Their Royal Highnesses met a number of Norwegian and UK companies based at MESH showcasing their work, and saw how some start-ups are tackling issues such as the environment, and mental health and wellbeing, in new and engaging ways.
We will see The Duke & Duchess later this evening at a dinner held in their honour at the Royal Palace.
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

The Duke & Duchess have arrived in Norway today! 🇳🇴
Heavy snow meant the cancellation of their initial engagement of the day. Instead of going to Uppsala Airbase to see Gripen aircraft and be briefed on Sweden’s defence capabilities, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge got a briefing in Stockholm on the Swedish Armed Forces from Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist before their departure to Norway.
After landing in Oslo, The Duke & Duchess were met by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit before traveling to the Royal Palace where they will attend a luncheon hosted by King Harald and Queen Sonja.
The couple will be staying at the Royal Palace for the next two nights.
Above you can see photos of The Duke and Duchess with members of the Norwegian Royal Family. In the larger group photo, from left is Princess Märtha-Louise (King Harald's daughter), Princess Astrid (King Harald's sister), Crown Prince Haakon (heir apparent to throne of Norway), The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of Cambridge, King Harald V, Queen Sonja and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (wife of Crown Prince Haakon).
The Duchess is wearing Catherine Walker for the third day in a row with her Tod's pumps and Seraphine dress underneath.
#RoyalVisitNorway 🇳🇴

A look at The Duchess's two Erdem outfits from the past two nights. She wore the two colours featured on the Swedish flag: gold and blue. 🇸🇪
The Duchess opted for an elaborately patterned velvet number from Erdem once again for last night's reception at the Fotografiska Gallery in Stockholm.
Kate picked the 'Christina Devore Velvet Midi Dress' which is part of the designer's A/W 17 runway collection. It features a mock neckline, banded waist, A-line silhouette, large fluted sleeves and a flounced hem.
Canadian-Turkish founder Erdem Moralioglu is "Known for his use of experimental textiles, vibrant prints, and detailed craftsmanship. Erdem has created a beautiful world of the delicate mixed with the bold."
Kate's black coat is by Ida Sjöstedt, a very popular Swedish label worn frequently by the Swedish princesses.
She paired the coat with the black faux fur Troy London collar (£65/$90) and cuffs (£40/$56) she wore with her green Catherine Walker coat yesterday.
For shoes, The Duchess wore her Gianvito Rossi d'Orsay ankle-strap heels that sold for £265 but are now unavailable.
As for jewellery, Kate had on some new earrings from Robinson Pelham. These are the 18ct white gold 'Aspen' earrings and retail for £4,900/$7,000. They are now out of stock.
For Tuesday's reception, Kate also chose an Erdem dress: the silk-crepe de Chine 'Stephanie' gown, from the AW17 collection.
A bit of background on the dress: "Erdem envisions 1940s silhouettes with floral patterns – in this case, passion flowers – lifted from traditional Japanese screens for Resort 2018, and this silk crepe de Chine Stephanie dress is the result."
Kate paired the dress with a new Jimmy Choo clutch and her matching Gianvito Rossi 105 suede burgundy pumps.
For jewellery, The Duchess wore Diana's Collingwood pearl earrings and pearl bracelet that we have seen her wear previously.
So, what Erdem dress out of the two is your favourite? It's the blue velvet one for me.
See you tomorrow when The Duke & Duchess will be in Norway! 🇳🇴

For The Duke and Duchess' last night in Stockholm, they are attending an event at the Fotografiska Gallery, which at night boasts glittering views over the city.
The event is a celebration of contemporary culture with guests representing the worlds of music, film, television, theatre, tech, dance, art and sport, with live music, drinks and canapés.
Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography) is a centre for contemporary photography which opened in 2010 and has since exhibited the work of renowned photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Joel-Peter Witkin, Anders Petersen, Sarah Moon and Christer Strömholm, to name a few. No doubt Kate would have been eagerly anticipating this visit, being a keen photographer herself.
William and Kate had a short tour of the gallery's latest exhibition by UK photographer Nick Veasey, before joining the reception.
Nick revealed that William told him Kate takes photos of their children everyday.
At the reception, William gave a speech and spoke of how he and Kate have enjoyed their time in the country. “It has been a great pleasure to be in Stockholm these last two days,” he says. “Sweden is a country that holds a very special place in the heart of my family, and for all British people. And it has been a joy to see that our very high expectations for this beautiful city have been fully met.”
Once again, they attended the event with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who have served as their hosts for their two-day stay in Sweden. William is actually Victoria's fourth cousins once removed through Queen Victoria.
Addressing the Swedish royals, William said, "Thank you for making us feel so welcome. We very much hope we will have the opportunity to repay your generosity in the United Kingdom soon.”
William concluded with, ”Above all, tonight is a celebration of friendship," which has been the tour's theme as William and Kate serve as unofficial Brexit ambassadors, attempting to strengthen ties with European counties.
Kate's coat is by Swedish designer Ida Sjostedt, her dress is by Erdem again, and her shoes are Gianvito Rossi.

For today's events in Stockholm, Sweden, The Duchess chose a bold houndstooth coat, which was a lovely little tribute to Diana.
The red and white patterned coat is Kate's third Catherine Walker piece on this tour. The double-breasted coat features a princess line, a pointed flat collar, and six red buttons, sitting just above the knee.
The British label was a favourite of Diana's. The pattern bares sticking similarities to a jacket Diana wore in 1990 with a matching skirt of a different colour (second slide). Kate has paid homage to Diana several times through wearing clearly similar pieces on certain occasions.
Underneath the coat, Kate wore a bespoke piece from Alexander McQueen. The dress features a wool-blend bouclé-tweed fabric which is flecked with gold yarns, similar to other pieces in their collection.
The collection this dress is inspired by is described: "Alexander McQueen's Pre-Fall '17 collection is inspired by the medieval heroines of Arthurian legend - Isolde, Guinevere and the Lady of the Lake."
Kate brought back out her chic Chanel Bag with Enamel Handle, first worn in Paris last year.
She also wore her matching Tod's Fringed Leather Pumps (£267 but now sold out) with a sturdy block heel, almond toe and elegant gold buckle.
Kate paid homage to the host nation today through her new earrings. These are the 'Baroque Pearl Earring Drops' by Swedish brand In2Design, available at Banana Republic for £107/$152 (with thanks to Charlotte on Twitter). These earrings were inspired by the simplicity and modern elegance of Swedish design, and have also been worn by Princess Sofia of Sweden. Each piece is one-of-a-kind due to the nature of freshwater pearls.
Kate wore her Cornelia James 'Imogen' gloves in Chocolate today also. Available for £70/$100, they are described, "A wrist length glove made in pure merino wool. This glove is finished with a side bow. If you are after warmth but not bulk, Imogen is the glove for you."
I think this McQueen dress is one of my new favourite dresses of hers! So flattering!
To read about today's events, visit my previous post.

After having a lovely welcome to the Swedish capital of Stockholm yesterday, The Duke & Duchess and Crown Princess Victoria & Prince Daniel are spending today carrying out engagements centred around mental health.
After visiting the famous Karolinska Institute, where they learnt about Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges, the four royals visited Matteusskolan, a school in Stockholm benefiting from the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) programme. YAM promotes increased knowledge about mental health through dialogue and role-play. The royals spoke to students and mentors involved in the programme.
The Duke gave a speech to students, teachers and invited guests about the importance of young people having conversations about mental health challenges.
The four royals are currently paying a visit to one of Sweden's leading department stores – NK.
Nordiska Kompaniet (colloquially known as NK) is a luxury department store opened in 1915 with the purpose of becoming a commercial and cultural theatre — a contemporary stage.
The couple are officially opening an interactive exhibition featuring the best of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden.
William and Kate will then travel to Haga Palace, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's official residence, for a private tea with the royal couple.
This evening, the couple will attend an event at the Fotografiska Gallery celebrating contemporary culture with guests representing the worlds of music, film, television, theatre, tech, dance, art and sport, with live music, drinks and canapés. The Duke will also deliver a speech at this event.
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