Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December 25, 2011: Christmas Day

Date:           December 25, 2011
Event:          Visits to St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Sandringham
Where:         Sandringham, Norfolk, UK

Wardrobe 1:
Coat:            Grey, A-Line coat
Shoes:          Aquatalia "Rumba," black suede, knee high, heeled boots with black hose

Wardrobe 2:
Coat:           Aubergine, funnel necked coat
Hat:             Jane Corbett aubergine hat with bow to the back
Shoes:         Black suede heels with black hose
Earrings:      Kiki McDonough, Green amethyst drop earrings

The Duchess of Cambridge joined members of the Royal Family for her first Christmas at Sandringham

Plum centre of attention Kate, flanked by William and Harry on either side, in her striking Jane Corbett hat

Family gathering: Catherine, seen here with Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, is spending her first Christmas with the Royals

Catherine was seen joing the rest of the royal family on two visits to the church on the Sandringham estate, St. Mary Magdalene's on Christmas day. In the first visit, she wore a grey, A-line coat, her black suede Aquatalia "Rumba" boots, and black hose. She did not wear a hat or carry a handbag. On the second visit, she wore an eggplant colored jacket by "an independent British designer," an eggplant hat by Jane Corbett, and black suede heels with black hose. She wore her half half up on each occasion. Catherine also wore a pair of earrings not seen before, perhaps a Christmas present? They were identified by Anna of My Small Obsessions as Kiki McDonough green amethyst drop earrings.

December 21, 2011: Visit to Centrepoint

Date:          December 21, 2011
Event:        Visit to Centrepoint Charity
Where:       Camberwell Foyer, London, UK

Dress:         Ralph Lauren, olive green sweater dress, cinched at the waist with a wide belt
Shoes:        Aquatalia "Rumba," black suede, knee high, heeled boots with black hose
Earrings:     Kiki McDonough "Grace" earrings

Charity work: The Duchess of Cambridge arriving at Centrepoint's homeless shelter in Camberwell, London

Campaigner: Prince William is now patron of the organisation which works with young homeless people and two years ago spent the night sleeping rough publicise the plight of the homeless at Christmas

Aquatalia "Rumba" boots in black suede

Kiki McDonough earrings, from "Grace" collection

The Duke and Duchess visited Centrepoint in Camberwell Foyer, in South London UK, to bring a heightened awareness to the work the charity is doing. The Prince has been a patron for many years, and his mother was a patron before him. The couple visited with youth that were being assisted by the charity, saw a talent show, and participated in a healthy cooking seminar.

The Duchess wore an olive green, Ralph Lauren sweater dress, cinched with a black, wide belt. She wore her Aquatalia "Rumba," black suede, knee-high boots with black hose. She wore her hair down in loose curls. 

December 19, 2011: The Sun Military Awards

Date:                  December 19, 2011
Event:                 The Sun Military Awards
Where:               Imperial War Museum, London, UK

Dress:                Alexander McQueen
Shoes:                Prada, black satin, platform heels
Clutch:                Pretty Ballerinas, black velvet clutch
Jewelry:              Ruby and diamond starburst necklace, ruby and diamond bracelet

Dressed to impress: The dress was made by a designer for Alexander McQueen and featured frill trim around the bust

The tiny Duchess' waist was on show in the dress which had a fishtail-style skirt

Classic: Kate, whose shiny brunette locks were styled in loose curls, wore a chunky silver necklace and matching earrings with the simple gown

Kate and her men: The Duchess arrives on the red carpet with her husband, Prince William and Prince Harry

Alexander McQueen 
Alexander McQueen gown, with sheer skirting

Pretty Ballerinas, black velvet bow clutch

Prada platform pumps, black suede

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Sun Military Awards at the Imperial War Museum in London. The event is an annual awards ceremony which honors servicemen, servicewomen, and civilians for their service. The awards include, "Best Recruit," and "The Life Saver Award." The Duchess presented the award for "Most Outstanding Soldier," to Seargent Ryan McCready.

The Duke wore a black tuxedo and bowtie, while Catherine matched him in a black velvet Alexander McQueen gown. The gown featured a trimmed, sweetheart neckline, and mermaid skirt. The gown was originally sheer in the skirt section but was altered to become completely velvet for the Duchess. She matched the ensemble with a velvet bowed clutch by Pretty Ballerinas, and black suede Prada heels. She also wore jewelry, which was a wedding gift from an anonymous friend. The necklace featured diamond and ruby starburst, and she wore a diamond and ruby bracelet. Catherine wore her hair in a side part with loose curls.

December 19, 2011: The Queen's Pre-Christmas Luncheon

Date:            December 19, 2011
Event:           The Queen's pre-Christmas Luncheon
Where:         Buckingham Palace, London, UK

Coat:            Red coat


Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

William and Catherine arrived at Buckingham Palace for the Queen's annual Pre-Christmas luncheon, held to celebrate Christmas with extended member of the royal family who will not be attending Christmas at Sandringham. The Duke and Duchess arrived with the Duke driving the couple in a Range Rover. The only visible part of Catherine's outfit was a red jacket. She worn her hair down in curls and had a heavy brow.