Friday, 17 March 2017

The Duchess in Ice Blue Jenny Packham & Queen's Jewels for Gala Dinner

Day one of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's two-day visit to Paris came to a close with a glittering gala dinner.


Kensington Palace posted this beautiful photo of the Cambridges coming down the stairs. It looks very much like a still plucked from a move - a truly memorable shot!


The black-tie event was held at the official residence of the British Ambassador to France, Edward Llewellyn - Lord Llewellyn of Steep - David Cameron's former chief of staff at Downing Street. The Ambassador, who earlier described the visit as "a special day" has been accompanying the royal couple throughout their visit. Below we see William and Kate arriving for the dinner with Lord Llewellyn and his wife Anne.


Royal reporter for ITV Chris Ship shared this lovely photo of the British Embassy on Twitter.


Kensington Palace shared a look at the ballroom before guests arrived.


What's on the menu tonight? The Mail Online reported guests dined on "sole crown and Dublin Bay prawns, crayfish, braised leg of Welsh lamb with a seasonal vegetable garnish and roast potatoes with thyme, and an iced white and dark chocolate soufflé, butterscotch sauce with a pistachio and almond diamond shortbread".


The Cambridges were joined by a host of well-known figures including sportspeople and actors. Among those present were Kristin Scott Thomas (who played the Queen on Broadway in Peter Morgan's The Audience), Audrey Tatou and footballer Robert Pires.


Below, Kate chats with actor Jean Reno.


Prince William delivered a message from Her Majesty.


More from the Telegraph:

"The Duke used a short address at the  black tie dinner to deliver a message from his grandmother, the Queen. Recalling her numerous visits to France during her reign, she said: "Although much has changed since my first visit, the ties between our nations have stood the test of time and will, I am sure, continue to prosper."

Indeed, there was a moment of comedy when Kids United performed Pharrell's 'Happy' for William and Kate, the song he danced to in Verbier.


William and Kate mingling with guests.


For the most glamorous event on the itinerary, Kate selected an ice blue gown from her go-to evening designer Jenny Packham. As we've come to expect from Packham, the garment is a shimmering creation with intricate embellishment and sheer detail. I love the colour (on social media many find it reminiscent of Elsa in Frozen) and the placement of the floral detail.


The attention to detail is exquisite. 


Kate styled the gown with her Oscar de la Renta Platinum Lamé Cabrina pumps. The shimmering $690 pumps are described as "our enduringly classic Cabrina pumps...reworked for the new season in glistening platinum lamé. This Italian-made pair has a sleek, architectural silhouette with a pointed toe, scalloped sides and raised back". They are available in limited sizes on the website.

Oscar de la Renta

The Duchess carried her Jenny Packham Casa clutch.

Jenny Packham

Kate's sparkling jewels are on loan from the Queen. The chandelier diamond earrings have been in Kate's jewellery box since shortly after the wedding, and we've seen her wear them on numerous occasions since.


Kate's sparkling bracelet tonight.


The bracelet was originally a choker Queen Mary wore, circa 1920. It was later converted to a bracelet and worn by the late Queen Mother. We saw Kate wear it at the Chinese state banquet in 2015.


A closer look at Kate's partial updo.


Day one has certainly been interesting. From their arrival in Paris to this evening, it all seemed to go by in a flash. The schedule was obviously very close in terms of time. What did you think of Kate's looks today? We saw the Duchess opt for tried and trusted favourites Catherine Walker, Alexander McQueen and Jenny Packham. There were surprises in the jewellery department, and two new pairs of Gianvito Rossi's. Will we see Kate sport a French label tomorrow? To read our post on William and Kate's appearance at the St Patrick's Day parade please click here, and for the post on their Paris arrival, meeting with President Hollande and Embassy reception please click here.


Tomorrow's itinerary:

  • The Cambridges visit Les Invalides - a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France. The couple will meet survivors and first responders involved in the terrorist attacks at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris as well as the lorry attack in Nice on Bastille Day last year. 
  • William and Kate will then attend a Six Nations Rugby Match between Wales and France which is scheduled to begin at 2.45 pm.

It's been enormously fun following the visit with all of you and reading your comments. I look forward to doing it again tomorrow! :)

177 comments:

  1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 19:37

    Now that we know it was two rapid evening changes and the coat was only on for a short while I think her choice to not change is very, very understandable.

    I really like this gown. It's classic Kate and classic Packham. It's glamorous and glittery without looking like she's "trying too hard".

    I love how people are likening it to an "Elsa dress". I can totally see it. And I mean, what is the use of being a princess (Yeah I know, duchess!) if you can't Disney it up once in a while?! :)

    Can't wait for a better look. I think I see a bracelet and maybe her "go to" even diamond chandiliers. It has nice potential all over :)

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    1. Perfectly said, Rebecca. Especially the princess remark! I love it.

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    2. Looks like HM earrings and bracelet. A beautiful regal look. Thinks she has done very well sartorially today and is also looking happy and enthusiastic on some videos I have seen.

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    3. "what is the use of being a princess... if you can't Disney it up once in awhile?" You completely made me laugh! (And I totally agree!)

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    4. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:22

      Yeah, I've seen that after better pictures arrived JN. They are great "go to" royal jewels! Modern and sleek with some heavy precence and royal feel.!

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    5. Let's Disney up will be my motto, although I'm not a princess.

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  2. Ok, Now it all makes sense! Phew!... Wow! She looks Amazing just from this First Look! :)

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  3. GORGEOUS!! Love all of her outfits for today! and I don't even mind that she didn't change when she got to Paris!

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 19:45

      Yeah, that change for a landing and 20 minutes with the President would have been a bit overkill when the coat was pretty enough, fit the occation and Catherine Walker has a connection to frane. I think it was a great choice.

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  4. It looks lovely.....can't wait to see more photos of the gown!

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  5. Wow, you're incredibly quick, Charlotte! I'd forgotten there were 2 back-to-back events for the day in Paris. How exciting! I still am not over the moon about her black dress, but this is a classic Kate look and another stunner from Jenny Packham. I don't know if she's made a dress that I didn't like. She's a solid, safe choice for evening wear for Kate. I don't generally like ice blue, but I'm pale and blonde and can't pull it off in the same way Kate can. Can't wait to see more photos.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 20:36

      Oh, I think pale blondes carry this colour off best! It becomes a stunning ice queen look!!

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    2. +1 Rebecca.

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  6. Oh ok! I thought the black lace was the evening dress. This feels better:) Can't wait to see it in full.

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  7. Nicole from France17 March 2017 at 19:53

    it looks splendid ! but she definitely should wear a good "foundation" as said somebody in another post, I mean ... a good bra !

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    1. I agree about the need for proper foundation. That has been a problem for Kate more than once. Even with the wearing of knickers, slips, weights in her skirts, etc. And I think the gown definitely needed a more sophisticated hair style. And her hair up to showcase the design of the decor on the gown. Kate has had a habit more than once of covering things like that with her hair and camouflaging the beautiful design of various pieces. Kate needs a stylist.
      These things would be addressed naturally as a matter of course by a trained stylist. Again, help in putting looks cohesively together. Often there are just a couple of things that don't jive in her outfits. A trained stylist could take care of that. She deserves the best. She deserves a really good, trained stylist.

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    2. Caroline in Montana17 March 2017 at 22:21

      you made me laugh with that comment! I too was thinking something was off in the chest area, but really she doesn't have much so whats a gal to do?! lol

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    3. She does need better undergarments. Also the hair...the idea is fine the level of sophistication not.
      She looks wonderful in general but have to agree with comments about these issues.

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    4. SG, I too thought about the hair, but I wonder if the tight timeline was a factor?

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    5. Perhaps. Did she bring Amanda with her though?
      It looks like Amanda was around. A more sophisticated hair style shouldn't have been a problem for a good stylist who would have planned it all in advance. If Kate did her own hair, she could use expert help. No offense Kate.

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    6. I believe the foundation is built in in this gown. Difficult to alter.

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  8. Just seen a full pic on the daily mail. The packam is Amazing!!!

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  9. Sarah Maryland USA17 March 2017 at 20:07

    This almost makes up for the first dress from earlier today. But, as someone pointed out on twitter I get a lot of Elsa from frozen vibes. My only nitpick: I wish she would have worn her hair up so we could see more of the beautiful detailing on the dress. Plus, I am not a huge fan of that hair style unless you are a small child.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 20:38

      The Elsa thing is a "but" for you?! For me it's a "plus" :P

      On the hair, I like that she managed to have 3 different styles today! And I think the pulled back look always looks good. I'm not even sure they had enough time to get a proper updo between the events today unless she had gellacked one put in the morning :P

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    2. I totally get Elsa from Frozen vibes from that dress!

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  10. First let me say, I just love Kate, and I respect we all have our own tastes and sense of style. But I just can't hold it in - Oh I am SO disappointed in this! I'm sure I'll get flack for saying so, but what an AWFUL, cheap looking dress. It just hurts to see choices like this when she has the world of fashion at her fingertips, access to designers I'd kill to wear for even one day - there are heartbreakingly beautiful gowns by Elie Saab and Marchesa and Zuhair Murad ... and she keeps going back to these Jenny Packham dresses. Honestly, it's painful for me to watch. I am so sorry to those I am offending as I know many will like the look. I just.... can't. Ugh.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 20:40

      Not offending. As you said, we all have different tastes. But I think in this case, Elie Saab, Marchesa and Zuhair is not british! And also, building a relationship with a designer where she can have nice fittings and such is probably a big plus. I get that it's fun with changes (I think so too), but as a royal I think it's good to have a few solid go-to designers as well you can turn to. And Packham is a good choice for that.

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    2. Different tastes are fine, but hateful and demeaning remarks are not. I'm surprised your remarks were even published, as we have all been asked to state our differences with kindness and courtesy.

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    3. No biggie kwatson, I get where you are coming from & we are all entitled to our opinions, even Kate. To me I thought a few other designers would be a slam dunk i.e. roland mouret etc. Then again I assumed there would be a new arrival outfit.... bottom line, her fashion choices are her fashion choices. :)

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    4. Wow--How do you know what her budget is and why do you think she has to please you. Look away, look away

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    5. I agree with everything you said, kwatson. Generally speaking, I can't stand Jenny Packham and I am glad that I am not the only one.

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    6. You are not alone. Another bland black lace dress in the afternoon, and a cheap looking ice blue at night. I too wish she would step it up, take some fashion risks, and dress more couture. I keep reminding myself she is probably more comfortable at a tennis match or wearing her boots, but come on.

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    7. I thought she was the epitome of glamour and chic today. That picture of them descending the stairs is magnificent, and they look like a king and queen.

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    8. I am truly just curious--what do people mean when they write the Packham is cheap-looking? Is it because sequin overlay is felt to be cheap-looking? Something else? I was just not sure what was meant...

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    9. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:49

      I agree Tedi. Sure, there were stuff I could (and did) nitpick. But generally I think she hit a great "professional" balance and looked very elegant and regal. Todays looks are a collective win in my book!

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    10. I agree kwatson. This dress doesn't do it for me at all. All those bits and pieces of flowers sewn onto it, and it's so shiny in that picture with the ambassador's wife, who in my view is the epitome of understated elegance in her fabulous dress. The contrast between the demure neckline and the daring back. I just love it. Sadly (and IMHO) Kate's dress is garish by comparison.

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    11. I totally agree with kwatson. The dress looks cheap like from some bollywood film or sth.and this baby blue.Ofc Her natural charm&beauty rescue the situation😊

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    12. Christen, I'm curious just like you? Packham Cheap? So you all that don't like the sequins & delicate expensive beading on her designs... I'm genuinely curious (truly in a nice way) what you think about all the other Royal Ladies of Sweden, Denmark, etc etc whose gowns are extremely ornate & sometimes the fabric, while beautiful, is heavy & brocaded such that it could mimic exquisite interior design fabrics. They all look amazing.... are They Garish?

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    13. I Like this Packham but I can inderstand your Point of view. It seems Kate has a ton of similar looking garments, all from the same designer. And there's always something " wrong" in her overall look, the coiffure in this case.

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    14. I agree completely! By "cheap-looking," I mean that the fabric is so shiny (especially when photographed) that it looks synthetic, and that there is too much "sparkle" -- the shine of the fabric overshadows the workmanship of the decoration and makes it looks like a children's costume from Target. I feel that if she is going to wear Packham, it needs to be toned down with beautifully crafted and subtle accessories -- the shoes and clutch and jewelry were way too much!

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    15. Christen, the "cheap" (although I wouldn't have termed it that way) appear to me when I look at the close up of it. I like it from far away, but when you see those flower applique things, well, it took it down several notches for me. And it does look like it came from Elsa's wardrobe.

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  11. It's an odd dress to wear in Paris. The Parisians don't do bling, they prefer understated elegance.

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    1. I almost wonder if it would have been better to wear pearls that were more understated & classic?

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    2. Can anyone identify the pretty brunette escorting Kate in to the dinner? I would say she exemplifies “understated elegance” (except maybe for the earrings!:)) although I rather like Kate’s outfit as well.

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    3. I rather think - my opinion is - that she came as a royal representative of Britain. The choice of designers reflects that, and however much I should have liked to see the Duchess dressed in French couture, I believe the decision to wear British very appropriate indeed. Also, one must admit HM does 'bling' rather better than anyone else and I've never had a Parisian of my acquiantce (numerous) speak anything other than sincere admiration for HM. Perhaps this is reflective of my age and acquaintance, but I rather think not. The French expect the English to look English.

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    4. You think so? I find it entirely appropriate given the venue and occasion. Besides, she's not Parisian. ;)

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    5. I'm with you, Denise.

      Besides, me thinks that a bit of sparkle was expected from the Duchess, otherwise we might hear complaints about her dressing too young and not understanding her role.

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  12. Anyone know if the Duke and Duchess are speaking to the President in French? I just read somewhere that they had an interpreter. I'm confused by this - I thought both the Duke and Duchess spoke fluent French?

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 20:41

      Neither of them are fluent. William is rudamentary appearantly and it's conflicting reports on Kate's skills but she's absolutley not fluent either.

      The meeting was mostly in English (at least for the part that the press was present) and the interperter was more there as a "back up if needed" and maybe if they went into some less "pleasantry phrases" talks when alone a translator might be needed.

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    2. No they don't. And there are mixed reports if they even have basic French down. (See reporters conversations today)
      MM

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    3. It says in the other post that William speaks only conversational French and Kate none. The president spoke to them in English but interpreters were on hand in case they needed them.

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    4. Kate apparently doesn't speak French at all and William just schoolboy French, i.e., "La plume de ma tante.."

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    5. On an earlier post today, Charlotte reported that Rebecca English said that she was told that “Kate speaks no French and William only basic conversational.” Apparently the Queen is fluent in French.

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    6. Neither of them speak any French. William speaks a few words in French for every speech but hardly fluent.

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    7. They definitely don't speak fluent French.

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    8. I've never heard that they can speak fluent French and if there's an interpreter that likely means of course, that they can't (unless it's there solely for the press). I bet they speak a smattering though, just not enough to carry on a fluent conversation safely. ;)

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    9. On Twitter...

      Rebecca English from the Daily Mail wrote: "Am told that Kate speaks no French and Will only basic, conversational"

      Emily Nash from Hello responded: "French kids at the Somme commemorations last summer said she spoke very well and better than William!"

      Rebecca responded: "well that's what they are saying here! I'd have to go with the team here and not the children!"

      Emily Andrews from The Sun chimed in: "I heard her last year - and thought her French was actually OK. And def better than William's...."

      So Kate does speak OK french. There's video of William's speeches from tonight, Canada 2011, and Canada 2016, in french that you can judge for yourself.

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    10. I see, thanks. This would explain why most Quebecers were not enamoured with them during their last visit to the province!

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  13. Lovely. Very 'HRH', sans tiara. I like the diamond chandelier earrings with bracelets. Excellent suggestion. Thank you for a brilliant day Charlotte.

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  14. Wow, I can't keep up! They are coming so fast! This looks gorgeous at first glance.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:26

      It's really been a high tempo today! Thanks Charlotte for trying to keep us up to date with the happenings!

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  15. From the first glance, it's gorgeous. I don't know how she can change so fast. Makes sense that she wore the green coat over to Paris. Love all her looks from today. Very chic and very classic.

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  16. wow...disappointed! I really thought she would break out and wear something French and fashion forward, but guess not. While I think this is a beautiful Packham gown, it is the same but different than most of her other Packham gowns. It's gorgeous, but nothing too thrilling...predictable...it also looks like a gown for someone 20 years older than Kate. If she walked out in Chanel or Dior, I would have dropped dead.

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    1. Sarah Maryland USA17 March 2017 at 23:25

      I'm with you. I really wanted her to wear a French designer for the evening look

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    2. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:27

      I've been thinking. Maybe because this is a "brexit trip" the focus is on selling british?

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    3. You are spot on Rebecca :)

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    4. I doubt she had in mind to promote British designers here. Simply, she either wears JP or AM for important events. When they met the Chinese PM(?), she wore Italian design.

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  17. As I said somewhere, I think Kate has handled herself impeccably. She certainly handled everything better than I would have, lol. I must have missed tolerance training in Princess 101 that day. Obviously my Princess training has gaps. :) I think her gown is beautiful. A shorter sleeve or three-quarter length sleeve would have been better for me. I am not a fan of that sleeve length until it is on a black knit top with a nice boat neckline, etc. Picky, I know, I know, although I think the decoration on the fabric is exquisite and the color sublime, the workmanship superb. She looks beautiful and regal. Kate is truly Queen material, in my opinion, although if she had bonked William on the head a dozen times or so with a pool noodle after Verbier, I would probably have a teensy bit more respect for her. Not condoning violence. Just sayin.... who knows, maybe she did, lol. They have a pool, right?

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    1. SG, I am totally with you, from admiring her exceptionally honed Princess Training (evidently She took it Seriously! Ha!) to you speaking about black boatneck knit tops with that sleeve length. I think you may be my Sister from another Mister! lol :) You had me at "Pool Noodle"! :)

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    2. Hahaha surfer girl, your pool noodle comment is hilarious! I'm pretty sure they still have their swimming pool at Anmer...those pool noodles are great to whack people with (though, not in a violent way!) :P
      I read an article that stated the Queen threw some shoes and a tennis racquet at Philip once? This is it here: http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/it-happens-even-in-royal-marriages-20110927-1kvi8.html

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    3. Anonymous in Colorado18 March 2017 at 04:07

      @surfergirl: Your comment made me laugh. Pool noodle!! ;-)

      Kate looks beautiful & that gown is exquisite....but I can't quite put my finger on it... it just felt "predictable" & costume-y to me. There's no denying that she looks lovely though.

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    4. Upon seeing the dress more, I like the sleeve length on it. The Ambassador's wife's dress, to me, is reminiscent of the gown Kate wore to the James Bond premiere, only the back of Ann's dress is different and very cool. Love the bow and how the back slightly drapes. Exquisite. I would have liked Ann's dress in a pretty orange or perfect coral for Ann's coloring. A perfect shade of turquoise for her in that would have been pretty also. Funny that the children sang one of the very songs that William was "dancing" to in Verbier. Those children rocked that song. Very gifted children and sooooo cute. And can you imagine some of the exquisite food and wine pairings that William and Kate have been blessed to enjoy? Even at their wedding reception where I am pretty sure they partook of some very, very special vintage wines from the Queen's very impressive wine cellar. The right wine with the right food is very memorable. I don't often drink but when a fine dinner and "matching" wine opportunity presents itself I appreciatively join in, although one or two glasses are my limit, otherwise I would be under the table. (Don't ask me how I know. Not a good feeling and one I have since avoided, lol) Some of the food on the menus they been given have some foods that I would politely pass by. I wonder how they handle that. Some of the foods are very taste specific, like shellfish, pate', wild game, butterscotch, etc. I was surprised that many menus presented to them have only one selection of entree, etc. If I were the chef I would give them two varied choices for each course. Seems more fair. :)

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    5. Surfer girl I remember Diana saying that she rarely got to eat at these kind of events, because the people seated near her just wanted to talk to her and kept trying to start conversation. Which I understand, it's your one night having dinner with a member of the Royal family! But she said she ended up having a bite or two and getting home still feeling hungry :) So I'd imagine if there's something on the plate you didn't care for it's fairly easy to push it around or just ignore it without it being noticed!

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    6. Good point, Claudia. And if you reeeally didn't like the food you could the one to keep the conversation going and going and going. lol

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    7. Becca, lol. What did you say your dad's name was again?

      Kiwi Gal, that is classic. Thanks. :)

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  18. Re the comment about "the Parisian's don't do bling...." Kate is not Parisian so she can please herself. Second, Diana did plenty of bling and the Parisians loved her. To me, this is a gorgeous dress and very much the kind of dress that Queen Elizabeth would wear to a black tie affair in Paris. And I am not saying that in an "old lady" way. She always dressed like that and the French have always loved her.

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    1. That was my first thought. This is very much a QE dress. All it's missing is a sash, a sizable broach and Royal Family Order. She should get one for grace through the Verbier business if nothing else. Though who knows whether she may have hurled things behind closed doors. (That scene in The Crown comes to mind.)

      As for dressing to please the Parisians, my understanding is that they are so easily displeased no matter what you do that it's not worth bothering. I'm quite happy to see that Catherine is not pulling out the French houses but dressing as she always does in her own way and drawing on designers with whom she has strong relationships.

      We went through the discussion before and I don't mean to start it again, but it simply underscores for me (if not for others) that she is not that interested in fashion. Lovely, pretty clothes, yes. Fashion? Not particularly--that in spite of her brief job as a buyer.

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    2. Honestly, the green coat is much more Queenesque/ Camillesque

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  19. Who is the beautiful woman with Kate as she arrives at gala dinner?

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    1. The wife of the British Ambassador to France.

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    2. Sarah Maryland USA17 March 2017 at 23:25

      I think she is the British ambassadors wife

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    3. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:27

      I think it's the wife of the ambassador?

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    4. The back of her gown is beautiful.

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  20. Oh, I get it now...I'm so relieved the black dress wasn't it! This ice blue JP is very pretty...& very 'Elsa'! Nice to see the ODLR Cabrina's out again. Kate has surprised me with her choices so far, it's good she's promoting British designers (with CW having a French connection), but I hope we see a more solid 'French' look tomorrow.

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  21. I think this dress is absolutely gorgeous. Jenny Packham is a safe choice but she wears it so well. (I do hope she wears French haute couture at some point during her trip, though.) Actually, her big pearl cocktail ring from earlier today would have looked beautiful with this gown!

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  22. On another site I saw close up photos of the dress--it is gorgeous-the details are fabulous. Looks like she is also wearing the Queen's bracelet and earring again with the silver shoes from the BP India reception in February.

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  23. Julia from Leominster17 March 2017 at 21:47

    A very pretty gown. Unless French is truly fluent it is probably safer to use an interpreter.

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  24. First impression, WOW!! Who is that lady walking next to her? She has a similar colored dress like Kate's minus the bling :-)

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    1. Hello to everybody, I´m not sure but I think the lady walking next to Kate is wife of British Ambassador to France.

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  25. Zora from Prague17 March 2017 at 22:10

    I personally preferred the black dress on Kate but this JP gown is also beautiful and I immediately remembered India. She looks great! Looking forward to the whole post. Thank you so much, Charlotte!

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    1. The green lace dress she wore for the India tour at the official reception was very nice also...

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    2. Zora from Prague17 March 2017 at 23:15

      Yes, I agree! Both left a distinct and vivid memory.

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    3. I also preferred the black dress. This Jenny P dress is really a Queen Elizabeth dress. Despite the bling, it's ordinary. One would hope for something more enviable given the fashion creds of Paris

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  26. I have never commented on here because I am an American anglophile and I don't think it's my place to have an opinion. However, I know how dark the world can get if we allow the darkness. These two, with everything they endure, show up and smile and offer a bit of light. I was so saddened that any paper or anything would try to dim this light. We need people like Kate and Will and Barack and Michelle. They show up. Even when it gets hard. I know Brits don't like a ton of emotion, but these two are the real deal.

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    1. I’m very glad you did comment, Sarah. I agree with every word you said about Kate and William. As a Canadian neighbour I very much appreciated Michelle and Barak Obama too, and am missing them terribly!

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  27. Caroline in Montana17 March 2017 at 22:20

    so far, i dont think the dress is that bad! ill wait for more photos and think about a final verdict! funny that now that she has changed twice since she got there the same folks tearing her down for not changing her coat (for a 20minute appearance) are now ok with it, lets remember that sometimes im sure she has a plan and it all shakes out in the end. that's why i like to reserve judgment until later!!

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  28. I find it interesting that people expected Kate to wear something French and/or fashion forward tonight. If you have a look at her evening gown choices, there are a very distinct pattern. At official royal functions like this, she stick to JP and McQ and designs that are classic. She knows she looks good and while everybody won't necessarily love her dress they won't hate it either. She will be able to look back at photos of the event years down the line without asking 'What on earth was I thinking?"
    She keeps her experiments and divisive dresses for things like movie premiers, the Bafta's ect.
    I think that is a very professional way to do it.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:30

      Exactly! This is a "bread and butter" black tie event (imagine living in that kind of world!). It's a meeting and schmoozing event at the ambassador's, not a red carpet. So a "go to" version of a "standard gown" for her with some standard (fabolous) royal jewels absolutley fits the occation I think.

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    2. Bread and butter lol, a gilded butter indeed!

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  29. I like this dress and the look. Kate is a princess, after all (Princess William, just not Princess Catherine). See really sees to like ice blue - remember the dress when she was expecting George, and the dress from the diplomatic reception and the dress from one of the movie premieres? I may be missing others. My wish going forward - more aquamarine jewels with these ice blue dresses.

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    1. I love HM's aquamarine jewellery suite, I hope that one day Kate will get to wear these gems, they would go so well with this dress!

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  30. Love it. I do like the color and the detail is exquisite. Glad she is getting s second use for the sparkly heels! I know some have mentioned preferring the dress on the woman accompanying them, but in my opinion, it very unflattering and almost frumpy.It just kind of hangs and she also needs some undergarment support.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:52

      I like the dress on that woman but I could just see the critique if Kate wore it :P (It's too beulah, it looks too much like her Bond gown, it's too naked in the back, it needs foundations)

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    2. I 100% agree with both of you, Rebecca-Sweden and Katie C.H. Kate will never please everybody (somedays, it seems like she'll never please ANYbody, lol) but I for one think the Packham is more appropriate for her than Lady Llewellyn's dress.

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    3. That's so funny, Rebecca, lol. I totally agree, I think we would have heard no end of criticism.

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    4. Ryan from Texas18 March 2017 at 04:06

      I LOVED the dress of the Ambassador's wife! So fashion-forward and classic all at the same time. But, no, Kate could never have worn it and likely would have never worn it; I don't think it's her style, really. It's very chic and very Parisian, imo!

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    5. Rebecca I don't much care for it on Anne Llewellyn either ;) Bit too dressing gown for me, Anne seems quite petite and I often think you need to be quite statuesque for this style. But I will say the back is superb!

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    6. I think if Kate wore the dress Mrs. Llewellyn wore, it would not flatter her. I did not like that dress she wore to the Bond premier. She's too thin to wear a dress like that. If you're going to expose your back, it needs to have some meat on it, and Kate is very lean. I didn't think that backless dress flattered her and I'd say the same if she wore this one.

      Mrs Llewellyn looked very chic. I agree with Ryan. She wore that much better than Kate would have, and I thought she looked lovely.

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    7. I agree Bluhare, Ann's dress wouldn't have been a good one for Kate at all, and neither was the Bond premiere one either unfortunately, and neither was the backless teal one and those two for all the reasons you mentioned and more, in my opinion. I know some people loved both those gowns though. I didn't. (Shall I mention again for the umpteenth time that Kate needs a trained stylist? ASAP) lol. Maybe Natasha will take Rebecca's place and voila' they will have to hire a real stylist. 🎉 One can hope. :)

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  31. That is the most gorgeous dress I've ever seen.

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  32. I love everything she wore today. And it does seem right to have worn all British designers, as she is representing her country. But maybe tomorrow she'll throw in something French.

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    1. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:53

      Her earrings (and maybe other jewels) with the black dress was Balenciaga (who I think are french). And Catherine Walker was french :) I think she managed a nice nod to france.

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    2. Catherine Walker may have been born in France but the label is English. Let's have a French designer, please. Chanel.....yes, please.

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  33. Lynn in SC (wearing Levis & hot pink Cros with a thermal top in grey)17 March 2017 at 23:38

    I think that ice blue gown is one of the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen! Kate made a perfect choice and I was glad this morning when she wore the handsome deep green coat to two events. Made perfect sense to me.

    Thank you for this post - I am off to look for more pictures of Kate's gown. It is almost too pretty for words.

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    1. Lynn just have to say you always give me a good laugh when you include what you're wearing! I love it. Keep it up :)

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    2. Claudia, I know, lol. You are a brave girl Lynn in SC, lol. Hopefully you are NOT setting a trend. :)

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  34. Rebecca - Sweden17 March 2017 at 23:38

    I must say, that stair picture is FABOLOUS!!

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    1. One for the history books, I'd say, absolutely stunning!

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  35. Kate is wearing lipstick!

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    1. What a difference lipstick makes!

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    2. Amen, girls. Lipstick was invented for a reason and the sale of lipstick is still a vibrant industry and for good reason. :)

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  36. I love the gorgeous color of this dress, though it isn't one of my favorites. It is elegant but there's something that I just don't care for. I think Catherine looks beautiful, and I love her earrings and bracelet. Lord Llewellyn's wife, Anne, stole the show in my opinion. Her dress is sophisticated and elegant. And that open back - wow!

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  37. Another great look. She knocked it out of the park today. From start to finish she was gorgeous.

    I quite agree Charlotte, the stair picture is instantly iconic for them as well as this trip. Thank you for your hard work today keeping us all up to date.

    Looking forward to tomorrow.

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  38. Thank you Charlotte, for the wonderful posts from today! It has been such a pleasure to read them.

    I think all of Kate's looks have been just beautiful. I especially loved the Catherine Walker coat--the cut of it and the velvet trim and the shade of green--a truly gorgeous piece. And I love the Jenny Packham gown--the color and the floral sequin detailing. (I was originally not a huge fan of Packham at the very beginning of when Kate started wearing her designs, feeling there was something slightly, to use an American phrase, "prom-dress" like about her tailoring; however I have absolutely come to love how well she and Kate collaborate on pieces, Kate always looks just beautiful in Packham.) I feel like the chandelier earrings and diamond choker-bracelet work completely beautifully and perfectly with this dress, because they pick up on the sparkle of the sequins.

    One funny thing--yesterday I was reading the French blog Dans Le Boudoir that Paola originally referred me to. Regarding Kate's silver lame ODLR shoes (today w/ the Packham) from when she originally wore them at the UK-India cultural celebration, some commenters on that blog were saying the shoes reminded them of a) the shoes on their Barbie dolls growing up, and those commenters did not like them, or b) Cinderella-type ball-gown slippers, and those commenters mostly seemed to like them. One very American reference, Barbie, and the other sort-of, since Cinderella became especially popular because of Walt Disney. And as an American, I had never thought of either reference, lol!! Maybe in part because I never had Barbie dolls (always disliked them)... It was a funny cultural moment... But in retrospect I agree with the Cinderella commenters and the others here, in reference to Elsa from Frozen, who say, Kate is after all a Princess (Princess William) so why shouldn't she look like one sometimes? :-)

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    1. I think Kate looks like a cross between Barbie and Cinderella. I don't mean that in a bad way or to demean her. She is gorgeous, has a fantastic figure & truly looks like a princess :) The ODLR's do remind me of the glittery pumps that I would put on my Barbie doll!

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  39. I don't really understand the comments regarding her hair not showing off the gown. Most of the gown (95%) shows! Kate is not a mannequin meant to show off clothing.

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    1. I understand what you are saying florida girl and I don't think many of us want Kate to become a fashion plate but when you buy a dress you usually buy it because you like the way it looks and part of the reason you like the way it looks is because of various design features. If you cover those design features with your long hair covering the design features it sort of defeats the purpose. Like when she wore the Habberdashery or whatever diamond necklace to the portrait gallery and we could hardly see it often because her hair covered it. There are many more examples that have been pointed out on DKB so it is not just a once in a while thing with Kate. Most of us style our hair and accessorize to showcase or enhance the outfit whose design we liked enough to purchase it. Does that make sense?
      I don't think many of us want or expect Kate to look like she just walked off the pages of Vogue. We just want Kate's outfits to make sense and for Kate to look polished and nicely put together consistently. At least that's what I think after years of reading DKB. :)

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  40. oh i love those lady gown they are the beautiful she look great in that gown

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  41. Charlotte- Do you know the Duke and Duchess' reaction to the "Happy" song performance?
    The better part of me wants to believe that the "lads ski weekend" was an innocent scenario blown entirely out of proportion due to the media and William's status but I also believe that it did appear quite inappropriate for HH's role as a husband. I do not wish to give this tabloid craze more credence due to my utmost respect and admiration for both Catherine and William but would like to know your thoughts.

    And PS Catherine was a picture of perfection, in my opinion, from Catherine Walker to Sarah Burton for McQueen to (the always beloved) Jenny Packham. She was regal, classic, appropriate, and gorgeous!

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  42. Why not a Chanel suit? Clearly Kate doesn't feel the need to fly the flag for British fashion, as evidenced by the "costumes" she wore on the India tour.

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  43. She looks perfection! Great Kate.

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  44. Maybe it's just me, but I really don't like the dress. All the embroidery looks like something my grandma would wear. I adore Kate, but this one doesn't do it for me.

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  45. I love Kate's choices from head to toe. This is the very first time looking at her in the black dress I thought did someone suggest all these accesories? I found the combination of the earings, ring, necklace, belt and ankle straps to be a major distraction to what could have been a lovely dress. Kate has never before worn so many accessories. I wondered if she gave herself a second look before leaving her dressing room? I thought for a simple meet and greet it was all to much.

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    1. The accessories were a real puzzle. Don't like the necklace at all and the earrings looked tarnished around the perimeter. The diamonds around the cocktail ring sparkle and it is a pretty ring but it doesn't suit Kate. And, again the dress is not flattering to Kate at all, in my opinion. Love the shoes but not with this dress. Sorry, but to me this is yet another strange outfit that makes one scratch ones head and go "huh?" And, the watch needs to be worn only with business casual or sports outfits.
      KNATS, Kate Needs A Trained Stylist, asap.

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    2. This was about the black cocktail dress.

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  46. Trixie North Carolina18 March 2017 at 02:09

    I have been giggling all night over the Happy song the kids sang at the dinner. Do you think that was planned? Someone have a wicked sense of humor?!? The video of William sitting there not cracking a smile is priceless!!

    Kate looked absolutely gorgeous all day today!! Home Run!!

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  47. Very pretty dress. Beautiful color and exquisite bead work. Why am I not being wowed by anything today though? I didn't love every outfit from the Canadian or Indian tours but a couple outfits did amaze me. Maybe tomorrow I will be wowed ....

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    1. As you suggested to me recently Erika, I think it's the hair :)

      I think the dress is nice (I do love this blue) but the hair just detracts. From the front it's too flat and looks undone, and the back, well I'm not sure what that little thing is. You know how I feel about the hairdresser ;)

      She needed something bolder, more dramatic, more glamorous, and I think more striking "straight out of the royal vault" (!!) diamond earrings would have taken it up a notch as well.

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    2. I agree Claudia. She needs a different hairdresser. Have anyone ever heard me say that before? lol And a more dramatic hairstyle and prettier earrings would have been a welcomed change. Those earrings are not my favorite. There are no doubt many, many others to choose from.

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    3. Maybe it is the hair, Claudia. It certainly hasn't been up to par these past two days. I think we have another strange half up half down chignon here, unfortunately. Not understanding this hair style at all. Agree that this dress calls for more substantial earrings. Oh well:(

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    4. Erika. apparently Amanda Tucker did Kate's hair in Paris. She accompanied them to Paris.

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  48. The dress Kate chose to wear tonight is pretty. It's probably not one of my favorites but was it appropriate for the event, the venue, the company - yes. It's typical of her to pair it with 'sparkly' accessories - the ODLR shoes and evening clutch. I'm glad her hair was back. Not sure why she chooses to pull those front sections back, versus pull all of the hair on the crown of her head into one accessory. She could have pulled it back tight and slicked it which would have been different.

    Lord Llewellyn and his wife Anne, many have commented looked 'chic'. I'm not sure I would have paired that dress with the black clutch and shoes. Although, if any can ID her shoes, i'd appreciate it - they look interesting. And what did everyone think of Anne's black dress with the Peter Pan collar - early in the day?

    My ranking for the day: McQueen black, sleeveless, midi dress with frayed edges and new jewelry and shoes my favorite - Catherine Walker bespoke dark green coat dress with velvet accents - well tailored and monochrome look for Kate was my second - and finally Jenny Packham, ice blue evening (I selected a JP ice blue evening for the Canadian styling blog post) was not surprising to me, pretty and well accessorized.

    Throughout it all, Kate shined with a smile. So job by HRH Caterine!

    Charlotte you've done a fabulous job today and you must have been up very late - Kudos to you!

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    1. Anne Llewellyn's shoes are J'Adior.

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    2. J'Adior is the name of the shoe. They're Dior, of course.

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    3. Thanks so much ladies! I google'd them and saw a pair with that slingback imprinted ribbon as well. Again, I don't think I would have paired them with her evening gown but they are pretty.

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    4. I agree, Erika. Beautiful gown. But different shoes and purse and perhaps a different color on the gown.

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  49. Wow!! Beautiful, beautiful Duchess!! So stunning! Love both the black dress and her green coat! That blue dress is just stunning! Her jewelry was so pretty too! Can't wait till tomorrow!

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  50. I'd like to see the Fold dress or Amanda Wakelry for the Invalides appearance. I had suggested she would not change clothes before Paris and that she would diplomatically avoid the big fashion houses for her gowns. Hey, SG, I'm 2-0 again!

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  51. Ryan from Texas18 March 2017 at 04:05

    Kate looked gorgeous today! It just blows my mind, though, that she is unable to walk with her hands at her side. It's not natural to walk with your hands clasped in front of you. Is it a sign of shyness or that she may not want to shake hands? It's so strange to me...always has been. Regardless, she looked wonderful today! So fresh and age-appropriate.

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  52. This post is no doubt a bit frivolous, but it’s very late here across the pond, so I hope you’ll forgive me! I just want to say that I think one of Kate’s best attributes (among many!!) is her dimples! They add so much to her beautiful smile. I honestly can’t think of anyone who has dimples that I would consider really homely, and of course I think our Duchess is truly beautiful anyway. That’s all!

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  53. She looks lovely. But not my fave dress from JP. That would be the teal dress when they had an Olympic event back in 2012. I think an updo would have better here too.

    I wonder if these blings the only ones she can get hold of. Can't believe how many times I have seen them,get bored with them.😀

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  54. Alejandra Ramirez18 March 2017 at 04:54

    Mega Excellent job with all the posts!
    They came up so fast and complete and each one is written so nicely!
    Super job! Congrats!

    She wore very nice outfits! I am really liking the pearls more than I should (I don´t like pearls, yet these ones I do)
    Thanks for the awesome dedication! Keep on!
    Thanks for making many of us happy! :D

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  55. Ha ha this is the same song (Happy from Pharell) that he was caught dancing in in Verbier! Isn't it?

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  56. Oh those shoes do not remind me of any dolls or fairytales, they speak to me of weddings and nightclub singers, from anyplace around the world. I clearly am not a fan of the glitter shoe or the see-through shoe:)

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  57. Maybe it's off topic but Charles and Camilla will be in Florence on 31 of March! They will not be in Milano, however, I hope that the town where I am living will be visited by the DoC some day in the future.

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  58. Nicole from France18 March 2017 at 08:09

    what a great job you did, Charlotte ! as usual you are the best ! I am French, and I do not mind the least Kate did not wear a French designer ! I was so happy to see blings and shines and glam , after some dull and quite catastrophic looks ...... that dress is really the kind of clothes which suit her most, and she even did wear diamonds !!!! the photo of Kate and William coming down the stairs is really splendid, the light colour of the walls, and some contrasting details, much light and ... and well, to me it is one of the best for this couple ever ! I am just a bit puzzled by Kate's hair, looks like she did the up-do in a hurry , Will waiting for her in the corridor and saying - we're late hurry ! and she does look tired, well she has had quite a day ! and ... did you notice Mrs Llewellyn's dress ? whaou !!!! she could certainly give good advices to Kate ......

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  59. Nicole from France18 March 2017 at 08:17

    what is it all about Verbier ? I do not read English papers, I just knew William went for a skying WE bt ... what else ?

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  60. Neat that she got to wear the Queen Mum's bracelet again and the Queen's earrings. I wonder if she ever still stops to think, wow I'm wearing the Queen Mum's bracelet and the Queen's earrings (and, Diana's ring)?
    Are they sure though that those earrings are the Queen's or could they have been a wedding gift to Kate from someone else?

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  61. Julia from Leominster18 March 2017 at 13:57

    If wishes were horses- I would have kept the green Walker for the guards, had Kate wear Packham for arrival - Packham has done very well for formal day dresses and the returned to Walker for evening - their gowns are more sophisticated than Packham without any loss of decorum. There Brooke gown would have kept the pale colour - nice in that room and a bit of sparkle with more sophistication. This wasn't a state occasion. The Packham gown would serve well with a tiara. I do think the work on it is beautiful.

    But wishes aren't horses so I will simply say this is a lovely gown and a nice colour on Kate.

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  62. "Parisians do not bling" but some of them are known to be so snobbish. Kate did well to wear an English outfit. She is gorgeous and her dress is really beautiful.

    Monica, Carcassonne

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  63. After seeing full pictures of this dress, I have to say that while I still like it alright, I think it would look a little less costumey if it had a slightly fuller skirt. If the gorgeous embroidery was limited to the bodice and then the dress flowed out a bit in that pretty ice blue, I think it would compliment Kate a little better and fit the event more. Not in love with her hair. It looked better at the earlier engagements.

    Speaking of which, they must be exhausted and looking forward to falling into bed. I know I would be!

    Love the Ambassador's wife's dress. Super, super chic.

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  64. Wow, this jenny Packham gown is absolutely beautiful and I absolutely love the ice-blue color. It looks fantastic with her beauty shoes- she hit a home run with this outfit, in my opinion. She looks very much like a princess/queen. Stunning.

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  65. Not a fan of the dress. Sleeves, shape and embellishments do not appeal to me.

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  66. I only very rarely comment on here, so I hate to come on here and say something negative. The evening dress had to be the most boring, blah non- starter of a dress I think I've ever seen. What a hugely disappointing look. The best I can say, is that the colour suits here well, matches her hostess, and she looks lovely from a distance, by reason of colour only. This has all the charm of something I'd pick up on the racks at a re- sale charity shop, to be honest. I hope she did perhaps?
    Entirely too old and dowdy, not a " bit of chic" to it. The black dress worn earlier however, was stunning and if only she'd stuck with that, before careening head- long into her 70s with this non- descript piece.
    Normally fairly good at playing her hand and analysing the scene, the host , etc. this looked like a dress she had left- over from her trip to India, that she didn't pull out. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised- as the design embroidery detail and the embellishment itself smacks of an India design house, sure as anything.
    Sorry to be so negative here, and I don't expect her to be a walking fashion plate , either, but, she had a game to play here, too- that IS her job. As such, this should have been eye-catching and "chic deluxe" if she'd played her cards right for a heavily photographed black tie event in Paris. She does have that ability. But this- is like playing a 2 of Clubs when you've got the Ace of Spades in your hand!
    Worst imaginable choice ever. a real dud.

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    2. Agree, the dress was a disappointment! Imagine her in one of those chic off-the-shoulder evening gowns (she has it in red and black, right?) or in something lovely from Dior or McQueen. I think she must not have had the budget and has had this dress for a while. She is looking so lovely lately it's a shame to be in a dress that looks more off-the-rack than couture.

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  67. Tammy from California19 March 2017 at 00:07

    SHE.KNOCKED.IT.OUT.OF.THE.PARK! That is my very favorite color on her with her pretty eyes and dark hair. I absolutely adored this and got chills when I saw it. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

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  68. Beautiful gown. I thought it was silver at first glance, and yes, it is very Frozenesque.

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  69. Julia from Leominster20 March 2017 at 08:12

    Finally, some time to comment without so many typos - very busy this last weekend. My final views on fashion for what it's worth. Warning - quibbles.

    I become even more convinced there should have been a change for the arrival in France. William changed. The queen always changes for a new event and this was a new country, not just a sequence of events. Furthermore, I noticed on Jewel Vault that the coat is marked where the brooch was, which is not a good look. A different Walker coat or a Packham day outfit would have been my choice.

    The LBD was excellent, same with the shoes. I didn't love the paste pearls but they worked with the outfit - but the watch - no, no matter who gave it.

    The Packham evening gown was beautiful in my eyes and good on Kate but I would have saved it for a state tiara occasion and had something a bit more outre or sophisticated for Paris. The soft colour does look very good in the room and Kate looks lovely in the gown.

    I don't love the Chanel but the subdued colour was appropriate and I liked Paola's comments on pointillism. I'm not personally fond of logos but it did make the er..point. The skirt flowed beautifully when she bent over. I was shocked at the price - doubt Kate paid that but amazed anyone would for that coat.

    The red coat was fine for the match. So I think it was a satisfactory first tour of Paris but fashion-wise, not the most memorable. Of course, the importance are the engagements which seemed to go extremely well. But the marred coat does bother me fashion-wise - not what you would expect on the arrival in France.

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  70. Gorgeous!!! Love everything about this!!! She absolutely brings to mind Elsa from Frozen. Love the color, cut, fit, shoes and bag!!! One of my favorite looks this year, without a doubt.

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  71. She looks like a true princess!!

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