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Kate Middleton Hopped on the Sheer Dress Trend For Her Upcoming Christmas Special

Kate Middleton Hopped on the Sheer Dress Trend For Her Upcoming Christmas Special

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Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, just wore the sparkling sheer dress of our holiday party dreams.
On December 11, the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Instagram account shared a photo from the second annual Christmas special, Royal Carols: Together at Christmas. In the photo, the princess wore a sparkling red mid-length dress with sheer sleeves and delicate embellishments. In a second, behind-the-scenes photo shared on the royal couple’s Instagram Story, Middleton can be seen pairing the dress with matching red pumps. Her hair was kept down in glossy loose waves and her makeup was kept minimal with a gold smoky eye and soft pink lips.
Despite the conservative nature of the royal family and the plethora of rules and codes that come with her senior role, Middleton is no stranger to a sheer dress moment. In fact, it’s reported that a famous see-through design sparked her royal romance with Prince William all the way back in 2002. Clearly, she’s still got it!

But back to the matter at hand. ITV will be airing Middleton’s second annual Christmas special later this month as well as a message from the princess on the evening of December 11. “Join us this Christmas Eve for a very special service at Westminster Abbey, full of festive carols and beautiful performances, as we celebrate what makes this the most wonderful time of year,” Middleton says in the upcoming promo, per People.
Kate Middleton started the new tradition in 2021 to pay tribute to all the hard work individuals and groups have done during the COVID-19 pandemic. This also marked the first time the then-Duchess of Cambridge played the piano for the public. Dressed in another red dress, Middleton accompanied singer-songwriter Tom Walker for a performance of his holiday song, “For Those Who Can’t Be Here.”
“I thought she absolutely smashed the performance,” Walker told People at the time.
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“It’s not easy to just jump behind a piano with a bunch of musicians you’ve never played with before and record live takes to the camera, but she completely nailed it,” he continued. She’s such a lovely, kind, and warmhearted person and she took the time to thank everyone personally for the opportunity to play together. It was a crazy pinch-yourself kind of day for me, to be in such a beautiful venue playing alongside the duchess with my band and a string quartet. I certainly won’t forget that in a hurry!”
Who knows what hidden talent she’ll whip out this year?

The Princess of Wales’s Dazzling State Dinner Outfit Honored Both Princess Diana and the Queen

The Princess of Wales’s Dazzling State Dinner Outfit Honored Both Princess Diana and the Queen

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Kate Middleton has made her first black-tie appearance as the Princess of Wales.
At a state banquet for President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa, she stepped out in a white caped gown by Jenny PackhamJenny PackhamJenny Packham. Adorned with shimmering beading and a boat neckline, the dress was both a demure, yet still high-fashion, choice for an evening at Buckingham Palace.
Upon her head was the Lover’s Knot Tiara. It’s a favorite of the princess’s—she’s worn it on several occasions—yet still a deeply meaningful one. Originally, the Lover’s Knot Tiara was commissioned for Queen Mary in 1913 from the House of Garrard, and is crafted from diamonds and 19 hanging pearls set in silver and gold.
The tiara eventually belonged to Queen Elizabeth II, who lent it to her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana. Through Diana’s explosive fame, it became one of the most famous tiaras in history. (Although she may have not enjoyed it as much as the public: Allegedly, it was so heavy she got headaches after wearing it.) Indeed, a photo of her wearing the diadem with a white, pearl-encrusted Catherine Walker in 1989 is considered one of the most iconic images ever of the late Princess.
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When Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011—14 years after Diana’s passing—Queen Elizabeth then passed it on to the young royal. Middleton’s tiara wasn’t the only piece of jewelry that played tribute to the royal women before her: On her wrist was a pearl bracelet that belonged to the late Queen, who passed away in September.
She accented her gilded ensemble with two badges. The first was the badge of the Royal Victorian Order, a white enamel Maltese cross with a Tudor crown, which the then–Duchess of Cambridge received from Queen Elizabeth in 2019 “for services to the sovereign.” The second was the yellow Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, which is bestowed on female members of the British monarchy.
Her appearance at the state dinner marks one of the most glamorous royal moments in years, after such grand gatherings were put on hold during 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic.

The Designer Childrenswear Brands Approved by the Royal Family

The Designer Childrenswear Brands Approved by the Royal Family

As the royal children took centre stage this weekend at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, all eyes were on their chic outfits — no doubt painstakingly selected by their mothers, and which will inspire legions of copycats. Here’s how to get the royal baby and toddler look.
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From Princess Charlotte’s Amaia coat, to Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor’s blue frock from the same brand, Prince Louis’s hand-me-down sailor suit to August Brooksbank’s patriotic Union Jack sweater, the royal children looked stylish en masse this weekend for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Ever since Prince George first stepped out wearing traditional childrenswear – like shorts from Bonpoint and rompers from Rachel Riley – the wardrobes of the youngest generation of the Royal Family have been analysed and much-copied. And now that the Queen has 12 great-grandchildren, there is more royal childrenswear style than ever to pour over.
Here is a round up of the social set’s favourite luxury babywear, from La Coqueta to Marie Chantal, so you can dress your child like a Windsor.
Polo Shirt, £59.95, BOSS Kids at Harrods
Strawberry Smocked Dress, £109, Rachel Riley
Mariner Romper, £92, Pepa and Co
Lucia Cardigan, £50, Amaia
Briony Angel Wing Cardigan, £125, Marie Chantal
Multi Violeta Smock Dress, £88, La Coqueta
Noah’s Ark Romper, £61, Annafie
Maxi Check Dress, £130, Il Gufo
Little Toby Dungarees, £50, Trotters
Double-Breasted Jacket, £159, Bonpoint
Paris Dress Blue Branches, £30, M and H
Pink Satin Dress, £85, Children Salon
Originally published in Tatler.com
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Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte Wore Matching Outfits For a Family Easter Outing

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte Wore Matching Outfits For a Family Easter Outing

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte just made their official Easter debut with Kate Middleton and Prince William.
On April 17, the Cambridge family, minus three-year-old Prince Louis, attended Easter mass at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, per royal family tradition. For Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s first time, the family opted to coordinate in matching blue outfits. Kate Middleton stunned in a belted cornflower Emilia Wickstead dress, clutch, and intricate dark blue headpiece, while Princess Charlotte wore a dress and tights in the same pastel shade. The six-year-old girl’s navy cardigan and shoes served to compliment Prince George and Prince William’s matching suits.
Look at this picture-perfect group:
Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince William, and Princess Charlotte attend the Easter Matins Service at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on April 17, 2022. Photo: Getty
This isn’t the first time the Cambridge family has worn matching blue looks. Back in April 2020, the family was seen wearing various shades of the color during BBC Children and Comic Relief’s Big Night In to raise money for those on the front lines of the pandemic. In the special, the family clapped for National Health Services workers.
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Queen Elizabeth did not attend Easter services this year. The Queen has been staying at Windsor Castle since February as she recovers from Covid-19. During an April Zoom call, she spoke with another Covid patient and remarked that the virus has left her “tired and exhausted.”
While the Queen has not been venturing out in public, it’s been reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle paid her a visit on their way to the Netherlands for the Invictus Games. This marked the couple’s first joint visit since moving to California in 2020, according to People.
While this was Markle’s first time back in the U.K. since March 2020, Prince Harry had visited his grandmother twice. In April 2021, the Duke of Sussex flew in for Prince Philip’s funeral before returning just a couple of months later to unveil a statue of his mom, the late Princess Diana.
Originally published in Glamour.com
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