Kate started the second of her two days in Glasgow at a breakfast hosted by one of her patronages, SportsAid. The charity mentors promising athletes and has worked with many young people who have gone on to compete in the Olympics and Paralympics.
Kate, who herself has an amateur background in rowing, chatting with an Olympic hopeful:
At the same time, the boys were goofing off at Coach Core project. Something tells me that George gets a little of his playtime personality from Dad. :)
The trio reunited to spend some time in the stands again. George might also have inherited some sports enthusiasm from Mom. It's a double whammy. It must have been pretty engaging, though, because even Mr. Security was grinning:
William seemed a little concerned about Kate's footing, which isn't entirely surprising given she was wearing the towering Corkswoons....
While his concern for Kate's safety and comfort is one of his most endearing qualities, Kate was ok, because these Weitzman wedges are Kate's sport shoes. She is nimbler than a mountain goat in them. They are her jumping shoes:
Her "clamber uncomfortably close to cliff" shoes:
Her "climb all over chairs' shoes:
And she has only once come close to a tumble:
This afternoon, the shoes were at it again. The highlight of the day had to have been the Cambridges time playing children's games with kids involved with UNICEF:
That is how a princess does it.
Kate is going to be a really fun mom. I can already see them trying these out in Granny Carole's garden or the yard at Amner Hall:
Kate pulled a recycle, wearing her electric blue Stella McCartney for the 4th time. I think I will call it her Sporting Stella. Three out of the four wears have been sports related. The NPG event was the launch of the "Sports Star" exhibit in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, The second wear was to cheer Andy Murray on at Wimbledon, (I suppose we could argue that handling squirming George while deplaning gracefully is athletic enough to be considered a sport, too, but let's just leave it out) and now this wear to the Commonwealth Games... Yep, I dub it the Sporty Stella:
Today she styled it almost identically to her appearance at Wimbledon, only adding her Asprey charm necklace: the Sporty Stella paired with the much coveted, but sadly sold-out, Smythe blazer. I really do love rewears. Kate looks fabulous in this beautiful dress, but variety is the spice of life, and some subtle changes are always appreciated, if for nothing else, than to quickly be able to differentiate the two when sifting through several hundred photos of the Duchess. Little changes...Maybe using hats:
Updo vs. loose:
Or, both a hairstyle switch-up and added bling-a-ding. (It's like a blow-out bar menu):
Despite the lack of significant change, it was still fantastic, and frankly we didn't get really great shots at Wimbledon, so this was an opportunity to more fully appreciate the mix.
Fashion verdict: I loved it. I have always loved it, but I loved it again. This entire outfit was a no-cut-corners ensemble. The Stella McCartney has always been a striking shift dress, and the Smythe blazer is sharp and smart as can be. It was great pairing at Wimbledon, and a great pairing today. It would have been fun had she put her hair up in a relaxed bun or pony, but I can't complain with the classic Kate. She looked great and they all had fun. Speaking of she looked great...she looked great! Who would guess she gave birth just barely over a year ago...