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Look-back at the Engagement Tour of the UK: Return to St. Andrews

Monday, February 25, 2013

From Anglesey, the couple headed north to Scotland, because the next stop was their mutual alma mater, St. Andrew's.  How absolutely surreal this must have been for Kate to return with Diana, Princess of Wales' sapphire ring on her finger and her fiancĂ© prince by her side.

Kate wore a red Luisa Spagnoli peplum suit with Aquatalia rumba boots. The suit literally caused stampedes in some boutiques as women fought over the last few available.  Kate left her hair down, and although it did whip into her face at times, I thought it was the right choice. It was very much in keeping with her easy college style.

William addressed the school and the couple toured buildings on the campus, but then they were back in the sharp cold for a walkabout to greet the many fans who had turned out to welcome them back.

This is a really fun six minute video showing some highlights from the day. I can't get it to embed, but just click this link and you will be taken to YouTube!

William and Kate flew back to London that afternoon and joined Harry at New Zealand House, where they signed a condolence book following the horrific earthquake that had just struck Christchurch.

Kate, still new to the official royal business, needed some coaching through the whole book signing.  She signs a simple Catherine now, but I believe at the time she signed it Catherine Middleton.

Their next engagement wasn't until March, but that isn't too far off... 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jane! Has anyone ever IDd the black jacquard coat Kate wore at the New Zealand House? I know she wore it twice in 2008 as well, but I cannot find the designer. Thanks! -Lauren


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