A number of reports over the weekend suggest that Kate has been giving her credit card a bit of a workout. Stories are all well and good, but we do love a bit of photographic evidence around FBTB, if nothing else, for our viewing pleasure. We were gratified yesterday when these snaps of the Duchess were shared on Twitter by @LiveLoveLaughvr. They show Kate shopping at Zara on Saturday!
It isn't clear if Kate was buying, or had bought, anything for herself, but it does appear that the Princess is holding little leather bluchers. The two toned shoes for tots are super precious, although they look like they are for children smaller than George. I wonder if Zara stock, which can differ, had a similar style for toddlers? Since I suspect that Kate is pulling together a certain little prince's Easter Sunday wardrobe, maybe she feels the soft soles will be fine for the light wear they will receive in two weeks.
|Zara "Leather Blucher" $39.00|
Earlier in the weekend it was reported that Kate was out shopping for Easter eggs for her boys, and a third report has her at Trotters where she picked up a more casual pair of sneakers from Start Rite:
Did you follow the first part of Richard III's reburial yesterday? It was quite the event. A hearse carried the medieval king in a funeral procession that wound its way to Bosworth Field and Bow Bridge before arriving at Leicester Cathedral, where Richard will remain until the funeral service on Thursday. Crowds were out in droves to watch the cortege, many carrying white roses in tribute to the House of York.
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The entire story about the discovery of Richard's body and the identification process is fascinating. I went to an event last year where the team described the process and it was amazing. If you are interested in Richard III and have not read it, I strongly encourage you to buy Paul Murray Kendall's biography: Richard the Third.
It is carefully researched and meticulously detailed. (I think at one point, how many barrels of wine the then Duke of York purchased is remarked on.) Although daunting in length, it really fleshes out the period and presents a rich background into which you can then place Richard, which, I believe, enables the reader/amateur historian to better judge the man and his actions.
Today, Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales will celebrate a solemn requiem Mass for Richard III in the Holy Cross Church, and he will be wearing a priceless vestment:
According to tradition, it was originally worn by the Benedictine monks of Westminster Abbey during the reign of King Richard.So much fun history this year! 2015 is the lucky number!
Have a lovely Monday!