Good morning all. Today starts a busy week of engagements for the Duchess of Cambridge. Today she marked World Mental Health Day 2016 with William and Harry at the London Eye. The couple arrived at the County Hall where Kate revealed a new designer debut: Kate Spade!
The flowers that a royal lady receives are supposed to complement her ensemble, or at least not clash, and today's posies couldn't have been more perfect.
William, Kate and Harry arrive for Heads Together event and are greeted by posey girl Joanne Sibly pic.twitter.com/Sb6g4oQrem— PA Royal Reporters (@PARoyal) October 10, 2016
Fans will be pleased to see that Kate had a speaking role today. The royal trio each took a turn giving their remarks, much the way they did when launching Heads Together. William always has a funny smirk on his face when Kate is speaking. He always look proud as a peacock and also amused. It's cute.
I love when we get pictures of children looking at Kate with big, wide eyes--a real live princess. This little girl on the left wins cutest snap of the day:
Kate's dress is by Kate Spade New York and features a floral design "inspired by the flowers thrown on a stage at the end of a show." I agree with the general comments that the dress has some design flaws. It's very hard to pull this kind of a dress off well, I think, because if it pulls in the wrong way, it can look cheap. This dress isn't cheap, but it suffers from a drooping waistline.
In every other respect, I liked it very much. I am excited for this bow-tie trend. Kate has sported it on a number of occasions and I have seen it a lot in fall collections. The pinky purple shade is gorgeous on Kate, especially with her dark hair. Speaking of her her hair today, it was like its own show. This picture hardly does it justice, but the volume was absolutely circa 2011. As much as a liked her shorter straighter cut, I like to see the hair back to its old volume, too.
Kate wore her Morganite drops, carried her Nina clutch, and wore her Gianvito Rossi pumps. I was most excited about the label debut, and although I would not have chosen this dress myself, I thought it looked really lovely on Kate, despite some of the design defects. It wasn't a home-run, but it was a solid base hit.
Kate's week at a glance: