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Sneak Peek: Kate & William Start Their Day in Birmingham

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

I am doing a Sneak Peek today with a post to come later. William and Kate are in Birmingham and the Duchess has recycled her "Washington" coat from GOAT London!  GOAT London is having a really great month. :) 


You will remember this coat from Kate's quick trip to New York in December of 2014, when she wore it without the turtleneck she used today.


Today, Kate is accessorizing with her Lauren earrings from Kiki McDonough, new suede boots, and what appear to be jeans or trousers, rather than stockings. She is carrying the same Bayswater clutch she did in New York, but today it has quite a bit more in it, which has changed its shape. 


A reader at Kate Middleton Style suggests Kate's boots are the Hi Ride from Russell & Bromley. You know how pleased these are making me feel... 


The couple have started their day at the Land Rover factory, and have a busy schedule on this Away Day. 


KP

Just a few fun videos before I go. Here the Cambridges are meeting plant workers:




And here Kate is behind the wheel of Range Rover about to do an off-road challenge. I hope someone asks her if she already has experience with this thanks to holidays at Balmoral or around Sandringham. :)



Full post to come later. Have a great morning! 


26 comments:

  1. I love the very first picture... as Kate looks very young... like the Kate from years gone by.

    Thankyou dear Jane! And thankyou dear Kate!

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  2. For me, this coat will forever be remembered as the "side eye" coat, when Kate made a funny face after being ordered to keep wrapping Christmas gifts. Such a funny moment!

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    1. Looking back I find her reaction rather rude. Yikes!

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    2. I don't at all - I think it was a candid moment in which she genuinely bonded with the people she was sitting and wrapping with. If I remember correctly her response was in reaction to an order to "keep wrapping!"

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    3. Mary from ManchesterNovember 22, 2017 at 2:34 PM

      It looks quite innocent actually. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdb7TU8I8mU

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    4. Thank-you, Mary. :+)

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    5. Innocent indeed. It's simply not in Kate's nature to be rude and express irritation. Clearly, she was having a bit of fun and playing along.

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  3. Mary from ManchesterNovember 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    I love this outfit and especially with the black turtle neck. I love the boots, too. She's looking so healthy and happy. Thank you, Jane. Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

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  4. Love the look. I think she is wearing skinny jeans, as she changed into her red skying jacket and trainers for the Coach Core visit.
    Was having difficulty trying to zip it---gave up in the end and left it open.
    I love these joint engagements, as the interact so happily with each other.

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    1. I do love the way they interact. Very sweet indeed.

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  5. Kate looks terrific. Such a fun day for them.

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  6. A great combination of easy to change into outfits. The coat looks cute with the turtleneck and boots. Never have liked those earrings but everything else looks great. She and William looked relaxed and seemed to enjoy all the "activities". It was a fun combination of engagements.

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    1. With you all the way re the earrings, Ali; I think they look VERY childish, tho, of course, the recipient would have to have parents who're very rich or very pretentious to stuff these into your 8-year-old Xmas stocking! Possibly, they'd look better as studs.

      JC

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  7. I think I like this coat better on the first wear but here it is obvious that it's very cold and windy so I'm glad she layered up! She looks healthy, happy, and lovely.

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    1. I also prefer the coat on the first wear without the skinny jeans. I dislike how they wrinkle at the knees although that wouldn't bug me if she were just out shopping. But you are right Robin, it was obviously very cold. Even William had a pullover under his jacket. And to respond to an earlier post about Catherine's reaction while wrapping gifts, I love that she is so spontaneous in her interactions with people. I think it's those kind of responses that endear her to so many people. It was not rudely meant at all, but she's joking as one would among friends.
      ~Mo

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  8. I'm not a fan of this look at all. So much black and those skinny jeans again :(
    I love the coat and think it looks far better without the turtleneck - but I understand that it's a tad chilly in the UK :)

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  9. I have a feeling my girl Jane has these boots in her closet ;-)

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  10. It's amazing that Kate can fit into skinny jeans at this stage of her pregnancy. The coat is pretty cute, but I'm not a big fan of the all-black look. I think a colored turtleneck would have been better. It looks like Kate's hair is getting longer... this makes me happy!

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of Kate’s American fans!!

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  11. I like the all black:). She had white accents then a bright red cost:). Thought she did a great job of mixing it up for a long day.

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  12. Have you seen the new candid pics of Kate and the kids on Pinterest? They were taken before Kate was off for her "1851 Trust Roadshow" Engagement on 16th of June, I think. They are very cute, lovely to see her with them.

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    1. Oh, I love candids of them. I tried googling for this but can't seem to find it. Do you have more info about where exactly the pictures are? Thanks!

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    2. I think you are talking about these. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbih1vfnSuY/?taken-by=fromberkshiretobuckingham

      and: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bbhr7Mon85V/?taken-by=fromberkshiretobuckingham

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    3. Hi Jane, yes you are right. Sorry for thinking that you haven't seen them yet. The good thing is that I will check your instagram account more regularly now. Thank you for sharing the links AND your fabulous blog.

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    4. Vicky, don't be sorry! I miss these photos more often these days, and always appreciate a heads up! I only saw these because someone alerted me to them. :)

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  13. Kate looks beautiful and the children are adorable.

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