Sunday, February 26, 2012

William and Kate Visit Imperial War Museum

William and Kate attended a reception at the Imperial War Museum to launch the First World War Galleries centenary campaign. It is the couple's third engagement of the day. They privately visited MI6 this morning and attended a reception to celebrate the Scott Amundsen race. See today's earlier post for details


2014-2018 marks the centenary of the First World War. Working in collaboration with national and international organisations the museum will mark the centenary by leading a vibrant four year programme of cultural activities across the UK. One of the projects 'Faces of the First World War'  sees photographs from the museums collection uploaded to Flickr. The museum will add a photograph to the collection each day until August 2014, the anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Imperial War Museum

The museum receives less than 50 per cent of their funding from the government. If you wish to donate you can do so here. You can also visit the online shop which sells models, gifts, posters and much more.

Imperial War Museum

Kate chose a dark grey dress by Amanda Wakeley for the event. You might be thinking, Have we seen this before? Kate wore the oatmeal version of the sculpted felt long sleeved seam dress whilst visiting the Royal Marsden Hospital last September.


The dress is unfortunately sold out. Kate bought it in black, grey and oatmeal for £450 each. It is described as

"Sculpted felt knee length fitted dress with 3/4 length sleeves and a slash neck. Features seam dealing. The cut of this dress really contours and flatters the body."

Zimbio/Amanda Wakeley 

Kate teamed her dress with the Alexander McQueen Chain Embellished Leather Belt. (With thanks to Alanna from WKW FB) The belt was available for €1,385 but is now sold out. Below we see it teamed with the McQueen military blouse Kate wore during her visit to Birmingham last August. Kate possibly bought it with the blouse and decided to wear it separately?

Alexander McQueen/Net a Porter

Kate wore her Jimmy Choos Cosmic Pumps. They are currently available for €525. 

Jimmy Choos

The Duchess accessorised with her beautiful Temple of Heaven 9ct Yellow Gold Girandole Earrings by Cassandra Goad. The beautiful earrings are available for £1,220.

Cassandra Goad

Kate chose an Anya Hindmarch clutch for the second time today. This time opting for the hinged Maud clutch bag. It is available for £450. The clutch comes in a variety of colours and can be personalised.

Anya Hindmarch

When I initially heard Kate was wearing grey I wasn't ecstatic but the structured Wakeley dress teamed with Kate's gold earrings and chain belt looked really lovely. Ladylike elegance never gets old in my opinion and Kate pulls it off so well. It was my favourite sartorial selection of today. Which did you prefer?

William and Kate will now visit friends for a celebration before returning to Anglesey to celebrate their first anniversary. I'm planning a special post to commemorate the occasion. Looking back over the wedding and the couple's first year. A beautiful photo of Kate graces the cover of The Lady this week.

The Lady


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