Monday, March 12, 2012

Kate Shops at Ghost, Butler and Wilson, Middleton News + More

Now the Olympics are over, it's a good time to catch up on all the latest news. Yesterday there were several sightings of Kate on the King's Road. The Duchess attended Olympic events almost daily during the games and enjoyed some breakfast and retail therapy before joining William in Anglesey. 

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Customers at at British sandwich retailer Pret a Manger were surprised to see the Duchess popping in for breakfast. Pret opened in London in 1986. College friends Sinclair and Julian made sandwiches without chemicals, additives or preservatives. Consumer demand for fresh, healthy food has seen Pret become increasingly popular in recent years.

Pret a Manger Facebook

The staff at Pret got creative with coffee cups and spoons during the games :)

Pret a Porter Facebook

Kate spent some time browsing in upmarket high street brand Ghost (With thanks to Ashley) The brand are known for designing classic pieces and have been feeling the strain of the recession lately. Perhaps 'The Kate Effect' will help sales improve?

Ashley FB

A look at three of Ghost's Dye To Order dresses. The elegant gowns are made to order and dyed specifically for customers. They retail for £195-£225.


Kate also paid a visit to jewellery and vintage clothing store Butler and Wilson on the Fulham Road.

Butler and Wilson

Staff revealed via twitter that Kate looked at their vintage collection.

Butler and Wilson Twitter

Princess Diana was an ardent fan of Butler and Wilson. Below we see her wearing their diamant√© lizard brooch pictured alongside their recent Union Jack Collection.

The Telegraph

I do hope we see Kate wearing pieces from the vintage store similar to the beautiful Swarovski crystal strand choker below.

Fashion's Most Wanted

Kate wore her hair in a ponytail with a beige wrap dress, LK Bennett wedges and carried her Mulberry Cookie Baywater Bag.



Many of you commented on the absence of the Middleton family at the Olympics. The family were reportedly holidaying in Mustique (William and Kate joined the family there in January for a vacation). Last night Pippa attended the Shadow Dancer premiere in London wearing the Alice By Temperly Sweetheart Ruby Dress.

According to Paramount Pictures, Pippa attended because she is a friend of the movie's author Tom Bradby. Interestingly William and Kate specifically asked to be interviewed by Tom for their engagement interview and Kate collaborated with Tom's wife Claudia several years ago designing necklaces. The Kate Crystal Necklace is available for £57. You can view all of Claudia's stunning pieces here.

Claudia Bradby


William and Kate's 'hug' graces the cover of Point De Vue this week.

Point De Vue

Finally, confirmation Kate will not have any engagements until the Paralympics (August 29-September 9)

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