Sunday, April 1, 2012

Duchess Kate Joins the Queen and Camilla for a Visit to Fortnum and Mason

It was a very special morning in Piccadilly as three generations of Royals visited luxury store Fortnum and Mason. Members of the press and public gathered to greet the Queen, the Duchess of Cornwall and of course the Duchess of Cambridge. With William currently deployed in the Falklands it is simply lovely to see senior royals taking Kate under their wing.

Zed Jameson/Flynet Pictures/Daily Mail

Fortnum and Mason has held a Royal Warrant for over 150 years. The prestigious warrant is awarded to businesses who supply goods or services to the royals. In 1863 the store was appointed grocer to HRH the Prince of Wales. 

The store has a number of gifts for sale in honour of Her Majesty's diamond jubilee including the jubilee bag for life, the silver plated tea caddy spoon and the jubilee china teapot.

The store is famous for it's incredible restaurants, fresh food, tea, confectionery and hampers. If you wish you can shop online. International delivery details are available here. If you're not tempted already take a look at the Easter Hampers :)

The Royals toured the store and enjoyed tea with over 150 guests at the newly refurbished St James' Resaurant which has been redecorated in order to reflect the elegance of the Georgian era.

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Her Majesty also unveiled a plaque to mark the rejuvenation of Piccadilly. You can watch videos from the visit 
here and at The Telegraph.

Kate looked chic in a slate blue, fringed, single breasted dress coat by Italian label M Missoni. (With thanks to Simon Perry and Kate's Wardrobe) The coat is from the 2010 Fall Winter collection, Kate purchased it a few months ago in Bicester village outlet. I am delighted to see Kate experiment with a new label yet sticking to her classic style. The blue tweed jacket below is a shorter version. It was available for $640 and is described as a 'classic Chanel look'. (With many thanks to Thea

Underneath her coat Kate wore the cornflower blue Zara dress she was first photographed in the day after the wedding. Nude tights completed the look nicely.

Kate wore her grey suede Rupert Sanderson Malone Pumps. She previously wore them at the Order of the Garter ceremony. They are available for £375 and are described as

"Rupert Sanderson Malone high heel pumps with a comfortable rounded toe and squared instep. Velvety grey suede for a timeless luxurious look. Leather lining. 100mm heel."

The Duchess accessorized with her £275 Hope egg earrings. Very surprisingly she chose not to carry a clutch today. What did you think of this look? I would love to hear your thoughts.


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