Monday, April 2, 2012

Kate in Raoul For Visit to Strathmore Green + Rainbow Center

William and Kate visited Strathmore Green, a precinct in Queenstown, a residential area in Singapore which was chosen because it was named after Queen Elizabeth II.

The couple were greeted by a lion dance troupe much to their amusement.

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Kate received a posy from a little girl. Children warm to the Duchess so easily and it's great to see her interacting with them. Adorable photo.

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The crowd await William and Kate's arrival.

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The couple viewed cultural performances that showcased the three main cultures of Singapore: the Chinese, Malay and Indian communities. 

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Kate meeting children.

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The royals visited the Rainbow Center next, a school and community centre for children with special needs.

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In 1992, Rainbow Center Singapore was established as a registered charity. The centre runs two special needs schools and two Early Intervention Programme centres at Rainbow Center. All the centre's programmes adopt a holistic developmental curriculum in the areas of language and communication skills, cognitive skills, social and emotional skills and adaptive daily skills. If you wish to support the center you can find all relevant information about donating here.

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Kate met children in an art therapy class and William took part in a physical education class. The centre is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, a very appropriate time for a royal visit. Kate also took part in an art class during the Canada tour and one of her patronages is The Art Room. As a History of Art graduate Kate is obviously passionate about art and is utilizing that in her role as a member of the royal family.

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Royal fans were certainly enthusiastic to see the couple.

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Kate made a quick change into an outfit by Singaporean label RAOUL. The brand is helmed by Douglas and Odile Benjamin and began as a men's shirt label. It has evolved into a full collection of ready- to- wear for men and women including accessories and timepieces. Celebrities such as Helen Mirren and Elle MacPherson have been seen in RAOUL.

Kate wore the ivory Silk Print Pleated Skirt and the Tara Top. The print pieces retail for €279 and €206 respectively at Matches. I love the silk print and think it's a very pretty, floaty look. Essential given the humidity in Singapore and it's wonderful to see Kate supporting Asian fashion.

 From the product description

'Work geometric prints on and off duty. A red and black cube -heart print is reminiscent of vintage 70s styling. Raoul puts a retro-cool slant on ladylike new-season dressing'.


A look at the back of the pieces.


Kate wore her favourite LK Bennett Sledge Pumps.

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The Duchess accessorized with her Annoushka baroque pearl earrings.


The Duke and Duchess will attend a reception at Eden Hall later. See you then :)

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