Monday, May 28, 2012

The National Aboretum dinner raises £4.2 million, William and Kate's Christmas plans, Kate reveals she sang in a choir + New Reiss coat

When I wrote last nights post I did not expect there would be so much Kate news today. I have some interesting bits and pieces to share with you all. Firstly I was delighted to hear last nights dinner for the National Memorial Appeal raised £4.2 million. This sum goes a long way towards securing the £12 milllion needed. Plans include building a restaurant, a shop and a large covered area for large services of remembrance. You can see a video from last night which includes William's speech and shots of Kate here.

While chatting to violinist Nicola Benedetti at the dinner last night Duchess Kate revealed she used to be a church choir girl. Nicola told Kate she was nervous about performing and Kate said 'I know what you mean. I once sang in a choir in a church'. From that admission we can safely assume the Duchess is a talented singer. :)

British Royals

With Christmas fast approaching, (I'm already feeling festive, are you?) everyone is making plans for the holidays. William and Kate will spend their first Christmas as a married couple at Sandringham with the other royals. Each year thousands of well wishers gather on the streets to greet the royals at they attend a service at the church of St Mary Magdalene, close to Sandringham house. Last year the couple did not get to spend Christmas day together as William was on duty in Anglesey. 
As you can it looks like a beautiful place to spend Christmas. The house built in 1870 by King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra was once described as 'The most comfortable house in England'.

Sandringham House

As you all know Reiss is one of Kate's favourite labels. Reiss confirmed the Duchess was spotted shopping in the Kings road store but didn't purchase anything. However they also confirmed that while shopping in their Bichester village store three weeks ago, Duchess Kate purchased the Angel fit and flare coat in fawn. ( Many thanks to StyleMe) The coat is out of stock at the moment. It is beautiful and I expect we shall see Duchess Kate wearing it over the winter.

We will next see Duchess Kate  Sunday for' Remembrance Sunday', I'm not ruling out today or tomorrow as possibilities either!

Until then, Have a wonderful weekend x

Sources (, Reiss, Mirror, Telegraph, British Royals,)


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