Duchess Catherine Attends Hintze Hall Launch Event

On July 13, 2017, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attended the reopening of Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum in London, England. The Duchess of Cambridge gave an opening speech at the event. The Duchess wore the blue Everly dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi.
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress, Prada Scalloped suede sandals, Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
Kate Middleton wore Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly stretch-crepe dress
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Everly Stretch-Crepe Dress
Kate Middleton wore PRADA Scalloped suede sandalsKate Middleton jewels- Cassandra Goad Temple of Heaven earrings
                       Prada Scalloped Suede Sandals                              Cassandra Goad Earrings

41 comments:

  1. If these photos are any indication, she's not going to age well. So bite me.........

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    1. I have thought that for a long time and I am not being nasty. How we age has a lot to do with our genetics, not just how we care for our skin, although that helps enormously.

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    2. What makes you say that, Lizzie? She looks fine to me - neither younger nor older than she is. I suspect she'll probably take after her mother who looks alright, IMO.

      I don't want to bite you, if that's ok?

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    3. I don't see any motive to say that Catherine is not going to age well. Actually she looks at least ten years younger than her sister Pippa.
      And by the way, this is one of her best informal looks in recent outings. A summery, uncluttered dress with stunning sandals. I would have liked it more if she had ditched the minaudière in favour of a raffia handbag like the one Letizia carried for her farewell visit to the Queen.

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  2. I like it! She was quite "courageous" with her haircut too. It would all look much more nicely, if she could stand straight too...

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    1. You are right, Rainha. It is a big step in the right direction for a new look. Do you think she might be able to stand straighter if her shoes were not so sky-high? As it is, she towers over just about anyone she meets. She might feel more comfortable closer to the ground.

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    2. K Hass, sometimes I think she feels not well and secure "in her skin" on such events, where she has to speak in front of a'n auditorium and so on - and afterwards maybe a brainstorming about her performance? But maybe you are right, that the High-Heels could be a reason-why. (I don't want to see myself in those "Prada's", ha! This would be fun...)

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  3. Beautiful dress, beautiful sandals (at least no suede pumps), but not really good together.
    I am glad she cut her hair, but this is not really a hairstyle, this is just shortened hair. Are there no real hairstylists in England? She should take advice from Letizia, her hairstylist is an artist.

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    1. But now Letizia's hair is longer than Kate's.

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    2. I disagree Beth about the hairstyle. If you look at Letizia's hairstyle at the tomb of the unknown soldier both hairstyles are very similar except Letizia has her hair parted on the side. Not much of a difference really

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  4. Catherine looks 100 times happier at this event than she did at the banquet last night. Perhaps that is a factor in how much I love this dress. It reminds me of Audrey Hepburn's style, which I also loved. And Catherine's new haircut is very appealing--still long enough to be romantic but short enough that she doesn't look like an overage school girl anymore.

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  5. Bowl me over...she has tor polish! I've only ever see her photographed once before with polished toes!
    The dress is youthful. I like it! Her hair really looks different here...kinda cute but as Beth said...not really a style. All in all she looked cute!

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  6. She looks nice but how do you slouch when wearing such high heels?

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  7. This neckline is similar to the polka dots at Wimbledon. I don't care for it, personally. I like the idea of the plum shoes and purple clutch, but agree that they don't quite 'go' with the dress. Also agree an improved posture would do wonders for her.

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  8. I find her quite charming and young, love the sandals, but not with this dress, is hard to combine black shoes with white dress, and get a good result, nevertheless I do like it.

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    1. The dress is a very pale shade of blue. I think shoes and clutch in electric blue would have spiced it up a bit. But I like the dress.

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    2. The dress is indeed a pale shade of blue and the color of her shoes is plum.

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  9. What a simple and beautiful dress, I think it suits her much better than some skirt suits, it's young and playful. I just don't like her new haircut, she looked better with longer hair.

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  10. Bad dress, bad posture, she looks like a tired housewife. The hairstyle is good.
    She had much better outfits. But everyone makes mistakes. We will forgive her ;)

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  11. Pretty frock, hair looks nice, however in my opinion the sandals are wrong for this outfit, a lighter colour would have looked much nicer.

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  12. for me, this is a dress to go to the beach...she could have added a belt or a necklace...this is a big no for me

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  13. I agree with Lara.The dress is appropiate for a very much informal event.

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    1. I fully agree, too. The dress is pretty, but very low-key informal. More of a casual day dress, looking out-of-place at this function.

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  14. I find the middle parting a little too severe. Maybe a side part with her styled in waves (beach waves) rather than curls, might have been a softer look. Like the style of the dress, it does suit her, a nude lighter sandal or a similar coloured sandal would have been a better option. Not understanding the purple clutch with the outfit !

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  15. Love the new shorter hair style!

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  16. I see the bad posture now that it has been brought to my attention. And what in the world could she have been upset about at the State Banquet? Most ladies would have loved to trade places with her. Not to be mean, but her poor toes! I guess it would take too much time out of her schedule to have the hammer toes corrected. Looks like they would hurt or be very uncomfortable, especially with such high heeled shoes.

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    1. The too high heels she always wears have caused that toe deformation and have also contributed greatly to the bad body posture she´s got in general. I don´t remember seeing Kate with flats, ever, even in informal situations she would wear wedges or heeled shoes. It´s not good for your feet´s wellbeing. And it shows - not only in her toes.

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    2. JM - State banquets are not as glamorous as appears. You have to watch your every move, make sure conversation keeps going and careful what you say. They don't seem much fun to me.

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  17. sie altert überhaupt nicht schön. bin grad richtig erschrocken, als ich die fotos sah. sie sieht viel älter aus. oh je

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    1. Martina, I guess, it is specially that "one" picture. I'll tell you, the light in that museum is horrible to take portrait photos. I gives shadows to the face and it's the reason why so she looks puffy. And let's not forget, she had (maybe) a boring table-neighbour the night before, has not been the uncrowned Queen in the epicenter of court, because Letizia has been there as the glorious beauty of the night. Hard work... But, as I noticed ones before on this blog: after their 30th birthdays "Royals" are changing often dramatically quick from their youthful looks they owned before. That's a fact. "Ein Schelm, wer Schlechtes denkt."

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  18. She looks great except for those wretched stilettos. Why oh why do royal women insist on wearing them. They wreck the feet, legs and lower back. They also result in poor posture. Letizia looks like she is on stilts! How about more sensible shoes, so younger women could emulate these women.

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  19. ...silver sandals and better posture perhaps?

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  20. The dress is a bit too little-girly and the shoes are a bit tarty. Odd combination.

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  21. Beautiful, stunning, radiant and stylish Duchess of Cambridge. WOW!!

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  22. She looks lovely - it's a bit younger than her usual look which is good as she's only in her mid thirties. I like the hair and the shoes. The way she's standing isn't very flattering - both she and Charlotte Casiraghi could do with deportment classes.

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  23. ik heb genoten van de hele mooie foto,s
    en het is een hele leuke familie !!

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  24. She used to be a swimmer. Which helped a little with her posture. Now she doesn't, and she gets more and more hunched by the day. Too bad she cannot keep up her old activities. Unfortunately no matter what she wears or how radiant she is, first thing I notice is her hunch.

    Beyond posture, the dress is nice (nothing spectacular), but the top part seems a tad too small (it pulls in an unflattering manner). My take on more appropriate accessories: a pair of navy-based printed sandals and a navy clutch. Or the other way around (printed clutch and navy sandals). And either a nice necklace or a nice bracelet. Nothing too loud, but her outfit screams for something to add interest from that perspective. That purple shade could work very well with a different outfit (maybe a dress with a print that includes some purple, nothing too busy - perhaps a couple of big pansies, one of which could be purple..).

    One last thought (a repeat and perhaps a reinforcement of the note someone else made): she certainly looks much happier than in the state banquet pictures.

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  25. Classy as usual. And I love her Prada sandals!

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