The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Nook in Framingham Earl

Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
On June 25, 2020, The Duchess of Cambridge visited The Nook in the village of Framingham Earl, south of Norwich, which is one of the three East Anglia Children's Hospices (EACH). Using plants bought during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre last week, The Duchess of Cambridge worked alongside an East Anglia Children's Hospices volunteer gardener to plant a garden that will provide enjoyment for children and families.
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
The Duchess is the Royal Patron of East Anglia Children's Hospices, which offers care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
Kate Middleton wore a new pastel floral pattern dress by Faithfull the Brand, Russell and Bromley wedges, Accessorize hoop earrings
For the special visit, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a new puff sleeves and a pastel floral pattern dress by Indonesian ethical label Faithfull the Brand. The Duchess wore her Russell & Bromley Coco Nut wedges.
Kate Middleton FAITHFULL THE BRAND Marie Louise Midi Dress
FAITHFULL THE BRAND Marie Louise Midi Dress
Kate Middleton wore Russell & Bromley Coco Nut ankle strap espadrille wedges
Russell & Bromley Coco Nut ankle strap espadrille wedges

46 Comments

  1. I like Kate's hair very much. I think she was due for a change and this is age appropriate. The curls have had their day. I hope she will consider keeping the straight hair. Taking off some length would be even better.

    I wonder why she dressed like this to pot plants, other than it was probably expected of her. She would have been much more comfortable in some pants and sneakers or boots with a cheerful top for the children. She could have also left her engagement ring at home, but we know the rumor mill would start working overtime. I am crazy about her earrings.

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    1. I’m really getting angry hearing things like “curls had their day” etc. Kate’s hair ist naturally curly (look at old photos) and straightening your hair damages it throughly. I would love to see her with even more curls. My hair ist naturally curled as well and it took years to accept it thanks to people like you who think curls are out or just for small children and that only straight hair is beautiful. Which is of course absolutely nonsense. Meanwhile I started to love and embrace my curly hair and a lot of other women with straight hair envy me for it.

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    2. I, too, have curly hair. It is a love/hate relationship. Without a proper blowout, I look like a tumbleweed. It takes a lot of effort to get controlled curls. We saw how Kate did with her hair during quarantine. It did not resemble the bouncy curls she is known for. She did much better pulling it back. Wearing it straight can be easier now than it once was because there are hair tools for just about everything. She could be getting this straight look from a heated brush. Who knows? There was no suggestion of permanent straightening. The same amount of heat would be used to get the curls or to dry it straight. In other words, the same amount of damage. She has worn some variation of the same hairstyle for many years now. BTW, it does not say "curls had their day". It says, "THE curls have had their day.", referring to Kate's curls. It also mentions taking off some length. There is no hate for people with curly hair or people with long hair. Just observations about how Kate might look better changing her hair a little. Sensitive much?

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  2. No social distancing when planting? No masks? I love the dress, though wearing it to plant things was not a good idea.

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    1. I don't see what's wrong with the dress - my mum does loads of gardening and wears dresses to do so.

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  3. I like her hair this way. Hope she doesn't loose too much wt.

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  4. Lovely summer dress and shoes!
    Well done Kate.

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  5. She looks great . The dress , her skin tone and her hair all are beautiful.

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    1. I fully agree! Not sure it was expected from her to do some planting. Anyway she is so flexible that she adapts to all situations with a wonderful smile.

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    2. Agree with Anonymous 10:38 and Mary T.!

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    3. "Using plants bought during her visit to Fakenham Garden Centre last week." It was probably planned.

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  6. Magnifique Kate dans cette robe à fleurs estivale dont j'adore les couleurs très douces ; j'aime bien les espadrilles à bride cheville qui lui vont à merveille. J'aurais aimé mieux voir ses boucles d'oreilles !

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  7. I wonder who is more beautiflul...
    Princess Sofia of Sweden or Duchess of Cambridge? What is your opinnion? In view of only prettiness.

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    1. I don't see any sense in comparing them. Catherine is more a lady, she seems more reserved, Sofia more a girl, she seems to be more extrovert. They are both adorable, both beautiful in their own way.

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    2. A lady? A girl? They are in similar age ( born in1982 and 1984).
      The question is about beauty not personality.

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    3. Sofia is controversery and Kate is good educated.

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    4. Anonymous 3:24, what I wanted to say is not about age. It's about someones aura or radiance or whatever you can call it. Some women are in their 70 and still have something of a girl, others are thirteen years young and already appear as a lady. And I don't think you can seperate a persons charisma from their outer appearance.

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    5. These comments are so unnecessary. Both ladies are beautiful in their own way. Some of you really need to grow up and act like adults.

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    6. Davion it is ONLY QUESTION. Don't be nervous. We are adults and we are talking. It is nothing bad. Keep smiling:)

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    7. It was a school girl kind of question that Anonymous 12:10 asked. The kind of question you write on a note and pass around the class to the other girls and they all add their answer before passing it on. I assumed no one here would actually go so low as to answer it. Yet here we are. Anonymous 12:10, you have detention after school for a month.

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    8. Catherine is a Duchess. She is a really royal and Pss Sofia is... no comment.

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    9. Anonymus 7:54
      Why are you attacking me?
      If you don't know, please no comment. Just and only. You are regular hater to me:(

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    10. This is Kate, of course. In every way. I would never say "they're both adorable" as far as Sofia is concerned. She simply has a past that has never fit into royal life, as the Swedish royal family has unfortunately been too tolerant. If she had married Mr. XY, fine with me, but marry into royalty? I can't take her seriously as a "royal". That's my opinion. Frieda

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    11. Anon 9:43 Which of the dozens (hundreds?) of anonymous posters are you addressing? Which one is a regular hater, and how do they single you out from all of the other anomymous posters? I don't know the difference from one anonymous person to the next unless they sign their name. - Asking for a friend.

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    12. Totally agree with Anon 10:20. I, also will never see Sofia as a royal...too much nasty in her background.

      Meghan

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    13. Asking for a friend - you got there before me. Lol.

      G

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    14. Anon 10:20 PM. If I had to choose a spouse or partner for one of my children I would without a doubt choose Ms. Sofia Hellqvist with her unconventional but innocent past than HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York with his unseemly friendship with the seedy millionnaire Jeffrey Epstein. Since her marriage Sofia's conduct has been irreproachable, whereas the Duke, being born in the purple, should have has more respect for his family and his position.

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    15. Take a deep breath girls and don't stress. There is no reason. Someone something ask and is everything. To all haters: simmer down:) life is beautiful.

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    16. Both woman are beautiful in their own ways.
      I don't understand the hate for Sofia. None of us are perfect. Would you like everyone to judge you by choices you made in your early twenties? The way some of you are talking about her past makes it seem like she was a murderer or committed an awful crime. She was on a reality show and posed for pictures in a magazine. Her actions didn't hurt anyone. Frankly, I find much to admire in Sofia. She completed online coursework for the sole purpose of being able to volunteer at hospital during the pandemic. Her efforts along with the other volunteers provided much needing relief to overworked healthcare workers. How many of those judging Sofia so harshly would be willing to do the same?

      E.B.B.

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  8. She looks lovely. I like the hair this slightly shorter length. The dress is very pretty and perfectly acceptable for the event. It was 32 degrees on Thursday - trousers would have been much too hot and I think shorts would not have been deemed acceptable on an official visit. I like to see her interacting with children - and i like how she manages to incorporate her interest in gardening into her patronage.

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  9. Loved the outfit and the DoC's hair.

    I understand that the government's advice is to keep 2 meters apart and only wear a mask if that is not possible. The Belgian, Spanish and Netherland royals have shown the balance of when to wear masks and how to been seen not wearing masks. Queen Mathilde even has colourful masks that match her outfits. Would like to see British Royals wear masks more.

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  10. Gorgeous summer dress--my idea of perfect--short sleeves, v neck, nice pattern, great length. Absolutely love it. The Duchess is looking wonderful in these pics--so good to see her out visiting again.

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  11. At last the Duchess has gone back to what truly is her own style. It is what I call British pretty with flowery cottons but it really has always suited her wonderfully well. When left to her own devices in the years before her marriage this is how she often looked and it suits her. It does not suit an awful lot of the ladies who wear them though. I know I would look a disaster in a pretty floral pattern but I think she looks stunning.
    Her natural hair is more or less frizzy not curly and it gives her a great deal of volume when blow dried and that’s how she wore it before the curl the ends and smooth the rest blow dry appeared in the years after she became a member of the house of Windsor. She seemed to be wearing what was expected of her and not so much her own style for a number of years. Perhaps she has more confidence now to pick what she likes. At any rate I love her more casual hair I don't see anything wrong with it long at all. “Age appropriate” good heavens she is only 38 not in her dotage what’s wrong with longer hair if it suits one.
    I dislike her shoes immensely and I do not think they go with the dress all that well either even if I did like them.

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  12. The Duchess looks great. Her dress is appropriate for this event. How lovely to be out and about with families at this hospice, beautiful initiative, I'm sure the Duchess's presence would have been very uplifting for them.

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  13. Her skin looks so bad here. Years of tanning and smoking have really taken their toll. It makes her look much older than she is. I do like her dress.

    Also, the not wearing masks thing is really irresponsible. Her own Father-in-Law had Covid, but the whole family is walking around like it's not a real thing that is happening to this world. Such a bad example to set.

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    1. “Her skin tone”? Which pictures did you see?!
      She has been in the sun I would think, difficult to avoid it the last weeks.

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    2. Where is this same critical energy when the Danish, Swedish, and Netherlands royals didn't wear masks during their public appearances lately. Also her skin looks fine I swear people will say the most ridiculous things to criticize any royal woman on site smh.

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    3. She doesn't smoke. She does lead an outdoor life. Her skin looks absolutely fine to me.

      Rules on masks here in the UK are for use in confined spaces - you can see that she is trying to keep distant as far as is possible in the majority of these pictures.

      Masks help - but they really aren't the answer to everything.

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  14. Love the dress so nice and summery. Kate looks so healthy and full of life;and projects a positiveness that is so infectious. Such a lovely person(Tara)

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  15. Wow!!! Love this dress!!!! Love the style and print, perfect for summer, and great choice of shoes. As for the hair, I love the straight look on her, it is nice to see her doing something different (we all like a change now and again). She looks incredible!!!!
    Chel

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  16. ładna wiejska dziewczyna w tych szmacianych butach i jej wiejskie charakterystyczne kucanie.

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  17. The colors in this dress make Catherine absolutely glow. So beautiful!

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  18. Somehow it looks to me that this thread has gone to the dogs, adult women comparing who is the pretties of them all? Coralie referring to women as ladies or girls... FYI we are called women in the 21st century. Anonymous getting upset to anonymous in a sea of anonymous. Others insulting poor Sofia that had nothing to do with this post, others stating that Kate looks terrible ( she doesn't) after years of tanning and smoking, I don't think she does either....
    You are all cray-cray....
    MM

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    1. Spot on.

      G

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    2. Relax, MM. Enjoy life a bit more :-)

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  19. Hey Vanessa, why won't I be relaxed? Just expressing my opinion about all the crazy comments, and this opinion generally differs from yours, generally you have a taste for gossip, and negativity , not my style, also not very relaxing on my book.
    Chill out...

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