The Duchess of Cambridge will give a keynote speech at an online forum

Kate Middleton wore a new dark green blazer from Massimo Dutti
The Duchess of Cambridge will be announcing the results from her landmark public survey on the early years, ‘5 Big Questions on the Under Fives’ this week. The Duchess thanked people for responding in a video clip shared on Kensington Palace's social media channels. More than 500,000 people responded to the questionnaire at the start of 2020, making it the largest ever response to a public survey of its kind.
Kate Middleton wore a new dark green blazer from Massimo Dutti
Kate Middleton wore a new dark green blazer from Massimo Dutti
The 5 Big Questions survey is just part of a major body of research commissioned by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and conducted by Ipsos MORI. The Duchess of Cambridge launched the project in January. The research also includes surveys conducted before and during the pandemic, to assess the impact of the health crisis on families.
Kate Middleton wore a new dark green blazer from Massimo Dutti
On Friday 27th November The Duchess of Cambridge will give the keynote speech at an online forum hosted by The Royal Foundation and Ipsos MORI during which the full findings of the research will be discussed.
In the video, the duchess thanks everyone

Kate Middleton wore Massimo Dutti wool blazer
Massimo Dutti wool blazer
Kate Middleton wore Massimo Dutti cashmere crew neck sweater
Massimo Dutti cashmere crew neck sweater
Kate Middleton accessorised Alex Monroe Paleontology Nugget Necklace
Alex Monroe Paleontology Nugget Necklace

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  1. Kate looks fantastic, so fresh; and once again she brings everybody together.

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    1. Agreed, she is looking very beautiful.
      Hannah

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    2. Completely agree, these are great colors for her. Also I think this is the same jacket from the awesome green suit CP Mary wore a week ago. It is just a great color/suit.
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  2. The fitted jacket is beautiful, and the soft pink top really pops with it. And I have found myself thinking lately that Catherine’s hair stylist has really been getting the golden highlights exactly right.

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  3. From a fashion standpoint, I like the green and pink combination. It is not classic but it works. I would rather see her hair straighter. She has had this hairstyle a long time.

    Some of the questions on the questionnaire were pretty tough to answer. I am interested to find out what the results were, to see if they were in line with how I would have answered them. This is a fantastic project.

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    1. Agree about her project! I think it is a very good approach - as far as I know, 500.000 people have answered the questionnaire.

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  4. Perhaps just a touch less eye shadow.
    I think it tends to age her a bit.
    Otherwise lovely.

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    1. Yes I agree on less eye shadow. Hair style fits her so well, don't see why she should change it, or just for the sake of fashion trends?

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  5. I like the suit a lot. Not sure if I would have paired the pink sweater with it though. Also, the Duchess' hair seems to be getting more and more voluminous. I feel like in this instance its a bit much. A little too Hollywood.

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    1. I wish the word "Hollywood" would be banned from here. There has never, ever been anything fashion-wise, or any hair and makeup, with the exception of galas in Monaco, when Hollywood elite are invited and they do not tone down their appearance in the presence of royals. Even then, it is just for the event. Most of them turn back into pumpkins the next day.
      No woman in Hollywood, at least no woman working in showbusiness, would have Kate's hair. Her style is "been there, done that". There is an outlandish image of Hollywood that some people have in their minds. If you went there, you would be very disappointed if you expected to see people looking like you imagine.

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    2. @Anonymous 11/24/20 I completely agree. I'll bet that the people who use those terms have never, ever been to Hollywood or anywhere near it now or within 50 years, and are creating an impression in their head based on some fictional imagination. Maybe we should start using terms such as "This is so Northwestern German" , or "Too Central Italian for me", or "A little too coastal India" and see if that makes any sense to them, lol.
      - Anon 9:13

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    3. She looks like Charlie's Angel, Jacklin Smith.

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    4. Really interesting to see the abhorrent dislike of the word Hollywood when it comes to a certain Duchess but not another. I see where our biases lay. I did not mean it in a derogatory sense but I guess others use it in such a way that when people see it referred to Kate there is such a strong reaction. And when I say Hollywood, I am literally referring to the old "Hollywood curls" that were pervasive in the 40's and 50's of the industry. I've definitely seen the word misused in other contexts but I stand by my usage here.

      FYI, I'm from California and attended university not too far from Hollywood...

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    5. @Anna I am not sure what you mean by there being "an abhorrent dislike of the word Hollywood when it comes to a certain Duchess but not another". I have an abhorrent dislike of the word every time it is used. It has nothing to do with biases. The word does not apply to any fashion or hair on any royals we see. It is used as an insult when it is used when referring to one Duchess. I am assuming you are using it in a similar way when referring to Kate's hair now. I am a huge fan of the fashion of the 40s and 50s. Kate's hair is not remotely reminiscent of either decade. In the 40s we saw pin curls, Victory rolls (sometimes incorporating an updo), Gibson tuck, and deep side parts and center parts. In the 50s, hair went short with poodle cuts, Italian cuts, soft bobs, bouffants, ridiculously short bangs (fringe) and pixie cuts. Not as popular, long hair was in a pony tail or worn in waves with a side part. That is not including the various updos. If you are going for a throwback reference, Charlie's Angles from the 70s mentioned above is the most accurate description of Kate's hair.

      I can't say you are not from California, but I will say that I am a native Californian and Americans don't say they attended university. I do like the way you say it. It sounds nicer, but we just don't say it that way. "Where did you go to college?" "I went to college at the University of ____, or I graduated from Cal State ___", (a state college).

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    6. No, I am not using it as an insult when it comes to the Duchess of Cambridge. I just made that statement in my preceding comment. I was pointing out that because some commentators tend to use Hollywood as a pejorative when it comes to the Duchess of Sussex some reactions to my usage of the word or the style is perhaps tinted by that. I am glad that we see common ground and can call out when it is used as an insult, particularly when it comes to Meghan. It is not my intent to use Hollywood as a pejorative in this case or ever. Like I said, I am referring to old Hollywood curls. I have a degree in history but I concede that fashion history is not my forte.

      Who is "we?" I am an American as well. People in the Midwest say pop, elsewhere it's soda, I am sure you are familiar with the regional differences in dialect. Not sure why my differing word choice has you questioning my citizenship. Should I fax you my Passport or Social Security Card? I attended a UC but did graduate school in France so perhaps the particularities of my word usage is influence by those years.

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    7. @Anna Fair enough. It is just something that caught my eye. As I said, I think it sounds much nicer. My parents are from the Midwest, and I still have quite a bit of family living there. I am familiar with the regional differences in dialect. It must be your time in France that influenced your phrasing. You are lucky to have had the experience.

      I am happy to see we agree about the use of the word Hollywood, especially when it is used to describe Meghan. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    8. @Anonymous 8:14PM, Thank you. When I read it at the time I thought you were insinuating that I was fibbing about my provenance, which I think would be silly to lie about. My partner's family is from the midwest as well, but it is his grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. who hail from there so he is two generations removed now. I've actually never been. I know it's quite cold.

      I am genuinely pleased that we had this conversation. Rarely does discourse over the internet bring accordance and conviviality but I guess we defied the odds. Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

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  6. Did the Duchess study science of education or philosophy or the same as Prince William?

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    1. I think she studied art history.
      She cares a lot about the wellbeing of children, hence this project.

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    2. Thank you Dear. Studying education or to learn about education as a mother is very different imho. I wonder about at her expertise, though English Universities are quite good in global rankings.

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    3. Dear Anon 7:31 The Duchess did NOT attend an English University. She went to one of Scotland's oldest Universities, St Andrew's. She gained an upper 2nd class MA degree in history of Art

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  7. Totaly agree!

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  8. Beautiful, can't go wrong with a sweater and blazer. Looks like they are tailored well. Great colors for her.
    Chel

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  9. Anyone knows the brand of her necklace? Its so lovely!

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    1. It is Alex Monroe. I agree that it is lovely! A perfect choice for the occasion, imo -- very pretty but not too formal.

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  10. Magnifique combinaison des couleurs verte et rose ; superbe allure avec sa magnifique chevelure très soignée - Trop de maquillage sur ses paupières ; rien ne vaut le naturel mais elle est quand même belle - Mignon son petit collier que je crois avoir déjà vu ; ses boucles d'oreilles -si elle en porte- sont elles du même style ?!

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  11. Magnifique combinaison des couleurs verte et rose ; superbe allure avec sa magnifique chevelure très soignée - Trop de maquillage sur ses paupières ; rien ne vaut le naturel mais elle est quand même belle - Mignon son petit collier que je crois avoir déjà vu ; ses boucles d'oreilles -si elle en porte- sont elles du même style ?!

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  12. Maria from Italy11/24/20, 2:28 PM

    Personally, I like the combo sweater plus blazer, but not these two colours together.
    I would have chosen a light pink / offwhite hue for the sweater.
    Hair and make-up are gorgeous.

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  13. Lovely as ever: Not sure I like the sweater with the jacket, the colors are good, maybe it is the texture of the two garments that does not look well together. He hair, make-up looks fresher, lighter, though the eye shadow could have been a little less. Over all, great look, wonderful personality and dedication to her job and family.

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  14. Nice working outfit. Plain and smart but lovely colour combination.

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