Kate middleton pink dress

Kensington Palace released a surprise yesterday after the Duchess of Cambridge wrapped her visit at London’s Sunshine House Children and Young People’s Development Centre. The Palace posted a new photo of Kate Middleton from a private engagement she had.

“The Duchess, Ben from @The_RHS and George Hassall joined the judging panel to pick out the winning entry for @CBBC’s #BluePeter competition, which The Duchess launched back in June,” Kensington Palace captioned the shot. Kate is wearing a pink print LK Bennett dress in it. She wore the look at the polo match she attended with her children and Meghan Markle and baby Archie back in July. (The Palace didn’t specify the exact date the Blue Peter judging photo was taken, so it could have been the same day.)

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Kate met with the winner of the competition, Jessica, during her RHS Wisley event last week:

The Duchess of Cambridge joined @CBBC’s #BluePeter to unveil the winner of their Royal Garden Competition 🍃 at @RHSWisley – congratulations Jessica on your winning design! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/qTW0sFfE89

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 19, 2019

At the RHS Wisley event, Kate’s first event of the fall, the Duchess made a speech touching on her work advocating for children’s mental health.

“The experience we gain during our earliest years influences who we become as people,” she said. “They influence how we interact in school, at work, and in society, and ultimately, how we bring up our own children.”

“As a parent, I’ve learned just how important it is to foster our child’s development in all areas, not just physical, as soon as they’re born,” she added later. “We build the blocks, the foundations for future success and happiness later in their lives.”

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People Are Surprised That Kate Just Wore Pink to a Christmas Party


Now, we’re not ones to keep mum on matters of etiquette—as evidenced here, here, and here—but, sometimes, a little extra insight is needed. One such example caught our eye today when Kate Middleton started making headlines for what some referred to as an unseasonable color choice.

We know, we know, earth shattering. But stick with us.

Kate stepped out with the family in tow for the Queen’s annual Christmas luncheon wearing a lovely shade of pink that somehow rang completely unexpected when considering the go-to hues of the season. Red or green, naturally.

SL editors love ogling the latest photos of the Duchess, which means she became an instant source of chatter once the first headlines started hitting our screens. The conversation took a turn when we recalled the reason why pink might be quite the traditional choice this time of year after all. For those hailing from religious denominations where Advent wreaths with purple and pink candles are common, you’ll likely know why.

This past Sunday many churches lit the pink Advent candle to represent the joy of the season as we anticipate the birth of Jesus. Of course, there are many Advent wreath varieties—a large amount of which do not include pink candles—but for those who are familiar, Kate’s choice of frock might not have rang quite so unexpected.

In fact, my mom sent a text to my sisters and me this past Sunday morning reminding us to don our pink for church that morning. Once I arrived and began peering around the pews, there was a smattering of pink to be found. Granted, it wasn’t quite as prevalent as the smocked dresses with appliqued Christmas trees and Nativity scenes that the littlest among us were wearing, but it was definitely there.

We’re not speculating that there was a hidden religious meaning in Kate’s choice of wardrobe today, chances are she just liked the color, but we felt it was absolutely worth mentioning that pink is a perfectly acceptable color to sport at your Christmas festivities. Just in case you needed a little validation.

WATCH: The Homemade Gift Kate Middleton Gave the Queen for Christmas That Southerners Would Approve Of

Oh, and please see the above for your daily dose of Prince George and yet another of his unmatched facial expressions.

The Duchess of Cambridge has been wearing some stunning summer outfits recently, and her latest dress is no exception…

Kate stepped out for the polo on Wednesday (10 July) in one of this season’s key dress styles: a pink printed midi dress from high street brand L.K. Bennett.

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The Duchess teamed her Silk Madison Dress with the perfect summer shoes, a pair of neutral ‘Carina’ wedge heels by high-end brand Castañer, which are available for £80. She completed her look with a red cross-body bag by Mulberry.

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Sadly, it looks like Kate’s exact dress is no longer available to buy but, luckily for those of us who would love to emulate her look, the high street is absolutely teaming with pink printed midi dresses right now…


BUY NOW Castañer Carina 80 Canvas Wedge Espadrilles, Net-a-Porter.com, £80

The perfect piece to wear everywhere from summer events and weddings to the office, you can team yours with heeled sandals like Kate or dress it down with white trainers at the weekend.

The Silk Madison Dress is no longer available, but was previously on sale at John Lewis & Partners. John Lewis & Partners

Kate was out and about with her three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – as well as the Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie, to watch Prince William and Prince Harry play in The King Power Royal Charity Polo Day at Billingbear Polo Club in Surrey.

If Kate’s latest look has inspired you to shop, here are a few of our favourite pink printed dresses on the high street…

Kyra Silk Midi Dress – Milkshake Floral Bloom Boden boden.co.uk £125.00 Glamorous Bloom short sleeve mini dress with tie front in ditsy floral Glamorous Bloom asos.com £19.50 Pure Linen Animal Print Waisted Midi Dress M&S Collection marksandspencer.com £23.00 Jane Midi Dress – Milkshake Blossom Vine Boden boden.co.uk £72.00

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Back in 2017, the Duchess of Cambridge had to miss Prince George’s first day of elementary school because she was suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a form of extreme pregnancy nausea, when she was expecting Prince Louis.

Fortunately, she’s in good health today, and is able to accompany Princess Charlotte as she joins her brother at Thomas’s Battersea. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both there this morning to drop their daughter off on her first day of school.

For the occasion, which was documented by royal photographers, the Duchess chose a lovely pink printed dress with voluminous sleeves, which is reportedly the same Michael Kors style that she was spotted wearing on the car ride to Meghan and Harry’s wedding last May. A black belt, sleek blowout, and pointy toe pumps completed the look. For his part, William chose a more casual no-tie look for the drop off.

Princess Charlotte introduces herself to the the head of the lower school at Thomas’s Battersea. WPA PoolGetty Images

Naturally, Charlotte and George wore their school’s adorable navy blue uniforms, complete with red unicorn logos.

The Cambridge kids on their first day of school together. AARON CHOWNGetty Images

Back in May, when Kensington Palace officially confirmed the news that Charlotte will be enrolled in Thomas’s “reception year,” the school’s headmaster issued a statement about his royal pupils.

“We are delighted that the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge have decided that Princess Charlotte will join her elder brother Prince George at Thomas’s Battersea. We greatly look forward to welcoming her and all of our new pupils to the school in September.”

Charlotte is also enthusiastic about starting school. This morning, Prince William told Helen Haslem, the head of the lower school at Thomas’s, that his only daughter was “very excited” about attending school with Prince George.

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  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (AKA Kate Middleton) wears a red and pink floral Michael Kors dress to drop Princess Charlotte off for her first day of school
  • Kate finished the look with a black belt, matching pumps and a fresh blow dry

I’m going to put it out there but today might be Kate Middleton’s best fashion moment of 2019. Accompanying Prince William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the Charlotte’s first day of school, the Duchess wore the prettiest, classiest floral dress we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Designed by Michael Kors, Kate’s raspberry red and pink ‘Carnation dress’ features an intricate floral print, a V-neck and midi length hemline. It is, without question, perfect for the occasion IMO.

The Duchess finished the look with a minimalist black belt around the waist, adding shape to the dress, which she then matched with a pair of understated pumps. Basically, she’s absolutely smashing this whole ‘school run’ thing and I, for one, would not want to be one of the other ‘rents dropping their kids off at the same time lol.

Check out the pics here:

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The clincher? THAT BLOW OUT. My God. I am not okay.

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As you might’ve already guessed, yes, the exact Carnation dress has already sold out. Classic. BUT, it is still available in the mini style:

Carnation Silk-Georgette Dress Michael Kors michaelkors.co.uk £132.00

Or, if you’re more keen on the midi length, you can still snatch it up in a very similar colour way:


Belted printed georgette midi dress, £215, Michael Kors BUY NOW

If that’s not quite your jam, here are a handful of other affordable alternatives to shop:

M&S Ditsy Floral Print Relaxed Midi Dress M&S Collection marksandspencer.com £49.50 Debenhams

Red daisy ditsy floral dress, £99, Phase Eight BUY NOW

ASOS Look split detail midi dress in red floral pattern New Look asos.com £22.00 Debenhams

Red print sleeveless midi dress, £38.40, Dorothy Perkins BUY NOW

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