The Duchess of Cambridge returned to work from the holiday break today with a visit to King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington. The engagement wrapped up many of her favorite things – nature, children and physical activity.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out their first joint engagements of the year with a visit to Birkenhead in Cheshire. The two made a series of appearances throughout the day, only some of which were announced ahead of time by Kensington Palace.
After a week of voting, I’m posting the results for the eight polls on the Duchess of Sussex’s fashion last year. A few of these surprised me, so thank you to those who took the time to cast their vote and we’re already off on a fresh round of looks in 2019 🙂
Earlier today, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex has been named patron of four organizations: the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works and Mayhew. The announcement was followed up with a surprise appearance at Smart Works, kicking off HRH’s 2019 with a bang.
One week after posting eight polls on the Duchess of Cambridge’s fashion last year, I’ve compiled the results below. (And today is actually Kate’s 37th birthday, so it feels appropriate.) Enjoy!
2018 was a banner year for the British Royal Family between two weddings, a baby and the Commonwealth’s succession secure in the Prince of Wales. It was not, however, a year in which there was much angst over engagement numbers. By now we well know that the Queen’s four children will carry their weight, while the Queen is ramping down her duties, her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh, is retired, and her grandaughters-in-law found themselves pregnant and/or not yet full-time royals.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were photographed walking to church in Norfolk yesterday, as has become their early January tradition. While it’s possible that the Cambridges slipped away for a short post-Christmas holiday, they have certainly returned to Norfolk in time for Kate’s birthday on the 9th for the last few years and make a point of joining the Queen for church on the first weekend of the month.
Akin to what I do for the Duchess of Cambridge, what follows is a review of the Duchess of Sussex’s 2018, but with a few key differences. This is of course Meghan’s inaugural year as a member of the British Royal Family and so what follows will be a little less about her clothes and patronages (of which there are none of the latter to-date) and more taking a look at how she – and the BRF – have handled her entry.
Yesterday I posted a rundown of the Duchess of Cambridge’s year, calling out the highs and lows and giving you my own take on some of her sartorial hits. As promised, below are eight polls for you to vote on, which should be pretty self-explanatory. I’ve removed looks that were entirely athletic based or which we never got a great look at.