In her third year in a row, Catherine watched from the balcony during the ceremony. She looked so great this year and I am loving her new hair
Catherine attended the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala the day after George’s Christening. The Duchess was the guest of honour at the gala, which benefited Action on Addiction. The silk-tulle dress was designed by one of Kate’s favourites, Jenny Packham, and featured a fitted bodice with short sleeves and a velvet belt, along with a full skirt. The new mom’s long brown locks were styled in her signature waves, and her makeup was left neutral, to show off her luminous glow. She accessorized the dress with a simple black diamond bracelet.
This appearance comes right after Prince George’s royal christening, which took place Wednesday afternoon. Kate told Sky News that she was surprised at how well behaved her baby boy acted throughout the day’s events, saying “He was such a good boy actually. We were very lucky, he’s not always like that.”
– Appearances & Events > 2013 > 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala
New details are emerging from the royal christening of Prince George, which was held in the Chapel Royal at St James’ Palace on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Queen Elizabeth II as well as other members of the royal family, godparents and other relatives were in attendance for the momentous occasion.
Prince William and Kate Middleton chose two hymns, two lessons and two anthems for the 45-minute service, according to a statement from the palace.
The hymns were “Breathe on Me, Breath of God” and “Be Thou My Vision.”
Pippa Middleton and Prince Harry participated by reading the lessons, which were St. Luke Ch. 18, verses 15-17 and St. John ch. 15, verses 1-5, respectively.
“Blessed Jesu! Here we Stand” by Richard Popplewell and “The Lord Bless You and Keep You,” by John Rutter were selected by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge as the anthems.
“Blessed Jesu! Here We Stand” has a special significance for the royal family: it was written for Prince William’s baptism, which was held on Aug. 4, 1982.
The Processional Organ Music was Johann Sebastian Bach’s Fantasia in G, while the recessional organ music was C. M. Widor’s Toccata from Symphony No 5.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Most Rev. Justin Welby, baptized the young prince in the Lily Font, using water from the River Jordan. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert commissioned the silver font for the birth of their first child, Victoria, Princess Royal, in 1840. It has been used at every royal christening since 1841.
Prince George was dressed in a handmade replica of the royal christening robe, made by Angela Kelly, dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II. His mother donned a cream ruffled Alexander McQueen coat dress, while his father wore a navy suit with sky blue tie.
Kate’s parents, Michael and Carole, arrived with her siblings, Pippa and James. Prince Harry came with his grandmother, as well as Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.
Following the service, Prince George’s paternal grandparents will host a private tea in Clarence House. Guests will be served slices of christening cake, which is a tier taken from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding cake.
– Appearances & Events > 2013 > Prince George Christening
Sorry these are so late, I’m currently without internet and haven’t been able to get on to update! On (October 18) Kate attended a Sportaid Athlete Workshop at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. She looked stunning and even played volleyball. Be sure to check out 88 MQ photos which have been added to the gallery.
– Appearances & Events > 2013 > Oct. 18 – Attending Sportaid Athlete Workshop
Kate stuns in a gold sequined Jenny Packham dress as she accompanies husband Prince William to the Tusk Conservation Awards at the Royal Society on (September 12). Keep checking back as photos continue being added to the gallery.
– Appearances & Events > 2013 > September 12 – Tusk Conservation Awards
His Royal Highness The Duke of Cambridge is to leave operational service in the Armed Forces.
He completes his Tour with the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force at RAF Valley, Anglesey, after more than seven-and-a-half years of full-time military service.
He will continue to support the work of The Queen and the Royal Family through a programme of official engagements, both at home and overseas, with The Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke will work closely over the next twelve months with the Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. He will expand his work in the field of conservation, particularly in respect of endangered species.
The Duke will continue to work with his charities on issues relating to children and young people, veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces. The Duke is currently considering a number of options for public service, a further announcement on which will follow in due course.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George are expected to move into their official residence at Kensington Palace within the next few weeks.
Duchess Kate was spotted stopping at a McDonalds on her way from Anglesey in Wales to Kensington Palace in London. She was accompanied by Prince George and a nanny when she stopped in.
– Candids > 2013 > September 11 – Stopping By McDonalds
Scans from the Sepember 16, 2013 issue of Us Weekly has been added to the gallery.
– Magazine Scans > 2013 > Us Weekly – September 16, 2013