On Wednesday morning Kate Middleton officially opened the new Anna Freud National Centre, the headquarters of a children's mental health charity in North London. The outing came just two days after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary, at which time Kate was also appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for her services to the sovereign by Her Majesty The Queen. The 37-year-old exuded her usual elegance in a custom made A-line emerald dress featuring a square neckline by New Zealand-born, London-based designer Emilia Wickstead.
Zara Tindall spent her second day at Cheltenham races and rocked a very chic, berry-toned outfit. Once again opting for a dress coat, the royal added a coordinating smart hat in the same burgundy, black high heels and a fabulous maroon, half-moon shape bag that we would love in our wardrobe. We have hunted down where Zara got her bag and it is from luxury brand Aspinal London. Plus, if Zara's shade isn't for you, it is available in a huge array of colours. Although priced at £450, the 'letterbox' design could be used for both work and the weekend. it is super roomy and has a fully adjustable strap which is detachable, meaning you can carry it or wear it cross-body.Berry nice! Zara looked fabulous carrying her Aspinal bagAfter some serious delving, we realised that Zara is not the only fan of this bag - the Duchess of Cornwall has it too! The wife of Prince Charles has opted for the design in classic back and often carries it with her during a lot of her public engagements.Letterbox Saddle Bag, £450, Aspinal LondonThe Duchess of Cambridge's little sister Pippa has a penchant for Aspinal bags and also has the same bag as Zara and Camilla, but hers is made in a slightly smaller style. one of her favourites numbers by the brand is the 'Portobello', which you can pick up for £325.Camilla also has the same bag in blackThe mother-of-one is regularly snapped out and about in this design and we can see why she loves it so much - it is made in a simple shape and is great for casual outfits. Pippa loves the brand too - she has been pictured with the PortobelloPrince William's wife Kate has been snapped with her Aspinal tote bag a lot recently.MORE: The royals and their quirkiest handbags!On Tuesday on a visit to Lambeth, Kate carried a lilac crocodile-embossed bag which had a glamorous shield padlock clasp with an elegant top handle and it is priced at £595. READ: The Duchess of Cornwall WOWS in white for Cheltenham Ladies Day
Kate Middleton's modern makeover continued on Tuesday morning as she stepped out to visit the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in Kennington wearing a pair of wide-leg trousers and a statement shirt. The engagement is the second time the Duchess of Cambridge has ditched royal-appropriate dresses for the smart trouser shape, the first time was during a trip to Cyprus in December 2018. Although seeing Kate in a contemporary trouser is rare, the duchess styled the Jigsaw item perfectly, offsetting the androgynous bottom half with a feminine pussy-bow shirt.
In September last year, the Duchess of Sussex arrived at the Wellchild awards in what was possibly her least ‘royal’ outfit yet. Her sleek, immaculately tailored black trouser suit was simultaneously demurely understated and outrageously glamorous; she could either have been stepping into a job interview or onto the set of a Helmut Newton photo shoot.