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Meghan Markle and Harry Hold Hands at Tennis

Monday, September 25, 2017

Well, we thought we'd see these two together, and here they are! Prince Harry and his beautiful girlfriend Meghan Markle were hand-in-hand today to watch the wheelchair tennis competition at the Invictus Games:

Meghan is looking chic and relaxed in skinny jeans, a crisp white blouse and matching leather flats and bag. According to What Meghan Wore, the bag is from Everlane. 

They look so comfy and in love and proud of each other. These two are rooting for tennis, and we are rooting for them. :)

Meghan Markle Supports Harry at Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

Saturday, September 23, 2017

We've been waiting all day to see if Meghan Markle would attend the Opening Ceremony of the Invictus Games tonight. California-girl Meghan has been living in Toronto for years now, since she has been filming her popular television series Suits. Given how serious Harry and Meghan are, it was hard to imagine that she would not show up to support her boyfriend's successful initiative. And we were not disappointed. 

Meghan was close to where Harry was seated with the dignitaries. This picture from Patricia Treble shows the Prince's section illuminated:

Patricia Treble
Prince Harry was seated next to the First Lady Melania Trump, whom he met earlier in the day at a photo-call. Melania is wearing a houndstooth suit from French giant Dior. 

Of course, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie are also present as their nation proudly hosts the Games. 

We can't see Meghan's whole outfit, but she is wearing an aubergine dress with a deep v-neck and a leather jacket in a matching hue. When she stood to clap (below) more of the dress was visible, as well as a velvet clutch. I am sure most of these pieces will be ID'd. [Update: readers on Facebook have told me that Meghan is sitting with Markus Anderson, the mutual friend who set her up with Harry.]

This shot gives a better look at her dress and the velvet clutch she was carrying. The big news of the night was that one of Harry's PPOs was looking after Meghan throughout the night. Rebecca English reported that a Scotland Yard PPO stood in the stairwell by Meghan's seat, and she was escorted out by them when she left. Because the royals' PPOs are taxpayer funded, this is generally a perk you only get once you are engaged. 

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Could Kate Be Returning October 10th?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Based on previous patterns, I have been projecting that Kate will return to the spotlight in late October, but it turns out she might be back in action a little earlier than I had thought!

A gentleman on Twitter today shared the invitation he has received to a reception at Buckingham Palace on October 10th. The invitation lists Kate as a royal attendee along with Prince Harry and Prince William. 


When pregnant with Princess Charlotte, Kate didn't return until late October, and she appeared to still be a little delicate. You probably recall that after the welcoming ceremony and procession down the Mall, she skipped the luncheon in honor of the President of Singapore, although she did need to get ready for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards held later that night. 

Because this October 10th event is on the earlier side, if Kate does go, I think we will see a slower return to engagements, similar to the way she eased back after her HG with George, but I do think we could see her on the 10th! Fingers crossed she is feeling much better, even if not 100%, and that she comes on out!

New Video Features Princess Kate on Behalf of Anna Freud Centre

Monday, September 18, 2017

There are two things I always want on my birthday, and one of them is an appearance from the Duchess of Cambridge. That almost never happens, although it did in 2015! This year I completely discounted any possibility, for obvious reasons, but birthdays are full of surprises! 

The Anna Freud Centre, of which Kate is patron, released a new video promoting wellbeing and mental health, and the introduction features Kate! It is short and sweet, as is pretty par for the course with Kate, but she presents so well.

I am racking my brain, but I don't think Kate has ever done a video with a debut ensemble. Following that pattern, this is a recycle from one of my favorite boutique labels, Eponine London. Kate debuted this cobalt blue coat-dress on January 11th of this year. It was her first ensemble of 2017 and may or may not be making the "Best of" 2017 list come December. ;) 

That event got extra points for also featuring Prince William and the darling dynamic between our favorite two royals. We should caption this "Baby by the End of the Year of Bust." 

In the video released today, it looks like Kate is also wearing her sapphire and diamond drops. Kate pairs these with blue ensembles with regularity (pictured below in Luton wearing the L.K. Bennett Lasa dress), and they are some of my favorite. Plus, sapphire is the September birthstone, so it's appropriate for a September 18th my mind. :)

Every year on my birthday I am so filled wth gratitude for all the good in my life and for the people who fill it with love and happiness - my family and my friends. The community of readers here on the blog certainly qualify in my mind as virtual friends, even if we have never met!  You all have been such a blessing to me over the years I have been blogging about Kate. It's so fun to create this space, and that is almost entirely because so many of you care enough to drop by. Thank you for being part of a 28th year that was overflowing with blessings. With a third baby Cambridge on the way, I know this next year will be a wonderful royal year--and the perfect final year of my twenties. :)