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Happy Birthday Prince Louis! Plus, One-Hit Wonders Series Part 1 – What Kate Wore
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Happy Birthday Prince Louis! Plus, One-Hit Wonders Series Part 1 – What Kate Wore

Completely happy Birthday, Prince Louis! 

Kensington Palace launched a brand new {photograph} of the younger man to rejoice the Prince’s sixth birthday in the present day. Beneath, a flashback to April 23, 2018, because the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge launched their new child on the steps of the Lindo Wing.

The photograph launched in the present day was taken by the Princess of Wales final week in Windsor. In social media posts in the present day, the household thanked individuals for his or her good needs.

We’ve loved seeing Prince Louis fairly a bit this previous 12 months, together with finally Might’s coronation occasions.

In these images, you see him at Westminster Abbey along with his large sister, Princess Charlotte.

Within the Australian State Coach after the service. 

With one in every of his humorous faces on the enduring Buckingham Palace balcony. 

One other view from the historic day. 

The Prince joined his mother and father and siblings for the Large Assist Out occasion, an initiative tied to the coronation that inspired individuals to volunteer of their communities.

This was the Prince’s first official working engagement. Though he has attended occasions like Trooping the Color and the Platinum Jubilee Live performance, such occasions are usually not thought of working engagements.

On this picture, Prince Louis contributes to a mural with handprints from everybody serving to on the occasion.

In June, Prince Louis joined his household at Trooping the Color

One other view. 

The kids watch the flypast from the Buckingham Palace balcony. 

This was one in every of my favourite images of Prince Louis on the June ceremonies. 

The Prince was seen along with his brother, sister, and father in a photograph marking Father’s Day. The picture was taken by Millie Pilkington close to the household’s Adelaide Cottage dwelling on the Windsor property.

The following time we noticed the Prince, he was at a navy air present along with his household. 

Final 12 months, the Prince attended the taping of “Royal Carols: Collectively at Christmas.”

This was the primary time Prince Louis was on the taping. 

The Prince as he carried a candle to the household’s seating space.

One other view. 

Right here you see the Wales youngsters with their mother and father in a photograph used for the household’s vacation card.

In December, Prince Louis volunteered at a child financial institution along with his siblings and mom. 

These screengrabs are from a video of the foursome as they helped out on the child financial institution. 

And we noticed Prince Louis once more on Christmas Day

Here’s a take a look at Prince Louis in his official birthday images.

And all three Wales youngsters of their sixth birthday images.

Within the new photograph, it seems to be like Prince Louis is carrying the Thomas Brown Oliver Shirt ($43), with thanks to Bojana for this ID. The shirt is 100% cotton out there in a number of colours.


Additionally in the present day, information of a brand new honor for the Princess of Wales. Extra from this Victoria Ward story in The Telegraph

The Princess of Wales has turn into the primary member of the Royal household appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour.

The 41-year-old has been honoured by the King for her “excellent” public service and joins an array of notable members together with Sir David Attenborough, David Hockney, Dame Maggie Smith, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Elton John.

The King created the position of Royal Companion of the Order particularly for his daughter-in-law who has been a working member of “The Agency” for 13 years.  

Previous members embrace Sir Winston Churchill, Stephen Hawking, CBE, and Sir Alec Guinness. The Telegraph report notes that membership within the Order is restricted to 65 individuals at anybody time. 


And now, for our first take a look at the Princess’s “one-hit wonders,” hanging designs that advantage one other look. Thanks to everybody who shared concepts for items to incorporate; the strategies have been extremely useful! Your enter through feedback right here on the weblog, on Fb, and through electronic mail may be very a lot appreciated. Immediately, we’ll cowl among the fundamentals about kinds prompt for inclusion on this group enter.

Greater than 125 attire, robes, coats, and separates had been prompt. The vast majority of strategies shared traits:

  • Most of the kinds talked about had been for objects that may be categorized as “dressier” kinds.
  • A large variety of formal seems to be from black-tie and white-tie occasions had been prompt, together with night robes in addition to full-length attire seen at not-quite-as-dressy features.
  • A number of had been what I name “assertion attire,” items showcasing hanging designs and distinctive traits, just like the Naeem Khan costume worn on the Taj Mahal or the Alice Temperley seen at the tea held on the British Excessive Commissioner’s residence in Kuala Lumpur.
  • Fairly a couple of had been from excursions, displaying the significance of these occasions within the Princess’s wardrobe. 
  • There have been three “standout” seems to be that had been clearly favorites for individuals, designs prompt by no less than 5 to 10 individuals. We’ll cowl a type of in the present day. 

A number of of the kinds prompt had been already worn a second time. On this record is a well-liked piece, the teal Jenny Packham robe. It was most not too long ago worn to the November 2018 Tusk Conservation Awards. Its first look was on the “Biggest Crew Rising” gala in Might 2012 within the runup to the Summer time Olympic Video games in London. The design was a bespoke model of Jenny Packham’s ‘Aspen’ wedding ceremony robe, showcasing a fantastic silk chiffon with gentle and lacy cap sleeves, a ruched bodice, an ornately embellished waist, and a full, pleated skirt.

One other design that had a second look (which yours really forgot) was the pink Preen’ Finella’ costume. The fashion was first famous through the September 2016 Canada tour after which introduced again for a November 2018 Royal Basis perform. The piece featured an asymmetrical neckline with a fitted, draped bodice and a full skirt with field pleats. It was product of a midweight stretch crepe mix of acetate/polyamide/elastane.

Roland Mouret’s “Ella” robe was one other fashion talked about for inclusion on this class. It was first worn to a non-public dinner at Claridge’s in Might of 2012 (beneath proper) after which repeated in December 2013 on the premiere of “Mandela: Lengthy Stroll to Freedom” (beneath left). Fabricated from wool crepe, the fashion is subtly gathered on the sides, with a excessive entrance slit and an uneven zip fastening on the again.

One other standard look that has been seen a second time, the Elie Saab separates, first famous at Royal Ascot in June 2019, and introduced again for a Buckingham Palace backyard get together in Might 2023. The highest was a bespoke model of the designer’s Macramé Pussy Bow High crafted of a cotton/poly/silk mix material, that includes a relaxed match, button entrance, and partial lining. The Embroidered Tulle Skirt was made in matching material with embroidered dots; it had an A-line silhouette was totally lined.

Probably the most-suggested outfit? This one.

The Duchess wore this Gucci costume for a June 2017 engagement on the V&A. It was a departure from her normal daytime seems to be, maybe most noticeably within the size, because it was shorter than a lot of her attire. That size makes a second carrying of the costume unlikely.

From our unique submit: “The piece was from Gucci’s pre-fall assortment, constructed in a black and white cotton/nylon tweed that showcases the model’s signature petersham ribbon (additionally known as internet) in blue and pink.”

Right here is an effective take a look at the nubby tweed material, in addition to the model’s navy and pink petersham trim.Gucci Grosgrain Trim Webbing Closeups Mini Dress Tweed and Red with Buttons

Some thought the fashion was paying homage to Jackie Kennedy Onassis. 

The Duchess accessorized along with her ‘Artwork’ navy pumps by LK Bennett and Emmy London’s ‘Natasha’ bag.

Her hair was in a partial updo, and he or she wore her Annoushka pearl drops with Kiki McDonough diamond hoops.

In my subsequent submit, I’ll reveal the opposite most-suggested kinds.

Right here is without doubt one of the many formal kinds talked about by a number of individuals: a Jenny Packham robe worn in October 2015.

As detailed in a earlier submit, the robe was worn for the London premiere of SPECTRE, a James Bond movie starring Daniel Craig.

It was primarily based on a costume from Jenny Packham’s Spring 2011 assortment.

The robe showcased a crossover prime within the entrance and a full, flowing, multi-layer skirt. Beneath a sheer overlay, the costume had a halter-style prime. The bodice again was slit open, and the costume closed on the again neck and with a zipper within the skirt portion of the piece. A shimmering rhinestone belt accented the waist, and the skirt was full.

There was additionally an prolonged row of rhinestone or crystal buttons/snaps on the wrist. The Duchess wore her hair up.

This allowed an unobstructed view of her Robinson Pelham earrings, the jeweler’s Pagoda fashion set with blue topaz and diamonds in white gold. (The Duchess’s mom, Carole Middleton, wore these earrings to Kate and William’s night wedding ceremony reception in 2011.)

Here’s a higher take a look at the Duchess’s updo.

She accessorized with a miniature model of Jenny Packham’s Casa purse, a field clutch that includes a crystal-encrusted clasp. Kate additionally introduced again her ‘Vamp’ platform sandals from Jimmy Choo.

This was included in our ‘Most Polarizing Seems’ class, partially as a result of many didn’t look after the higher portion of the costume.

I’ll see you in a couple of days with an extended take a look at extra One-Hit Wonders!


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