Prince Philip Update & fashion Flashbacks

Today we have a number of bits as well as bytes to share, as well as a couple of fashion Flashbacks. We begin with news that Prince Philip will stay at King Edward VII medical facility in London for “rest as well as observation.” He was admitted to the medical facility Tuesday night. right here you see him with HM in a picture released last June to mark his 99th birthday.   

More from The Guardian’s story: 

The Duke of Edinburgh is expected to stay in medical facility for “observation as well as rest” into next week, sources have said.

Philip was admitted to King Edward VII’s medical facility on Tuesday evening after feeling unwell as well as walked unaided into the medical centre.

The duke, who will celebrate his 100th birthday on 10 June, was a non-emergency admission for an undisclosed reason, although it is not coronavirus related.

Sources told PA:“Following consultation with his physician the Duke of Edinburgh is likely to stay in medical facility for observation as well as rest over the weekend as well as into next week. As we have said previously the physician is acting with an abundance of caution. The duke remains in great spirits.”

Hopefully, the Prince will be back at Windsor before as well long. 


Now for our fashion Flashbacks, beginning with a style worn eight years back today when the Duchess was expecting Prince George. 

That is when the Duchess visited Hope House, a residential addiction treatment center for women.

The program was affiliated with Action on Addiction, one of Kate’s patronages. 

Another view. 

Below, the Duchess speaking with Hope home trustees. 

The Duchess was in a gown from the 2011 Max Mara studio collection. The garment was officially called the ‘grey long-sleeved dress,’ a v-neck wrap style with long sleeves as well as a self-belt. Kate elected to wear the belt tied in the front, as opposed to the back.

You get a peek at the grey top worn below the gown in the picture below left that likewise shows the Asprey 167 button Pendant as well as Annoushka Pearl decrease Earrings.

The Duchess had on her Episode ‘Angel’ suede heels.

Our other flashback involves one more Max Mara piece, this one worn when the Duchess was expecting Princess Charlotte.

The Duchess wore a coat by the brand for engagements six years back yesterday.  Below, Kate at the Emma Bridgewater factory in Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire. Ms. Bridgewater is on Kate’s best in this photo.

She was there to mark the debut of two Emma Bridgewater mugs being sold as a fundraiser for the EACH Nook Appeal, a fundraising campaign to raise money for a new children’s hospice in Norfolk. (The hospice opened in November 2019.) Below, the Duchess as she tried her hand at decorating some pottery.

A colorful plaque commemorated the visit. 

Kate receiving flowers. 

A view of the Duchess as she was leaving. 

The Duchess wore a version of the ‘Gerbera’ coat from the 2014 Max Mara Sportmax collection.  Made of double-face wool, the piece featured an oversized collar as well as lapels, princess seaming, on-seam pockets, as well as a concealed front closure.

One much more picture from the factory visit.

The Duchess then traveled to a second engagement at the Cape hill Children’s Centre. 

The center is part of action for Children, an organization providing support for the “…most prone as well as neglected children as well as young people throughout the UK…”.  The Duchess is the charity’s royal patron.

Kate took part in a play session with the children.

Her gown was a repeat, the Florrie style ($179, now sold out) by Seraphine Maternity.  Made of rayon crepe de chine, style elements included a curved empire waistline, short sleeves, as well as full skirt.

Kate wore her ‘Georgia’ pumps by Jimmy Choo.

And carried her ‘Frome’ clutch by LK Bennett. 

She likewise had on her sapphire as well as diamond decrease earrings. 


A quick note today about the latest Barbour X Alexa Chung collection.  much more from British Vogue: 

The fourth time’s a charm for Alexa Chung as well as Barbour, whose latest outerwear collaboration sees them trot down the equestrian style route. “I love exactly how timeless it is as well as exactly how kind of fetishised it’s become,” Chung tells British Vogue of exactly how the traditional country wear beloved by Balmoral-bound royals has come to be a formative influence on her own style.

Kate has worn designs from previous Barbour X Alexa Chung collections, including the Edith Waxed Cotton jacket (L) as well as the Bella Checked t-shirt (R).

The new collection includes the  Blanche jacket in ‘khaki’ ($406) as well as the Maud jacket in ‘sand’ ($406). 

Below you see the Cyril Waxed Cotton jacket (£450),the Julie Gabardine coat (£300), as well as the Rowan Waxed Cotton jacket (£430). 

May everybody delight in a great weekend!


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