Monday, 26 August 2013

Kate's First Public Outing Since Prince George's Birth

Kate has been publicly photographed for the first time since the birth of Prince George, grocery shopping at her local Waitrose supermarket in Anglesey. More photos are available to view at Popsugar.

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The Duchess stocked up at the supermarket, leaving with a full trolley. An onlooker said William stayed in the car with George, while Kate went in.  It appears Kate has resumed her everyday life in Anglesey where she is expected to stay with William and George until the family bid farewell to the island which William described as "their first home together" at a recent engagement.

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Kate is regular spotted at the supermarket and has been photographed departing on a few occasions over the past couple of years. Kate's sister Pippa Middleton currently writes a column for the Waitrose magazine.

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Locals have reported regular sightings of Kate, William and Carole Middleton over the past week.

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I don't think we can go any further without pointing out how amazing Kate looks. The Duchess appears to have snapped back to her slender pre-pregnancy shape. It is hard to imagine, just five weeks ago she gave birth to Prince George. It was reported Kate practised yoga throughout the pregnancy and we know she's naturally very athletic. She looks radiant and is still glowing. Motherhood clearly agrees with the Duchess.

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge/Michael Middleton

Kate's casual ensembles are often my favourite and today was no exception. The Duchess selected a Breton stripe top for the shopping trip. Michelle Forest and Anna identified it as the Ralph Lauren 'Tori' Striped Tee. Crafted from soft striped cotton, the long sleeve boatneck tee combines casual comfort with nautical appeal. Kate's top appears to be sold out but there are a selection of similar items available.

Below we look at the top in red and white.

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Kate's black jeans are the Paige Denim 'Skyline' Skinny Jeans (with many thanks to Ashley Marie). The stretch denim is shaped into a sleek, skinny-leg style finished with a tapered, ankle-length hem. They're available for €125 in sizes 24-32 at Nordstrom.

Paige Denim

The Duchess elected to wear her Sebago 'Bala' Boat Shoes. The taupe and white shoes are a comfortable yet stylish choice which look great with a pair of skinny jeans. The white/taupe pair Kate owns are available at Nordstrom for €75 while the shoe is available in a selection of colourways at 6pm reduced from $95 to $52.

Sebago Bala

More from the product description:

'Hand-sewn moccasin constructed softly styles a full-grain leather boat shoe crafted with a three-quarter stability board and Sebago Lakes sole for ultimate support and traction. Slip-on style, leather upper and lining/rubber sole.'

Kate debuted the Bala shoes during the Canada tour in 2011.

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Kate wore her hair tied up in a ponytail with her Givenchy sunglasses atop.

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It was lovely to see Kate out and about today. There is talk of another Anglesey engagement for William before he leaves and it's thought quite possible the Duchess will accompany him. Many will recall the couple visited Trearddur Lifeboat Station, Anglesey before the royal wedding to launch the RNLI station's new Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat, The Hereford Endeavour. It would be wonderful to see them carry out another engagement on the isle together before they leave.


I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

62 comments:

  1. Shantel (@FashionandFaith)26 August 2013 at 19:14

    Kate looks amazing!! And it is definitely nice for her to have a moment to herself (I remember that, after my son was born, a quick trip to Target served as a wonderful bit of "me time.")
    Thanks for the update; I do hope that we see William and Kate do the engagement together before they leave Anglesey!
    Have a great week, everyone!
    Shantel
    Minnesota, USA

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  2. I think Kate looks AMAZING - SO chic and yet casual, I love it.

    It's lovely to see her out and about with confidence too...she seems to take to everything with real aplomb!

    PPx

    Great post as always Charlotte - thank you!

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  3. What a pleasure to see our beautiful Duchess again!

    Thank you Charlotte for this fantastic post!

    Best,

    Monica, France

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  4. Jennifer from Wisconsin26 August 2013 at 19:41

    Yay!! She looks amazing- not that she ever doesn't. Thanks Charlotte for brightening my day. Kate will be my inspiration to finally lose the baby weight I have struggled with. If so, I am getting one of her wardrobe pieces! And yes, I have given up chocolate!

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  5. Gosh she looks fab!
    Louise, Bath UK

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  6. oh dear lord, she's already recovered...I am always wondering how these celebrities do it, like xx days after giving birth and they already look slim and skinny..

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  7. I believe she's got a box of lansinoh nursing pads in her shopping bag... That might mean she's nursing little George!! She looks absolutely beautiful! I love her casual style!

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    1. I believe you are right! This makes me extremely happy!

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    2. Yes, looks like it - well spotted!

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  8. OMG -- Kate is amazing! The amount of self-control she has is just staggering. She never fails to astound me. She works hard and does it the old fashioned-way, with diet and exercise. She is such an inspiration. She makes me want to be a better woman!

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  9. Just ordered the shoes from 6PM.com - I was looking for something like that for this coming Fall. It's never too cold in LA but can be chilly at night, so I'm excited to wear 'em... Will see if they work for me!

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    1. I just ordered them as well - from Brown's! So excited for them and I desperately hope they fit and don't disappoint!

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  10. Kate, Texas, USA26 August 2013 at 20:38

    Oh this made my day!!!! I must go pick up my kiddos from their first day at school, but wanted to quickly comment. Kate looks AMAZING!!! I am just so happy for her and Prince William. It was great to see her out and about.

    Will post more later! You're looking fabulous Kate!!! :)

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  11. Jean from Lancs.26 August 2013 at 20:38

    She looks absolutely beautiful.
    I don't think she put on too much weight over the weight of the baby, but she is completely back to her old self---all in just 5 weeks.

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  12. Hi!! Love to see kate so skinny and looking fab!!! I think that the shirt she is wearing is not Jaeger, it's the Ralph Lauren Blue Label Jersey Stripe Tori Long Sleeve Top http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=50193020 The ralph lauren shirt has a white line in the end, and the jaeger top doesn't.I hope this helps to identify more clearly Kate's top!
    Love the post!!

    Best, Anna

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  13. Kate looks fabulous!! Her "mummy tummy" is completely gone. It is neat that William sat in the car with George. They really are trying to have as normal a life as possible.

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  14. Rose from Montreal, Canada26 August 2013 at 21:49

    She looks amazing. It is so nice to see her resuming her normal life. Thank you so much Charlotte for this post. I was having Duchess Kate withdrawals.

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  15. Kate looks terrific. However, the photos could have been taken at anytime over the past two years. It strikes me as very odd that William would sit with George in the car while Kate went shopping. Most husbands would simply stay at home with the baby if Mum went out for groceries. Doesn't pass the sniff test for me.

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    1. Maybe they had been somewhere (check up perhaps?) and were shopping on the way home.

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    2. I'm not sure why it doesn't pass the sniff test. Couples do this all the time. William and George don't have to be confined to the house while Kate shops. Yet I can certainly understand parents not wanting to bring a newborn into a store if it could be avoided (crowds, germs, etc).

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    3. Do you have kids? Maybe the baby is fussy and a car trip put him to sleep finally and they didn't want to wake him and Kate wanted to pick up some specific items at the store. My husband bounced our fussy newborn while I went to Jcrew because I needed to go *somewhere* after being stuck at home nursing every two hours for a month straight. People who have never experienced a newborn cannot fully understand the intense demands.

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    4. Kate, Texas, USA27 August 2013 at 06:08

      My husband sat in the car all the time with our babies. I have to agree with Anonymous 2:39, that for many moms you get to the point of desperately needing to get out and about. My boys ate every 2 hours, so anytime I could get a break, I took it!!! My girls spread out their feedings a little more, but I was still exhausted. Good for William hanging out with George while mommy took a short break!

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    5. If she's breastfeeding it makes especially good sense.

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    6. @Anonymous 21:50
      Maybe you are sniffing in the wrong place...lol Don't look at the negative side. And how do you know that most husbands woudl stay at home? I have seen many husbands sitting in cars while their wives go into the store shopping. So I take it you are either not married or you have no children.

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  16. Hi Charlotte! Thanks for the great post =) I was wondering when we would see Kate out and about, it was a nice surprise to see this post =) As usual she looks great and I can't wait to see pictures with her maybe pushing a pram???

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  17. I agree that Kate looks fabulous. It's difficult to believe that she was pregnant five weeks ago! Good for her.

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  18. So nice to see our Duchess out and about, and looking fabulous! :o) She takes such excellent care of herself and also has very good genes. (I wore my regular jeans home from the hospital after both of my kids, but totally credit that to breast-feeding and genetics!) I'm sure it feels great for her to be back to her normal Anglesey routine, especially since they'll have to be moving soon. I'm very glad that she, William and little George have the opportunity to live in Wales together before relocating to London...

    Thanks for another speedy, lovely post, Charlotte!
    Julie

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  19. Is the man with her a protection officer??
    I thought she always had one with her.?

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    1. Pauline Oak Hills27 August 2013 at 04:48

      Yes that is her protection office. I doublt William would let her out by herself.

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    2. She wouldn't be allowed out without a protection officer

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    3. Hmmm... why would her protection officer be on the phone? Shouldn't he be paying attention to her? I don't think that's her protection officer - just some guy on the phone also shopping and caught in pics. I'm sure she has protection, just not him.

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    4. I don't think her protection officers would allow that man that close to her. I have seen this man in other photos with the royal couple.

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    5. If you google "William and Kate leave hospital" (or something similar) and look at the images, you will see that same gray-haired protection officer with them.

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  20. I agree with "Dougies girl" re: Kate taking good care of herself, breast-feeding and having good genetics as to crediting her ability to wear "regular" jeans again so soon after the birth. Good for her! I hope other moms do not get discouraged. Spanx and skinny (hidden full panel)maternity jeans can give you a similar look until you reach your goal. But good for Kate! I love that she is out and about. I hope she also gets to visit with her other contemporary mum friends. I think we saw her once with a friend who was pushing a stroller if I am not mistaken?

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  21. Pauline Oak Hills26 August 2013 at 23:52

    OMG the Duchess is looking so good. She has really taken care of herself during & after having baby George. She is just glowing.

    It is not hard to believe that William would wait in the car. Why do people always question things they do. Can't a couple just go out and go shopping. It does not matter if he is a prince. He has said I don;t know how many times that if he can do it himself, he will do it. But there are times when things have to be different, then he does what is needed.

    I love the fact that William is babysitting while moomy goes into the store. George must have been asleep or just been fed. So he was being a good boy for his daddy. Great job William.

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    1. Jennifer from Wisconsin27 August 2013 at 07:37

      Well said!

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    2. Amen Pauline. You always have some of the best comments here. I enjoy reading them.

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  22. Sarah from Calif.27 August 2013 at 00:47

    Kate looks so wonderful. Hope she stays just like that! She has a very happy contented with life look. I wonder if George was sleeping or giving William a hard time in the car? Love the shoes. I have a pair somewhat like that but I like the look of those better.So glad they can get out and about with only a few snap shots occasionally for those of us who watch them.

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  23. Robin Indiana USA
    Wow Kate looks amazing! I just love her casual look but either way she is so beautiful. It probably felt good to get out and do normal things. Great post Charlotte made my day!

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  24. Oh WOW its awesome to see Kate out and about resuming her normal life!!I agree with the others, she has gone back to her pre-baby figure. She looks absolutely gorgeous!!I was having Kate withdrawls and your post totally helped my withdrawls!!Thanks chica for this fabulous post!xoxo

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  25. Sarah from Calif.27 August 2013 at 01:45

    What a bummer to be one of the people in the back ground not even knowing Kate was so close and then boom there's your picture on the cover of whatever and you just wanted a glance of her right there.

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    1. Kate, Texas, USA27 August 2013 at 06:02

      Sarah, I was laughing at the bystanders wondering if they knew who was passing by or do they even bat an eye at the future queen??? I will admit that I really would have a hard time composing myself if I happened to see her pass by. I would try desperately not to get overly excited and fumble for a phone to take a pic, but....

      Kate looks gorgeous!

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  26. Sarah from Calif.27 August 2013 at 01:46

    Anonymous 23:12. I do hope the protection officer was close by, there is a lot of warped people out there.

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  27. Good to see catherine looks fab and great after little george was born her mummy tummy is gone again great post charlotte btw

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  28. wow charlotte thanks for this post! it is amazing how skinny she is so quick after the birth her tummy is completely gone?! wow good for her she is stunning

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  29. Dear Charlotte, thank you for this great post so lovely to see Catherine out and about and looking happy and healthy. She sure lost her post pregnancy tummy quick she looks amazing I bet she feels great!

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  30. Thanks, Charlotte, I love your posts I check your site
    everyday. I am a 79 years old and I am obsessed with
    The family. Kate is amazing. I live in the USA

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    1. Thank you so much for reading :)

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  31. I saw this pic on Facebook and didn't believe it was a new picture, until I saw it on here. My SIL was looking like she never had a baby 9 days after birth. No one believes my maid of honor was 9 days post birth.

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  32. She looks great and I love that she took RECYCLABLE bags to go shopping...I hope she sticks to them. S.

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  33. How can we be really sure that this photo was taken in the last couple of days? On Twitter somebody wrote that she was wearing the dress which she wore when the official family photos were taken. And now it turns out she wore something completely different!? Maybe that was untrue as well. Any thoughts Charlotte? Thank you for the post.Arika

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    1. Why question the royal press???? There is no doubt that these photos were take on the day she went shopping.

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  34. It's amazing how Kate recovered her slender figure so fast, she looks great!! It's wonderful to see her again, what a nice surprise. I really love these kind of candid shots, they're my favourite.
    A nice week to you all!
    Hugs from Portugal
    Z.

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  35. oh my, i'm green with envy. it took me forever to lose my mummy tummy in my last two pregnancies. is kate n other celebrities from other planet?
    i salute her for losing her mummy tummy in 5 weeks!
    i hope i too can lose mine in reasonable time after i delivered this oct.

    regards,
    .faw from KL

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  36. She looks great and fab after 5n weeks maybe she do a lot of gym and breastfeding

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  37. Hey C. thanks for your post! :) I always enjoy your blog, because its with a lot of background information to her charities and so on...


    I wanted to say, that Kate looks very good. But reading the comments above I might add, that she was slim before her pregnancy and did not seem to gain a lot of pound extra during. In the first weeks you loose a lot of water and the uterus is contracts in a matter of days to its normal size (Natur! I think that is crazy considering the size at the last stage of pregnancy). Both can explain why she fits already in these pants. I also want to add, that you can clearly see that she finally got a nice bump and breast (*yeah* curves!). So this will be pants a size bigger than before, I´m sure. And the shirt fits not as thight as she usally wears it.

    To the matter of sport, Its not adviced to do sports in the first 6 weeks, because your muscles are worn out during your pregnancy and have to reshape by its self. If women do sports before they risk degenerative muscle intergrowth. (I really do not understand stars who do exessive workouts to gain there shape during the first 2 month after giving birth. physiotherapists believe that those people for example will have problems with incontinent as seniors)

    Ok enough with medicine. :)

    Hope to see Kate out and about in the next day hopefully with William.

    Cu Amy

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    1. Totally agree with you, Amy. Kate was slim before having a baby and didn't gain a whole heap of weight while pregnant, so it wouldn't have taken much for her begin fitting regular clothes again, but she's not back to her 'normal', and why should she be after only 5 weeks? She has new curves still, and by the look of her bust it seems that she's breastfeeding - go Kate! I think she has a total 'mum' look and it's gorgeous. Our bodies change after kids, and it's something to celebrate and lament at the same time. I'm expecting baby #2 in a few weeks and am looking forward to having my figure back, eventually! But I know I will look different to before.

      Going crazy at the gym too early after giving birth does more long term damage than good - it's best to slowly get your core muscles strong first and be gently active.

      Thanks for the post Charlotte, it's cool to see the family settling into life together :)

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  38. Hello!
    Thank you for this post, Charlotte!
    There is no need to say how stunning Catherine looks! I just love her ;)
    Hopefully we'll see her again friday! Fingers crossed!
    A lovely week to you all!
    Hugs,

    Ana B. from Brazil

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  39. I was happy to see none of the usual 'oh poor Kate, they're taking pictures of her' posts. I think most people have grasped, by now, (as Kate herself certainly has) that this is part of the deal and will be for the rest of her life. As for the protection officers, people, chill out. You can bet that there are more protection officers around than you're seeing in this photo that's no doubt been edited and cropped. Do you think, after weeks of the "Ring of Steel" that they had around the Middleton mansion, that they're going to let a direct heir to the throne go out without protection, not to mention his mother? Of course they're there, but they want to give their charges as much personal space as possible. Also keep in mind that they are professionals and able to judge threat levels and assess where extra or closer protection is needed and when they can back off a bit. I think Kate looks great. I do not think, however, that her "mummy tummy" has completely disappeared after only five weeks. You can hide a lot with Spanx and control garments. Also keep in mind that if she's breastfeeding, she's following a breastfeeding diet which is likely not conducive to rapid weight loss. But she looks great. I hope she keeps her curves.

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