The Royal Report

Have you heard? The British Royals are having their best summer ever.

July 2

The Duchess of Cambridge steps out for Day 2 of Wimbledon in a white, tea length 'Flippy Wiggle Dress' by designer Suzannah. Kate cinched the dress at the waist with an Alexander McQueen belt and accessorized with a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, Piper 85 suede pumps, the 'Wicca' handbag from Alexander McQueen, a citrine cocktail ring, and Catherine Zoraida Fern Hoop earrings.

Catherine, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, visited the practice courts and took in several matches on Court 14 and Centre Court.

July 2

Prince Harry attended the first-ever Diana Award National Youth Mentoring Summit meeting with young people who have benefited from the mentoring received as part of the charity's work. Guests of the event heard stories of how mentoring has changed their lives for the better, helping them develop practical skills have a strong impact on the local and global community. The Duke spoke on the type of role model he wants to be for his son Archie.

July 3

Carole and Michael Middleton enjoyed a day date at Wimbledon in the Royal Box!

July 4

Prince William visited the Royal Marsden Hospital in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. The Prince learned about the emotional and psychological support offered at the cancer hospital. William became present of The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust (which operates the hospital) in 2007.

July 4

Meghan, along with long-time friends Genevieve Hillis and Lindsay Roth, watched Serena Williams' match at Wimbledon just days before her son's christening.

The new mom wore a L'Agence 'Brea' pinstriped blazer, a panama hat from Madwell, Mother Denim 'The Swooner' jeans, 'Henrietta' sunglasses by Finlay London, and Aquazzura's 'Simply Irresistible' pumps.

July 6

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was christened into the Church of England. The ceremony took place at the Queen's Private Chapel, located in the state apartments at Windsor Castle in Windsor, England where The Sussex Family currently makes their home.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, Meghan's mother Doria Ragland, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Diana's sisters Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellows, and the baby's godparents attended the event. The names of Archie's godparents were not and will not be released. Neither the the Queen and Prince Philip nor royal cousins George, Charlotte, and Louis attended.

The proud mom and Duchess was outfitted in all ivory with a bespoke silk-wool dress and heels from Dior and a custom Stephen Jones hat.  The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pink Stella McCartney dress paired with red suede Gianvito Rossi pumps and a red, braided straw hatband.

July 8

Being a royal sibling has it perks! James Middleton and Pippa Matthews enjoyed a day of tennis at Wimbledon in the Royal Box.

Pippa wore a light pink Stella McCartney dress and a color coordinated hat by Luisa Kelsey.

July 9

The Queen made the rounds in Cambridge with visits to the National Institute of Agriculture Botany and Queen's College. Queen Elizabeth had lunch at Queen's College and officially opened the new site of the Royal Papworth Hospital.

July 10

Meghan and Kate and their children attended a charity polo match to cheer on Princes William and Harry. The princes were playing on opposing teams in the Khun Vichai Srivaddhanprabha Memorial Polo Trophy at Billingbear Polo Club.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the LK Bennett 'Madison' dress in pink with Castaner Carina wedge espadrilles and carried a Mulberry red croc handbag. The Duchess of Sussex went for comfort in an olive green Lisa Marie Fernandez 'Rosetta' dress sans provided belt and a pair Stella McCartney aviators.

July 10

Carole and Michael Middleton were back for more tennis at Wimbledon!

July 12

Pippa Middleton-Matthews attends Wimbledon with her husband James sans baby Arthur. The couple watched the men's semi-final matches.

July 13

Catherine, Meghan, and Catherine's sister Pippa Matthews attended the ladies' final of Wimbledon. The trio enjoyed the Centre Court match from the Royal Box.

Kate recycled a green dress by Dolce and Gabana which she matched with a Dolce and Gabana handbag and Rupert Sanderson 'Malory' heels in Nude Kid Leather. The Duchess' sister wore a floral dress by British designer Anna Mason while Meghan wore separates including a Hugo Boss skirt and blouse by Givenchy.

July 14

The Duchess of Cambridge returned the following day to Wimbledon, this time with her husband Prince William, to take in the gentleman's final.

For the match Kate wore Emilia Wickstead's 'Jordin' midi dress in blue and 'Nicholes' heels available from ALDO. She presented the winner and runner-up trophies along side The Duke of Kent.

Carole Middleton along with son James, daughter Pippa, and James' girlfriend Alizee Thevent were also in attendance, but did not sit in the Royal Box with Will and Kate.

July 14

The Sussex Sweethearts attended the London premiere of Disney's live action version of the Lion King. Both Royals walked the yellow carpet and met with cast members such as Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner, Beyonce, and Pharrell.

The Duchess opted for a black, sheer sleeve, tea-length dress by Jason Wu and Aquazurra 'Portrait of a Lady' embellished heels.

July 17 

Happy 72nd Birthday, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall!

July 18

Princess Eugenie attended an event combating human trafficking at Westminister Abbey in London joined by US Ambassador-at-Large for Combating Trafficking in Persons, John C. Richamond. 

The Princess co-founded The Anti-Slavery Collective in 2017 to help raise awareness about and fight modern slavery.

July 22

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall joined the Prince of Wales at the Royal Welsh Show. The Royal Welsh Show in Builth Wells is the largest agriculture show in the United Kingdom.

July 22

Happy Birthday, Prince George! The third in line to the thrown turned 6-years-old!

 July 23

The Wessex Family made a rare public outing. Prince Edward along with his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex and their children Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn enjoyed a sunny day out at Bear Wood at Wild Place Project in Bristol. Edward is the patron of the Bristol Zoological Society.

July 24

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrive by horse and carriage to the 138th Sandringham Flower Show. The annual show takes place on at the Queens' Sandrigham Estate.

July 24

Boris Johnson officially becomes the prime minister as he is received by the queen.

July 25

The first of the day's engagements for Prince Harry was a visit Sheffield Children's Hospital in Sheffield, England to open a new wing of the hospital. He met with staff and patients and their parents. Before leaving, The Duke was gifted with a USA and UK inspired blanket for his son Archie.

The Royal then headed off to Sheffield Hallam University's Cantor Building where he was shown virtual reality rehabilitation technology which helps make it easier for amputees to train themselves to use prosthetic limbs. 

Harry was also able to drop in on the Invictus UK Trials at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. The trials will help select the team that will represent the United Kingdom at the 2020 Invictus Games.

For his last event of the day, Prince Harry attended the Roots & Shoots Global Leadership meeting at St. George's Grouse in Windsor and met with world renowned primataologist and conversationalist Dr. Jane Goodall. The Duke also listened to presentations and spoke with youth representatives from Roots & Shoots. Prince Harry has long been a champion of conservation and over the years has made environmentalism an important part of his life and life's work.

The Duke of Sussex broke Royal protocol by giving Goodall a "chimp greeting" by bending down and patting her head before the two hugged. Harry has met privately with Jane our two prior occasions, in December and last month. Goodall also spoke of meeting the Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie!

July 28

The Queen is seen arriving at church in Scotland. She is on her official summer break at Balmoral.

Check back for the next installment of The Royal Report coming soon!

1 comment

  1. I always love your royal reports. The Wimbledon and polo match looks were my favorite this month.