We're back with news Kensington Palace confirmed Kate will join William and Harry on 10 October, World Mental Health Day, at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the contribution of those working in the mental-health sector across the UK. The event will recognise the progress, hard work and dedication of those determined to raise awareness of mental health issues over many years. The Palace added: "It will also provide an opportunity for Their Royal Highnesses to thank those from the sector for the support they provide to so many going through difficult times in their lives."
News of the event broke yesterday, when an invitee who works in the field of mental health shared his invitation on Twitter. With the engagement common knowledge on social media it's possible this was one of the reasons for confirming, however, I don't believe they would have mentioned Kate unless it's thought there's a strong possibility she'll be there.
With the Duchess unwell, Kensington Palace have been taking planned events on a case-by-case basis. The news is the first indication Kate is beginning to feel a little better. Perhaps based on the patterns of her previous pregnancies, it's felt she will be well enough to resume engagements in October. I understand there is to be a continued firm focus on mental health with the next stage of Heads Together getting underway. Kate will want to be very much involved in that and in carrying out their intended schedule for the campaign, if she's well enough. More from royal reporter Victoria Murphy:
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Events marking World Mental Health Day are becoming a staple for the Cambridges. In 2015 they marked the day at an event hosted by the organisation MIND at London's Harrow College.
In 2016, the royal trio marked the day with a special Heads Together event. They had the opportunity to meet with people who had received help from a relative, colleague or friend in crucial moments in their lives, and the person who provided that support. They also gave a joint speech on the campaign which was in its very early stages at the time.
With today's news, one imagines the November tour will likely go ahead as scheduled. We'll keep you updated on further calendar changes.
Next, we're taking a look at the second portion of submissions for the Duchess to wear to the royal premiere of James Bond movie Royal Flush. In previous years, we focused on white-tie affairs such as state banquets (something we'll likely return to next year). It's been tremendously interesting to see your take on black tie, and the looks fit in incredibly well with the movie and the general theme!
Bluefire - Bluefire chose a Rosa Clará long tailored gown with a boat neckline and a scene-stealing jewelled back (we show the front of the dress in red, as a product shot wasn't available in the chosen colourway). To finish the look it's Stuart Weitzman Sensual Sandals and the Tory Burch Jamie Bag.
Alaina from NJ - A navy embellished gown from Marchesa Notte with a scoop back is styled with Kate's Gianvito Rossi Suede Mary Jane Pumps. Alaina accessorised with the dazzling Annoushka Dusty Diamonds Topaz Drop Earrings and a London blue topaz bracelet.
Darla - Darla selected a strapless Carolina Herrera gown with a fitted bodice, pockets and a flowing skirt from the Bridal Spring 2018 Collection. We've seen Kate take gowns from Bridal collections before and have them customised in bespoke colours - exactly what Darla would do - in sapphire blue. Diana's seven strand pearl and sapphire choker adds a serious injection of regal sparkle.
Lily - "The white version of Roland Mouret's Cheveley gown would look simply stunning on Kate." The Pre-Fall 2017 floor-length gown is styled with Jimmy Choo Collar Stiletto Sandals, Forest Of Chintz Ocean Mini Audiere blue clutch and the earrings and bracelet from Princess Diana's Oman Sapphire and Diamond suite.
Downton Abbey Fan - The After Six Satin & Chiffon Gown, described as "Radiant satin highlights every curve in the tailored keyhole bodice of this memorable gown, balanced by an airy A-line skirt". Downton Abbey Fan accessorised with Kate's Jimmy Choo Vamp Sandals, the L.K. Bennett Frances Blue Satin Clutch, The Queen's Diamond Cluster earrings and wedding gift bracelet.
Louise, London - "For the evening event, because it is a film premiere rather than a state event, I'd like to see Kate wear something more like her pre-engagement style." The look features the turquoise Matthew Williamson One-shoulder pleated silk-chiffon gown, Kate's cream Prada sandals, Kiki green tourmaline and kunzite earrings, Queen Mary's diamond bangles worn on Kate's left wrist and the Dolce & Gabbana painted wood clutch.
Bluhare - "William will not be wearing a tux at my event. He will be wearing a black or very dark grey suit, with black shoes, and a tie that contrasts with Kate's outfit." Bluhare chose a black dress with a sparkling pop of pink by Carmen Marc Valvo. The sleeveless cocktail length dress features a full skirt. Bluhare accessorised the piece with Christian Louboutin Marylineska Eelskin & Leather Ankle-Strap Sandals, a hot pink Chanel clutch and pink sapphire earrings. The look is completed with black satin short gloves.
Little Miss Sunshine - "I decided to go for a different colour palette than Kate's usual evening looks, and combine it with the Temple of Heaven earrings she already owns." Little Miss Sunshine selected the Roland Mouret Addover Gown in pink acetate from the 2017 Pre-Fall collection with the L.K. Bennett Lindy clutch, Ralph Lauren Tarah sandals and yellow gold cuff from Johannes Hunter jewellers.
S. from E. - "I wanted to give the outfit for a James Bond premiere a patriotic touch by adding a sparkly union jack clutch from McQueen. Since this is not as formal as a state banquet, a slit in the dress is totally appropriate and adds some va-va-voom." We see a red off-the-shoulder jersey gown from David's Bridal with Kate's Jimmy Choo Dart Sandals and the Duchess of Teck earrings.
Snarrbucks - Snarrbucks chose the Carmen Marc Valvo Floral Halter Neck Floor-Length Gown, Stuart Weitzman Nudist Goosebump Suede Sandals, the Bottega Veneta Woven Satin Clutch and Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby earrings.
Julie from NC - "A burgundy Cameron Blake lace A-line gown with lace slight cap sleeves, lace sweetheart neckline, ruched crisscross bodice accented with hand-beaded applique at side." Julie styled it with Gianvito Rossi Mesh Ankle Strap Pumps and a dazzling statement necklace. Julie added "Earrings are custom made to include one of the pink round stone at top rolled by leaves drop to match the necklace".
Deb from Brazil - "Playing stylist is so much fun, I really wanted to take part in it. However, I have very little free time. I wish I had more time to look for accessories, shoes, etc, but unfortunately, I can't." Deb chose a flowing burgundy one-shoulder Elie Saab gown for the premiere from the Ready-to-Wear Fall 2014 Collection.
Royalfan - Royalfan selected the Carolina Herrera Sequined Illusion Tulle Gown with a v neckline and keyhole back. The gown is styled with Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Sandals, a royal blue clutch and Harry Winston jewels.
Tammy from California - "The dress: I know it's very simple, but with ruffles and lace being all the rage I think the clean lines are elegant". We have the Alfred Sung Strapless High/Low Sateen Twill Gown, the Christian Louboutin Douce Du Desert Ankle Tie Pump and antique bohemian garnet earrings.
Ballina from Austria - Ballina would love to see Kate wearing the slinky emerald green Galvan Halteneck Silk-Satin Gown. The gown with a self-tie halterneck and sharp, cutaway shoulders is teamed with the Rupert Sanderson Pinka pumps, a Judith Leiber Couture clutch and pink fringed earrings by Katerina Makriyianni.
Indigoisle - Indigoisle picked a gown by Jenny Packham for the premiere. "Cut from figure-skimming dusty-blue crepe, this ethereal gown is detailed with an off-white lace and sheer beige tulle bodice sprinkled with sparkling crystals and sequins." It's accessorised with the Sophia Webster Clara embellished gold-tone box clutch and Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop earrings.
Mary from CR - Mary would love to see the return of the beautiful grecian lavender Alexander McQueen gown Kate wore for a BAFTA event in Los Angeles in 2011. She accessorised it with Gianvito Rossi Glam Twist sandals and the Queen's Amethyst earrings.
Smiley - "I picked a golden dress as Kate cannot wear this colour for tiara occasions like state banquets because all the tiaras, earrings, necklaces, etc from the royal collection are silver or white gold so this would not match at all." Smiley chose the Zuhair Murad Embroidered Cap-Sleeve Flared Gown, Kate's brown Emmy Shoes pumps, Kate's Catherine Zoraida 'Spread your Wings' bracelet and Kiki Smoky Quartz and Diamond Cushion Drop earrings.
KM Fan - KM Fan also looked to the amazing Zuhair Murad - choosing the One-shoulder embellished tulle and silk-blend chiffon gown. It's styled with the Jimmy Choo Marianne Glittered Leather Sandals and the Celeste clutch. The look is completed with antique sapphire earrings.
BethNY - It's the very princessy Monique Lhuillier One Shoulder Asymmetrical Gown: "Rendered in baby blue silk, this one shouldered gown features a high low cascading skirt and delicate floral embroidery." It's paired with the Gianvito Rossi Portofino Suede Ankle-Strap Sandals, Kate's black McQueen clutch, the Queen's wedding gift bracelet and Carole Middleton's blue topaz chandelier earrings by Robinson Pelham.
Inez from Sweden - "In my mind I was picturing the premiere in the winter so I wanted to go for a wintery theme. Perhaps the premiere of the next Fantastic Beasts movie." Inez would love to see Kate in a full-length version of the black floral print Paolo Sebastian dress below with Gianvito Rossi Suede pumps, the L.K. Bennett Nina clutch and the Queen's Pear Drop earrings.
Gabi K - Gabi presented her look in a graphic featuring a sleeveless Balenciaga gown with peplum detail, Kate's Jimmy Choo Vamp pumps, a black Prada clutch, the Queen's (enormously popular) wedding gift bracelet and Robinson Pelham earrings.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if any pieces in your look are incorrect. We'll look at all remaining looks in Part 3 :)