The Princess in Victoria Beckham & Alexander McQueen for ‘Shaping Us’ Launch – What Kate Wore

The Princess in Victoria Beckham & Alexander McQueen for ‘Shaping Us’ Launch – What Kate Wore

The Princess in Victoria Beckham & Alexander McQueen for ‘Shaping Us’ Launch – What Kate Wore

There was a crowd eager to see the Princess, including one young man who was nervous about taking a selfie with her. In this video from Cameron Walker, you can hear her reassure him and say, “we all get nervous.” 

The Princess’s next stop was the University of Leeds. Here you see her being welcomed by Councillor Lesley Gettings and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds, Professor Simone Buitendijk.

She met with students and faculty in the University’s Childhood Studies program.  

The Evening Standard has more in this piece.

…she met students on the Childhood Studies programme, telling them: “I really want to come and study again.”

She told one group: “It makes me want to be back at uni. Everyone says it’s never too late.”

The princess discussed with students the importance of early years development, asking them about their dissertations.

Returning to The Evening Standard’s coverage: 

One student said she was looking at the role of outdoor play in childhood and the royal visitor said “this is something I’m really passionate about”, discussing with the group her visit to a forest school, in Denmark.

Kate said she would like to see a study carried out of the impact of outdoor learning on the mental wellbeing of children. 

She asked students about their courses, saying: “Do you think it’s slightly changed the way you think, not only about own childhoods but how you see childhood in general?”

We return to The Evening Standard piece one more time. 

Childhood studies student Emma Joynes, 20, said after the visit: “I think she’s done an amazing job spreading awareness through campaigns and visits to schools.

“I think it is really important.

“Childhood studies is quite stigmatised.

“When I say to someone that I study childhood studies, they think it’s just to do with learning about children’s development, but it’s actually not.

“They don’t realise the impact it has on children up to five years old particularly.

The Centre for Early Childhood posted a 40-second video featuring today’s engagements. 

Additionally, a 40-second video of the Princess speaking about the need for the Shaping Us campaign was released today. 

And tonight the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood shared photos of the Shaping Us campaign’s first video airing in Piccadilly Circus. (The full video is available to watch at the bottom of the post.)

Now for our look at what Kate wore today.

She was in a coat that appears to be an Alexander McQueen design, very much like the red McQueen she has worn several times. The tailored double-breasted design is fitted and midi-length (the red version is longer than today’s style), with padded shoulders, peak lapels, button cuffs, front pocket flaps, and a defined waistline.

Beneath the coat, the Princess wore a Victoria Beckham dress, with thanks to Data Duchess for her speedy ID. 

The Cotton-blend Midi Dress (£665) is made in a cotton/elastane/polyamide/viscose fabric. It features a fit and flare silhouette with pointelle knitwork, a mockneck with yellow tipping, the same tipping above the cuffs, and ribbed sleeves. 

The Princess accessorized with a belt by Vanzetti (£45.99) in leather with a goldtone buckle in an openwork design. Thank you to innominate_93 and Found by Bojana for this ID.

We saw the return of the Gianvito Rossi bespoke boots the Princess has worn several times. Below, we show a style similar to hers, but with a rounded toe, the Glen Boot (£1280).

The Princess brought back her Micro Bold Leather Shoulder Bag by Manu Atelier

And the Biaritz Squiggle Earrings ($74) by Shyla London, a pair first worn during the Boston trip in December.