Kate attended a lunch hosted by the Queen's Master of the Horse, Lord Vestey, for Gold Cup day. She was met on her arrival by two plain-clothes Gloucestershire Police officers who escorted her to the royal enclosure. In a sky-blue jacket, brown skirt and jaunty black beret, Kate appeared to have taken note of critics who panned her appearance at Cheltenham earlier in the week alongside Prince William. They wore matching brown tweed outfits lambasted as "frumpy and middle-aged". William was absent as he was enrolling in a Blues and Royals tank commanders course in Dorset.
At Cheltenham, William and Kate's outfits were decidedly middle-aged. Her snug jacket and long skirt could have come straight from Camilla's wardrobe. William looked like a younger version of his 58-year-old father, who would would have found that olive jacket, tie, brown trousers and blue v-necked jumper just the thing for pottering around at Highgrove. And the couple had the glums, certainly William looked troubled and Kate was not her usual enthusiastic self.
William's girlfriend and her female companions were in high spirits when they descended on the Chelsea club Mamalanji, where they enjoyed vodka cocktails and champagne. Kate wore a silk shift dress in a bold black and white geometric print, complemented by a red pashmina, black leather handbag and peeptoe shoes.
William's girlfriend was radiant in an £800 knee-length silver dress, thought to be made by New York designer BCBG Max Aria. She and the prince were celebrating at a friend's party at the London nightclub, Mahiki. William left first, shortly after 1am yesterday and Kate emerged less than half an hour later.
Kate was surrounded and pursued by paparazzi on her 25th birthday as she left her flat just off the King's Road in Chelsea, wearing a £40 black and white print mid-length dress from Topshop which comes with a tie belt.
Ten officers were called in to escort William and Kate as they left Boujis nightclub in the early hours. Concerned about photographers gathered outside, the prince's personal protection officer called for reinforcements as the couple decided to go home at 3am.