….and a very visible one, at that.
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The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester watch performances celebrating #WaitangiDay at the New Zealand Society’s Church Service, held in London last night. #WaitangiDay, which is officially marked each year on 6 February, commemorates the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, regarded as the nation's founding document. Their Royal Highness also met performers, members and those attending after the service at St Lawrence Jewry last night.
February 7, 2019: The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester at Waitangi Day celebrations in London.
The Duchess of Gloucester quietly works her way through events under every radar there is, but I think this red ensemble deserves a shout out. For one thing, it’s got the visibility requirement nailed down. You can tell there is a royal in the house, but she isn’t in the least glitzy, just a lovely focal point.
It’s also a quite modern without overreaching for youthful. I know the combination of a bold color with dark boots is standard for many women in the winter, but I always like to see it on the mature royal set. It lends a certain jaunty air. As The Handbag herself, I would like to see an actual handle bag rather than the usual clutch, but that’s merely to add zhuzz points, not a necessity.
Waitangi Day is considered New Zealand’s National Day, but the celebrations have not been without controversy. You can read more about Waitangi Day here: https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/waitangi-day-when-new-zealand-national-day-treaty-kiwi-celebration-a4054271.html