The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who are formally known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn while in Scotland, visited Dundee for a series of engagements.
William and Kate were greeted by hordes of people during their walkabout, including many royal watchers. The locals were thrilled to meet the royal couple and there was no shortage of bouquets!
The first stop of the day was to the Dundee Reperatory Theatre, where the Duke and Duchess met with staff, volunteers, and the cast and crew of an upcoming performance. They also attended a workshop with Scotland-based charity See Me. See Me works to raise awareness and end mental health stigma and discrimination.
Next, the Duke and Duchess visited The Corner, which provides “health, information, and peer-lead services for young people.” Their Royal Highnesses attended an anti-bullying workshop and learned more about the services provided by The Corner.
For their third stop, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the RRS discovery – a Dundee landmark. They met with the crew, toured the ship, and had their hand at steering. After the races in New Zealand, I think we all know who is the better captain…
Finally, the Earl and Countess of Strathearn visited Abertay University for the BAFTA Young Game Designer’s Program. According to the BAFTA website, “The BAFTA Young Game Designers (YGD) competition presents awards in two main categories: The Game Concept Award, for entrants who submit a written idea for a new game; the Game Making Award, for entrants who submit a game they have made using computer software.” William and Kate met the winners of the competition and met with other students who participated.
For the chilly Scotland weather, Kate chose Christopher Kane – a Scotland-based designer she loves – to create a bespoke coat and matching kilt. The cobalt blue houndstooth fabric was a lovely choice, as blue is Scotland’s national color. Paired with her Aquatalia Rhumba boots, a turtleneck (or polo neck), and tights, Kate looked very warm and comfortable for the occasion.
The events had a heavy focus on young people, mental health, and bullying – three causes that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very dedicated to. By working with organizations such as See Me, The Corner, and BAFTA’s youth programs, the Duke and Duchess are able to shine a spotlight on these big issues.