The sun came out in Britain today, and so did Kate! The Duchess of Cambridge treated royal watchers to three engagements in one day.
The day began at Hampton Court Palace where the Duchess of Cambridge opened the new magical children’s play area. The Magic Garden is a mystical, engaging, fairytale play area in the palace’s garden.
The Duchess toured the garden and play area. She was eager to look around at the fun, interactive features.
Catherine also met with the gardeners, engineers, and landscapers involved in the creation of The Magic Garden. She also met with local children who were enjoying the playground.
Many had hoped that Prince George would attend today’s event, but he stayed at home with his new friend – Marvin! Kate revealed today that George and Charlotte have a new pet hamster at home, which Charlotte loves to cuddle.
For the event, Kate wore her blue Michael Kors coat, which we first saw during the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand. She accessorized with her LK Bennett “Fern” pumps and a new LK Bennett clutch – the “Nina” in matching trench leather. She also wore her Mappin & Webb earrings and necklace.
Later in the day, Kate attended a luncheon with the Anna Freud Centre. Kate recently announced her royal patronage for the charity, which focuses on treatment, education, and research in the field of children’s mental health.
The event was a chance to raise awareness for the work of the charity. Officially, the luncheon celebrated the development of the Anna Freud Centre, a state-of-the-art facility to provide education, training, research, and enrichment to children with mental health struggles.
Kate met with supporters, staff, and volunteers for the charity as well as key members of the new centre’s development team.
For the event, Kate removed her coat to reveal her Roksanda Illincic grey dress, first seen on the 2011 tour of Canada. She kept her accessories from earlier in the day – LK Bennett shoes and clutch and Mappin & Webb jewelry.
The final event of the evening was very exciting – the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery to view her own portraits from the Vogue100 exhibit.
The Duchess of Cambridge, along with her patronage, the National Portrait Gallery, and British Vogue, collaborated on a number of portraits for the centenary celebrations of the iconic magazine.
Two new, official portraits were revealed as part of the collaboration. Kate attended a viewing at the National Portrait Gallery this evening to view the portraits and the large exhibit.
In the exhibit, Kate saw various covers and iconic portraits from the likes of Twiggy, Kate Moss, and even Princess Diana.
For this event, Kate wore a pink Alexander McQueen dress, also seen in the 2014 Australia and New Zealand tour. She still opted for her LK Bennett “Fern” pumps and “Nina” clutch, which perfectly suited the ensemble.
Kate accessorized with sparkly jewelry from Monica Vinader. She wore the “Riva” statement necklace and matching earrings.
Overall, it was a very exciting day! Tomorrow is the official release of the British Vogue centenary issue, so stay tuned for full coverage of the issue!
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