Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their mini-tour of the Cornish countryside. The two-day trip to South West England marks the couple's first visit to projects in the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate established in 1337 to fund the public, charitable and private activities of the Prince of Wales, also known as The Duke of Cornwall. Prince William will inherit the Duchy of Cornwall, when his father, Prince Charles, becomes king. The duchy was created by King Edward III specifically to provide an income for the heir apparent.
Kate wowed the Cornwall crowds in a blush pink Lela Rose dress featuring her favorite fit-and-flare silhouette.
The Lela Rose Double Faced Twill Elbow Sleeve Dress is designed with body contouring seams and a band at the natural waist. Other features include half-sleeves and a soft pleated a-line skirt with a hemline that hits at the knee. The piece is from the label's Resort 2016 collection and had a price tag of US$1,295.
It is the second time Kate has worn a piece by the American designer. The Duchess first wore the brand to a reception on her last night in Australia back in 2014.
Kate teamed the midi dress with her comfy Monsoon 'Fleur' taupe suede wedges and trusty LK Bennett 'Natalie' straw clutch.
William and Kate's busy agenda opened with a visit to Truro, the Duchy’s only city. The royal couple visited Truro Cathedral, meeting civic dignitaries and cathedral representatives. Whilst there, the pair took part in the 'sign-a-slate' project in support of the cathedral's roof appeal.
Their next stop was Zebs Youth Centre, a drop-in centre which aims to inspire young people through creative activities, and offers support for mental well being.
Following this, William and Kate popped in to Healeys Cyder Farm - an award winning Cornish Cyder producer and one of Cornwall's top attractions. After touring the warehouse and production hall, Kate got behind the bar and poured a pint of their signature cyder.
For their fourth engagement of the day, the Duke and Duchess visited Duchy of Cornwall development projects in Nansledan & Tregunnel Hill. The project provides thousands of new homes and jobs for the local community.
For this outdoor event, Kate popped on her beloved Ray-Ban Tortoise Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses.
Their day ended at the beach with a visit to The Wave Project, a group that helps young people combat mental health issues by teaching them to surf.
Tonight, the Duke and Duchess will stay overnight in Cornwall, ahead of tomorrow visit to the Isles of Scilly. The couple will enjoy a romantic night at Restormel Manor, a 500-year-old property owned by the Duchy.
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