The Duchess of Cambridge’s maternity leave officially came to an end today. She returned to royal duties with a visit to the Anna Freud Centre in London. The centre aims to improve the lives of children and young people with mental health problems. They provide specialist help, training, and conduct innovative research.
This was Kate's first visit to the Anna Freud Centre and it is understood to be the start of a series of engagements focused on mental health issues in children and young adults. It is an area in which she intends to focus much of her public work.
Kate surprised us with a new shirtdress from Ralph Lauren. She wore the 'Austin' model from the brand's upmarket 'Black Label'. The dress features a houndstooth-pattern and a fit-and-flare silhouette with a waist accentuating black patent belt. It is made from silk and will set you back US$1595.
The houndstooth pattern features heavily in the current Ralph Lauren 'Black Label' collection, and can be seen in a range of products including scarves, pants and jackets.
Today, Kate accessorised with familiar pieces, including her Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch bag, Stuart Weitzman 'Power' pumps and Annoushka/Kiki hoop pearl earrings.
We got a glimpse of theCartier Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch:
Don't forget to tune in again tomorrow to see Kate, Prince William and Prince Harry at the opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup!
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Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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