The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a private roundtable discussion on maternal mental health today at Kensington Palace with The Royal Foundation. The palace said the Duchess is keen to develop an understanding of the issues surrounding maternal mental health, and to learn what support is available. Kate spoke about the importance of having open conversations about maternal health, and the impact this can have on family.
Despite only having one photo from this engagement, @MiddletonMaven was able to identify Kate’s jacket. She wore the BOUTIQUE MOSCHINO Bow-embellished wool and cotton-blend jacket (US$340) for the meeting. @MiddletonMaven also notes that Kate wore it on the eve of her sister's wedding in May.
The pretty monochrome jacket has a distinct retro feel and is embellished with three feminine bows along the front. Given the longline silhouette of the jacket, I assume the Duchess would have paired it with black skinny pants.
I believe this is the first occasion Kate has sported a piece by the Italian brand. Boutique Moschino is the sister label to the flagship brand Moschino and displays the same whimsical, quirky design elements as the main line but prices are about 30% – 40% less than Moschino. You can browse the current collection here.
Monday, Feb 19:
Kate will have her first joint engagement with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, as they host a reception at Buckingham Palace. The reception will showcase pieces created as part of the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 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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