In an unexpected appearance, Kate joined William and Harry for a special outing at Paddington Station. Kate, who is still suffering from morning sickness, was not previously announced to be attending but it appears the Duchess was well enough to step out.
The royal trio meet children from the charities they support on board the vintage Belmond British Pullman train.
The event was hosted by STUDIOCANAL with support from the BAFTA Kids programme, and before embarking the royals met the cast and crew from the forthcoming film Paddington 2.
The Duchess was excited to meet Paddington Bear and she had her dancing shoes ready for an impromptu twirl with the famed storybook character.
Kate wore a pretty Orla Kiely Raised Flower Dress in Tea Rose (£139).
The dress by the Irish designer is part of the label's Autumn/Winter 2013 collection and is no longer available. It features an embossed floral appliqués, with black velvet piping around the neck and waistline.
The dress comes with a detachable bow belt.
The Duchess coordinated the two-tone dress with her simple black Mulberry 'Bayswater' suede clutch, and a new pair of black pointed-toe, block high-heels.
@Giulia_lelepug identified Kate's new shoes as the Tod's Suede Pumps (£335). Masterly crafted by skilled artisans in Italy, the pumps sit atop a sturdy block heel and arch to a streamlined pointed toe. The sole features the label's signature pebbled traction grip.
She kept her jewellery to a bare minimum, choosing her Kiki Morganite Cushion Drop & Diamond Earrings and trusty Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
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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