Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued their work in mental health. They carried out a series of engagements with organizations focused on suicide prevention.
The royal couple began their day with a private visit to Maytree Suicide Respite Centre, a charity supporting those in suicidal crisis situations.
Following this, William and Kate went to St. Thomas Hospital to meet Jonny Benjamin, a mental health campaigner and Neil Laybourn, the man who saved him from taking his own life over six years ago.
After the meeting, the four of them traveled to Kensington Palace to view a documentary about Jonny Benjamin’s experience with mental illness and his campaign to raise awareness. Twenty young people were also invited to watch the documentary at the Palace and later participate in a discussion about suicide.
Kate wore her bright green Erdem 'Allie' coat to the meetings. She debuted the coat during the royal tour of New Zealand in April 2014 and wore it again for the Tour de France Grand Depart in Leeds.
Under the coat it appears she wore a multi-coloured print dress or skirt with a black knit top.
The Duchess made a outfit change when she arrived home at Kensington Palace for the documentary viewing. She emerged wearing a new black swallow print shirt dress.
@KateMiddStyle was quick to identify it as the Jonathan Saunders/EDITION Black sheer bird print dress (£60). The dress dates back to 2012 and was part of the Jonathan Saunders "Edition" line for Debenhams. This black shirt dress features a button fastening along the centre front, pleats along the lower part of its skirt and a sash at the waist. It is styled in sheer chiffon with printed white birds.
Kate has a few pieces from the Scottish fashion designer in her closet:
It would seem Kate is fond of the bird print. You may recall she also has in her closet the Issa London black bird print dress which she famously wore on the eve of her wedding day.
Today, the Duchess coordinated the outfits with her trademark black suede accessories, consisting of the Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' clutch and Stuart Weitzman 'Power' Pumps.
She wore her Ballon Bleu de Cartier Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Kate finished the look with her emerald & diamond oval earrings.
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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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