It was a busy day for the Duchess of Cambridge with a line up of engagements. Her first stop was at Hampton Court Palace to unveil their newest attraction, The Magic Garden.
The attraction is an enchanted themed children's play area featuring a 25 foot-long sleeping dragon, colourful turrets, battlements and a secret grotto.
The garden has been designed by the award-winning landscape architect of RHS Chelsea, Robert Myers and is built in King Henry VIII’s former tiltyard (a courtyard used for jousting practice and tournaments). It draws inspiration from the Tudor Court, allowing youngsters to learn about Hampton Court’s history while they play.
For the occasion, Kate wore her blue twill Michael Kors swing coat.
She debuted the piece by the American designer during the Royal tour of Australia in 2014.
Under the coat, we got a glimpse of the Roksanda Ilincic 'Peridot' Shift Dress.
This is the third occasion Kate has publicly worn the dress. It premiered in 2011 during the North America tour, and she repeated it for the GREAT Campaign reception in 2012.
On her feet were the LK Bennett 'Fern' trench leather pumps.
She carried a new frame clutch by LK Bennett. It is the 'Nina' style, also in trench leather to match her shoes. It is from an upcoming collection and you can add your name to the wait list.
The Duchess' second event of the day was a luncheon with the Anna Freud Centre. This was her first engagement as the newly appointed patron of the charity.
Kate first visited the centre in September last year to gain an insight into the provision of alternative education for children with mental health issues.
For the lunch reception at Spencer House, Kate removed her Michael Kors coat to reveal the 'Peridot' dress and Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Later today, Kate will attend the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). As patron of the NPG, Kate stars on the cover of the magazine's centenary issue and also agreed for two images from the shoot to be installed within the exhibition.
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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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