Today, the Duchess of Cambridge traveled to the seaside town of Margate to tour the Turner Contemporary gallery and view the 'Self: Image and Identity' exhibition. The exhibition includes the last self-portrait by Sir Anthony Van Dyck, recently acquired by the National Portrait Gallery of which the Duchess is Patron.
The Duchess also met artists whose works are in the exhibition and she saw first-hand how the Turner Contemporary engages with the local community in the Clore Learning Studio, where she met local school children involved in an art project.
Now down to the business of what Kate wore. On Monday, we saw the Duchess repeat the pink Alexander McQueen coat which she wore during her first pregnancy, so it came as no surprise when Kate appeared in Margate wearing the Hobbs 'Dalmatian' print mac coat.
She first wore the coat for the Princess Cruise ship naming in June 2013. Notably it was her last solo engagement before the birth of Prince George.
As she did in 2013, Kate kept her accessories simple to offset the busy print. She wore her black suede Stuart Weitzman 'Power' pumps and Mulberry 'Bayswater' suede clutch.
Kate wore her hair in a pretty ponytail and finished the outfit with her classic Annoushka pearl drop and Kiki diamond hoop earrings.
Following her visit to the Turner Contemporary, the Duchess of Cambridge travelled several blocks to the Resort Studios in Cliftonville. She viewed an exhibition featuring photomontages of local personalities and met artists in residence to hear about their work with communities within Cliftonville. Kate also toured the studios, including a print studio, project space and more general workspaces.
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow for Kate's visit to the set of Downton Abbey!
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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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