Royal Tour Day 2, Sweden: Duchess Kate dons another Catherine Walker coat on second day in Stockholm
Day Two of William and Kate's royal visit to Sweden began with a focus on the country's pioneering work in the field of mental health and children's wellbeing. The royal couple were accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for their first stop of the day at the Karolinska Institute, one of the world's largest and most prestigious medical universities.
The Duchess stepped out in her second Catherine Walker coat of the tour. Today's coat was a bolder choice compared to the solid forest green piece she debuted yesterday. The red and white houndstooth coat has a double-breasted front and is a bespoke creation from the London-based atelier.
She teamed the coat with a tailor-made Alexander McQueen sheath dress.
The piece is made from an ivory wool-blend bouclé-tweed, flecked with gold yarns. The fabric is seen throughout McQueen's Pre-Fall '17 collection. Below are some pieces that feature the material.
Kate complemented the mod style with her ultra-chic Chanel quilted handbag, first seen in Paris last March, and again on Christmas Day. On her feet were the trusty Tod's Burgundy Fringed Leather Pumps.
She wore the iconic Cornelia James 'Imogen' wool gloves in chocolate brown.
Kate's earrings are by In2Design - a jewellery brand founded by two Swedish-American designers Inger Mark and Inga “Louise” Baldwin who have been designing unique, hand-crafted jewelry together since they met in the U.S. in 2002.
They are the label's Baroque Pearl Earrings (US$152) available at Banana Republic. Due to the nature of Baroque freshwater pearls, each is a one-of-a-kind original, and the shape and size of the pearls will vary. The pearl hangs from a gold-filled wire, and the earrings are handmade in the U.S.A.
The Duke and Duchess and Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel then headed to Matteusskolan, a comprehensive school in the heart of the city centre to join children who have taken part in the Youth Aware of Mental Health programme. Here they had an opportunity to learn about the support children and young teenagers get through the Swedish education system.
That afternoon, the two Royal couples visited one of Sweden's leading department stores – NK – to open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden.
From NK, William and Kate traveled to Haga Palace, the official residence of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, for a private tea with the Royal couple and their children.
On their last evening in Stockholm, The Duke and Duchess will attend an event at the Fotografiska Gallery, which at night boasts glittering views over Stockholm.
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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