Today, the Princess of Wales, Patron of the Victoria and Albert Museum, visited the Young V&A to perform the official opening ceremony.
The Young V&A, formerly known as the V&A Museum of Childhood, is set to open its doors to the public this coming Saturday. The museum is dedicated to children and young people aged 0-14 and, after undergoing a three-year transformation, it will become a world-leading institution for design and creativity.
Below are some highlights from today's engagement.
The Princess of Wales was in Southampton today to officially open 'Hope Street', a groundbreaking residential community that focuses on family-friendly initiatives and pioneers a new approach to supporting women in the justice system.
Hope Street, created by the charity One Small Thing, is a unique initiative in the UK that aims to revolutionize the experience of women and children in the justice system. It provides a secure community alternative where women can reside with their children, offering tailored and continuous support.
During her visit, The Princess toured the new facility to gain knowledge about the support that residents will receive. Additionally, she had the opportunity to interact with the staff, supporters, and partners who have been instrumental in driving the pilot program for the past six years.
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The Princess of Wales, who serves as the patron of the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), has teamed up with tennis legend Roger Federer to release a video ahead of the Wimbledon Championships.
The purpose of the video is to highlight the dedication and efforts required to become a ball boy or girl at Wimbledon. The pair watched as young hopefuls tried to impress the selectors and secure one of the 250 spots for the upcoming tournament in July.
The duo also hit the No.3 Court at the AELTC for a friendly doubles match to show their appreciation for the Wimbledon ball boys and girls.
Later, they joined a training session for aspiring ball boys and girls.
The Prince and Princess of Wales attended Day 4 of Royal Ascot on Friday.
Ascot Racecourse is steeped in heritage and history and was founded by Queen Anne in 1711. Over the past 300 years, Ascot has established itself as a national institution; with Royal Ascot becoming the centrepiece of the British social calendar and the ultimate stage for the best racehorses in the world.
The annual meeting spans over five days and each day begins at 2:00pm with a Royal Procession along the famous Straight Mile in horse-drawn landaus.
Kate appeared to enjoy her time in the Royal Box mingling with family and guests.
The royal couple latter presented jockey Oisin Murphy his winnings for taking first place in The Commonwealth Cup race.
The iconic race meeting has long been a spectacle of fashion and style, and today, the Princess did not disappoint, looking resplendent in an all-red ensemble.
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She wore a Alexander McQueen midi dress showcasing a pleated surplice neckline, puffed long sleeves, a defined waist, and a flowing full a-line skirt.
Below is a look at the back showing the belt detail at the waist.
One of my readers points out that the dress appears to be the one worn by the Princess when visiting the Welsh Guards on St. David's Day.
Kate debuted another Philip Treacy hat featuring an overlay saucer silhouette with rosette applique and sculpted ribbons.
We saw her carrying a vintage Hermès 'Rio' clutch in rouge leather for the first time.
On her feet Kate wore a new pair of Jennifer Chamandi 'Lorenzo' 105 pumps in red suede with the fine strap removed (£580).
She completed her look with a pair of gold-plated Sézane 'Esmee' earrings, featuring an ornate Indian design.
On Tuesday, the Princess of Wales, who serves as the Patron of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), officially reopened the Gallery after a comprehensive three-year refurbishment programme.
The NPG's transformation marks its most significant redevelopment since 1896. The refurbishment programme includes a comprehensive redisplay of the Collection in beautifully renovated galleries, over 50 new acquisitions, and the restoration of the Grade I listed building.
On the Gallery's forecourt, The Princess met with Jamie Fobert, Project Architect, and acclaimed artist Tracey Emin, who was commissioned to create an artwork for the Gallery's new doors, incorporating 45 carved brass panels, representing 'every woman, throughout time'.
During her visit, The Princess toured the Gallery and viewed its recent acquisition, Joshua Reynolds' Portrait of Mai (Omai), considered one of Britain's finest portraits.
To mark today's reopening in London, The Princess stepped out in a new Self-Portrait dress ($550).
In this elegant midi dress by Self-Portrait, a tailored jacket crafted from metallic bouclé is paired with a chiffon pleated skirt. The dress features crystal-embellished pockets and buttons, along with a coordinating belt to complete the look.
The Princess has previously worn a few comparable designs from the London-based brand, shown below:
She also debuted a Chanel Classic Wallet on Chain in black lambskin ($3,350), priced at $3,350. This choice was particularly fitting, as one of the new gallery exhibitions is supported by the CHANEL Culture Fund.
On Kate's feet were her Aquazzura Bow Tie 105 Pumps in Black Suede.
She complemented her sophisticated look with the addition of her Heavenly London Imitation Pearl & Diamond Earrings.
The Princess wore her hair down, showcasing a more pronounced wave than her usual style.
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