The Duchess of Cambridge made a series of private engagements yesterday. She visited Eastwood Park Prison in Gloucester to learn what support is available to women prisoners and their families with complex needs.
Kate's next appointment was with the Nelson's Trust Women's Centre as part of her ongoing work on addiction and mental health.
The organisation provides support to vulnerable women and works closely with Eastwood Park to provide ongoing support to women and their families, on departure from prison.
Yesterday's engagements follow a visit to HMP Send women's prison last September. These engagements reflect Kate's continued interest in social problems such as substance abuse, mental health, and family breakdown and what support can be offered to vulnerable families to help break the cycles at the heart of these issues.
Following a series of new outfits, Kate opted to repeat an ensemble for these private visits. She arrived wearing her sky blue Mulberry 'Paddington' wool-blend coat. You may recall we first got a glimpse of the coat when the Duchess was snapped boarding a helicopter on the grounds of Kensington Palace in February.
Underneath the coat, Kate wore an unidentified black turtleneck knit top we’ve seen on a few occasions and her Dolce & Gabbana boucle wool blend skirt which debuted during her gig as guest editor of the Huffington Post UK earlier this year.
Kate accessorized the outfit with her favorite black suede combination of the Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and Stuart Weitzman 'Power' Pumps.
She finished the look with with her Annoushka pearl/Kiki hoop earrings and a Royal British Legion traditional paper poppy.
I encourage you to visit the Royal British Legion Poppy Shop and buy a pin ahead of Remembrance Day!
UPDATE - 16th Jan 2017
New photos have emerged of the Duchess disembarking from a helicopter on her way to the engagements on 5th Nov 2016 (photo and ID via @theroyalsandi and @wwkd_official).
We see her carrying a new black tote bag. It is the Symthson Panama East West Zip Tote (£650.00).
The large black tote is rendered in cross-grain calf leather and features a smooth external pocket. It has a contrasting navy suede lining, zip top closure, gold hardware, and removable internal pocket with zip top closure.
Established in 1887, Smythson represents over 125 years of British luxury leather. The heritage brand is based in London and manufacturers luxury stationery, leather goods, diaries, and fashion products. Smythson has long catered to the highly discerning, from European Royalty and the Indian Maharajas to the likes of Grace Kelly, Katharine Hepburn, Claudette Colbert and Vivien Leigh.
The Duchess was also snapped returning from the engagement. She added a scarf and changed into flat shoes.
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