The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in a grey buttoned dress for a visit to Leicester with husband Prince William on Wednesday.
Catherine chose the simple but elegant outfit, which she paired with black stockings and heels, as she paid tribute to those who were tragically killed in the helicopter crash at Leicester City Football Club’s King Power Stadium on October 27.
The royal couple showed their support to the people of Leicester by laying flowers near the stadium, following the devastating accident that killed Leicester City owner and friend Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The 60-year-old sadly died in the terrifying incident along with four others as the aircraft plunged to the ground only moments after taking off from the pitch at the stadium.
Kate and William spent time consoling the family and friends of the deceased including the club’s manager Claude Puel and World Cup stars Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy.
The prince also took time to say a few words about Srivaddhanaprabha and pilot Eric Swaffer, who was also killed in the crash.
“We knew Vichai as a man who cared deeply about his family and also his community. He of course was a man of wealth, but that wealth did not leave him disconnected from those around him. He believed in giving back.” The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge visited Leicester today to pay tribute to those who died in the helicopter crash at @LCFC’s stadium on 27 October. Their Royal Highnesses knew @LCFC’s Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, and today joined his wife, son and daughter at the tribute site – to pay their respects & recognise the compassion that the people of Leicester have shown since the accident. ????PA
Speaking of their friend, William praised Srivaddhanaprabha for his caring nature towards his family and community, while also praising the locals for coming together to support each other following the tragedy.
“You showed that community mattered to him and to you all. You showed us that the losses, experienced by other families need to be felt keenly by our own,” he told the crowd.
“You were paying tributes to Vichai, Kaveporn, Nusara, Izabela, and a man I had the privilidge to fly with in the past, Eric Swaffer.&
“But you are also paying tribute to the fact sport – when played with passion, but also with humility and respect – can bring us all together.”
During their visit to the city, Kate and William also took time to greet students from the University of Leicester.
The Duke and Duchess were greeted by students outside the @uniofleicester today. Their Royal Highnesses visited the university to find out some of the educational programmes the @LCFC has helped to support.This includes a £1m donation made by Mr. Srivaddhanaprabha in May, which will be used to help fund medical research and training at the university through the creation of a Professorship in Child Health.
While at the facility, the couple learnt about the educational programs the Leicester City Football Club has helped to support.
This includes a £1M (AU$1.7M) donation made by Srivaddhanaprabha in May, which will be used to help fund medical research and training at the university through the creation of a Professorship in Child Health.
Their visit to Leicester comes a week after the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted out and about in a gorgeous burgundy outfit as she visited the Psychology & Language Sciences Division at University College London.
Catherine, 36, showed off her figure in a short Paule Ka burgundy pleated skirt and matching blazer. She’s had the skirt for around six years and worn it twice before – once again proving a thrifty royal as she recycles some of her favourite looks.