It looks set to be a busy year for the Duchess of Cambridge, particularly following the departure of Prince Harry and Meghan, and the mother-of-three has carried out a total of eight official engagements over the past fortnight.
Catherine cut an elegant figure on Wednesday as she stepped out yet again to promote her ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey, which she officially launched in Birmingham last week. The five-question online survey aims to give people a platform to share their views on how the next generation will be raised, and comes after eight years of work carried out by the duchess.
The duchess looked incredible yesterday and proved she can pull off a dressed-down look just as well as a glamorous ball gown. The mother-of-three opted for a simple pair of black skinny jeans which she paired with a lightweight cream knitted jumper which featured a lace frill collar and delicate pointelle detailing around the neck.
Catherine, who was not joined by her husband Prince William for the occasion, completed the sophisticated, yet affordable, look with a pair of black suede Russell & Bromley heeled boots and a royal blue coat, along with a pair of £5 (AU$9) gold earrings from high-street retailer Accessorize.
Catherine spent time with youngsters at Stockwell Gardens Nursery and Pre-School, in south London, and even lent a hand to help make their breakfast after speaking to chefs and apprentices in the kitchen to talk about the importance of good, nutritious food for child development.
Photographs from the engagement showed the duchess helping the children to pour out their cereal and crouching down to chat to the youngsters and fans of the future queen were quick to praise her maternal instincts on social media. One person commented: “Kate always looks so genuinely happy to be with the children.”
While another said: “She genuinely loves the children. Love her!”
The visit was originally intended to take place last week, as part of Catherine’s UK tour to promote the new survey, however it had to be rearranged due to bad weather. She also visited HMP Send in Woking, Ely and Careau Children’s Centre, in Cardiff, and Thinktank, a science museum in Birmingham, to raise awareness of the initiative.
The outing is Catherine’s third in as many days, as she also stepped out this week to attend the Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 Commemorative Concert on Monday, alongside the Duke of Cambridge.
During the poignant event, the royal couple lit candles of remembrance. Prince William also read out a letter written about his great-grandmother Princess Alice of Battenberg who hid her Jewish friends, the Cohens, in her home after the Germans invaded Greece.
Then, on Tuesday, Catherine stepped out again to visit the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, where she taught a class on one of her favourite hobbies — photography.
During the visit, the duchess spent time with young patients and took part in a creative arts workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery’s Hospital Program, which focuses on how the arts can influence children’s health and happiness.