The Duchess of Cambridge has become patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Nursing Now campaign, a global initiative to raise the status and profile of nurses.
The 36-year-old will be just the second patron of the RCOG, as the position was formerly held by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who passed away at the age of 101 in 2002.
The two new patronages were announced ahead of Catherine’s visit to the ROCG and to St Thomas’ Hospital in London on Tuesday, where the Duchess officially launched the Nursing Now campaign.
Kensington Palace announced the news this morning via social media.
The Duchess of Cambridge has today become Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG), and Patron of the Nursing Now campaign. The Duchess visited both organisations to learn more about global health work, and to champion professionals who work on the front-line of healthcare.
Catherine, wearing a two-piece, military-style navy dress and coat, visited both organisations to learn more about the global health work.
The duchess wore her beautiful brunette locks down for the outing, matching a sensible pair of black suede pumps with sheer tights, a coordinating clutch, a blue necklace and matching earrings.
The pregnant royal looked to be in excellent spirits as she chatted to staff at the ROCG this morning. During her visit, Catherine shared an emotional embrace with Professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, one of the midwives who helped to deliver her daughter Princess Charlotte.
The mother-to-be was presented with flowers by five-year-old Bella Kedwell-Parsons, whose sister is a patient on the children’s ward at St Thomas’ hospital.
Nursing Now is a global campaign aimed at raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide.
Today it was announced that The Duchess of Cambridge will become Patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) and the Nursing Now campaign. The two new patronages were announced ahead of Her Royal Highness' visit to the RCOG today and to St Thomas' Hospital in London, where The Duchess officially launched the Nursing Now campaign.Nursing Now is a major global campaign aimed at raising the profile and status of nursing worldwide, so that nurses can make an even greater contribution at the heart of efforts to tackle rising burdens of disease. The RCOG works to improve healthcare for women everywhere, by setting standards for clinical practice, providing doctors with training and lifelong learning, and advocating for women’s healthcare worldwide.In this photograph, The Duchess meets ten month old Amara Kedwell- Parsons who was born prematurely and is a patient on the children's ward at St Thomas' Hospital in London.
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