Never one to shy away from getting to the heart of the action, the Duchess of Cambridge looked every bit the part on Thursday as she donned white lab coat and a floral mask for her visit to a science lab that specialised in research surrounding miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births.
The visit came in light of Baby Loss Awareness Week which aims to provide connection, recognition and commemoration for bereaved parents as well as increase a national understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss.
As a mother of three herself, Catherine, 38, spent the day speaking to parents who had lost a child or suffered a miscarriage or stillbirth while also touring the facility where the scientific research that is working towards reducing the rates of miscarriage across the United Kingdom is being developed.
According to a statement from the Kensington Royal Instagram page, supporting families in the pre-birth stage has been a very important topic for the duchess who also spoke to medical experts regarding the work they’re currently doing to develop preventative measures in risky births.
“The visit comes during Baby Loss Awareness week, as The Duchess joined medical experts to hear about the work they’re doing on preventative measures and support women who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth,” the statement read. “Support for families facing challenges before birth has been a key focus for The Duchess, as the Early Years initiative continues to shine a spotlight on the importance of early childhood.”
The duchess was wearing a white lab coat over her long-sleeved navy dress that hugged her figure before billowing out below the waist. She topped the outfit off with a simple black belt, gold drop earrings and an eye-catching blue floral face mask while leaving her gorgeous brown locks to fall naturally on her shoulders.
Commenters thanked the royal for taking the time to highlight such a prevalent issue with one writing about her experience saying: “Thank you. Having had 4 miscarriages, I believe the greater the awareness, the better we can support one another moving forward.”
Another wrote: “A woman with substance.. love all her Patronage and all organisations she supports…” while a third said: “This is such an important and emotional visit. We should definitely discuss this subject more often! Well done to The Duchess of Cambridge for her amazing work.”
The duchess has been busy at work lately promoting the royal family’s close friend Sir David Attenborough’s latest documentary that calls for everyone to take more care of the wildlife and consider future generations. Earlier this week, Catherine appeared in a quick promotional video for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award for 2020 in a stunning black power suit that exuded confidence and grace.
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