The Duchess of Cambridge has given royal watchers yet another outfit to go crazy over as she stepped out in a flattering crisp white blazer ensemble for a number of official engagements to recognise Windrush Day.
As described by the BBC, “Windrush Day marks the arrival of Caribbean immigrants to the shores of Britain on 22 June each year – the day HMT Empire Windrush arrived at Tilbury Docks in 1948”.
Kate wore a fitted white cami underneath the blazer and accessorised perfectly with pointed white heels, extravagant silver drop earrings and a truly gorgeous white Mulberry crossbody clutch bag.
As described by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Instagram, the royal couple visited ELEVATE yesterday, June 22, “an innovative youth programme which aims to open up the creative and cultural sector to every young person in the Borough of Lambeth in South London. The programme supports the next generation of creators to hone their talents so they can succeed in a wide range of sectors”.
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The royal couple then visited Waterloo Station where they were present for a special unveiling of a national monument in tribute to the aspirations and valour of the Windrush pioneers who bravely arrived in the UK from Caribbean countries between 1949 and 1971.
During the special tribute, Prince William made a touching yet heart-breaking speech acknowledging the discrimination and treatment of the Windrush generation, historically referred to as the “Windrush scandal”.
“Discrimination remains an all too familiar experience for black men and women in Britain in 2022,” William said.
“Only a matter of years ago, tens of thousands of that Generation were profoundly wronged by the Windrush scandal. That rightly reverberates throughout the Caribbean community here in the UK as well as many in the Caribbean nations.
“Therefore, alongside celebrating the diverse fabric of our families, our communities and our society as a whole – something the Windrush Generation has contributed so much to – it is also important to acknowledge the ways in which the future they sought and deserved has yet to come to pass.”
The newly unveiled statue depicts a man, woman and child standing on suitcases and holding hands. The royal couple were pictured standing in front of the iconic new statue alongside Windrush passengers Alford Gardner and John Richards.
2022 marks 74 years since the Windrush Generation first arrived in the UK.