The Duchess in new coat & a Maternity preferred for Place2Be institution see

After privately celebrating her 36th birthday yesterday Kate was back to work today, she had an engagement at Reach Academy Feltham.

The institution is part of the Place2Be program.

The Duchess being welcomed by students; Reach Academy has pupils ages four to eighteen.

Here is what I believed was the best part of the picture you see above: the look on the face of the little boy in the center, as well as the little woman just above as well as to the left.

Some readers will keep in mind that Place2Be was one of Kate’s earliest patronages. The charity’s work is based in-school to maximize the support offered to students, families, as well as staff. more from The Express:

Place2Be helps children experiencing issues such as bullying, bereavement, domestic violence, household breakdown, neglect as well as trauma.

Kate took part in an art class with the children.

Something she always seems to enjoy.

In addition to touring the institution as well as speaking with parents who have benefited from Place2Be, Kate heard from students about the support they receive from the charity.

More about Kate’s see from The Telegraph: 

….she spoke to older children about the challenges of social media as well as said she has heard it can get “so addictive”.

She asked them: “Do you feel that social media puts a great deal of pressure on young people?”

After hearing some of their stories, she said: “From what we’ve been discovering from the work we’ve been doing [with Heads Together] it can get so addictive,” she added. “It becomes part of your lifestyle, doesn’t it?

Kate likewise spent time outside with the children. 

She saw the institution farm as well as learned about the animals cared for by the students, including rabbits, guinea pigs, as well as chickens. Victoria Murphy of The Mirror shared this video of the students showing Kate their guinea pig.

There is likewise a puppy named Bear. 

Back to The Telegraph story by Hannah Furness. 

The Duchess, who owns a pet dog herself, promptly took to poodle as well as bischon frise cross Bear, stroking him as well as asking about his training before presenting him with a rosette to mark the completion of his puppy training. 

Now for our look at what the Duchess wore for today’s engagement. She was in a new (to us) coat from Hobbs London.

It is the Gianna style, made in Portugal of a wool/poly blend. The midi-length style is reminiscent of a traditional peacoat with its double-breasted styling; deviates from that silhouette with the flare at the waist as well as deep inverted pleat at the back. The Gianna likewise features a wide curved collar, notched lapels, pewter buttons, as well as side welt pockets.

We saw the return of Kate’s Florrie dress ($109).

It is by Séraphine maternity, a label the Duchess has worn often with all three pregnancies. Below, Kate in the gown during her last pregnancy (on the left) as well as once again today. Her delightful penchant for funny faces as well as animated expressions hasn’t changed.

Kate carried her navy ‘Muse’ clutch by Stuart Weitzman.

It is a style she would have purchased at Russell as well as Bromley; the British heritage brand partners with Stuart Weitzman on an exclusive collection of footwear as well as handbags. The Muse is still offered at Russell as well as Bromley in a pale pink, almost a nude, as well as a deep red patent.

The Duchess likewise carried gloves I believe to be by Cornelia James; I am checking with them to see if we can kind out the style, which may not be possible from the offered photos.

Kate wore her Georgia suede heels by Jimmy Choo. 

And her diamond/sapphire earrings.

Kate’s hair was down as well as loosely curled.

One more look at the Duchess as she arrived.

Here is an absolutely lovely card made at Reach Feltham as well as provided to Kate today, as shared on Twitter by the school.

Reach Academy Twitter (Click picture to go to Twitter feed)

A quick reminder: if you haven’t voted in the oh-so-challenging preferred 2017 Day gown poll, click right here to look at the broad array of frocks we saw from the Duchess last year!


Learn more about the Place2Be program at the organization’s website here; comply with the Facebook page here, the charity’s Twitter feed is here

The everyday Mail’s story is here; The Mirror’s protection is here

PopSugar‘s gallery is here


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