Here are some photos of the Duchess of Cambridge out and about in North London today. She was visiting the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. It’s nice that she’s starting off the year with some work right away. In years past, Kate has basically extended her Christmas and New Year’s holiday well into February and March, so it’s a pleasant surprise to see her doing back-to-back engagements in the second week of January.
For her work today, Kate chose a £1,650 coatdress by Eponine. This is new, in that she’s never worn this to a public engagement before. I really don’t hate it at all, although I would give my kingdom to see her move towards pencil skirts and separates, because at this point she probably rents an airport hangar to store all of her coats and coatdresses. I love the rich blue color of this Eponine coatdress, and the tailoring is surprisingly good for Kate (okay, the raised waist is annoying me, but what can you do?). I also think she looks a bit “fuller.” Which just makes me wonder if she’s already knocked up again. She has that look in her face too – somewhat barfy, a little bit fuller too. Her shoes are NOT nude LK Bennetts either – those are navy pumps by Rupert Sanderson.
Kate turned 35 years old a few days ago. She reportedly spent her birthday at Anmer Hall in Norfolk, with her family and with a family friend, Sophie Carter. Considering the Middletons went to church with the Queen on Sunday, I would assume that the Middletons were at Anmer Hall to help Kate celebrate her birthday too.
Photos courtesy of WENN.