Last week, on the same day that the Duchess and Duke of Cambridge were doing appearances around London for Kate’s “Hold Still” photography exhibition, they also changed their clothes just so they could film a segment for the Pride of Britain Awards. We only saw a couple of exclusive shots from a distance, but we could see that Kate shed her giant McQueen coat and put on a pantsuit. Which is very curious, because clearly she doesn’t care about breaking Pantsuit Protocol! But I was curious about the whole thing, so here’s what it was about:
Kate Middleton and Prince William have supported the heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic since the beginning of the crisis. Now they have presented a key honor to the National Health Service at the forefront of the fight against the worst the disease has wrought across the U.K.
William and Kate, both 38, met six representatives of the NHS at Britain’s oldest hospital, St Bartholomew’s in the City of London to talk about their work during the pandemic. They also offered their support to TV presenter Garraway whose husband Derek is still seriously ill in the hospital after contracting the virus in March.
As they made their presentation during the awards, which will be broadcast on Sunday, William said, “The devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic has reminded us as a nation of how much we owe to the thousands of NHS workers who have gone far beyond the call of duty this year.
“They have worked tirelessly around the clock, with humility and compassion, in the most challenging of circumstances, putting their own lives on the line to help others.” Kate added, “Through our conversations with frontline workers during the pandemic, we have been inspired by their stories of bravery and selflessness. Many have had to leave their families for weeks on end, some have come out of retirement to help, while others have stepped into new roles to play their part in the fight against coronavirus.
“And it is not just the medical teams – all NHS staff have played a crucial role through this time. During lockdown, we joined people up and down the country to applaud the NHS and our keyworkers each week. Their hard work still goes on and we remain indebted to them for all they do.”
Okay. That’s what I thought it would be. From the photos, you can see that while Will and Kate social-distanced from the healthcare workers they met, they did not wear masks. Which… again, if you are around healthcare workers, just wear a f–king mask.
As for fashion… it just continues to be FASCINATING!! Kate wore a blazer by Smythe (which is likely a rewear), a new blouse by Lisou London, which is blue for healthcare workers, then it also has a small rainbow print, also for healthcare workers. The trousers are very interesting! They’re a wider leg than Kate is used to, and dare I say, her trousers absolutely look like something Meghan would choose. Wide-leg, slightly too long so there’s “puddling” at the hem. Well well.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge thank NHS frontline heroes at Pride of Britain Awards | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/sIZSUwu2E6
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 28, 2020
Photos courtesy of social media.