Kate and William visit homeless charity Centrepoint

In December 2011, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited homeless charity Centrepoint, which is based in London.  Prince William is a patron of the charity, as was his late mother, Princess Diana.

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During the event, Kate and william viewed a group session at Centrepoint’s “Workwise” programme, which enables participants to prepare themselves to find a job.  They engaged in a festive cookery class and William even engaged in some dancing with other members at the charity!

Harriet Armstrong has very kindly allowed us to publish her photographs from the event.  Here’s William dancing:

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We love how happy Will and Kate both look in these photos, plus Harriet’s photos really show the great atmosphere at the event!  Many thank yous Harriet. See the rest of Harriet’s photographs on Centrepoint’s Facebook page, here.

Kate’s outfit:

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Kate wore an olive green turtleneck jumper dress to the event today, cinched in with a black belt and paired with sheer black tights and boots.

The dress is from Ralph Lauren’s mainstream blue label (as opposed to the purple or black labels, which are more expensive).

Kate’s boots are an old favourite:  the Aquatalia Rumba boots, which we’ve seen her wear on many occasions.

Finally, Kate’s wearing her Kiki McDonough ‘Grace’ earrings.

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Kiki Mcdonough Grace Earnings

About Centrepoint:

Centrepoint helps over 1,200 homeless young people between the ages of 16-25 every year by providing more than a place to stay.  Young adults can also find a range of emotional, educational and health support, plus the charity offers encouragement and opportunities to learn new skills, gain independence and grow in confidence.

According to the Centrepoint website, the charity has always been close to the Prince William’ s heart as he used to visit the centre along with his mother during his childhood.  The Prince became Patron of Centrepoint in 2005. In 2009, he slept on the streets of London with Centrepoint’s CEO Seyi Obakin in temperatures as low as -4C to deepen his understanding of homelessness.

Interesting fact about Centrepoint:

Centrepoint’s CEO Seyi Obakin attended William and Kate’s wedding with 20-year-old Shozna, a user of the charity from east London.

William met Shozna at the “100 Women in Hedge Funds” event in 2010, where she made a great impression on the Prince, leading him to break royal protocol and give her a hug!  This led the Prince to later invite Shozna to attend the royal wedding.  For the wedding, Shozna had a dress designed and made specially for her by Raishma Islam, who was a former assistant to Princess Diana’s dress designer Elizabeth Emanuel.  You can read more about Shozna and the Royal Wedding by clicking here.

Finally, a couple of videos:

Kate's Outfit for Centrepoint visit

Kate Middleton wears the Kiki McDonough Grace

Kiki McDonough Grace Earrings

Topaz & diamond stud earrings

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  1. Thanks for the interesting post! :D

    [This is Miss Mouse Middleton from Twitter ;) ]

  2. she looks lovely

  3. I really admire her beauty inside and out..

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