This morning, Kate visited Action on Addiction’s Centre for Treatment Studies in Warminster, Wiltshire.
The centre is based in a spacious Grade II listed Georgian building, which has been converted into a comfortable learning environment. It features three classrooms equipped with audio-visual equipment, computer workstations, a lending library and 15 bedrooms for student occupancy.
Kate visited the centre to see the charity’s work in providing training, education and professional development for those work in addiction and other related fields.
Kate met with course tutors and examiners at the centre, before participating in a tutorial group discussing their training.
Later, Kate joined in with a graduation ceremony too.
Action on Addiction is the only charity-owned and operated centre of its kind in the UK that contributes to raising standards in the field of addiction treatment by training addiction councillors to a higher standard.
The Duchess wore a vibrant teal dress by Emilia Wickstead.
The dress is a repeat for Kate, who wore it during Palm Sunday in 2014, during the tour of New Zealand. (Here’s a reminder of that occasion) –
On top of the dress, Kate wore a new houndstooth coat by Reiss. It’s the Rubik Houndstooth Wrap Coat in black and off white.
The coat, which retails for £365 / $620 features a high neck design, a concealed button front and a self-tie belt (which Kate removed). The slim fit coat is described as “long length”, and a style that will work for “both day and evening looks.”
The Reiss coat is still available in limited sizes at Reiss UK, Reiss USA, Harrods, Bloomingdales and Zalando.
Regular readers will recognise that Kate’s wearing exactly the same accessories as yesterday, with one exception – her earrings:
They’re the diamond and sapphire earrings thought to have once belonged to Princess Diana. From the Mirror –
The heavy studs – that match Princess Diana’s cluster engagement ring – were among her most treasured jewels and were seen on her at numerous events during the 1980s and 90s. They were remodelled for Kate into drop earrings.
A courtier said: “Now they’re married, William wanted her to have some of his mother’s favourite pieces.”
Above, you can see Kate’s also carrying her Mulberry Bayswater clutch:
Her Power pumps in black suede, by Stuart Weitzman.
As we mentioned in yesterday’s post, the shoes are now sold out in black suede colourway, but they’re available (and on sale) in red patent at Stuart Weitzman, and in a number of colours, including black patent, at Jildor Shoes.
Kate finished the look off with her Mappin and Webb “Empress” diamond necklace: