The engagement hadn’t been announced to the public ahead of time, making it a nice surprise for fans of the Duchess (this is usually for security and logistical reasons).
The Family Nurse Partnership is an NHS-supported programme that works with first-time mums under the age of 24.
The scheme is voluntary and young parents can ask to be partnered with a specially trained family nurse who will visit them regularly at home throughout pregnancy and until their child is two.
Kensington Palace said the visit furthered Kate’s research into and engagement with the Early Years sector.
The Duchess learnt more about the FNP, spoke with nurses who work on the specialist team and chatted with mums who’ve accessed the service.
Of course, Kate is Royal Patron of Evelina London, which is one of only two specialist children’s hospitals in the city. The organisation is celebrating its 150th birthday this year.
Kate’s outfit for the FNP visit:
The Duchess looked chic in a navy blue and white polka dot blouse by Equipment.
It’s the company’s Slim Signature Silk Shirt in the colourway ‘Eclipse/Bright White’. It features front buttons, double chest pockets and a fitted silhouette.
Kate paired the blouse with a pair of black cropped trousers by Zara. The company call them ‘Culottes‘ on their website. The high waist wide-leg style retail for £29.99. At the time of writing, they remain in stock in many sizes.
On her feet, Kate wore her black suede Gianvito Rossi Piper Pumps. They feature an 85mm block heel and a severely pointed toe.
The Italian-made shoes can be found in lots of sizes at Net-A-Porter for £490 GBP / $695 USD.
Finally, Kate finished the look with a pair of gold earrings by British high street brand Accessorize.
The £5 gold-coloured earrings feature an intricate cut-out filigree pattern and scalloped edges. Sadly, they’re no longer in stock.
I thought the ensemble created a strong, professional and polished look for the Duchess. However, she still managed to look youthful, trendy and approachable. I’m also a fan of how she mixes pieces from different price points too: from the expensive designer shoes to the affordable-on-a-budget earrings.
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