On the 15th of November 2019, the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton) opened The Nook Children’s Hospice in Framingham Earl, Norwich, Norfolk.
The Nook is part of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), an organisation that provides care and support for children and young people with life-threatening conditions and their families across East Anglia.
Kate is Royal Patron of the charity. As you may recall, Kate officially launched a £10 million fundraising campaign to help EACH build The Nook five years ago.
The Nook replaces an older site at Quidenham, which has restricted facilities. The new site lets EACH meet the increased demand for its service and the ever-changing and more complex needs of those it cares for.
During her visit, the Duchess of Cambridge toured the hospice’s sensory room and joined families and children for arts and crafts activities.
Kate recycled a bright purple skirt suit by Oscar de la Renta. This is the third time she’s worn the stunning outfit during a public engagement.
She first wore the ensemble in February 2017 to a conference hosted by The Guild of Health Writers.
It is from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2015 Collection.
The skirt suit was made in Italy using a wool blend fabric. The separates were available to purchase at ModaOperandi.com for $2,190 (jacket) and $1,290 USD (skirt). The jacket features a pointed collar, dual breast pockets and a pleated flared hem. The skirt is described as having a “full shape with box pleating”.
Kate’s clutch bag is the result of a limited-edition charity collaboration between Aspinal London and Beulah London. 25% of profits from every bag sale was donated to the United Nations Blue Heart Campaign.
The black croc bag features Beulah London’s signature blue heart print on the interior and Apsinal’s distinctive signature shield lock clasp on the exterior.