Kate Middleton cut a polished figure in a £50 cream Zara blazer and black trousers as she visited a children’s charity in London in her first outing following a busy Platinum Jubilee weekend.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, looked in high spirits as she visited Little Village Brent at the UNCLE Building earlier this afternoon.
The mother-of-three swept her hair from her face as she arrived at the charity, and showed off her natural beauty with simple make-up look, pairing a light layer of foundation with smokey brown eye and pink lipstick.
Her visit comes hours after a source claimed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s daughter Lilibet did not meet her cousins the Cambridges during her first trip to the UK because Prince William and Kate snubbed an invitation to her first birthday party at Frogmore Cottage.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex invited William, Kate and their children Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven and Prince Louis, four, to Lilibet’s first birthday party as ‘an olive branch’ — but the Cambridges did not attend, according to Page Six.
Kate Middleton cut a polished figure in a cream blazer and black trousers as she visited a children’s charity in London in her first outing following a busy Platinum Jubilee weekend
The Duchess of Cambridge, 40, offered a lesson in business chic as she visited Little Village in Brent earlier this afternoon
The Duchess has long been a fan of the high street brand Zara, and often steps out in pieces from the Spanish retailer for royal events.
It comes after a source told the US paper that things between the warring brothers ‘still fraught’ and that ‘William is still wary of spending any time alone with Harry as you never quite know what may be reported back afterwards.’
The party took place on June 4, while the Cambridge family were at Cardiff Castle to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.
It comes as Harry and Meghan gave the world a rare glimpse of Lilibet – and the grace-and-favour Windsor home they left for LA – as it is understood they were banned from photographing the one-year-old meeting the Queen for the first time.
The Sussexes released a picture taken of the little girl – named in tribute to the Queen, whose childhood nickname was Lilibet – in the grounds of Frogmore Cottage where she celebrated her first birthday at Windsor on Saturday with birthday cake, balloons, party games and picnic snacks.
The mother-of-three gave a lesson in business chic as she arrived at the children’s charity earlier this afternoon in London (left and right)
Guests in attendance include Zara and Mike Tindall and their three children, as well as Peter Phillip’s two daughters, but Lilbet’s first cousins were not present. Kensington Palace did not comment on the claims.
Among the gifts were apparently a pastel pink VW Beetle ride-on car, which costs £75 from Selfridges, while Sussex supporters donated $100,000 to charity in her honour. Prince Charles may have bought her a swing similar to one he bought for Prince George – after an aide to the Sussexes was seen unloading it from their private jet in Santa Barbara.
Last night it was claimed that the Queen banned Harry and Meghan from having a photographer capture the Monarch met her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time. The photographer has not been named – but it may be their friend Misan Harriman, who has photographed the Sussexes several times since they became a couple around six years ago.
Her visit comes hours after a source claimed Lilibet did not meet her cousins the Cambridges during her first trip to the UK for the Platinum Jubilee because Prince William and Kate snubbed an invitation to her first birthday party at Frogmore Cottage
The Duchess has long been a fan of the high street brand Zara, and often steps out in pieces from the Spanish retailer for royal events
Investigative journalist Tom Bower, who is working on a biography of the Duchess of Sussex, said: ‘Meghan must have been furious when she heard that photographs of their Windsor meeting were forbidden. Banned from the balcony for Trooping the Colour, no shot of her with the Queen in St Paul’s and then the final blow was no shot of Lilibet with her great-grandmother. Finally, the Palace is playing a good hand’.
He added: ‘The Sussexes’ contract with Netflix is in jeopardy. The veto of photos will fuel the Sussexes’ resentment. Harry’s reprisal could be more revelations in his book billed to be published later this year. This is a dangerous game for both sides’.
William and Harry have been separated by a rift that began in March 2019 when William reportedly threw Harry and Meghan out of Kensington Palace over the alleged bullying of staff, with the Sussexes breaking up their joint foundation and setting up a new office at Buckingham Palace.
The claims emerged in Robert Lacey’s book Battle of Brothers, published before Harry and Meghan went on Oprah to accuse the Royal Family of racism and claim they were abandoned when the Duchess of Sussex was suicidal and six months pregnant.
Harry also said his brother and father were ‘trapped’ by the institution of monarchy, and that feels ‘really let down’ by his father Charles.