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Kate Middleton arrives for an art workshop at Evelina London Children’s Hospital

Gone with the wind! Kate Middleton still looks poised as she battles with the elements in a D&G tweed skirt suit on visit to Evelina London Children’s Hospital

  • The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant as she arrived for an engagement in London this morning
  • Kate, 38, is attending a workshop at Evelina London Children’s Hospital run by the National Portrait Gallery 
  • The National Portrait Gallery takes artists into the hospital to deliver workshops to children of all ages

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant as she arrived for an engagement at a London children’s hospital this morning. 

Kate, 38, donned a favourite D&G tweed skirt suit for the outing to Evelina London Children’s Hospital, of which she is patron.

Continuing a streak of polished looks, the Duchess paired the outfit with black court shoes and wore her hair swept up into a half-ponytail. 

The royal is attending a creative workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery, another of her patronages.  

The royal is attending a creative workshop run by the National Portrait Gallery, another of her patronages.

Kate Middleton recycles elegant D&G skirt suit as she arrives for an art workshop at Evelina London Children’s Hospital

The Duchess held onto her skirt as it lifted up in a gust of wind - narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction at the hospital

The Duchess held onto her skirt as it lifted up in a gust of wind – narrowly avoiding a wardrobe malfunction at the hospital

The Duchess of Cambridge looked elegant as she arrived for an engagement at a London children’s hospital this morning

Kate smiled and waved as she made her way inside the hospital (left and right) after being greeted outside by a girl

The Duchess of Cambridge waved on her way into the hospital

Kate smiled and waved as she made her way inside the hospital (left and right) after being greeted outside by a girl 

The Duchess was met outside the hospital by an adorable little girl, pictured, who handed the royal a posy of flowers

The Duchess was met outside the hospital by an adorable little girl, pictured, who handed the royal a posy of flowers

The National Portrait Gallery works in close collaboration with play specialists from Evelina London to take artists into the hospital to deliver workshops to children of all ages, along with their siblings and parents. Activities take place on the ward or in play rooms.

The Hospital Programme runs in three other children’s hospitals in London – Great Ormond Street Hospital, Newham University Hospital and The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, working with nursing staff, hospital teachers and specialists. 

Over the past 15 years over 20,000 children (aged 0-18) have benefited from the creative workshops which include photography, animation, sculpture and textiles.

Evelina London, which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, of which The Queen is Patron, provides comprehensive health services to children and families from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life. Evelina London also offers specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and beyond.

During her visit, The Duchess will join young children receiving care at the hospital who will be participating in creative activities including illustration, photography and 3D set design. Her Royal Highness will also hear more about the relationship between the NPG and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The Duchess has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012. Her Royal Highness became Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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