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Kate Middleton is elegant as she joins Prince William for a charity event in London

Kate’s a real smart pants! Duchess of Cambridge looks business-like in burgundy cropped trousers and a recycled Smythe blazer as she and Prince William meet mental health volunteers

  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for a charity event at Troubadour White City Theatre in London
  • The couple are celebrating the work of volunteer text support service Shout, which is backed by the royals
  • Kate Middleton looks typically polished in cropped maroon trousers and a tailored grey blazer

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked ready for business in a favourite checked blazer as she joined Prince William for a charity event in London today.  

Kate, 37, swapped her signature demure dress in favour of smart cropped burgundy trousers and the Smythe jacket for the outing to the Troubadour White City Theatre this morning. 

The couple are on hand to celebrate the volunteers of crisis text support service Shout, which was launched by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May. 

Prince William and Kate will today receive a brief update on the scale and impact of Shout, as well as meeting with volunteers, mental health campaigners, staff members, and supporters.

The Duchess of Cambridge looked ready for business in a smart checked blazer as she and Prince William arrived at the event

The Duchess of Cambridge looked ready for business in a smart checked blazer as she and Prince William arrived at the event

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for a charity meet-and-greet in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the event today

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived for a charity meet-and-greet in London

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted outside the theatre before making their way inside

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were greeted outside the theatre before making their way inside

Kate ditched her signature dresses in favour of a polished combination of trousers and a blazer for the outing this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for the charity engagement today

Kate ditched her signature dresses in favour of a polished combination of trousers and a blazer for the outing this morning 

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her bouncy brunette locks swept across in a flattering side parting for the engagement

The Duchess of Cambridge wore her bouncy brunette locks swept across in a flattering side parting for the engagement

The Duchess of Cambridge led the way to the entrance of the theatre

She looked back towards Prince William

The Duchess of Cambridge led the way to the entrance of the theatre (left) and looked back towards Prince William (right)

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits and smiled as she made her way inside the theatre this morning

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared in excellent spirits and smiled as she made her way inside the theatre this morning

Beaming Kate flashed a mega-watt smile as she stepped out of the car and strode towards the theatre. 

The couple exchanged pleasantries with representatives from Shout before making their way inside. 

The event today brings together people from across the UK who volunteer around the clock with Shout to support people in crisis. 

Six months ago, to mark the charity’s official opening, William and Kate, alongside the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, appealed to the public to give their time to the charity. 

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised the look with a simple pair of drop earrings, seen above

Kate arriving for today's engagement

The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised the look with a simple pair of drop earrings, seen above

In the months since, 1,500 volunteers have had 145,000 text conversations with people in crisis, exchanging a total of six million messages. Three-quarters of people who have contacted Shout have been under 25 and the most common issues raised are suicide, depression, relationships, anxiety, isolation and self-harm.

As volunteers access their shifts from computers in their own homes, this event is an opportunity for this virtual community to meet and see the scale of the national network they have joined.  

The Duke and Duchess will join Shout volunteers in the theatre to watch a special performance before joining a group photo with volunteers to encourage everyone to spread the word about Shout.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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