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Kate in Vibrant Blue for healthcare facility Engagements & new Patronage Announcements

The Duchess wore a vibrant blue gown as well as coat ensemble for her engagements in London today. The very first was at the Royal college of Obstetricians as well as Gynaecologists this morning.

Kate’s go to came as Kensington Palace announced her new patronage of the RCOG, as well as Nursing now (we have a lot more on that topic after the RCOG coverage). 

It has been announced that The Duchess of Cambridge will ended up being Patron of the Royal college of Obstetricians as well as Gynaecologists  and the Nursing now campaign ahead of her engagements today, where she will discover about as well as support worldwide health and wellness work.

Here you see the Duchess with Lesley Regan, president of the RCOG.  

More about the patronage announcement by means of People’s story:

Of Kate’s patronage, Professor Lesley Regan — the president of the RCOG — said in a statement that he was “absolutely thrilled.”

“We are extremely grateful to Her Royal Highness whose support will assist to raise our profile as a medical charity that champions the arrangement of high high quality women’s healthcare at house and beyond. We understand that maternal health and wellness as well as mental wellbeing is an problem close to The Duchess’s heart, as a young mom herself. We hope that this new connection will develop on our work to enhance healthcare for women everywhere, as well as make sure that women’s views on the care they get are at the heart of whatever we do.”

Later today Kate will make a speech at the London launch of the Nursing now campaign. UPDATE: Our protection of this event follows below.

The RCOG was founded in 1929 as well as works in the UK as well as globally to set standards for scientific practice, supply doctors with training, as well as advocate women’s healthcare.

More from Hello!:

Kate will be the second patron of the RCOG. Formerly the setting was held by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who passed away at the age of 101 in 2002.

More on today’s go to from The Daily Mail:

The 36-year-old royal learned about the college’s worldwide health and wellness programmes, designed to minimize maternal as well as newborn mortality worldwide.

Here you see the Duchess taking part in a discussion about the stigma surrounding women’s health, particularly maternal mental health, a topic she has fantastic rate of interest in. 

From the exact same everyday Mail story: 

The Duchess likewise learned a lot more about the work carried out by the RCOG’s Centre for Women’s worldwide Health, which supports communities across the world with women’s maternal as well as gynaecological health, as well as aims to minimize maternal as well as newborn fatalities.

Kate is said to have been particularly interested in RCOG’s Leading risk-free Choices program in South Africa as well as Tanzania. At this morning’s engagement, she was officially recognized for her new function as patron of the organization.

A quick video from Kensington Palace.

While at the RCOG Kate was greeted by professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent, one of the midwives who helped provide Princess Charlotte as well as Prince George. (Thank you, Charlotte, for commenting as well as letting me understand she was likewise included with Prince George’s birth!)   

More from The Express:

Kate, who is expecting her third kid in April, spotted professor Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent among a crowd gathered to applaud the duchess as she was made patron of the Royal RCOG as well as patron of the Nursing now campaign.

The midwife beamed as she hugged the duchess. as well as as she left RCOG,  the duchess told professor Lesley Regan: “It’s so fantastic to see Jacqui as well.”

The Duchess appeared to take pleasure in herself as she made her first visit to the RCOG as its patron. 

Kate’s second engagement was at St. Thomas’ healthcare facility in London. right here is a quick video of her arriving.

The Duchess was at the healthcare facility for the launch of the Nursing now campaign. Kate is the new royal patron of Nursing Now, a campaign created to raise the profile of nurses around the world as well as likewise allow them to have a greater function in making crucial health and wellness policy decisions. a lot more on Kate’s new function from The Express:

Lord Nigel Crisp, co-chair of the Nursing now campaign, said: “Our campaign aims to enhance health and wellness globally by raising the profile as well as condition of nurses worldwide – influencing policymakers aswell as supporting nurses themselves to lead, discover as well as develop a worldwide movement.

“We are delighted to have a patron with such a strong commitment to nursing as well as a history in her household of volunteer nurses. We look ahead to working with Her Royal Highness as we support nursing as well as nurses across the world.”

Kate being greeted by some of the personnel at St. Thomas’. 

Kate met with some of the patients as well as their families on the hospital’s Snow Leopard ward; it is for children needing long-lasting ventilation treatment, frequently for months or years at a time. The Express reports the Duchess wanted “…to get a first-hand look of the work the nurses do in caring for children who requirement assist breathing to stay alive.”

Teams led by nurses train relatives as well as caregivers on using the children’s ventilation devices as they prepare for going home.

Kate chatting with some of the nurses working in the Snow Leopard unit.

Below, the Duchess with five-year-old Bella Kedwell-Parsons as she leads her sibling Bobby, daddy Jamie Parsons, as well as director of nursing Janet Powell (right) along a corridor in the children’s ‘Snow Leopard’ ward. 

Bella gave Kate a flower posy.

How precious is the look on little Bella’s face?

Here is a short video from Victoria Murphy of the everyday Mirror:

The Duchess delivered a short speech at today’s launch.

Nursing now Twitter (click picture to go to feed)

People has a lot more on Kate’s remarks: 

“This campaign means a great deal to me personally. My great-grandmother as well as grandma were both volunteer nurses,” she said in her speech. “They would have learned first-hand from working with the Voluntary aid Detachment as well as the Red Cross about the care as well as compassion that often only nurses can provide.”

Here is a video of the speech, it runs about 2:20.

Now to what Kate wore for the day’s engagements.

The everyday Mirror reports the ensemble is by Jenny Packham. 

The collarless coat has distinctive white piping at the cuffs, side tabs, front placket, buttons as well as neckline.  The gown has a somewhat gathered empire waistline. The buttons seem oddly placed, nearly as if the setting would work if the piece were being redesigned as well as tailored at some point.     

The one thing I noticed is that I *don’t think* the material utilized in the two pieces is the same. The coat material originally looked like a silk maybe a shantung or raw silk. Looking at new hi-res photos I am leaning a lot more toward a fine wool or wool blend. It’s not all that relevant; it was just something I noticed when editing photos.

There were a number of suggestions on social media this morning that Kate’s gown was similar to the Jenny Packham worn for the Coronation Service in June 2013.

That seems an apt comparison; say thanks to you to Carolyn on the Facebook page and Emma4AboutRoyal for pointing this out. one more fascinating point was made by Laura on Twitter; she wondered if the blue coat as well as white piping were a nod to nursing uniforms? This graphic is from the Nursing now homepage.

Nursing now (Click picture to go to site)

The Duchess accessorized with her navy suede Stuart Weitzman for Russell as well as Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch (£325, about $450 at today’s exchange rates).

And her navy suede Georgia pumps by Jimmy Choo.

Kate likewise wore the tanzanite earrings as well as pendant set from G. Collins as well as Sons.

Kate wore her hair down with a loose curl. 

We will see you tomorrow for the Royal foundation engagement.


Learn a lot more about the Royal college of Obstetricians as well as Gynaecologists by visiting its website here; comply with the organization on its Facebook page here; the RCOG Twitter feed is right here as well as its Instagram page is here

The RCOG news release about today’s patronage announcement may be seen here

The Nursing now website is here; the organization’s Facebook page is right here as well as Twitter feed here 

The everyday Mail story is here; The Mirror’s piece is here

The Hello! story is here; People’s RCOG story is right here as well as its Nursing now story is here; PopSugar’s gallery is right here as well as the Fug Girls publish is right here



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