Kate took a big step as the Duchess of Cambridge today, by going on her first-ever solo trip! The 34-year-old royal attended several engagements in Hague and Rotterdam in the country in northwestern Europe.
After meeting with the His Royal Highness, Catherine then visited an art museum called The Mauritshuis, where she was shown a painting of the Dutch Golden Age. The mother-of-two – who has Prince George, three, and 17-month-old Princess Charlotte with Prince William – was involved in discussions about mental health with several organisations including UK charity Action on Addiction and some local charities.
Kate looked beautiful in a pastel blue Catherine Walker suit, which she accessorized with a pair of pearl earrings she borrowed from the Queen as well as a pair of nude pumps.
She concluded the visit with a trip to creative arts studio, which provides young people with the chance to learn about the arts and crafts.
A series of tweets on Kensington Palace’s Twitter confirmed her visit yesterday: “The Duchess of Cambridge will soon arrive in the Netherlands and is looking forward to a day of engagements in the Hague and Rotterdam … The Duchess’s first engagement in the Netherlands today is to meet His Majesty King Willem-Alexander …
The Duchess will visit @maurithuis gallery where the British Royal Collection has an exhibition of masters of the Dutch Golden Age … The Duchess will join a UK and Netherlands discussion on addiction and mental health @ukinnl [email protected] @ActionAddiction and @AFNCCF … HRH’s visit to the Netherlands will end @bouwkeet, a creative workshop in Rotterdam where young people are learning craft and design skills.”
Catherine’s trip to the Netherlands comes a day after she rode on The London Eye with Prince William and Harry for World Mental Health Day on Monday.
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