The Duchess Channels Princess Diana Coat While Visiting Hospice She Opened 25 Years Ago

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The Royals kicked off the week with a ride on the London Eye, then the Duchess took a trip to the Netherlands for her first solo engagement overseas, and now she and William are in Manchester.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Manchester, UK - 14 Oct 2016

The royal couple visited the Francis House Children’s Hospice in the north west of England, which Princess Diana – William’s late mother – opened in 1991. There they officially opened a brand new extension to mark the 25th anniversary of the facility.


Kate Middleton appeared to channel Princess Diana’s look in a stunning jacket remarkably similar to the one her late mother-in-law wore 25 years ago.


Prince William’s mother cut the ribbon on the Manchester facility in 1991

Following that they will appeared at Manchester town hall where they went to the Cenotaph to mark the city’s six Victoria Cross recipients after World War I. They also visited the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester, where they sealed a time capsule.



Kate looked utterly charmed as she pointed to a little girl who had a mask of her own face, as if to say: ‘Is that me?’

Kate looked polished in an Erdem coat from the Resort 2016 collection .The coat has nipped-in waist and longer length and is super flattering. Kate paired it with navy court heels for a finished, sophisticated look.

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Manchester, UK - 14 Oct 2016

This comes after William and Catherine’s trip to Canada, which saw them take their children, Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, 17 months, with them. The Duke of Cambridge previously said he felt “lucky” to be able to take them to the country.
He said: “Catherine and I are incredibly grateful to the people of Canada for the warmth and hospitality they have extended to our family over the last week. We have loved our time in British Columbia and Yukon and will never forget the beautiful places we have seen and the many people who have been kind enough to come to welcome us in person. We feel very lucky to have been able to introduce George and Charlotte to Canada. This country will play a big part in the lives of our children and we have created such happy memories for our family during this visit.”

Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit to Manchester, UK - 14 Oct 2016


They received a warm welcome from local school children who donned a selection of royal masks and crowns to make them feel at home. 

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