Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Today Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Birmingham for handful of engagements in the area. It was couple’s second joint visit to the city since their visit to riot-torn communities after their marriage in 2011.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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As expected the day contains some exciting events. The couple’s first stop was Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Manufacturing Plant.

William and Kate arriving in Birmingham.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Royal Family has a longstanding business-cum-social relationship with Jaguar Land Rover. Many members of Royal Family including Prince William and Duchess Kate drive vehicles of Jaguar.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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The Duke and Duchess find out more about Jaguar Land Rover Solihull plant, which sits on a 480 acre site and creates 8,000 cars a week. Couple also watched footage in where the royals travelled in open-topped Land Rovers.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Their Royal Highnesses were shown the Jaguar Land Rover Solihull plant production line which is in operation 24 hours day and employs over 10,000 people.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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They were given a tour of Vehicle Assembly area to view the assembly line and were briefed about the manufacturing process.

The Royal Couple met members of staff and apprentices at Solilhull Plant, which includes over 80 ex-military personnel and was the 1st site to introduce the ‘Wounded, Injured, Sick’ training programme.

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After the tour, Duke and Duchess went to the Experience Centre of Jaguar Land Rover and met the Mountain Rescue Team and tried their hand behind the wheels to do some off-road driving.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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After the exciting experience, Prince William and Kate met Topcliffe Primary School pupils and heard about their model race car which won the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

The Duchess also had a chance to race Topcliffe Primary School winning model race car.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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The next stop of today’s itinerary was Aston Villa Park of AVFC Foundation that also runs the Coach Care apprentice scheme established by Royal Foundation of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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The Duke and Duchess spoke to Coach Care apprentices to discuss positive impact of the progression of the apprentices before watching a training session on the AVFC pitch with school children from the local area.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Birmingham’s Coach Care works with Sport Birmingham to give 16-24 year olds living in the city a chance to become the next generation of inspirational coaches.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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At AVFC, couple was gifted a commemorative framed picture collage showing all royal visits to Aston Villa Park down the years.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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In their final stop in Birmingham today, The Duke and Duchess visited Acme Whistles, the creators of the 1st police whistle and the original Acme Thunderer.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Acme Whistles are the world’s largest and most famous producer of whistles. Headquartered in the Jewellery Quarter district of Birmingham, England, their patented designs are the recognized standard in loud noise production.

The Duke and Duchess were briefed about the 147 year of Acme Whistles before touring the family-run business.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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During the tour of the workshop Duke and Duchess learn about the production process of the whistles – which are used in major sporting events globally and by Metropolitan Police UK.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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At the workshop, a small reception was held to met the members of staff and apprentices of Acme Whistles.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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Prince William and Duchess Kate unveiled a plaque to mark their visit.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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For today’s day out, Duchess of Cambridge again brought back a familiar look from her wardrobe.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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She chose Goat Washington coat that was premiered in 2014 during her second pregnancy. Duchess paired the coat for with black jeans and a turtleneck pullover.

Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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The black crepe coat features a classic swing coat shape and has contrast nude tabs on the cuff and back and decorative contrast enamel buttons. The heavy-weight coat was suitable for today’s windy weather. The coat is not available anymore but a waiting list can be joined for the same at Goat Fashion.

Duchess of Cambridge Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots
Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots

 

Today Kate chose Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots. Having drawn inspiration from equestrian heritage and contemporary design the supple black suede has been designed on a figure-hugging riding boot last and lifted with a mid block heel. We love this design partnered with a cape and skinnies. They are currently available online for £325.00.

Mulberry Black Suede Clutch
Mulberry Black Suede Clutch

Kate carried her black suede Mulberry clutch. Kiki McDonough Lauren Leaf earrings finished the complete look.

Duchess of Cambridge Kiki 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings
Kiki ‘Lauren’ Yellow Gold Pave Diamond Leaf Earrings

At Aston Villa Park Kate had a quick change of wardrobe, she swapped Goat Washington Coat with her Perfect Moment Mini Duvet II red jacket that we saw during Heads Together event and Suede boots with New Balance Vazee trainers.

Duchess of Cambridge Perfect Moment Mini Duvet II red jacket
Perfect Moment Mini Duvet II red jacket
Duchess of Cambridge New Balance Vazee trainers
New Balance Vazee trainers

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