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

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

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

As expected the day contains some exciting events. The couple’s first stop was Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull Manufacturing Plant.

William and Catherine arrived in Birmingham.

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

Royal Family has a longstanding business-cum-social relationship with Jaguar Land Rover. Many members of the Royal Family including Prince William and Duchess drive vehicles of the Jaguar.

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

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. The couple also watched the footage in where the royals traveled in open-topped Land Rovers.

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

The Royal Couple was shown the Jaguar Land Rover Solihull plant production line which is in operation 24 hours a day and employs over 10,000 people.

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

They were given a tour of the 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 Solihull Plant, which includes over 80 ex-military personnel and was the 1st site to introduce the ‘Wounded, Injured, Sick’ training programme.

After the tour, The 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.

The 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 Catherine met Topcliffe Primary School pupils and heard about their model race car which won the Jaguar Primary School Challenge.

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

The 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 The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Goat Washington for a day out in Birmingham with Duke
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The Duke and Duchess spoke to Coach Care apprentices to discuss the positive impact of the progression of the apprentices before watching a training session on the AVFC pitch with school children from the local area.

The 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.

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

The 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.

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

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 years of Acme Whistles before touring the family-run business.

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

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

At the workshop, a small reception was held to meet the members of staff and apprentices of Acme Whistles.

he Duke and Duchess visited Acme Whistles during Birmingham Visit
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Prince William and Duchess Catherine unveiled a plaque to mark their visit.

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For today’s day out, The Duchess of Cambridge again brought back a familiar look from her wardrobe.

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She chose the Goat Washington coat that was premiered in 2014 during her second pregnancy. The Duchess paired the coat with black jeans and a turtleneck pullover.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Goat Washington Coat
Goat Washington Coat

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 wore Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots
Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots

 

Today, Catherine chose Russell & Bromley Hi Ride Mid Heel Riding Boots. Having drawn inspiration from the 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.

The Duchess of Cambridge carried her Mulberry Black Suede Clutch
Mulberry Black Clutch

The Duchess of Cambridge carried her black suede Mulberry clutch. Kiki McDonough Lauren Leaf earrings finished the complete look.

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

At Aston Villa Park, Catherine 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.

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

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