It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for The Duchess to Visit Sunderland with William


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunderland to see and experience the city's vibrant arts scene and engineering talent.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunderland to see and experience the city’s vibrant arts scene and engineering talent. The Royal Couple was in the city to open the music and arts hub Fire Station of Sunderland before visiting the Northern Spire, an ambitious and striking new bridge over the River Wear.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge received warm welcome in Sunderland
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The city was dripping with excitement when William and Catherine reached. They were welcomed by the huge crowd holding flowers and gifts and waving Union Jack.

 

As per Keith Merrin, chief executive of Sunderland Culture, “The timing of the royal visit couldn’t have been better, with so much happening already in the city’s cultural sector and some exciting news to be announced in the coming months.” The Royal Couple began the day by officially opening The Fire Station.

It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for The Duchess of Cambridge to Visit Sunderland with William
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William and Catherine greeting the members of the local community waiting for them.

The Duchess of Cambridge in Sunderland
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Two adorable kids in Fire Station Uniform were waiting for them in the crowd.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also greeted an important guest outside the Station in Sunderland– Jane, who is 101 years old, and came there to see them.
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William and Catherine also greeted an important guest outside the Station – Jane, who is 101 years old, came there to see them.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed Music, Dance and Arts during Sunderland Visit
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The Fire Station is the city’s new hub for theatre, music, and dance. The Fire Station is one of Sunderland’s most iconic buildings and will now become a place to encourage people across the city to engage with the Arts.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoying a Dance performance in Sunderland
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Upon arrival, William and Catherine were given a tour of the station to showcase and meet young people involved in arts and cultural activity in the city.

It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for Duchess to Visit Sunderland with William
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The Fire Station houses a dance studio, drama studio, and a heritage centre as well as a popular bar and eatery ‘The Engine Room’.

The Duchess of Cambridge participated in Live Tales story writing sessions with pupils from local Hudson Road Primary School
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At Station, they participated in Live Tales story writing sessions with pupils from local Hudson Road Primary School.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had a day full of activities in Sunderland
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They were entertained by the exceptionally talented Dance Jam and regional dance agency’s impressive aerial show.

The couple watched a Bollywood dance performance.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met youngsters from 'Little Inventors Ingenious ideas' - a charity turning children’s inventions into reality.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met youngsters from ‘Little Inventors Ingenious ideas’ – a charity turning children’s inventions into reality.

Prince William and Duchess Kate heard about various community run programs in Sunderland
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The royal couple watched a performance and met members of the community involved in the project.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked their visit by unveiling a plaque at the station
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked their visit by unveiling a plaque at the station.

The Duchess of Cambridge at Engine Room - An Eatry in Sunderland
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The next stop was the Engine Room. Here they met the staff and youngsters.

Catherine got a Henna flower tattoo on her hand and took a packet of Bindi for Charlotte.

The Duchess of Cambridge got a Henna flower tattoo on her hand and took a packet of Bindi for Charlotte
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The Duchess talked to members of the Young Asian Voices Youth Project – an organisation that provides affordable education, health, welfare & recreation.

Prince William and Duchess Catherine visited Northern Spire Bridge in Sunderland
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Next, they visited the new Northern Spire Bridge, due to open later this year in the spring and will be the tallest structure in the North East of England.

It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for Duchess to Visit Sunderland with William
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The 1,550-tonne pylon structure is twice as high as Nelson’s Column and taller than Big Ben’s clock tower. The Northern Spire Bridge will be an economic catalyst, providing new jobs and investment as well as helping link the city center to the Port of Sunderland.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned safety glasses and Hard Hats in Sunderland
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Following the safety precaution, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge donned safety glasses and Hard Hats with visibility jackets.

The Duke tightens a bolt on the brand new bridge. The Northern Spire weighs the equivalent of 125 double-decker buses, and nothing of this scale has been raised in this way since the London Eye in 1999.

The Duchess of Cambridge talking to a team of Engineers in Sunderland
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The couple greeted the engineers and construction workers of the bridge.

The Duchess of Cambridge with local children in Sunderland
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Then they were greeted by the local children.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green Dolce & Gabbana coat to visit Sunderland
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For the day away from London, The Duchess of Cambridge chose an elegant and comfortable ensemble. She wore a new green Dolce & Gabbana military-style coat with gold buttons today.

It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for Duchess to Visit Sunderland with William
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The custom-made piece that can be ordered on the label’s boutique has striking similarities to the plum Dolce & Gabbana coat Catherine wore in Oslo earlier this month.

It’s Dolce & Gabbana with Hard Hats and Henna for Duchess to Visit Sunderland with William
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Underneath the coat, The Duchess wore her favorite maternity label Seraphine’s design.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Seraphine Phaedra Woven Maternity Dress
Seraphine Phaedra Woven Maternity Dress

Phaedra Woven Maternity dress is made of soft woven fabric and features a flattering A-line shape that drapes beautifully over the figure, while a curved empire waist highlights the slimmest point. Smart for the office and chic for special occasions, this dress is ideal for desk-to-dinner styling.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Tod’s Suede Pumps
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Duchess paired the dress with her trusty Tod’s block-heeled suede pumps and for the visit to the bridge changed into her Russell & Bromley HalfNHalf boots.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Russell & Bromley HalfNHalf boots
Russell & Bromley HalfNHalf boots

She carried her Emmy suede clutch in green.

Duchess of Cambridge Emmy suede clutch
Emmy suede clutch

Her Mappin & Webb Empress earrings finished today’s look.

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her Mappin & Webb Empress Earrings
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As The Duchess of Cambridge is believed to be in the 8th month of her pregnancy, I expect her to go on maternity leave soon. Till then we can enjoy these types of lovely outings before we see her with the new adorable member of the family.


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