The Duchess of Cambridge’s Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New

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Today, the radiant-looking Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine, undertook the last engagement of her third pregnancy before going on maternity leave.

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Catherine joined her husband Prince William for two engagements in London that celebrate the Commonwealth in the run-up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in April.

Earlier in the day, Kensington Palace confirmed that today’s engagement is the final of Duchess’ engagement before her maternity leave.


One of the most important events on the royal calendar The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting will take place from April 16 to 20 this year. Leaders from all 53 member countries will gather in London and Windsor to reaffirm common values, address the shared global challenges faced, and agree on how to work to create a better future for all Commonwealth citizens, particularly young people.


The week of the meeting will be concluded with a special birthday concert for the Queen celebrating her lifelong relationship with the Commonwealth on April 21.

The day began within London’s Olympic Park at the Copper Box Arena, where Their Royal Highnesses joined a SportsAid event.


Upon arrival, the royal couple was greeted by pupils of Chobham Academy.

The couple who is expecting their third baby in a few weeks was in great spirit and presented a stunning image of the Royal Family.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chat with the kids before moving towards the first engagement of the day including Sportaid.

The Duchess of Camridge's Last Look before Maternity Leave reflects Something Old and Something New

SportsAid is a national charity that helps young British Sportsmen and women aspiring to be the country’s next Olympic, Paralympic, Commonwealth, and world champions.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met some wheelchair basketball players, some of whom hope to compete in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where the sport will be featured for the first time.


Prince William participated in wheelchair basketball and scored a point.

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Before leaving the court, William and Catherine posed for a group photograph.

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Every year SportsAid supports over 1,000 athletes – the vast majority aged 12-18 – by providing a financial award to help with training and competition costs.

The charity also helps develop other vital skills for professional athletes, such as media training, nutritional advice and performance lifestyle guidance.


The royal couple got involved in a Commonwealth Quiz, in which athletes, coaches, and supporters were questioned on their knowledge of the Commonwealth.

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The next stop of the day was St Luke’s Community Centre in Islington, London where preparations of Commonwealth Big Lunch were going on.


The couple arriving at the center.

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The Centre provides services and activities for locals at the heart of the EC1 community and has a range of facilities including a fully-equipped Cookery School, which runs community classes on healthy, home cooking, and avoiding food waste.

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The Centre hosts a ‘Big Lunch’ every year as part of the Eden Project’s Big Lunch initiative. The Big Lunch aims to encourage as many people as possible to have lunch with members of their community once a year to share food and encourage friendship.


Commonwealth Big Lunches are part of the official celebrations leading up to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) and are taking place from Commonwealth Day on 12th March until 22nd April.

Ahead of the engagement Palace said, “Commonwealth Big Lunches are delivered in partnership with the Eden Project. They are simply about sharing food and bringing people together to celebrate what we have in common. From a couple of people in a back garden to hundreds in a community space, by hosting or attending a lunch you’ll be joining millions of people across the Commonwealth in the official summit celebrations. We already have some exciting lunches confirmed; from a research ship off the coast of South Africa to a school of 30,000 pupils in India, we are aiming for lunch in every Commonwealth country.”

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Once again we saw the other side of William and Catherine as they took part in preparations for a Commonwealth Big Lunch where all recipes have come from Commonwealth countries.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a recipe workshop and discussion in the kitchen with service users, who regularly discuss their favorite dishes and what inspires them to make them.

A video of the visit.

The Duchess of Cambridge revealed how George and Charlotte love to make their hands messy while making pizza dough.

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For today’s event, The Duchess of Cambridge brought some old goodies from her wardrobe and paired them with some new ones. The comfortable coat has remained a constant part of Duchess’ all 3 pregnancies. Catherine wore it the first time in 2013 while expecting Prince George and repeated again on many occasions.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore GOAT Redgrave coat
GOAT Redgrave coat

Duchess was wearing her GOAT Redgrave coat. The Classic and Sophisticated nude A lined shaped coat features side seam diagonal welt pockets. The piece is still available in several colours at GOAT.

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing Hobbs London Rosie Top
Hobbs London Rosie Top

Catherine paired the coat with a spring suitable floral printed Rosie top from Hobbs London. Offering an elegant boat neck, the Rosie top has flattering three-quarter-length sleeves with notch detailing. The top is currently available at Hobbs London and Bloomingdales.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans
Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans

WhatKateWore reported that it is believed Duchess was wearing the Seraphine Slim Leg Black Maternity Jeans.

The Duchess of Cambridge was wearing her Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps
Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps

The Duchess of Cambridge paired the outfit with Stuart Weitzman Power Pumps.

Duchess of Cambridge Mulberry Bayswater clutch
Mulberry Bayswater clutch

She carried Mulberry Bayswater clutch.

Duchess of Cambridge Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoops
Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough Hoop

Her Annoushka pearls and Kiki McDonough hoops finished the look.

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Now We will see the Duchess next time with her new baby Prince or Princess. Prince William recently revealed the baby will come sooner than later. I wish The Duchess a happy and healthy maternity leave and safe delivery.

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