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Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Today, Duchess of Cambridge made an embargoed visit to University College of London’s Developmental Neuroscience Lab to learn more about early year intervention.  She visited a team of UCL’s world-leading developmental neuroscientists who are conducting groundbreaking research into how environment and biology interact to shape the way in which children develop both socially and emotionally.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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An embargoed visit means the news of the visit was not released in advance. Usually, when a royal visit is scheduled to somewhere, that means lots of security concerns and the place or the section is closed off for public during the visit. But in some cases shutting off is not possible so the visit is not announced in advance.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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This is Duchess’ second unannounced visit in November. Last week Catherine and William visited the BBC to mark the Anti-bullying week. On Tuesday, the Duchess held a meeting with experts involved in the ‘early years’ initiative. We expect to hear more details about it in 2019.

A video of arrival by Rebecca English on Twitter

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Since becoming a member of the royal family, Catherine’s patronage focus was on Mental Health and childcare. She is championing the importance of providing solid social and emotional foundations for children to support their development and emotional resilience as infants, setting them on the best possible pathway for a happy and healthy adulthood.

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Earlier this year, The Duchess of Cambridge set up a steering group made up of practitioners and academics from a range of disciplines, including neuroscience, mental health, nursing, perinatal care and education.

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In March speaking at the symposium on early intervention, to provide social and emotional support for children in their early years at the Royal Society of Medicine in London, Catherine said, “I really feel so passionately about the importance of early intervention. Providing children in their earliest years with social and emotional security builds strong foundations which last a lifetime”.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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During the visit, The Duchess met with leading academics as well as students in UCL Psychology & Language Sciences to learn about developmental neuroscience at UCL.  The unit aims to better understand the factors that contribute to healthy development, as well as those that are linked to the emergence of behavioural and emotional problems in children. Research into developmental risk and resilience has scope to inform professionals and policymakers in ways that can improve the lives of children and families.

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Duchess met with Professor Eamon McCrory, Co-Director of the Developmental Risk and Resilience Unit in the Psychology & Language Sciences Division at UCL.  Professor Eamon McCrory (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences), the lead academic for the visit, said: “Our cutting-edge neuroscience research is shedding new light on how the brain develops in the early years. What we are learning has the potential to significantly improve the lives of children and their families. I am delighted and truly honoured that Her Royal Highness has shown such interest in our work and is supporting vital research in this area.” Learn more about UCL Psychology and Language Sciences here.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Professor McCrory uses brain imaging to investigate changes in brain structure and function in children following the early adversity. This work is providing important clues as to how a vulnerability, particularly to mental health problems, can emerge across the lifespan. As a clinician, he is very interested in how this knowledge can improve the ways in which we can help children and families in the early years. The long term goal is to move towards a preventative model of help, where mental health problems are prevented before they emerge.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Duchess heard from Professor Eamon McCrory and from members of his neuroscience research team about how they work closely with children and families to shed new light on resilience following early adversity.

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UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur, said: “We’re delighted that Her Royal Highness is hearing from UCL’s developmental neuroscience researchers, as UCL takes great pride in its neuroscience and psychology work. We hope that this can help leverage the work of our neuroscientists as they seek to improve the lives of people affected by mental health disorders and ensure that every child has the best possible start to life.”

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Duchess was briefed about how the lab uses brain imaging to see changes in brain structure & function in children following early adversity, with the aim of developing ways to prevent mental health problems before they emerge

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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During the visit, Duchess was shown the MRI Scanning Facility and learned how the scanner is used to study the brain and saw the resulting images that allow scientists to see differences in brain structure and function. (see the brain image behind Duchess).

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Duchess held a small round table discussion with the team.

Duchess of Cambridge's embargoed appearance in familiar burgundy Skirt Suit
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Catherine met with UCL Developmental Risk & Resilience Unit staff, and students from the Psychology and Language Science department to hear about their work on research, clinical practice and policy to support young people’s mental health.

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Catherine met two students enrolled on UCL’s MSc programmes in child development, based at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families, one focused on clinical training and one focused on neuroscience research. Anna Freud is one of Duchess’ patronage that she is really passionate about. Learn more about it here.

 

For over 25 years UCL has worked with the Anna Freud Centre to deliver world-leading postgraduate programmes in child mental health, and more recently in developmental neuroscience. In partnership with the Centre, UCL is training researchers and clinicians in child development and mental health with over 300 students enrolled. A video of the event.

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For the visit, Duchess brought back her Paula Ka Skirt Suit with a black turtleneck sweater. Catherine wore Paula Ka Skirt Suit in 2012 at Middle Temple in London. She again wore the French derringers creation in 2017 for a visit to Wales. The ensemble consists of a double-breasted jacket featuring a modified peplum detailing at the waistline and lapel collar with a pleated skirt.

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She paired the outfit with Tod’s Suede Pumps that she debuted in October 2017 when she made a surprise appearance at Paddington Station.

Tod’s Suede Pumps
Tod’s Suede Pumps

She is wearing her Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings that were debuted at Wimbledon this year.

Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings
Asprey London Oak Leaf Small Hoop Earrings

And carried her Mulberry Bayswater Clutch.

Mulberry Bayswater Clutch
Mulberry Bayswater Clutch

The new element of her look was a beautiful velvet hair tie. I love this simple bow tie that was perfectly in line with her skit suit. It is currently retailing at J. Crew for $22.50. Thanks to for id.

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J. Crew Velvet Hair Tie

 


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Queen Letizia in Favorite Red and White Combo for Red Cross

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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On Tuesday, Queen Letizia of Spain continued her weekly schedule with a visit to Red Cross San José and Santa Adela to celebrate the centenary of its School of Nursing and the Central Hospital at Fine Arts Centre in Madrid.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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The School of Nursing and Central Hospital Red Cross celebrated its 100th birthday of service. Upon arrival, Queen was received by the Madrid Community President and Minister of Health.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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The hospital was built between 1893 and 1908 and was named Casa de Salud San José and Santa Adela as a tribute to who donated the funds for its construction. Its first board of trustees was formed in 1913 by Queen Victoria Eugenia. In 1918, a Royal Decree confers the Hospital to the Spanish Red Cross.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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At the Fine Arts Centre, Queen toured the facility that was hosting an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the School of Nursing and the Central Hospital of the Red Cross San José and Santa Adela.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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Queen Letizia during the tour of the exhibition.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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Next Letizia watched a video presentation at centre’s Fernando Rojas theatre about the Hospital-School that included testimonies of patients and workers of the Centre.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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The day ended with an act in which a student performed the basic conversational activity of the Red Cross.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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Letizia with students of Nursing School.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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For the visit, Letizia chose an outfit having her favourite colour combination – Red and White, also a colourful nod to the Red Cross. She wore a white silk-satin Banora blouse from her trusty label Hugo Boss.

Queen Letizia Hugo Boss 'Banora' silk blouse
Hugo Boss ‘Banora’ silk blouse

Debuted in 2015, the round neck top is straight-cut in flowing silk-satin. Its carefree, delicate look is achieved by the finely pleated arrangement at the neckline and concealed button placket. Queen also owned the same model in a purple hue.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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She paired it with a red Carolina Herrera skirt. Queen first wore the printed skirt in December 2017 at AECC meeting then at an audience at Palace in March this year. The skirt features white, red and black abstract print on a red base and carefully placed pleats and button detailing on one side.

Queen Letizia at the centenary of Red Cross
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Upon arrival, Queen was wearing her cream wool-crepe long coat that we saw yesterday during the National Museum of Prado visit.

Queen Letizia Red Felipe Varela Leather Pumps
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She was wearing her red leather pumps from Felipe Varela that she has in her wardrobe since 2007.

Furla Metropolis mini cross body bag
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Queen was carrying her white Furla Metropolis mini crossbody bag, that she premiered in Peru last week.

Furla Metropolis mini crossbody bag
Furla Metropolis mini crossbody bag

The petite size of the $256 bag adds a stylish delicacy to the design which features a foldover top with clasp closure, gold-tone hardware and a chain shoulder strap. The bag is also available in black, pink, red and many other colours.

Queen Letizia TOUS Bear Studs
TOUS Bear Studs

She finished her look with simple white pearl studs from TOUS. The Silver Bear $89 studs have cultured freshwater pearls set in white gold. They are currently available on TOUS USA online store.

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Next, we will see Letizia on Friday when she will preside over the BBVA Interga Awards.

 

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Queen Letizia’s artistically elegant look for Museum visit

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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On Monday, Queen Letizia accompanied King Felipe to the opening of the Bicentennial of the National Museum of the Prado and inauguration of the exhibition “Museo del Prado 1819-2019 – A place of memory” in Madrid.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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Felipe and Letizia are the Honorary Presidents of the National Commission of the National Museum of the Prado. Upon arrival, they were received by the President of Congress of Deputies and Museum Administration.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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The Royal Museum of Painting and Sculpture, which in 1868 was known as the National Museum of Painting and Sculpture and later the National Museum of the Prado opened to the public on November 19, 1819, with 311 paintings from the Royal Collection, all by Spanish authors, hung in its walls. In 2019 the museum celebrates its Bicentennial.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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A video presentation was screened showing the history of the National Museum and its journey throughout.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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Speaking after the video screening King Felipe said, “The Prado is much more than the privileged physical space of an innumerable amount of masterpieces, because, over time, it has also been erected, as the title of the inaugural exhibition of the Bicentennial, in a place of memory, of our memory”.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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The royal couple was given the tour of the museum when in Room A and B they inaugurated the exhibition “Museo del Prado 1819-2019-A place of memory”.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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The exhibition displays and promotes a journey through the history of the Museum. It shows the contribution of the Crown to the museum, the journey of the museum, its role in Spanish Society,  the trends that have guided the increase of its collections, the conversion of the Prado into a “place” that has served for national and international writers, intellectuals and artists to reflect on its past and collective identity.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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For the visit,  elegant Spanish Queen chose a very artistic look. Letizia was wearing a beige long coat.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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The wool crepe coat featured long lapel collars with a belted waistline that Letizia chose not to tie.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia at National Museum of Prado
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Underneath the coat, Letizia was wearing a grey check dress from Spanish label Pedro Del Hierro. The dress is described as, “Check patterned midi dress with open and asymmetric detail on the front. Includes belt with matching square buckle and detail of frayed finishes”.

Pedro Del Hierro Check Dress
Pedro Del Hierro Check Dress

The originally €159.00 dress retailed at €143.00 before selling out completely. The dress featured a frayed round neckline, three-quarter sleeves, a self belted waistline and asymmetric hemline. The dress was perfectly falling in the line with Queen’s quirky and edgy style.

Pedro Del Hierro Check Dress
Pedro Del Hierro Check Dress

A closer look at the pattern of the dress and frayed detailing.

Magrit Pumps
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Letizia gave a pop of colour to the look with her burgundy accessories. She wore burgundy leather and suede Magrit pumps that she premiered at the lunch hosted for Germany President.

Magrit Handbag
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And carried matching Magrit Clutch first seen during Peru visit Last week.

Queen Letizia wearing Tous long Chain earrings
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Her TOUS long chin earrings that she has since 2015, finished the stunning look.

Next Queen Letizia will attend the centenary event of Red Cross’ School of Nursing and Central hospital on Tuesday.


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