Duchess Kate Middleton Dazzles in Blue Trench Coat at Naming Ceremony of a Polar Research Ship
Kate Middleton wore a blue Alexander McQueen coat during the official naming of the British ship that will be called "Boaty McBoatface," by public choice.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in attendance with Sir David Attenborough during Thursday's naming ceremony of a British ship that will sail to the Antarctic to conduct research.
SPORTING A RECYCLED COAT
Middleton donned in a beautiful blue trench coat that looked of elegance and sophistication as she officially named the British polar ship, "Boaty McBoatface," by public choice.
She paired the cornflower blue Alexander McQueen dress with an Asprey clutch bag as she and her husband were toured around the ship to meet the men behind the makings, including engineers and young apprentices.
Some royal fans may have been familiar with Middleton's coat as it has been worn on three different occasions. She also wore a similar Mulberry coat of the same shade during a royal visit to Belfast.
THE SHIP'S OFFICIAL SPONSOR
The duchess' presence was of importance as she served as the ship's official sponsor. Being such, she released a bottle of Champagne which was smashed against the hull.
It’s an exciting day! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Sir David Attenborough, have a tour of the #newpolarship BAS scientist Robert Mulvaney shows the group and local schoolchildren ice from Antarctica pic.twitter.com/S8u1xCBWDy— British Antarctic Survey (@BAS_News) September 26, 2019
Her husband also spoke during the ceremony about the perfect timing the research ship is to be launched, given the heat of climate protests the past week. He said:
"As last week's climate protests the world over yesterday's report on our oceans and frozen regions demonstrated, there has never been a more important moment for this ship to get to work, and there is no person more fitting for this beacon of scientific research to be named after than you, David."
🚢 Today, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Birkenhead to tour the UK’s new polar research the RRS Sir David Attenborough.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) September 26, 2019
🎥 TRH learn about the role of the robotic underwater vehicle famously named Boaty McBoatface. pic.twitter.com/fhpAvlo1RU
"Boaty McBoatface" or the RRS Sir David Attenborough will be home to state-of-the-art machinery and will be replacing two polar research ships, the RRS James Clark Ross and the RRS Ernest Shackleton.
You are invited to the ceremonial naming of the #newpolarship #RRSSirDavidAttenborough at @CammellLaird on Thurs 26 Sept. It's part of a 3-day celebration of UK science, engineering & shipbuilding @imaginewirral @NERCscience— British Antarctic Survey (@BAS_News) September 5, 2019
Book your FREE tickets here: https://t.co/oiom4RWT2n pic.twitter.com/1VbCNztxXZ
It will serve as a "floating research fleet" to aid scientists in studying the different oceans and the pressing issue of climate change.
THE OTHER ROYALS
On the other hand, just last month, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were criticized by the public for using a private jet for their holiday trip, causing potential harm to the environment.
Their summed up expense that included the jet, accommodation, and personal security was estimated to cost taxpayers a total of $60,754.80 to $121509.60, reported the Daily Mail.