Kate Middleton Dons Long Camel-Colored Coat for Cardiff Visit and Some Fans Compare It to Meghan's
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton's last public appearance saw her wear a long camel-colored coat, and fans couldn't help but compare it to Meghan Markle's.
Kate Middleton was present at the Ely & Caerau Integrated Children's Centre (ECCC) in Cardiff, Wales, where she continued with her tour for kids. A tweet by Simon Perry on the Duchess's visit to the ECCC read:
"Princess Kate arrives @the_eCCC in Cardiff [emoji] for the next stop on her tour promoting a survey into the early years #5BigQuestions #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton."
Accompanying the tweet was a video showing the moment Kate arrived, wearing a long camel-colored coat made by Massimo Dutti. The coat caught the eye of fans who likened Kate's style with Meghan's. One person said:
"A camel coat just like Meghan's!"
A second person said that Meghan had no style, while another fan said that Kate's ensemble was Meghan's style. A fourth fan only admired Kate's look, saying, "She's stunning."
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Today The Duchess of Cambridge visited HMP Send to talk to some of the women she met during a visit to the prison in 2015 — who have since been successfully rehabilitated, released and are rebuilding their families, in addition to women currently at the prison. The Duchess heard about the work that the Forward Trust do at the prison in supporting clients to improve their relationships with friends and family, including reconnecting with children. Among those that The Duchess spoke with today was Kirsty, who she first met in 2015. Kirsty spent her childhood in and out of the care system. Following a series of adverse experiences, she turned to substance misuse and began a 10-year cycle of addiction and reoffending: • “While serving my sentence, I woke up one day and realised enough was enough. • I took myself to my drug and alcohol worker and asked for help. I was lucky enough to be sent to HMP Send for a fresh start. • The programme changed my life. In some of my darkest moments since, I have never turned back to drugs.” • What we experience in the earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. The Duchess of Cambridge has spent time meeting with families across the country and hearing about the issues they deal with day-to-day, in addition to speaking with academics, experts, organisations and practitioners. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood – click the link in our bio to answer the #5BigQuestions on the Under 5s.
The Duchess of Cambridge wore her coat over a black turtleneck, which she accessorized with a gold chain with a circular pendant. She also wore an animal print skirt underneath the jacket.
Aside from Cardiff, Kate would also visit nurseries and baby sensory classes in Birmingham, London, and Surrey.
Kate Middleton praised workers at the Centre, telling them that their efforts would have a "massive social and economic impact in the years to come."
The Duchess walked around the Centre, played with babies, interacted with some of the toddlers and also chatted about the challenges facing the caregivers and parents.
Kate Middleton's visit to the Centre in Cardiff is part of her fact-finding tour, with which she aims to promote her "5 Big Questions" survey. The visit also marked the second day of her tour.
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Today The Duchess of Cambridge launches #5BigQuestions 📋 on the Under 5s, a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people across the UK as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes. 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. Earlier today The Duchess kickstarted the launch of the survey during a visit to MiniBrum at @thinktankmuseum, where she was shown around the interactive, child-sized mini-city by children who helped design the space and spoke to parents and carers about the survey. On the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s Survey, The Duchess said: • “Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them. • As a parent I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children. • I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. • My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come.” • Take 5 minutes to visit 5bigquestions.org.uk (link in bio) to find out more and fill out the survey.
The tour enacted by the mother of three is one that lasts 24 hours and was agreed to before Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle quit their roles as senior members of the Royal Family.
However, Kate has continued with the tour, and many Royal Family observers are likely to believe that, in doing so, William and Kate are ready to fill the void created by Harry and Meghan's absence.
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In Cardiff The Duchess of Cambridge joined a baby sensory class at the Ely and Caerau Children’s Centre to hear about the support that parents and staff receive, and to talk about the #5BigQuestions on the Under 5s Survey. The launch of the survey follows eight years of work by The Duchess, in which she has explored how experiences in early childhood often lie at the root of the hardest social challenges the country faces today. What we experience in the earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood – click the link in our bio to answer the #5BigQuestions on the Under 5s.
Aside from Cardiff, Kate would also visit nurseries and baby sensory classes in Birmingham, London, and Surrey, making her survey, the largest of its kind in the UK.
After her tour, there would be a poll that would be online for a month, following which results of the survey would be revealed in March. The results will determine the Duchess's next course of action.