The Royal Family

Kate Joined The Queen For Rare Engagement At King’s College

On Tuesday, Queen Elizabeth II teamed up with her granddaughter-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, for their first joint engagement outside Buckingham Palace. The duo stepped out to open Bush House at King’s College London.

For their engagement, Kate wore a grey Catherine Walker coat dress and one of her go-to black fascinators by Sylvia Fletcher.

The Queen arrived in a Stewart Parvin pink cashmere coat, over a silk printed dress. She accessorized it with her pink sapphire, diamond brooch and a matching hat.

Kate and the Queen

The Queen, who is patron of King’s College and visited in 2002 and 2012, toured the facilities with Kate and met supporters of the development.

The pair watched robotics demos, met students on the virtual trading floor and checked out one of two new roof terraces. Her Majesty unveiled a plaque to formally open Bush House.

After her event with the Queen, Kate will continue on to her solo engagement at the Foundling Museum.

According to the Palace she is visiting “to understand how they use art to make a positive contribution to society by engaging with vulnerable and marginalized young people.”

Kate and the Queen

The Foundling Museum gives visitors a chance to discover the rich history of the Foundling Hospital, which was both the first children’s hospital in the U.K.

The Duchess of Cambridge has previously visited the museum in 2017. And today she is expected to view Bedrooms of London. It’s a photography exhibition that documents the living conditions of London’s most disadvantaged children.

Kate and the Queen visit King's College

Today’s event marks the first time Kate has had a joint appearance with the Queen without any other members of the royal family joining them.

The duo joined last time in 2012 when they visited Leicester as part of the Diamond Jubilee tour. But they were also joined by the Duke of Edinburgh.

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