Kate Returns to Work With an Engagement at Hope House


Kate headed back to work today as she attended her second official engagement of the year.


She visited Hope House, addiction recovery centre in Clapham, south London run by Action on Addiction, of which she is Patron.

Action on Addiction works to free people from addiction, support their families, and train professionals to help them.


The charity mainly deals with drug and alcohol problems but also helps people suffering from other addictions including gambling.

Photo credit: WKW
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a long-sleeved, flattering black and white wrap dress by MaxMara Studio from their 2011 collection (no longer available). The dress features a V-neck and ruched waist. It is called the ‘Grey Long Sleeved Dress’ (£298 and was reportedly bought by the duchess for half price.).

The dress highlighted her growing bump.

Kate accessorised with a ‘modesty panel’ to keep her cleavage under wraps, her Asprey 167 button pendant (£2800), sheer tights, black suede ‘Angel’ courts from Episode at House of Fraser (£60), and Annoushka pearl drops.


The Duchess’ hair was blowdried into tumbling waves – and the heavy fringe she had cut in at the end of 2012 was close to growing out

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Photo credit: WKW

Kate wore a small gold ring on her right middle finger. According to Anna at ‘My Small Obsessions,’ the Duchess has worn this ring before. There is no further information on the ring.

Ring worn a few years ago
Photo credit: ‘My Small Obsessions’ on FB
Update 2/23/2013
Per the Asprey London website: www.asprey.com/
‘With its discreet purple centre and engraved ‘167’ address, the Asprey button is a stylish signature inspired by buttons on old English garments.
Using the iconic 167 New Bond Street Button, the 167 Button Pendant has a central amethyst stone surrounded by pavé diamonds, all set in 18ct white gold
• Pavé diamonds (tot 0.53ct GVS)
• Amethyst (tot 0.08ct)
• 18ct white gold
• 18ct white gold chain’
Asprey has a long and established relationship with British royalty dating back to the 1800s when Queen Victoria awarded the first Royal Warrant. Since then, Asprey has held a Royal Warrant for every British monarch and several other foreign heads of state.

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