Earlier today, Kate paid a visit to Bletchley Park where she retraced her grandmother’s footsteps at the renowned World War II code-breaking facility.
The Duchess’ grandmother, Valerie Glassborow, worked as a civilian staff member with her twin sister Mary managing the interception of enemy signals for decryption in Hut 16 (now renamed Hut 6).
Today’s engagement marked the completion of a year-long, £8 million restoration project, which has returned the Bletchley Park buildings to their Second World War appearance and created new visitor facilities. The site fell into near-dereliction after the war.
The Duchess was shown around Hut 6, where she met with veterans and sat down to chat with Lady Marion Body who was a duty officer during WWII and who also worked with her grandmother.
She took in an interactive cyber security exhibition and was shown inside other buildings with authentic set dressings, sounds and projected images.
Before leaving, Kate was invited to plant a tree to commemorate the visit and the completed restoration.
The ensemble was previously worn in 2011, on a visit to Summerfield Community Centre in Birmingham.
She teamed the number with a pair of matching bespoke navy, suede heels by Alexander McQueen, her matching navy Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch from Russell and Bromley, and her gorgeous sapphire and diamond drop earrings.