Yesterday, Kate carried out an official engagement on behalf of East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH).
EACH provides care and support to families with young children who have life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Duchess who is a royal patron of the charity, championed its ambitious £10million fundraising appeal to build and equip a new hospice, The Nook, on a five acre plot in Framingham Earl, in Norfolk. It will replace the current one in Quidenham.
Upon her arrival at the Norfolk Showground, Kate was greeted by children from nearby Queen’s Hill Primary School and then went on to meet staff, volunteers and families who are being supported by the charity.
Before going inside, the Duchess was presented with a bouquet of flowers by two schoolchildren Cerys Emeerith-Burley, whose brother is a patient with EACH, and her classmate Caitlyn Cheshire-Brazier.
Once inside, Kate listened to presentations from families who are helped by EACH, alongside 700 other guests, and met young patients including Jack Cottis and his family.
She was also shown a range of pottery that had been especially designed for the charity by Emma Bridgewater.
The Duchess wore a bright red custom Katherine Hooker sheath dress (£495). The knee-length ‘Ascot’ dress features three-quarter sleeves and a high neck. The frock is available for purchase online in navy dupion or black wool crepe (£380). For custom orders, contact the designer.
Kate accessorized with her black, suede Jimmy Choo ‘Aimee’ pumps and her black, suede Stuart Weitzman ‘Muse’ clutch.
Completing her ensemble, the Duchess wore her green amethyst and diamond cushion drop earrings by Kiki McDonough and her Mappin & Webb Fortune Pendant.
Her hair was pulled back into an unfussy, bumped up pony tail.