Kate Meets the First Lady of New York City and Attends a Luncheon at the British Consul’s Private Residence

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Yesterday, the Duchess of Cambridge began her day with a solo trip to Harlem whilst the Duke took a trip to the White House to meet Barack Obama. Kate paid a visit to the Northside Center for Child Development to meet disadvantaged young people.

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The center provides high-quality educational and mental health services to about 3,300 vulnerable children and families each year, focusing on the early intervention that the Duchess has supported in Britain through her patronage of the charity Place2Be.

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Kate arrived in a police convoy and was greeted by New York City’s First Lady Chirlane McCray. The two shook hands before stepping inside.

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The Duchess of Cambridge met staff, joined three and four-year-olds to wrap Christmas presents, and took part in a craft session.

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Next, Kate headed off for an intimate lunch at the British Consul General’s official residence.  She chatted to guests including British actor Matthew Rhys and nine other successful expats.
 
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A lunch of poached salmon followed by a traditional British dessert of apple and rhubarb crumble was served.
 
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After lunch, the Duchess headed back to The Carlyle Hotel to rest before reuniting with William for the evenings engagements.
 
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Wrapping up for the freezing weather, Kate wore a mod black, collarless Goat “Washington” swing coat with contrasting nude tabs on the cuffs, back and neckline. Upon closer examination, it appears that she customized the wool crepe coat, by having an extra panel of fabric sewn on to cover her five-month baby bump.
 
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The coat retails for a lux £680 but it currently sold out on the Goat Fashion website. It will, however be restocked at a later date.
 
Additional Details:
‘It has a classic swing coat shape and contrast nude tabs on the cuffs and back.
Decorative contrast enamel buttons.
Made from heavy wool crepe.
100% wool.
Dry clean only.
Made in Britain.’
 
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Completing her monochromatic look, the Duchess wore her towering Episode ‘Angel’ pumps, thick tights, held her suede Mulberry ‘Bayswater’ clutch, her Cornelia James Imogen merino wool gloves with side bow, and her gold Annoushka diamond and pearl drop earrings.
 
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Kate’s hair was, sensibly, swept back in a half up, half down do.
 
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