The Duchess of Cambridge donned a lab coat and face mask today as she toured research facilities at Imperial College London to learn about the work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths.
Kate Middleton, 38, lived at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during lockdown but is now back in London, at Kensington Palace with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
The mother-of-three visited the Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College London earlier today where she heard about the work that national charity Tommy’s are undertaking to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
The Duchess wore a blue floral face mask and donned a smart white lab-coat over a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion.
The visit comes during Baby Loss Awareness Week, which aims to provide connection, recognition and commemoration for bereaved parents, in addition to increasing a national understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, donned a lab coat and blue floral face mask as she was given a tour of the Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College London earlier today where she heard about the work of national charity Tommy’s
The mother-of-three spoke with grieving families about the impact of losing a baby during her visit to the institute earlier today
Kate Middleton opted for a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion, and wore a blue floral facemask during her tour of the centre
The mother-of-three wore her soft brunette locks in a bouncy blow dry, tucking her hair behind her ear to reveal a pair of £62 Alia Hoop earrings by independent brand Spells of Love.
She sported natural makeup with a pink lipstick and a light eyeliner for the appearance.
During her visit to the institute, which is part of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, she met with medical experts to hear about their ground-breaking work to understand the science behind baby loss in order to prevent it.
The Duchess was told about COVID-19 trials that are currently taking place at the research centre, which aim to better understand the risks of the virus to pregnant women and their babies.
The mother-of-three looked deep in thought as she spoke with bereaved families about the support the charity Tommy’s had offered them
Kate, who wore a mask throughout her visit and socially distanced from other attendees, spoke with grieving parents about the impact of losing a baby
The royal, whose visit coincided with Baby Loss Awareness Week, heard from grieving parents about the support that Tommy’s has offered them
The mother-of-three carefully peered through microscopes as she studied cells from a reproductive tract while touring the laboratory alongside scientists.
During the visit, the mother-of-three also heard from families about their experience of losing a baby and the lasting impact it has had on their lives.
Meanwhile she spoke with children who have been born thanks to specialist care at Tommy’s research clinics.
Kate could be seen peering into a microscope at cells from a reproductive tract during her visit to the Institute earlier today
Kate donned a white lab coat as she carefully peered through a microscope while hearing about the work the charity is doing to prevent baby loss
Staff from Tommy’s and Sands – which is a charity that provides support to bereaved parents – talked about the importance of emotional support for the whole family, and the practical help they offer to anyone affected.
In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.
Tommy’s funds pioneering medical research to discover the causes of baby loss and helps women at every stage of their pregnancy journey, supporting them and their partners with expert information and care.
The appearance comes amid a busy period for the Duchess, who returned to royal duty last month and is currently living at her London home of Kensington Palace
The royal appearance comes amid a busy period for the Duchess who visited the Natural History Museum earlier this week to record a segment to announce the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Kate praised artists for ‘showing us the magic of the natural wild’ during the virtual ceremony last night before announcing that Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov had scooped the prestigious prize with his image The Embrace, showing a Siberian tigress hugging a fir tree.
Kate, who is patron of the museum, oozed glamour during the appearance, opting for a £1240 chic black blazer with puff sleeves from Alexander McQueen and matching top and trousers.