Kate Middleton stuns in purple peplum dress as she interacts with children at medical facility
The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Nook in Framingham Earl to unveil a plaque that will officially open the hospice for children
Kate Middleton looked stunning as she met sick kids at a children's hospice on Friday, November 15, telling one child she loved her plaits and revealing how her daughter loved styling her hair that way as well.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, was snapped sporting a $3,484 Oscar de la Renta purple peplum dress paired with black tights. She sported a $355 black Aspinal clutch bag and a pair of $671 black suede Gianvito Rossi heels when she visited the Nook in Framingham Earl to meet up with the staff and patients, according to the Sun.
Kate is the Royal Patron of East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), which cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, and supports their families.
The duchess was visiting this particular facility to unveil a plaque that will officially open the facility, which was built after she made a public appeal five years ago to raise $12.91 million, and accepted its first patient his past September.
Having arrived by train just south of Norwich, Kate made a little girl's day by telling her she loved her plaits and adding, "My little girl Charlotte loves plaits but her hair’s only this long so we have to do them at the top."
She also met several other patients, including three-year-old Stanley Harrold, who suffers from the rare life-threatening chromosomal disorder Pallister Killian Syndrome, as his parents Stef Partington and Joe Harrold watched with pride.
Besides meeting and interacting with the children, Kate will also be touring the facility and taking part in arts and crafts activities. She will then join a reception before making a speech and opening the facility.
"We're obviously very much looking forward to welcoming Her Royal Highness and are grateful for her support as our Royal Patron," said Tracy Rennie, acting chief executive of EACH.
"I was fortunate enough to witness the joy and excitement of the first child through the doors here for care as they explored the soft play room, tried out the furniture and found their bedroom, with personalized tray of favorite toys and activities, and it was incredibly moving," she continued. "I've no doubt the way we deliver care in future will take great steps forward and give us an opportunity to try out doing things differently."