18 March 2015
She may be just one month away from giving birth to her second child, but the Duchess showed no signs of slowing down when she stepped out to make a royal appearance in Woolwich this morning.
Catherine's visit to the south London borough was in aid of Home Start, a charity which lends support to vulnerable parents and provides opportunities for underprivileged children.
Dressed in a thrifty £35 Asos wrap maternity dress
, the Duchess arrived at Brookhill Children's Centre to an excited crowd of youngsters who appeared delighted to meet her. Inside she was treated to tea and cakes and met with local families involved with the charity.
The world is captivated by Kate Middleton's unfailingly elegant style. And, is it any wonder? Whatever the occasion, the weather or the activity, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton never ceases to amaze us with her effortless glamour.
When Catherine Middleton married Prince William in April 2011, she made fashion history as she graced Westminster Abbey in an intricately embellished wedding dress, designed and created by Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen. Kate Middleton's dress was exquisite with sleeves of delicate lace sewn on to a bodice that accentuated the Duchess of Cambridge's dainty figure. Almost four years on, Kate Middleton has become a national fashion icon.
Her style is demure and pretty and, as she darts from glamorous Royal appointments to her husband's sports games, Kate Middleton will always be found wearing an appropriate outfit that doesn't compromise on style. Kate Middleton's ability to dress glamorously yet practically has been showcased on many occasions; the Duchess of Cambridge has been pictured playing ping-pong in a Hobbs dress, cricket in stilettos and hockey in heeled knee-length boots.
A former accessories buyer for high street fashion chain Jigsaw, Kate Middleton's eye for fashion detail and love of beautiful embellishment is evident in all her outfit choices. Kate Middleton may attend some of the UK's most high profile events, but her style is understated and achievable as she favours high street brands such as L.K. Bennett, Reiss, Zara and Whistles. Kate Middleton often recycles outfits and shoes, combining a well-loved pair of wedges with a new dress or picking a worn article from her wardrobe to team with something new.
With a busy schedule filled with glamorous Royal engagements, family commitments and visits to various fundraising events, Kate Middleton's wardrobe is versatile, fashionable and ever expanding. From looking positively regal at the Queen's jubilee to running around after Prince George at William's polo game in jeans and a t-shirt, see the highlights of Kate Middleton's Royal wardrobe here.