Catherine made sure to wrap up warm against the cold for her royal visit yesterday, in a sleek, green Dolce and Gabbanna coat.
Underneath, the Duchess chose a floral dress from her favourite maternity designers, Seraphine. The choice was somewhat of a budget option for the royal, costing just £159 – although, it’s now sold out on the brand’s website due to the usual Catherine-effect.
Later on in the day, Catherine and Prince William donned their hard-hats and high-vis vests, to visit the new Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear.
The bridge isn’t due to open until September, but it seems the royal couple were happy to lend a helping hand with the construction, as they readily agreed when asked to screw in the final bolts to the structure.
However, it seems the Duke was a little concerned about the professionals handing over duties to him and his wife, joking that the bolts would all drop out after they were finished.
He asked, “Is this a key bit? What happens if it doesn’t tighten properly, how tight do you need it to be?”
Before joking, “We’ll walk away and the bolt will drop out.”