Why the Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t stop giggling during a royal engagement at the new V&A Dundee museum

Duchess of Cambridge
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The Duchess of Cambridge struggled hide her amusement during a royal engagement with husband Prince William yesterday, as she admired dresses from Christopher Kane’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

Catherine was visiting the new V&A museum in Dundee, of which she is patron, to give a speech before officially opening the cultural centre.

But while being shown around part of the museum, Catherine - and William - couldn’t help but giggle as she admired the ‘lovers lace’ dress, one of the designer’s more outlandish creations.

The dresses were the talk of the town when they were released almost four years ago, and since then they have been worn by the likes of singer FKA Twigs and model Alexa Chung, who wore it to the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party back in 2015.

At first glance the dresses look innocent enough, with their semi-sheer panels to the side, and a silver pleated skirt. But the part of the outfit that’s likely to have left the Duchess amused is the blue and white naked couple embracing.

Both the Duke and Duchess were snapped looking a little red-faced whilst viewing the creations, before swiftly moving on to the next exhibit.

Catherine, who is known as the Countess of Strathearn when in Scotland, made sure she was looking her usual stylish self for the royal engagement by wearing a recycled Alexander McQueen bespoke coat. The Duchess previously wore the same coat on a visit to St Andrews in November 2012 and also on Christmas Day at Sandringham in 2013.

As part of her visit to the new museum, Kate also made a short speech celebrating the new V&A. She said, "Last February, I was delighted to become Patron of The V&A in London.

"Now, nearly a year later, I’m thrilled to be standing in a brand new V&A, one which has been built for the city of Dundee and for Scotland, and which is already picking up international awards. In its first four months alone, it welcomed over 360,000 visitors - a truly remarkable feat."