Duchess of Cambridge nails autumnal look as she carries out touching engagement

Kate Middleton
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Duchess Kate Middeton wowed in an autumnal look as she carried out a moving engagement.

Duchess Kate Middleton wowed fans in a lovely autumnal ensemble yesterday as she carried out an important royal engagement.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited the University of Derby to discuss mental health with students and learn about what resources are in place to support them.

Ahead of #WorldMentalHealthDay this Saturday, The Duchess of Cambridge visited students at @DerbyUni to hear how initiatives including peer mentoring are supporting students’ mental health during the pandemic,’ wrote Kensington Royal Instagram page alongside a series of photos of the Duchess.

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@studentmindsorg, the UK’s student mental health charity, say that the coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated existing challenges facing student mental health, in addition to creating new ones,’ they explained.

Students across England and Wales now have access to trusted support through the coronavirus pandemic via @studentmindsorg Student Space, a programme that helps students to find support that is available locally at their university, in addition to providing online resources and direct support by phone and text,’ they went on.

The 24/7 text support available via Student Space 📱 is delivered in partnership with @GiveUsAShoutInsta, a legacy initiative from the Heads Together campaign and was incubated by The Royal Foundation ahead of its launch in 2019’.

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And the Duchess took full advantage of the autumn weather with her stylish outfit that she finished off with a stunning coat.

Wearing tapered trousers and a lightweight blue sweater, paired with a stylish croc belt and a pair of heeled pumps, the Duchess oozed sophistication.

And we are all besotted with the royal’s gorgeous beige midi coat that looks cosy enough to get you through all of the autumn months.

Dress autumnal like Duchess Kate Middleton

100% cashmere crew neck sweater in Aquamarine, £119, Massimo Dutti

100% cashmere crew neck sweater in Aquamarine, £119, Massimo Dutti

Cole Comfort Wool Trousers, £275, Joseph

Cole Comfort Wool Trousers, £275, Joseph

Handcrafted checked wool coat, £249, Massimo Dutti

Handcrafted checked wool coat, £249, Massimo Dutti

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