The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, visited Dundee, Scotland on Tuesday the 29th of January, to open Dundee’s Victoria & Albert Museum of Design.
It is Scotland’s first design museum and the first V&A museum outside of London.
The original V&A museum in London was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Prince William’s ancestors.
Located on the city’s waterfront, the Dundee V&A museum is intended to focus on fashion, architecture, product design, graphic arts and photography.
The museum, which opened in September last year, has already attracted more than 380,000 visitors and is only a short distance from St Andrew’s University where the couple first met.
During their visit, Catherine, who is the first Royal Patron for the V&A, and William met with the museum’s architect Kengo Kuma, local designers, and schoolchildren.
Following their museum visit, the Duke and Duchess briefly met with members of the public, who were gathered outside of the museum to welcome them.
Laughing and chatting with the well-wishers, Catherine revealed that her youngest, Prince Louis, is already crawling, and very quickly too!
The second stop of the day for the Royal couple was a meeting with workers from Dundee’s Michelin factory, following the news of its impending closure, which would affect hundreds of jobs.
During the meeting, they also had talks with the Michelin Action Group, which aims to find ways to repurpose the Michelin factory and provide a sustainable future for their workforce, thereby securing jobs.
For their Royal engagement, the Duchess was dressed in a Q by Alexander McQueen tartan coat dress, which she has worn before in 2012 and again in 2013.
While the coat’s pattern is a little tip of the hat to her hosts, it is also a nod to one of Kate’s favourite and most-worn designers, Alexander McQueen, who had a Scottish heritage and whose creations featured a lot of Scottish influence.
Catherine’s outfit was completed with black tights, a pair of black suede block heels by Tods, wrist-length merino wool Imogen gloves by Cornelia James and a new bag – the Micro Bold Leather and Suede Combo Box Bag by Malu Atelier.
For jewellery, she wore her Cartier ‘Ballon Bleu’ watch and a pair of sapphire-diamond earrings, from Princess Diana’s collection.
After leaving V&A, Catherine was seen in a new scarf by Pickett – a cashmere-silk Pashmina Stole.
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