The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, turned heads in a checked coat by Canadian designer Erdem as she joined Prince William on a visit to Manchester on Friday (Oct. 14). The outing wrapped up a busy week for the duchess, who carried out engagements in London and the Netherlands earlier in the week.
Paired with navy court shoes and a coordinating clutch bag, the mother of two was stylishly wrapped up against the chill in the navy and pink coat. Kate completed the look with smoky eye makeup, and wore her glossy brunette hair in a twisted low ponytail.
During their joint day of engagements, William and Kate will attend a reception with some of the brightest Mancunians who are making a difference to their communities. They will tour the city's National Football Museum, which aims to explain to fans how and why soccer has become 'the people's game' – a key part of England's heritage and way of life.
The royals will then attend a ceremony at the Cenotaph at Manchester Town Hall, where they will lay commemorative paving stones honouring Manchester's six Victoria Cross recipients as part of the First World War Centenary campaign.
The couple will also visit the National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester and visit the site of the new Manchester Engineering Campus Development currently under development, where they will help to seal a time capsule within the building's foundations.
William and Kate will conclude their day with a visit to Francis House, a hospice that provides care for children and young adults with life-limiting conditions. The hospice was opened in 1991 by Diana, Princess of Wales, and is this year celebrating its 25th anniversary.
William and Kate will tour the facilities, meet families and volunteers, and officially open Francis House's new Lodge facilities.