Duchess Kate is perfect in purple as she opens a new children’s hospice

By Zach Harper

Duchess Kate stepped out in a beautiful purple Oscar de la Renta coat dress as she helped open a new children’s hospice for one of her first patronages on Nov. 15.

The Duchess of Cambridge paired her look with black Giuseppe Zanotti heels and an Aspinal of London clutch. We’ve seen her in the Oscar de la Renta look before – she donned it for a trip to the Royal Opera House in London in January.

As usual, the style maven wore her hair down, accentuating its natural waves, and she used soft pink blush, brown makeup on her eyes and went for nude lipstick for her beauty look.

Kate was helping open The Nook hospice in Framingham Earl, Norfolk, which is being run by East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH). The organization is one of the duchess’ first patronages, and offers support to children dealing with life-threatening conditions and provides services to their families. It was quite an important visit for Kate, since it saw her come full circle – in 2014, she launched the EACH £10 million pound (more than $17 million) appeal for the new hospice, and now, five years later, it’s come to fruition!

The duchess also gave a speech in which she officially declared The Nook open. It must have been a proud moment for her to have seen the process through from start to finish!

While there, Kate visited with plenty of youngsters who will use the space and also spoke with their families. She had quite a good deal of fun, too, as she got involved in a gingerbread house-making demo, and hopefully got some great ideas for how to spend the holidays with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Christmas is just around the corner, after all!

PHOTOS: Duchess Kate has fun with kids as she opens a new hospice for one of her first patronages

This is the fourth time we’ve seen Kate out in a week. On Nov. 9, she stepped out with Prince William, the Queen and members of the Royal Family for the Festival of Remembrance at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The next day, she stood on the same balcony as Her Majesty and Duchess Camilla at Remembrance Sunday services at the cenotaph in Whitehall. On Nov. 12, she and William visited a volunteer event for Shout, the mental health text messaging service the Cambridges helped create. It helps people in crisis. It’s been great to see Kate out so much!

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