Kate is sophisticated in Catherine Walker suit on visit to the Netherlands

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, made a chic arrival in the Netherlands on Tuesday (Oct. 11) as she carried out her first solo engagement abroad.

Kate turned heads in a pale blue Catherine Walker skirt suit for her arrival at the royal residence Villa Eikenhorst, where she met with King Willem-Alexander.


The Duchess of Cambridge carried out her first solo overseas engagement.

The Duchess styled the belted peplum jacket and pencil skirt with nude heels and a clutch bag, completing the look with pearl earrings and her hair tied back into a low chignon.

Kate has long been a fan of Catherine Walker, and wore a cream coat from the designer on the final day of her recent tour of Canada.

The 34-year-old left her husband Prince William and children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home for the short trip, which will see her carry out three separate engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam.

Kate wore a Catherine Walker skirt suit for the engagement.

Kate, who studied art history at university, will visit the Mauritshuis in The Hague for the exhibition, At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection.

The Duchess will tour the gallery's permanent collection before visiting the exhibition. She will then meet children taking part in the gallery's learning programme and attend a short reception with museum supporters.

Next, Kate will attend the British Ambassador’s Residence in The Hague where she will take part in a roundtable discussion on the themes of addiction, intervention, family and mental health.

Her last engagement of the day will take Kate to the neighbouring city of Rotterdam to visit Bouwkeet, a new community-focused initiative in the centre of an economically deprived district.

Kate looked pretty in floral Kate Spade on Monday.

Kate's busy day of engagements follows her outing with Princes William and Harry to mark World Mental Health Day on Monday. The Duchess looked pretty in a pink floral Kate Spade dress as she promoted the Heads Together campaign during a visit to County Hall and a ride on the London Eye.

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