Duchess Kate charms in colourful, funky blouse on a surprise visit to Birmingham

By Heather Cichowski

Duchess Kate surprised everyone when she paid a visit to the Birmingham Science Museum on Jan. 21. As per usual, her fashion was in top form. She made a statement in a colourful blouse.

Kate was in the northern English city to launch "5 big questions on the under 5s," a survey for UK residents that highlights their children's needs and the best way to raise the next generation. The appearance is part of Kate's whirlwind 24-hour tour of the UK, which also saw her visit the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff on Jan. 22 and will take her to Surrey.

Her blouse was a lively mix of colour and pattern! Photo: © Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images

In Birmingham, the mom of three brightened up the day in a turquoise and navy chevron-patterned blouse from Tabitha Webb. The long-sleeved top featured a pussy-bow neckline, which one of the duchess's favourite details.

The duchess had many sweet interactions with kids at the Birmingham Science Museum. Photo: © Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images

She paired the colourful shirt with black wide-leg trousers and a coordinating belt and pointed-toe shoes. The Duchess of Cambridge added a touch of shine to her ensemble with the Siren Wire Earrings by Monica Vinader. The green onyx drop earrings enhanced the colours in her silk blouse.

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Kate adhered to her signature beauty look for the occasion. Her brunette mane was parted down the middle with full waves that fell down her shoulders. She tucked her strands behind her ears to show off her dangling earrings. Fresh-faced makeup completed the look.

The duchess's Siren Wire Earrings ($230) are currently still available for purchase. The striking style features "organic, irregular shaped multi-faceted green onyx gemstones" that are encased in 18-karat gold-plated vermeil on sterling silver. The style is also available in an aquamarine version.

What a mesmerizing print! Kate turned heads in her Tabitha Webb dress in 2015. Photo: © Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images

Kate has previously worn both Monica Vinader and Tabitha Webb. In 2015, Kate donned a swirling blue and white Tabitha Webb dress to The Charities Forum at the BAFTA headquarters.

Kate's Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings added a pop of colour to her ensemble at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show. Photo: © YUI MOK/AFP via Getty Images

Monica Vinader's Siren Wire Earrings some of Kate's favourites. She has donned them at multiple events, including during her 2016 tour of Canada with Prince William and at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show.

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