The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought holiday cheer to children at Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The engagement marked a major moment for the duchess as just moments before their arrival Kate’s new patronage with the hospital was formerly announced.

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The Duke and Duchess engaged in some Christmas-themed activities during the visit and joined in celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the founding of the hospital.

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Later on in the day, Kate and William visited Passage Charity, the largest resource center for the homeless in the U.K. During the stop, they met with staff and volunteers dedicated to helping those struggling with drug addiction, mental health issues and street homelessness. At the engagement, the couple participated in an arts and crafts workshop where they helped prepare cards and gifts ahead of the centre’s Christmas party scheduled for the following week.

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For the day of engagements, the duchess selected a Christmas-chic dark green polka dot midi dress. The duchess has an affection for polka dots and has worn the style recently for family photographs and for a Teen Hero Reception. For this occasion, the mom of three selected the Mortimer dress from L.K. Bennett. The dress is described as contemporary update on a vintage classic and is crafted from pure silk with long sleeves. The holiday-esque dress features a polka dot print, pretty pearl buttons and a tie detail at the neckline.

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Kate added her Dora Khaki green clutch that she debuted at an outing last week. The chic handbag is made from super-soft suede and cut in a classic envelope silhouette with a press stud fastening. Inside the bag there is plenty of space with an additional zippered pocket for storage. In addition, the bag features a detachable chain detail strap.


To complete the look, Duchess Kate went for a pair of heels that she recently debuted in Cyprus last week. The duchess wore the Gianvito Rossi ’85’ dark olive suede pumps. Find the Gianvito Rossi 70 Olive pumps at MyTheresa.

Kate finished the look with Annoushka Pearl and Kiki Diamond Hoop Earrings.