The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a green blazer when she joined Prince William in a park in Edinburgh this morning.
Kate, 39, recycled a favorite £ 140 teal jacket from Massimo Dutti retail chain for the visit to Starbank Park, where the couple bonded with children at a local daycare center.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who had been away from her own children for three nights, seemed delighted to be spending time with the young people.
Prince William and Kate will return to London later in the day after a week of action-packed engagements. The visit is part of a wider royal charm offensive to convince Scotland to resist nationalists’ demands for independence.
In her element! The Duchess of Cambridge crouched down today to talk to children from Edzell Nursery in Edinburgh
Polished Pair: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked tidy today for the jaunt to Starbank Park
The Duchess of Cambridge headed to Penelope Stewart on a visit to Starbank Park in Edinburgh today
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were given a present to take with them on today’s visit to the park
The Duchess of Cambridge was delighted to speak to the youngsters from the Edinburgh crèche
Kate Middleton was animated when she discussed gardening during the park visit this morning
Kate Middleton and Prince William spoke to little Penelope Stewart (left). Okay, Kate is talking to a little girl in the park
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also learned about work to improve access to green spaces in the UK
Yesterday, William, 38, and Kate, 39, entered the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, in the coastal town of Anstruther, where they were ‘regulars’ while students at St Andrews University 20 years ago.
The couple ordered a £ 7.95 takeaway with haddock wrapped in paper, which they ate on a bench on the pier. They went back for ice cream – William in a cup, Kate in a cone – and chatted with the staff, Kate saying it had been a trip down memory lane.
It was a day of nostalgia for the couple with events around the university where they met as freshmen.
The Cambridges arrived in St Andrews on Tuesday evening, the day before their engagement in town, and enjoyed a private ‘date night’ dinner at Forgan’s restaurant, where they sat at a ‘secluded’ corner table.
After staying locally, rather than at Queen’s Edinburgh’s residence at Holyroodhouse, the couple enjoyed a morning of racing on a land yacht on a beach in St Andrews.
Getting Stuck: William, 38, and Kate, 39, talked to the kids about gardening and going into the park
The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a green blazer when she joined Prince William today in Starbank Park, Edinburgh
The Duchess of Cambridge crouched down during the visit to talk to a little girl from Edzell Nursery
They later met students and showed the university grounds before taking the short drive to the coastal town of Pittenweem to meet the local fishermen and their families.
At the end of these official battles, the Cambridges continued to Anstruther, just a four-minute drive away. After their fish and chips, they were met by a royal helicopter, which landed in the children’s park and flew back to the Palace of Holyroodhouse for a special drive-in showing of Disney’s Cruella for NHS staff.
Before the screening, Kate gave a short speech in which she paid tribute to NHS staff across Scotland and thanked them for their dedication, dedication and personal sacrifice.
She said: “As joint patrons of NHS Charites Together, William and I are absolutely delighted that so many of you were able to join us here tonight. We would like to thank you for the extraordinary dedication, dedication and personal sacrifice you have shown in supporting our communities during this pandemic.
‘It is a privilege to partner with NHS Charities Together. For the past 13 years, it has worked tirelessly to improve patient services and support NHS staff and volunteers, both practically and emotionally. Today this work has never been more important.
So with a huge thank you to Her Majesty the Queen for hosting the very first drive-in movie night here in Holyrood. And with a huge thank you to Disney and BAFTA for putting it on this evening, and to the fantastic actress Tipper for joining us tonight, William and I invite you to grab your popcorn, under your covers. crawl and transported to 1970s Britain for an evening of well-deserved fun, drama, glamor and escapism! ‘
Disney is giving Cruella de Vil the live-action treatment with the upcoming new movie Cruella, starring Emma Stone as the sinister protagonist, Tipper Seifert-Cleveland as ‘young Cruella’ and Emma Thompson as Baroness von Hellman.
Local meeting point: William, 38, and Kate, 39, stopped by the award-winning Anstruther Fish Bar, in the coastal town of Anstruther some 20 miles east of Fife, where they were ‘regulars’ while studying for 20 years at St Andrews ago
The couple ordered a £ 7.95 takeaway with haddock wrapped in paper, which they ate on a bench on the pier. They returned for ice creams – William’s in a cup, Kate in a cone – before returning to Edinburgh by helicopter
Kate Middleton continued her Scottish themed wardrobe, wearing a long tartan trench coat to host NHS Charities Together and NHS staff at Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse with Prince William
The couple arrived to greet their guests in a Land Rover Defender that previously belonged to Prince Philip, who passed away at the age of 99 on April 9.
Enough to laugh! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to the University of St Andrews today, where they met 20 years ago. Despite the rain, the couple were in a wonderful mood
College Lovers: Prince William and Kate Middleton on their graduation day in 2005
Head-to-head: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sailed the sand this morning at West Sands Beach, St Andrews