Gallery Additions: Additional Appearance Photos

Thanks so much to Holly for donating over 100+ high quality photos from Catherine’s last two engagements at the Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) Headquarters, Emma Bridgewater Factory, and Action For Children’s Cape Hill Children’s Centre. Enjpy!

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 12] Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters
– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 18] Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre

Gallery Additions: Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre

I’ve added 200+ high quality photos from Kate’s two engagements today at the Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre. Thanks so much to Mary for donating photos!

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 18] Emma Bridgewater Factory & Cape Hill Children’s Centre

Gallery Additions: Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters

Telegraph — The Duchess of Cambridge showed off her Mustique tan – and her growing baby bump – as she met Sir Ben Ainslie in Portsmouth today.

The Duchess, who has just returned from a two-week family holiday on the Caribbean island with the Duke of Cambridge, Prince George and the Middletons, looked suitably bronzed in a cream MaxMara coat.

But it was her noticeably bigger baby bump that was attracting the most attention. The Duchess is due to give birth in April to a brother or sister for Prince George.

The Duchess was helping to promote Sir Ben’s attempts to get young people involved in sailing and the marine industry.

Underneath her coat she wore a nautically-themed navy blue shift dress with a sailing boat motif of red yachts with white sails from Somerset by Alice Temperley.

Sir Ben’s Portsmouth-based Ben Ainslie Racing is aiming to win the America’s Cup for Britain for the first time, and his 1851 Trust works with under-25s to inspire them to take to the sea.

The Duchess, who is Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust – named after the year the America’s Cup left Britain, never to return – was making her first visit to its headquarters.

She also attended a reception at the port’s Spinnaker Tower landmark to meet people involved in the Ben Ainslie Racing project and to view exhibits destined for a visitor centre being built by the Trust which will open in July.
It is billed as an “interactive showcase for the sport of sailing, sustainability and innovation”.

The Duchess, a keen artist, was invited to contribute to a mural painted by local people at Sir Ben’s headquarters, depicting the water and skyline from Portsmouth to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.

The Duchess painted in five crewmen, including Sir Ben, on a picture of a racing yacht, showing their backsides hanging over the side of the boat.

“Make it accurate,” Sir Ben told her, as she painted in his bottom.

She was asked to sign the painting but politely declined.

Art teacher James Waterfield from Park Community School in Leigh Park, Havant, stood alongside the Duchess as she did her painting.

“I was so worried about getting paint on her fantastic white coat,” he said.

“She told me she was painting yesterday with baby George and she should have brought him down because he loves doing all of this.”

Sir Ben said the Duchess had successfully handled a sailing simulator, adding: “It does make you sick, but she was fine.”

On her way to the Spinnaker Tower the 33-year-old Duchess stopped to chat to construction workers who are working round the clock to get the new centre finished in time for Ben to make it his base from May.

The workers downed their tools to watch her and gave her presents of hi-visibility vests saying The Boss for her, The Future Boss for George and The Boss’s Best Friend for cocker spaniel Lupo.

Inside the tower the Duchess had to tuck her baby bump out of the way as she tried her hand at a power grinder, a hand-operated device for winding in sails.

Sir Ben said: “It was great to have her here and she was looking well.

“She’s very interested in everything. She was really interested in how we are designing the boats and in the most secretive parts of that.

“There are a lot of very smart people working very hard on that.”

The Duchess delighted the waiting crowd outside by going on an impromptu walkabout.

She stopped to talk to nursery worker Kady Baulf, 28, from Portsmouth, who had taken the day off work specially to see her.

Kady said: “I asked her how George is and she said he’s fine. I wished her good luck with the new baby. She said I looked lovely and shook my hand.”

The Duchess also spoke to Rosemarie Thomas, 65, and stroked her pet Beagle Beagy.

Rosemarie said: “She said how lovely she was and asked her name. She’s clearly a dog lover. It’s fantastic, very exciting.”

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [February 12] Ben Ainslie Racing Headquarters

Gallery Additions: The Duchess Visits Kensington

Today (January 19) The Duchess Of Cambridge made multiple appearances today first stopping for coffee at Family and Friends, an organization that helps families living in disadvantaged areas of Kensington and Chelsea. Kate then went to Kensington Aldridge Academy in North Kensington where she unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit. Her last appearance of the day was at the Kensington Leisure Centre where she was given a tour of the facilities and watched a performance from the children. The Duchess was also gifted with an inflatable duck for Prince George and talked about how she could feel the baby moving! How exciting! Be sure to check out 200+ high quality photos in the gallery.

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 19] Visit To Kensington

Gallery Additions: Visit To The Fostering Network

On (January 16) The Duchess Of Cambridge made an appearance at The Fostering Network to have tea with foster carers to celebrate their work. I have added 167 high quality photos to the gallery. Huge thanks to Carol for her donations!

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 16] The Fostering Network Visit

Additional Clore Art Room Photos

A huge thank you to Nicky and Carol I have added an extra 200+ high quality photos of HRH, Catherine Middleton at The Clore Art Room. Be sure to head to the gallery to check them out now! Enjoy!

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 15] Officially Naming The Clore Art Room

Gallery Additions: Officially Naming The Clore Art Room

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge made her first appearance of 2015 today (January 15) at Barlby Primary School in West London where she was on hand to officially name the new art studio, The Clore Room. While at the studio Kate met with students and staff and attended a round table discussion to discuss the work of The Art Room. Kate also received a chair decorated with stamps that the students made. You can check out over 100+ high quality photos in the gallery. Enjoy!

FYI: Kate is wearing a dress from Madderson London.

– Appearances & Events Photos > 2015 > [January 15] Officially Naming The Clore Art Room