To commemorate the International World Health Organization’s Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Kate Middleton shared an open letter written to midwives across the U.K. — and she also revealed her outfit from a previously unseen visit to London’s Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit.
During the November visit, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a printed Michael Michael Kors midi dress with long sleeves and a V-neckline. While Kate’s chosen colorway is no longer available, the dress can be shopped in an on-trend leopard-print for $175 at Net-a-Porter.com.
Black ankle boots — which appeared to be fabricated in suede — completed Kate’s ensemble. She accessorized with her heart-shaped Kiki McDonough earrings (available for $3,435 at Neimanmarcus.com).
In her open letter, the University of St. Andrews alum thanks midwives for all that they do, writing “Your work often goes on behind the scenes, and away from the spotlight.”
“Your role in supporting this critical phase of development extends far beyond the complicated task of delivering a baby successfully,” she continued. “The help and reassurance you provide for parents to be and parents of newborns is just as crucial. It goes a long way in building parents’ confidence from the start, with lifelong impact on the future happiness of their children.”
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Ahead of 2020’s International @who #YearoftheNurseandMidwife, The Duchess of Cambridge has written an open letter to midwives across the UK — visit the link in our bio to read the full letter. Writing in her letter, The Duchess said: • “You are there for women at their most vulnerable; you witness strength, pain and unimaginable joy on a daily basis. • Your work often goes on behind the scenes, and away from the spotlight. Recently I was privileged enough to witness a small section of it first hand, spending several days at Kingston Hospital’s Maternity Unit. • Although this was not my first encounter with the care and kindness provided by midwives across the country, it gave me a broader insight into the true impact you have on everybody you help. • Over the last few years, I’ve dedicated a significant amount of my work to the Early Years – the pivotal period of development between pregnancy and the age of 5 where children build crucial foundations for life. • Your role in supporting this critical phase of development extends far beyond the complicated task of delivering a baby successfully. The help and reassurance you provide for parents to be and parents of newborns is just as crucial. It goes a long way in building parents’ confidence from the start, with lifelong impact on the future happiness of their children. • I want to thank you for all that you do. It has been a real privilege learning from you so far, and I look forward to meeting and learning from even more of you in the coming years and decades”. • Several members of @TheRoyalFamily, including The Queen and The Princess Royal, hold Patronages in the fields of Nursing and Midwifery — The Queen is Patron of @thercn, and The Princess Royal is Patron of @midwives_rcm. Photos 📷 1-4 by Kensington Palace / 5-6 by PA
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Kate’s favorite shoe brands include Gianvito Rossi, Jimmy Choo and Superga. It is uncertain what brand’s wares she wore to the Kingston Hospital.
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