Duchess Kate is using her latest outing to deliver a style lesson in workwear basics.
Today, Kate arrived at Little Village Brent, a baby bank in London, wearing a sleek ivory Zara blazer over a cream blouse, the latter of which was tucked into a pair of relaxed, high-waisted black trousers. She color-coordinated the black-and-white look with her accessories, stepping out in black pumps and carrying a woven white clutch from Massimo Dutti. Her jewelry was kept to a minimum, with the duchess opting for gold drop earrings.
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While visiting Little Village’s Brent hub, the Duchess of Cambridge will hear from staff, volunteers, and families about how the baby bank supports locals in need by providing access to essential items for their young children.
The organization is currently London’s largest operating baby bank network, with eight locations spread across the city. Items provided at the bank include clothes, toys, nappies, beds, buggies, and toiletries. Since launching in 2016, Little Village has responded to nearly 20,000 requests for support.
Kate’s support for Little Village follows her long-standing passion and work in early childhood development. In 2020, the duchess brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate more than 10,000 new items to baby banks across the nation. She also previously visited other baby banks in Sheffield and West Norfolk, where she offered her help to unload deliveries and sort donations, as well as spoke with families about their experiences at baby banks.
Kate has been a long time proponent of early childhood research. Last year, she advanced her work in the field by launching The Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood.
“My own journey into understanding the importance of early childhood actually started with adults, and not with children,” she explained in a video posted to Instagram at the time. “It was about prevention. I wanted to understand what more we could do to help prevent some of today’s toughest social challenges, and what more we could do to help with the rising rates of poor mental health. I’ve spoken to psychiatrists, to neuroscientists, to practitioners, and academics and parents alike, and what has become clear is that the best investment for our future health and happiness is in the first five years of life.”
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