Duchess Catherine pays a beautiful tribute to Princess Diana as she steps out with Prince William

The touching gesture did not go unnoticed.
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Duchess Catherine and Prince William are certified professionals at attending events, and their latest engagement has proved why they’re so good at what they do.

In a spectacle keenly awaited by royal watchers, the husband and wife dream team have stepped out together for the first time since their whirlwind tour of Pakistan in October.

And while the overseas trip wasn’t that long ago, we certainly missed seeing these two together – so Thursday’s engagement in London was all the more special.

The pair were out and about to see the launch of the National Emergencies Trust, which is an independent charity that helps to provide emergency responses to disasters in the UK.

Wearing a beautiful royal blue Emilia Wickstead midi dress, which was clinched at the waist with a matching belt, Kate looked utterly radiant.

And in a beautiful tribute, Kate added a pair of sapphire earrings that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Kate looked gorgeous in a royal blue Emilia Wickstead dress, which she paired with earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana.


Kate wore her caramel-coloured tresses in loose waves.


The visit was a poignant one for the royals, who took time to meet guests who had been affected by disasters, including the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy in London, as well as the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack.

The event highlighted the work the National Emergencies Trust is doing. The organisation was created in order to effectively respond to national emergencies in an efficient and informed manner.

The Trust will work with other charitable organisations in order to generate donations and distribute the funds fairly whenever a national emergency strikes.

The Duke and Duchess spent time with people who had been affected by national tragedies.


William and Catherine have been more natural than ever during their recent public appearances – and the proof was clear during their five-day tour of Pakistan – where they attended multiple engagements each day with absolute ease and grace.

In fact, many commented that the tour had been one of Kate and Wills’ most successful yet, with the couple sharing many incredible moments with both locals and those in their entourage.

At one point in the trip, a plane carrying the royals, their personal team and a number of journalists encountered severe turbulence, forcing it to turn back.

Some of the journalists on the flight commended Wills, who reportedly came down to their section of the plane to ensure they were alright, as well as adding a comedic joke about flying the plane himself!

Kate and Wills are naturals at engagements like these.


That same evening, Kate and Wills both ensured all people part of the royal entourage – journalists included – were put up in their hotel.

It really does seem like the pair have hit their ultimate stride.

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The pair will keep busy over the coming days, with a number of Remembrance Day services taking place over the weekend that will see a number of royal family members in attendance.

Among the events is Saturday evening’s annual Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance.

The couple will attend alongside Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry – the first time we’ve seen the Fab Four reunited in a long time!

The following day, Kate and Wills will again join Meghan, Harry, Prince Charles and Camilla for the annual Remembrance Day Service at The Cenotaph.

Suffice to say we’re in for a right royal spectacle this weekend!

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