Expectant mum Kate Middleton looked simply radiant in a plum colored dress by Goat accessorized with a poppy brooch on Wednesday (November 8). The Duchess of Cambridge, 35, spoke at the opening of the annual School Leaders Forum run by one of her charity’s Place2Be in London, England. During her speech, she said that “it takes a whole community to help raise a child.”
After Kate’s speech, Kensington Palace shared a snapshot and quote via Instagram.
“The Duchess of Cambridge opened the Place2Be School School Leaders Forum, saying: ‘As a mother just getting used to leaving my own child at the school gates, it is clear to me that it takes a whole community to help raise a child. Whether we are school leaders, teachers, support staff or parents – we’re all in this together. We are all working to give children the emotional strength they need to face their futures and thrive.’ ” read the caption.
The night before, the mum-to-be stepped out for a charity gala held at Kensington Palace donning a black lace gown by Diane von Furstenburg.
After her appearance, Kensington Palace posted a photo and message via Instagram.
“This evening The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF) attended the charity’s Gala Dinner held at the Orangery in Kensington Palace. AFNCCF campaigns for a step change in children’s mental health and believes in the importance of early intervention and working with whole families, which can make a huge difference for those in vulnerable situations. The Gala Dinner was also an opportunity for AFNCCF to update guests on the building of their new Centre of Excellence,” read the caption.
Last month, Kate joined husband Prince William and her brother-in-law Prince Harry at the Coach Core graduation ceremony for more than 150 Coach Core apprentices at The London Stadium. At the event, the Duchess looked beautiful in a blue double-breasted Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini blazer, paired with a pair of black pants, black suede booties with chunky heels and Kiki McDonough laurel leaf earrings.
VIDEO: The Crowning Moments Of Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style
Earlier that week, Prince Harry, 33, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, both 35, met Paddington Bear at the cuddly character’s namesake train station in London, England.
In September, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their third pregnancy. Their royal baby is set to arrive in April 2018.
The Duchess is battling acute morning sickness, also known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
A Kensington Palace spokeswoman had said that the Duchess is “better but she’s still suffering."
The newborn will join the royal couple’s older children — 4-year-old son Prince George and 2-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte.