Stepping out for a joint engagement, traveling north to the city of Sunderland, England, Prince William and Kate Middleton (who are just weeks away from becoming parents-of-three!) began their whistle-stop tour of the region with a quick walkabout and a visit to the Fire Station — one of the area's most iconic buildings that has been converted into a music and arts hub.
While at the venue on Tuesday, Feb. 21, a local artist gave Kate a henna tattoo in the shape of a flower on her hand —we'd just love to see Prince George and Princess Charlotte's reaction upon seeing their mommy's bold, albeit temporary tattoo!
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Kate, 36, kept her growing baby bump cozy in an evergreen, military-inspired coat by Dolce and Gabbana for the appearance. She chose to accent the look with high-heeled shoes, a simple clutch bag, and delicate jewelry. But it wasn't long before the beloved royal was forced to tweak her carefully chosen ensemble.
Later in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured twinning in high-visibility construction gear as they visited the Northern Spire — a new bridge in Sunderland. The 1,550-ton pylon bridge, which is taller than Big Ben's clock tower, is the second part of a five-part plan to revitalize infrastructure and improve travel in the area. If either one were afraid of heights, I think we'd now know! Prince William, 35, seemed to delight in the construction site and even helped tighten a bolt on the not-yet-open bridge. He, too, was dressed (somewhat) appropriately for the task in a simple sweater, chino pants, and suede derby boots.
The Duke and Duchess' outing stands in stark contrast to their last appearance at the BAFTAs. On Sunday, Feb. 18, the couple made a glittering entrance as they arrived at London's Royal Albert Hall for the annual award show. Kate turned to her favorite designer Jenny Packham to dress her for the event, highlighting her baby bump in a flowing emerald green gown. She complimented the moody-hued outfit with a smokey eye and soft tousled waves. Of course, the look was topped off with royal jewels — and lots of them.
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This post was written by Candice Mehta-Culjak. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.