Kate Middleton dons a lab coat and face mask to tour research facilities at Imperial College London to learn about work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths
- Kate Middleton, 38, visited Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College London
- Duchess of Cambridge heard about work Tommy’s is doing to reduce rates of miscarriage and stillbirths
- Mother-of-three spoke to bereaved families about losing a baby, as well as children helped by the research
The Duchess of Cambridge donned a lab coat and face mask today as she toured research facilities at Imperial College London to learn about the work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths.
Kate Middleton, 38, lived at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall during lockdown but is now back in London, at Kensington Palace with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
The mother-of-three visited the Institute of Reproductive and Development Biology at Imperial College London earlier today where she heard about the work that national charity Tommy’s are undertaking to reduce rates of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth.
The Duchess wore a blue floral face mask and donned a smart white lab-coat over a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion.
The visit comes during Baby Loss Awareness Week, which aims to provide connection, recognition and commemoration for bereaved parents, in addition to increasing a national understanding of the impact of pregnancy and baby loss.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, donned a lab coat and blue floral face mask as she was given a tour of the London research centre today
Kate Middleton could be seen peering into a microscope at cells from a reproductive tract during her visit to the Institute earlier today
The mother-of-three wore her soft brunette locks in a bouncy blow dry, tucking her hair behind her ear to reveal a pair of £62 earrings by independent brand Spells of Love.
She sported natural makeup with a pink lipstick and a light eyeliner for the appearance.
During her visit to the institute, which is part of Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research, she met with medical experts to hear about their ground-breaking work to understand the science behind baby loss in order to prevent it.
The Duchess was told about COVID-19 trials that are currently taking place at the research centre, which aim to better understand the risks of the virus to pregnant women and their babies.
During the visit to the London centre, the Duchess spoke with bereaved families to hear about the impact of baby loss on their lives
The mother-of-three also spoke with children who have been born thanks to specialist care at Tommy’s research clinics during the visit
During the visit, the mother-of-three also heard from families about their experience of losing a baby and the lasting impact it has had on their lives.
She also spoke with children who have been born thanks to specialist care at Tommy’s research clinics.
Staff from Tommy’s and Sands – which is a charity that provides support to bereaved parents – talked about the importance of emotional support for the whole family, and the practical help they offer to anyone affected.
In the UK, it is estimated that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in loss during pregnancy or birth.
Tommy’s funds pioneering medical research to discover the causes of baby loss and helps women at every stage of their pregnancy journey, supporting them and their partners with expert information and care.
The mother-of-three opted for a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion, and wore a blue floral facemask during her tour of the centre
Kate could be seen wearing a white lab coat as she carefully peered through a microscope while hearing about the work the charity is doing to prevent baby loss
The royal appearance comes amid a busy period for the Duchess who visited the Natural History Museum earlier this week to record a segment to announce the Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Kate praised artists for ‘showing us the magic of the natural wild’ during the virtual ceremony last night before announcing that Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov had scooped the prestigious prize with his image The Embrace, showing a Siberian tigress hugging a fir tree.
Kate, who is patron of the museum, oozed glamour during the appearance, opting for a £1240 chic black blazer with puff sleeves from Alexander McQueen and matching top and trousers.
The appearance comes amid a busy period for the Duchess, who returned to royal duty last month and is currently living at her London home of Kensington Palace
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