The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, made a poignant visit to Bletchley Park on Thursday to visit the site where her grandmother worked during the war.
Kate chose an elegant Alexander McQueen outfit for her visit to Britain”s World War II code-breaking site in Buckinghamshire. She had previously worn the silk blouse and pencil skirt in 2011, on a visit to Summerfield Community Centre in Birmingham.
Kate Middleton arrives for a very special visit to Bletchley Park
Records show that her paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow – who died in 2006 at the age of 82 – worked as a Duty Officer at Bletchley Park during WWII.
The hut where Valerie worked, Hut 16 – now named Hut 6 – was part of the recent restoration project at the park. So Kate will be able to see first-hand the building where her grandmother was based.
She will also receive a fascinating insight into her grandmother”s wartime experiences when speaks to Lady Marion Brody during her visit. Marion worked alongside Valerie and her twin Mary, and was with the sisters during the moment they heard the war in Europe had ended.
Kate Middleton will see first-hand where her late grandmother worked during WWII
Kate”s tour of Bletchley Park marks the completion of a year-long restoration project, which has seen the buildings returned to their WWII appearance.
The Duchess will view new interactive exhibitions and meet with those involved in the project as well as former code-breakers, before planting a tree to commemorate her visit and the completed restoration.