Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate Middleton on Tuesday payed a visit to Child Bereavement UK, the charity where William is patron.
The royals were due to meet with families rebuilding their lives after losing a child. It was a touching engagement for the couple, who will become first-time parents in July.
Kate swathed her bump in a beige coat by cashmere label Goat. Beneath she wore a dress from high street chain Topshop. She and William spent time chatting with crowds who had gathered to welcome them.
It was the second engagement this week for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who had presided over a St Patrick”s Day Parade for the Irish Guard on Sunday.
When it was announced that William and Kate would visit Child Bereavement”s offices, executive Ann Chalmers said: “We are honoured that The Duke and Duchess are making a visit to our charity offices in Buckinghamshire where they will see first-hand some of the groups we run with bereaved children, young people and parents”.
William has been patron of the charity, which nurtures families who”ve lost a child, or children living without their parents, for three years. In October 2011, he raised more than £600,000 for the organisation at a fundraiser held in St James”s Palace.
Kate supported her husband on that occasion, made memorable by the billowing red Beulah evening gown she wore to the event.