Kate Middleton

DOUBLE DUTY: The Duchess of Cambridge carried out a series of royal engagements in London on Nov. 22.

The young royal visited the Natural History Museum in Kensington earlier this afternoon then attended the Place2Be awards ceremony in Mansion House later that evening.

A patron of the institution, she attended a children’s tea party to bid farewell to Dippy the Diplodocus, a dinosaur that has been mounted in the museum’s Hintze Hall since 1905. The pre-historic figure is part of a show that will go on a nationwide tour for two years. She met with children from Oakington Manor school and took part in arts and crafts with the youngsters and decorated dinosaur eggs. The duchess also joined in on a mini fossil dig as a part of the museum’s Dino Scene Investigation school.

Kate Middleton wore a black long sleeve floral midi dress with a textured velvet print from LK Bennett.

Later that evening, the duchess changed into a black midi dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi for the Place2Be awards in Mansion House. A patron of the charity that aids childrens’ mental health, the awards ceremony and fund-raising event will commemorate schools, volunteers and children who have contributed to communities for the cause. The duchess presented awards to kids who are involved with the charity.

Earlier this month, she attended the U.K. premiere of “A Street Cat Named Bob” at London’s Curzon Mayfair theater. The preview was in support of Action on Addiction, a charity that aids people with drug and alcohol abuse as the Duchess is a royal patron.

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The Duchess of Cambridge wore a floral L.K. Bennett midi-length dress.  REX/Shutterstock

Kate Middleton LK Bennett floral midi dress

The Duchess wearing an LK Bennett dress.  REX/Shutterstock


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The Duchess wore a belted black dress from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi to the Place2Be Wellbeing in Schools Awards.  REX/Shutterstock

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