The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Sunderland, England, today. According to Kensington Palace, the purpose of their trip was to “see first-hand the city’s vibrant arts scene and engineering talent.”
Upon their arrival, Will and Kate were greeted by well wishers at The Fire Station, a historic building in Sutherland which has recently been converted into a community hub for arts, theatre and music.
The Duke and Duchess officially opened The Fire Station, watched a performance and chatted with locals involved in the project. Kate even got a henna tattoo!
From The Fire Station, Will and Kate moved on to the new Northern Spire Bridge. The bridge, set to open later this year, is still under construction so Kate rocked a hard hat, safety goggles and neon construction vest, yet still looked gorgeously regal.
The bridge is taller than Big Ben and will be an important part of the city, adding to Sunderland’s economy and connecting the city centre to the Port of Sunderland. The duchess left her mark on this important structure by tightening one of the bridge’s screws.
In addition to her chic safety gear, Kate’s look today included a new dress from Seraphine, a custom double-breasted coat from Dolce & Gabbana and black Tod’s block heel pumps.