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The Duchess of Cambridge was out working for the royals today as she arrived at the Victoria & Albert museum in London to officially open the museum’s new Exhibition Road Quarter.

Kate arrived looking chic and smart in a fitted, tweet dress by designer brand Gucci. Pair with sensible black courts and a simple red clutch to match the red detailing in her outfit, the Duchess looked every inch a professional, working royal.

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Making a change from her recent choice of feminine lace and girlie pink dresses, Kate smart tweed outfit today signalled the Duchess of Cambridge’s return to smart ‘work wear’ for official visits when she represents the royal family.

This is also the first time that the Duchess has worn Gucci for an official occasion. Kate has turned to McQueen for outfits for three major events in the last month, including her sister Pippa Middleton’s wedding.


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Kate has a personal interest in art, outside her royal duties, having studied History of Art at University. Now, as part of her role within the royal family, the Duchess of Cambridge is the Patron of the National Portrait Gallery and of charity The Art Room.

Arriving just after lunch, the Duchess was greeted and given a tour of the V&A’s new Sainsbury Gallery, before meeting guests involved in creating the museum’s new entrance, the Blavatnik Hall.

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