The Duchess of Cambridge delighted royal watchers after making a surprise appearance at Paddington station on Monday. Joined by her husband Prince William and brother-in-law Prince Harry, the pregnant Duchess looked gorgeous in a pastel pink Orla Kiely dress, which she teamed with a pair of block heels from Tod's.
The design, which are described online as being "chicness and practicality combined", were a change from her usual choice of footwear. The 35-year-old tends to prefer a stiletto style shoe, and her heels were most probably a well-thought out decision to ensure that she was comfortable for the occasion. The suede pumps, which are sold at £335 on My Theresa, featured a sturdy block heel and were finished with a leather lining.
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a sensible pair of black block heels
Kate's shoes, which are currently sold out, looked gorgeous with her dress, which featured an embossed floral applique motif, dotted all over the design, and boasted a contrasting black-waist detail and a defined round-necked collar. It perfectly fitted the pregnant Duchess, skimming over her petite frame and her tiny baby bump.
Kate's shoes were from Tod's and cost £335
Kate carried with her a simple black rectangular clutch, and kept her jewellery to a bare minimum, choosing a simple silver watch and drop earrings.
Kate, who announced her third pregnancy in September, also turned heads with a new shorter haircut. It looked as though the royal had cut her hair a few inches, and her shoulder-length do looked gorgeous styled in a bouncy blow-dry.
Kate met Paddington Bear at the event, and the pair delighted onlookers with a dance
At the event, Kate spoke to two young schoolgirls about what she liked most about being a princess. The Duchess spoke to Amelia Kubas, seven, and ten-year-old Mahira Gazi, both from Portway Primary School, in Stratford, east London. The two girls told her they are helped by Place2Be, a mental health charity that provides in-school support for children and has Kate as its royal patron.
Mahira, who described the royal encounter as "mind-blowing", said: "I asked her what's it like to be a princess, because I'd like to be one, and she said her favourite thing was meeting special people like us."