Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam.

At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A Pearl Earring and The Goldfinch, the Duchess then viewed the ‘At Home In Holland’ exhibition that is comprised of pieces loaned to the museum by the British Royal Collection.

It was then to the residence of the British Ambassador to the Netherlands, Sir Geoffrey Adams, for a roundtable discussion with representatives of the Trimbos Institute, Action on Addiction and the Anna Freud Centre. They discussed early intervention in mental health and addiction issues, with the aim to “protect children who are affected by parental addiction and mental health problems within the family.”

Kate – who was wearing an ice blue skirt-suit from Catherine Walker – had her last engagement in Rotterdam at the organisation Bouwkeet, a creative workspace that provides an opportunity for underprivileged children to learn practical skills.

Touring the different workspaces, the Duchess also spent time building robots out of Lego with some of the children, before being given a demonstration of a real Meganoid robot put together by 9-year-old Driss Ben Mira. “That’s amazing,” she said as she shook its hand.

A quick greeting of the crowd waiting outside was had before the Duchess headed back to the UK.

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6 Responses to Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  1. Rebecca B Cochran says:

    She looks beautiful especially with her hair pulled back

  2. Please invite the Duchess of Cambridge to visit Deutsches Museum ( Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik) in München, Germany. I do hope she appreciates it.

  3. MaggieMay says:

    Kate is a real asset to the British monarchy.I am so looking forward to the reign of William and Kate and for this reason I hope Australia never becomes a republic.

  4. Joyce Small says:

    I am sure that I speak for countless Americans who
    would love to see Duchess Kate come to the USA
    at her earlest convenience. She will be warmly
    welcomed.
    Joyce Small
    Herndon, Va USA

  5. Richard Wrede says:

    I do not look forward to any form of a royal visit by the daughter of a couple of Flight Attendants. While she may be a very nice person, she is no better than any of us.

  6. Natalya says:

    Respect to Her Royal Highness Duchess of Cambridge for her precious activity that inspires millions of people around the globe !

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