Kate Middleton Visits Mentoring Project in Classy Gingham Check Skirt Suit and Gianvito Rossi Pumps

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In addition to her inspiring leadership and humanitarian efforts, the Duchess of Cambridge has also become quite a fashion icon. Displaying both her activism and her sensible style, Kate joined her husband in attending a mentoring event in London wearing a classy and bright gingham dress.

XL Mentoring is a program that works to empower struggling young people by providing access to mentors within a positive group environment. At the event, the royal couple listened as local youths told personal stories of dealing with issues related to violence, family relations, and homelessness.

The founder of XL Mentoring, Patrick Regan, is enthusiastic about the royal family’s involvement in this project. In an interview with The Mirror Regan said, “I know that the Duke and Duchess are very keen to try and understand what the issues are, I know they are very interested in issues around young people’s mental health.”

Proving they stand by the mission of this positive project, William and Kate wore their best and brightest.  Prince William looked dapper as always in a smart navy suit and blue tie, while his wife sported a retro-looking red and white skirt suit.

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Kate Middleton gingham dress mentoring londonThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the XLP Mentoring Project at the London Wall on March 11, 2016

Kate’s suit is by Eponine London, a new British label. Made of a cotton viscose blend, the suit features an A-line skirt with box pleats and side tabs, and a top with a belt detail and a boat neck. Though the gingham pattern is actually red and white in color, the small checkers seem to blend together, creating the illusion of a spring-appropriate peach hue that looked lovely on the Duchess.

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Kate Middleton london mentoring project gingham dress2The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, visits the XLP Mentoring Project at the London Wall on March 11, 2016

Keeping things classy, Kate added to her 60’s inspired suit with a black Russell and Bromley “Muse” clutch and a pair of Kiki McDonough diamond drop earrings. She styled her brunette tresses down in her standard soft curls, and added a modest amount of makeup including dark liner to accentuate her eyes and rosy blush to match the warm color of her suit.

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For her feet, Kate went with a sleek pair of black pumps from Gianvito Rossi. These suede pumps are timeless and feature pointed toes and about 4-inch heels.

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