The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at one of London’s biggest train stations on Wednesday to attend the unveiling of a national monument to celebrate the dreams and courage of the Windrush generation.
Kate, 40, stunned fans in a white tailored suit as her and Prince William arrived at Waterloo Station to mark Windrush Day by attending the unveiling of a new monument on behalf of the Queen.
The duchess wore an Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre wool blazer and tailored, wide-leg trousers in white for the day of meeting members of the public.
Kate previously wore the white tailored suit whilst on the Royal Tour of the Caribbean with Prince William in March this year, marking a subtle connection between occasions.
She swapped out the vibrant orange blouse, worn to meet Jamaica's Prime Minister, Andrew Holness, in the country's capital of Kingston earlier this year, for a matching white vest beneath the blazer.
A white Amberley crossbody bag by Mulberry and what look to be her white Gianvito Rossi pumps (also worn in March) completed the all-white ensemble.
The only pop of colour came in the form of her drop earrings by Chalk Jewellery. Inspired by the “ornate details and geometry found within the Main stage auditorium ceiling of the Royal Opera House”, the aptly named Regency style features geometric shapes in gold, acrylic and walnut.
The unveiling is one of dozens of events and activities across England to celebrate Windrush Day 2022.
The monument statue – of a man, woman and child in their Sunday best standing on top of suitcases – was designed by the Jamaican artist and sculptor Basil Watson, who said it had been an 'honour' to create the monument.
The Government, which has provided £1 million in funding for the project, said the monument "symbolises the courage, commitment and resilience of the thousands of men, women and children who travelled to the UK to start new lives from 1948 to 1971".
Thousands of people who arrived from the Caribbean during Windrush passed through Waterloo station to start new lives across the country, which is why the South London station was chosen as "a permanent place of reflection," the Government said.
The royal couple also met with younger members of the British-Caribbean community earlier in the day at Brixton House in South London to discuss the Elevate London initiative.
Run by Lambeth council, Elevate's mission is to “open up the creative and cultural sector to every young person in the borough”.
The duchess was seen putting her photographer eye to good use as she operated a video camera (complete with over-the-shoulder grip) as she spoke to local children about their projects with Elevate.
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