The Duchess does it again! Kate Middleton redefined the winter blues in a bright, crisp cerulean dress at the official opening of the ICAP Art Room at Northolt High School in Ealing, London, on Friday, Feb. 14.
Arriving at the school at around 10:30 a.m., the Duchess of Cambridge was radiant and smiling as she greeted the crowds of kids in the hall. She looked slim in her LK Bennett "Detroit" dress, which had elbow-length sleeves and a square collar. A Cartier Ballon Bleu watch, Kiki McDonough amethyst and diamond earrings, and a simple black clutch completed the look.
The students at Northolt were thrilled to see her and erupted into cheers and applause as she walked through the sports hall. "There's so many of you!" she exclaimed, waving, before stepping into a short Art Room session. (See more pictures of Kate Middleton.)
The ICAP Art Room will serve up to 60 students per work, and is meant to offer art therapy to children between the ages of 5 and 16 who face various challenges in their lives. Northolt's Art Room is the seventh in the country; there are also locations in Oxford and London.
"The Art Room has been a wonderful and most welcome addition to the learning community of Northolt High School," head teacher Gloria Lowe said of the national charity, of which Prince William's wife has been a Royal Patron since 2012. "It is a creative space that is providing a high quality intervention led by professional and dedicated staff," she continued. "We look forward to the ongoing impact that the Art Room will have on the attitudes to learning, confidence, and sense of safety of those students who benefit from this provision."
Elsewhere in England, Princes William and Harry made an unannounced visit to Datchet in Berkshire to help with flood response. They arrived on the scene at 6 a.m. and promptly got to work shifting sandbags with Household Cavalry.
"They wanted to show their support for the flood victims and felt the most appropriate way to do that was through the Armed Forces relief effort," a Kensington Palace spokesman told Us.