The Duchess of Cambridge has a busy day as she made two stops today.
The Duchess started the day off opening a new medical centre at Great Ormond Street Hospital in a bright £220 Lena coat by Boden.
Kate spent time talking to families and patients at the hospital before joining some of the patients on stage who counted down to the official opening with hand-drawn numbers they made before they all pushed a button.
The Duchess then gave a speech to which she noted that “It’s been wonderful to meet so many families and young people.
“I’ve been so inspired by their bravery and courage at such a difficult time.”
The new ward allows parents to be able to stay bedside comfortably overnight next to their children while they are admitted.
Queen Victoria was the first patron of the hospital after they opened in 1852. The Queen is the current patron.
From the opening, the Duchess made a change into more appropriate attire of a PlayBrave jacket and Monreal London track pants for her engagement at Bond Primary School where she saw the work of the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative.
Children of the school enthusiastically wove flags and gifted Kate with flowers upon her arrival. Once inside, the six-month pregnant Duchess helped out in warm-up games.
Since 2002, a new school is given a chance to learn top-notch tennis coaching every week. So far helping over 195,000 children.
Dan Bloxham, Head Coach of the All England Club was on hand today as his team, and he have been supporting schools in Merton.
Through the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative, PE teachers are also instructed on how to continue with the lessons.
Thank you to everyone at Bond Primary School for showing us your racquet skills (and for all of the hugs)! 🎾 pic.twitter.com/ww5jKmj3H3
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) January 17, 2018
Before leaving, the Duchess knelt down to shake hands followed up with a hug as each of the children waited patiently in line for the chance.
The Duchess of Cambridge is patron of Wimbledon, having taken over from Her Majesty The Queen.