Duchess of Cambridge Makes Her First Solo Trip Abroad

Another day, another royal engagement for Kate Middleton... without William.


When it comes to royal engagements, the Duchess of Cambridge is a pro. Yet her latest trip is an important milestone, as it's the first time she has made a visit abroad without her family by her side.

The Duchess met King Willem-Alexander at his residence in Holland.

The Duchess arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday for a day of royal duties in The Hague and Rotterdam.

Kate, who was dressed in a pale blue suit by one of her favoured designers Catherine Walker, made her first stop at the Dutch royal family's residence Villa Eikenhorst, where she met King Willem-Alexander.


It was a poignant meeting, as reports suggest Kate will serve as an impressive ambassador for Britain post-Brexit, particularly after Prime Minister Theresa May discussed the withdrawal process from the EU in the Netherlands on Monday.

Kate was welcomed to Mauritshuis by the museum director Emilie Gordenker.

After lunch with the Dutch king, Kate's second public appearance was at The Hague's Mauritshuis museum, where she greeted by local school children before enjoying a private tour of works by the Dutch Masters.

According to her agenda shared by Kensington Palace, Kate will visit the British Ambassador's Residence later in the afternoon to take part in a discussion on addiction and mental health. The one-day trip will finish in Rotterdam, where Kate will visit a community workshop in an economically deprived district that provides facilities for teenagers.

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