Kate Middleton Takes On 'Brexit Ambassador' Role For Solo Trip To Luxembourg

The Duchess of Cambridge's latest visit to Europe is said to be strengthening ties with the continent.

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The Duchess of Cambridge made a day trip to Luxembourg on Thursday amid claims the royal family are becoming Britain's "Brexit ambassadors".

Following a visit to Paris with the Duke of Cambridge in March, Kate's second solo trip abroad is part of a series of European tours by the royal family which are said to be strengthen ties with the continent ahead of the UK leaving the EU.

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According to The Telegraph, she is spending the day in the capital city of the Grand Duchy and the itinerary for this latest official engagement is jam-packed.

The Duchess, who was wearing an Emilia Wickstead coat dress, was there to join Luxembourg's prime minister Xavier Bettel for an event commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Treaty of London, which confirmed the nation's independence. However, as Kensington Palace's social media showed, Kate also had time to enjoy viewing an exhibition by British artists and a trip to a cycling-themed festival earlier in the day.

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A meeting with Luxembourg's monarch and head of state Grand Duke Henri and his wife Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, who were guests at the Cambridges' wedding in 2011, is also on the agenda, along with a guided tour of Luxembourg 1867 – Open City, a new exhibition on the dismantling of Luxembourg's fortifications.

The trip follows Kate's first solo trip overseas to the Netherlands last October. In July, she will be joined by Prince William on a visit to Germany and Poland to extend a "hand of friendship" to the nations while Brexit negotiations get under way.

As for the plus side of all this travelling? Being greeted with a smile, and flowers.

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