The Duchess of Cambridge is well and truly back in the swing of work almost five months after giving birth to Princess Charlotte – and she’s looking just as stylish as ever.
Kate wore a simple but stunning silver tweed dress for a visit to a women’s prison, HMP Send, near Guildford in Surrey.
She proved she knows how to dress for this awkward summer-autumn season with the long-sleeved dress with a peplum, £365 from The Fold.
Tweed was big on the AW16 catwalks with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Chanel showcasing the trend.
The Duchess heard uplifting stories of women battling their addictions in a special unit at the prison, as she sat down and chatted with the female inmates and ex-offenders.
In a bid to break the destructive cycle of addiction, the prisoners eat, sleep and receive treatment within a self-contained building run by the charity RAPT (Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust).
Kate is patron of the charity Action on Addiction and through her involvement with the organisation is aware that substance dependency lies at the heart of many social issues.
Dave Charity, the prison’s deputy governor, said: “She was really interested in what the women had to say and understood all the issues. She was really taken aback by the women’s stories.”
The women the Duchess met had not been told who their special guest was until around half an hour before she arrived but the whole prison was aware it was someone famous.