Wills & Kate Headed to Meet Families of the Riot Victims
Readers, we finally have a Kate sighting this week!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent their Friday visiting the Summerfield Community Centre in Winson Green, Birmingham. The center is near Dudley where three men were killed during last week’s riots. The victims were killed when they were struck by a car while trying to protect shops and homes from looters.
William and Kate first had a private meeting with the families of the men who were killed before they also met with dignitaries, citizens and emergency workers from the area.
In keeping with her love of navy, Kate sported a nautical themed blue pencil skirt with gold button detailing ($995) and a cream blouse with matching buttons and navy blue military style detailing ($1,355). Both items are from the Alexander McQueen by Sarah Burton and are currently available at Net-A-Porter. She completed the look with navy blue suede heels. As always, Wills wore his trusty navy suit – and looked very handsome we might add!
Mandy Sankey, nurse manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, told The Mail that William and Kate seemed “genuinely interested” in how hospitals in the city responded to the disorder. She said, “William said “We’re sure you have already heard how grateful we are but we wanted to come here to say thank you in person.” She added, “They seemed genuinely interested in how we dealt with it.”
Lesley Clare, a nurse at Birmingham’s City Hospital seemed to be quite taken with the Duchess, “Kate was saying it must have been really hard to keep the services going. I asked her if it was still OK to say congratulations on the wedding and she laughed and said “Yes, it is still OK to say it, thank you.”
We really love how Wills and Kate connect with the public. They do seem to be very sincere in the way they care about their country and its citizens. Way to go, Windsors!