She was at the University to visit its Neuroscience lab.
Kate met with a team of research neuroscientists. One of the scientists is Professor Eamon McCrory, seen below left. He describes his research as focusing on “…early adversity and behavioral problems in childhood. I am particularly interested in the impact of maltreatment on children’s emotional development and their future mental health.”
Richard Palmer shared a video.
Kate learns about neuroscience research into how environment and biology interact to shape the way in which children develop both socially and emotionally. pic.twitter.com/ggEujyh8iV
— Richard Palmer (@RoyalReporter) November 21, 2018
The UCL neuroscience team also works with the Anna Freud Centre for Children and Families, an organization Kate and William both support. In a news release, UCL says that in partnership with the Freud Centre, “UCL is training researchers and clinicians in child development and mental health with over 300 students enrolled.”
Kate heard Dr. McCrory’s team talk about “….how they work closely with children and families to shed new light on resilience following early adversity.”
Kate also took part in a roundtable meeting with researchers and students.
In a news release, Dr. McCrory said, “What we are learning has the potential to significantly improve the lives of children and their families. I am delighted and truly honoured that Her Royal Highness has shown such interest in our work and is supporting vital research in this area.”
Now for our look at what Kate wore today, starting with her Paule Ka separates.
The jacket is double-breasted; it features a shawl collar, two front patch pockets, a slanted breast pocket and modified peplum detailing at the waist. The skirt’s most distinctive feature is its three tiers.
This may actually be the fourth wearing; there is some thought the Duchess wore it for the Queen’s annual Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace in December 2011. Photos may be seen here.
The Duchess carried her go-to Mulberry Bayswater clutch. (Kate’s bag is suede.)
And brought back her Tod’s suede pumps.
She was also wearing her Asprey Oak Leaf earrings. (We show them as worn at another engagement; today’s photos did not yield a good closeup.)
The Duchess wore her hair pulled back and tied with a velvet ribbon.
On a related note, the Duchess of Sussex also had an engagement today. She also wore burgundy.
There’s been chatter about this online, debate about whether or not it was planned. I believe it was. Both women are sure to have heard about or read the stories in the tabloids about their hypothetical arguments, the fights they are allegedly having, all manner of things. Both are well aware of the unspoken messages their wardrobes send, and both are savvy enough to connect and say, “Hey, next time we have engagements on the same day, do you want to wear the same color or do something else to send a message?” Call me crazy, but I don’t believe it is coincidental they both wore berry/maroon clothing, both wore black tights and both wore ponytails on the first day in quite a while when they both had engagements.
If so inclined, you can read about Meghan’s outfit at our sister site, What Meghan Wore.
Also today, a quick retail note: Monica Vinader has started its Black Friday promotion early, offering 30% off *all* collections. This includes Kate’s Siren earrings. Normally priced at $195, the earrings are now $136.50.
For everyone celebrating tomorrow, I hope you have a splendid Thanksgiving! We’ll see you Friday with our annual list of shopping Sales & Savings opportunities! Gobble-gobble.