The Duchess of Cambridge showcased her flair for diplomatic dressing as she arrived in Denmark for the start of her solo two-day visit.
Kate, 40, stepped out in a £59.99 red Zara blazer and white ruffled blouse – the colours of the Danish flag – for a visit to the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday.
Typically polished, the royal finished the look with a pair of black wide-leg trousers, black suede heels and a favourite Aspinal of London handbag.
Kate will spend two days in the capital on a fact-finding, working visit with her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. It will be the first time she has taken the work of her foundation, which she launched in June, to the international stage.
The visit will also pay tribute to the historic ties Britain shares with Denmark and celebrate the countries’ joint jubilees – the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and the Golden Jubilee of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, both of which fall in 2022.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a red Zara blazer as she kicked off her whirlwind solo visit to Denmark today
Kate on a visit to the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project, University of Copenhagen
The Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Mette Skovgaard Vaever, Director of the Center for Early Intervention and Family Studies, and other scientists as she arrives at the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Program at
The Duchess of Cambridge looked radiant as she arrived at the University of Copenhagen for the engagement today
The Duchess of Cambridge put her best foot forward in a pair of black suede heels with chunky heels for the engagement
Britain’s Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted by Rector Henrik C. Wegener at the University of Copenhagen
During the visit the Duchess will carry out an engagement with Australian-born Crown Princess Mary, 49.
The duchess travelled by a scheduled flight to the capital Copenhagen but it is thought her plane was delayed by around 30 minutes.
She made up some time for her first visit to the University of Copenhagen to meet researchers from the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project (CIMHP), which aims to promote the mental wellbeing of, and relationships between, infants and their parents.
Academics have developed an innovative screening tool, the Alarm Distress Baby Scale, used to help health visitors identify infants at risk of adverse social and emotional development.
The duchess will meet leading researchers running the initiative and will hear from health visitors who are implementing these tools in their work.
Alongside the screening tool, academics have launched the Understanding Your Baby research project which provides further training for health visitors so they can help new parents as they begin to notice and interpret their babies’ behavioural cues.
The Duchess of Cambridge waves as she arrives at the University of Copenhagen on Tuesday
The Duchess of Cambridge wore her brunette locks in a sleek down do and beamed as she arrived for her first event
Kate is greeted by Mette Skovgaard Vaever, right, Director of the Center for Early Intervention and Family Studies
The Duchess of Cambridge, pictured at the University of Copenhagen, is on hand to promote her work in early childhood
The Duchess of Cambridge wore red and white – the colours of the Danish flag – for her first outing in Copenhagen on Tuesday
Radiant Kate smiled as she arrived at the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project in Copenhagen today
Beaming! Kate looked delighted as she arrived in the Scandinavian city wearing a pretty pair of pearl earrings
Typically polished, the royal finished the look with a pair of black wide-leg trousers, black suede heels and a favourite Aspinal of London handbag (pictured)
At Copenhagen’s Children’s Museum the duchess will meet a few of the 1,300 first-time parents benefiting from the project, begun in 2019 and ending in July, that involves more than 200 health workers.
Kate’s final event of the day is a trip to the Lego Foundation PlayLab at University College Copenhagen where she will join students, training to be early years professionals, taking part in activities.
The Duchess of Cambridge will receive an official welcome to Denmark from Queen Margrethe II on the second day of her trip.
The Duchess will also join Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and visit a project supported by the Page 2 of 2 Mary Foundation, founded in 2007 by the Crown Princess, to protect vulnerable women and children from domestic violence.
Kate and Mary have met on a number of previous occasions, including at Royal Ascot in 2016 and on William and Kate’s joint visit to the Danish capital in 2011.
The Duchess will also learn about how Denmark promotes infant mental wellbeing alongside physical health, and how it harnesses the power of nature, relationships and playful learning in the first five years of life.
The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in black trousers, a white shirt and red blouse for the engagement
The Duchess of Cambridge waved as she arrived for the engagement, the first stop on a busy two-day schedule
Her schedule will focus on innovative initiatives and projects which support children in their growth, particularly their social and emotional development, as well as their parents and the wider communities surrounding them.
Throughout the visit, The Duchess will have the opportunity to meet with a broad range of people including children and families, leading researchers, representatives from academia, and those working in the early education sector.
Denmark is a beacon of best practice with its approach to early childhood as well as consistently ranking near the top of countries with the happiest people in the world.