Kate Middleton is all smiles as she opens charity shop in Norfolk after cancelling St Patrick's Day appearance
Published 18/03/2016 | 14:52
Kate Middleton beamed as she opened a charity shop in Norfolk after she cancelled her official St Patrick's Day appearance to "focus on her family."
The Duchess of Cambridge appeared visited EACH charity store in Holy, near the royal estate Amner Hall in Norfolk, as part of her role as the Royal Patron of East Anglias Childrens Hospices.
The mother-of-two dazzled in a patterned Missoni coat, which she has worn on several occasions over the years and worked her trademark bouncy blowdry.
Her latest appearance comes after cancelling her annual St Patrick's Day appearance, where she has handed out shamrocks to the Irish Guards, for the first time in five years.
t's reported Kate wants to spend as much time as possible with the children before embarking on a week long trip to India on April 10 and chose to stay at home with Prince George (two) and Princess Charlotte (10 months).
A Kensington Palace spokesman issued a statement, saying: "The Duchess has very much enjoyed the occasions when she has been able to attend, but the Duke is the Colonel of the Regiment and is looking forward to presenting the Irish Guards with their Shamrock.
"The Duchess looks forward to marking St Patrick's Day with the Irish Guards many times in the future."
Meanwhile, William has been forced to defend his recent depiction as a "work shy" royal, describing it as "part of the job" in an interview with ITV News.
"It’s part of the job Mark," he said.