Tuesday 24 October 2017

Kate Middleton honours codebreaker granny at latest outing...in another recycled outfit

Freya Drohan

Freya Drohan

Kate Middleton paid a visit to Bletchley Park today, where her grandmother worked during the 1940s.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a white and navy military inspired Alexander McQueen blouse and skirt combination, which she had previously worn in 2011.

The trip to Bletchley Park was of particular significance for the Duchess, as her paternal grandmother Valerie Glassborow served there as a duty officer at the Government Code and Cypher School.

It is said that the work of the code-crackers, who deciphered German army and air force messages, shortened World War II by a number of years.

Kate (32) was expected to meet Lady Marion Body this morning, a veteran who worked with her grandmother.

The future Queen of England is paying the site a visit to celebrate the completion of a multi-million pound (approx €10 million) restoration project.

Kate’s grandmother married RAF pilot Peter Middleton in 1946, and they had four children.

Valerie died aged 82 in September 2006.

Meanwhile, Kate was reportedly advised to skip the festivities at Royal Ascot yesterday due to a cold.

On Sunday, she supported her husband of three years with their adorably one-year-old son, Prince George, who stole the show.

Wearing a white polo T-shirt under red-and-white candy-striped dungarees, he was the centre of attention at the annual Jerudong Trophy match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, England.

Crawling around, grabbing at his mother's ankles and clearly intrigued by the horses, the future king looked as if he was having fun on the family day out.

At one point he did temporarily lose his cool, but a reassuring cuddle from his mother soon calmed him down.

The princes are regular players at the event, which raises money for good causes.

Additional reporting by the Daily Telegraph


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