The Prince and Princess of Wales paid a visit to the Hayes Muslim Center on Thursday to express their gratitude to everyone who had contributed to the relief effort and raised money for the communities hit by the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria.
The royals met with representatives from the Hayes Muslim Center, which has raised more than £25,000 for the appeal through bucket collections and other donations, including more than £17,000 on the first day. Following Princess Catherine’s somewhat soggy Wednesday outing in Salisbury, she made an appearance in Wales.
Princess Catherine looked incredibly chic for the poignant event in an Alexander McQueen “Ribbed Bodice Sleeveless Dress” with pleated detailing layered over a white embroidered headscarf by Elan Official. She also wore a custom-made Catherine Walker coat with long sleeves, a slim fit, and a longline cut, which was a sophisticated choice for the formal outing. The royal was protected from the wind and rain by a layer of tights that provided an additional layer of warmth.
For all of her daytime necessities, Grace Han carried a black “Love Letter Small Top Handle Bag” that was stylishly slung over her arm. The lavish calfskin handbag featured gold metal hardware, a patent sheen, and a flap silhouette.
When the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away at Balmoral Castle on September 8, 2022, was remembered with floral tributes at Sandringham, the mother-of-three previously donned the exact same outfit.
She chose a buttery makeup look that included a dewy complexion, a flutter of mascara, and a light dusting of rose-tinted blush and wore her silky hair down loose and covered by the delicate, wispy headpiece.
Alongside his wife, Prince William looked sharp in a green tweed blazer, a navy V-neck sweater, and a pair of traditional mid-blue pants.
The royal couple met representatives of DEC member charities later in the day, including aid workers who had just returned from Turkey’s crisis region. The latest information on the situation on the ground and the effects that incoming aid is having on communities throughout the region was shared by representatives from Save The Children, Islamic Relief, Action Against Hunger, Age International, and the British Red Cross.
William and Catherine also had meetings with other localities that had put a lot of work into raising money for the appeal. This included the Turkish Women’s Association, a Richmond-based group that collaborated with the neighborhood and a number of Richmond schools to host an event at St. Stephen’s Church Primary School at the end of February in order to raise more than £10,000 for the appeal.
Princess Catherine has appeared in public twice this week. The Princess of Wales visited the 1st Battalion Irish Guards in Salisbury on Wednesday for a solo engagement despite the rain and snow.
Princess Catherine, looking as flawless as ever, bundled up warm in a camouflage military jacket emblazoned with a crown emblem. She paired her stylish outerwear with khaki skinny jeans and a woolly green hat. The 41-year-old put on a pair of useful walking boots and added a pair of black leather gloves to complete her rainy day look.