Kate Middleton Steps Out for Her First Public Appearance Since Quarantine

Emily Tannenbaum

Kate Middleton just made her first public appearances since quarantining due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On June 18, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to Fakenham Garden Center, while Prince William spent time at Smiths the Bakers to discuss how local businesses are dealing with the international health crisis. Earlier this week the Duke of Cambridge thanked essential emergency workers in person at an ambulance station at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for their efforts during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

“As nonessential shops start reopening in parts of the U.K., the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited two independent businesses to hear how they have been impacted by coronavirus, and how they are returning to a new normal,” reps wrote on the official Kensington Royal Instagram page.

Kate Middleton reportedly wore a padded vest by Fjallraven, skinny jeans from Massimo Dutti, a linen shirt from Jaeger, Monica Vinader earrings in green onyx, and her famous Superga sneakers to speak with the owners and staff members. According to the Daily Mail, Middleton told staffers that Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been growing tomato plants and spending time outside during quarantine. 

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On June 18, the Duchess of Cambridge also led a recorded school assembly for Oak National Academy, which is an online classroom and resource hub created by teachers, which has reportedly delivered 12 million lessons to children and teachers since its creation in response to COVID-19. You can watch her speech and discussion on kindness, below.

“Talking to someone, whether it’s a friend, family member, or teacher, is something you can do to make yourself feel that little bit better,” she said in her speech, according to People. “And you can also play your part in helping others feel better too, whether offering a friendly ear or helping someone in need. Small acts of kindness can go such a long way. But as we help others, we mustn’t forget to nurture ourselves, by taking the time to focus on the things that make us feel happy too.”

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