Kate Middleton got a first-hand lesson into the life of the British monarch when she and Her Majesty toured Kings College in central London. Kate and the Queen visited the high-tech university's Strand campus, which is housed in the former BBC building, Bush House. The Queen arrived in a Stewart Parvin pink cashmere coat over a silk printed dress and a matching hat, while Kate opted for a grey Catherine Walker coat dress and one of her go-to black fascinators by Sylvia Fletcher.
The event marks the first time Kate has had a joint appearance with the Queen without any other members of the royal family in attendance.
Almost a year after her wedding to Prince William, Kate made a royal visit to Leicester as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee tour in March 2012. Prince Philip was also on the outing, but it was viewed as a momentous occasion for Kate to step out with the Queen without William by her side.
Prince Harry's wife Meghan Markle had her first joint outing with the Queen a few weeks after her royal wedding, when they travelled by train to Widnes, Cheshire.
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