Kate champions British designer for prison visit

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, has been making a stylish return to her royal duties since she and Prince William welcomed little Princess Charlotte into the world in May. The 33-year-old once again was as elegant as ever as she paid a private visit to Send Women's Prison on Friday.


The Duchess chose a chic tweed dress from London-based label The Fold

For the visit, Kate chose a chic tailored pale grey dress featuring long sleeves, a V-neckline, a peplum bodice and a pencil skirt. The stylish winter silver tweed dress, from London-based label The Fold, is called The Eaton and is priced at £365.

She accessorised her stylish ensemble with a grey envelope clutch bag in another shade of grey, adding a pair of matching high heels to complete her outfit.

Kate was visiting Send's Women Prison in Surrey

The Duchess, who recently unveiled a new fringed hairstyle, showed off her new look by wearing her glossy brunette tresses in a chic half-updo style, with her fringe styled into a middle parting. Her natural beauty shone through as she opted for a barely-there make-up look, save for a hint of smokey eyeshadow.

The mother-of-two was visiting the prison to view the work carried out by the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust, who work to help prisoners struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol.

The mother-of-two has made a stylish return to her royal duties since welcoming Princess Charlotte

Kate only recently returned to her official duties since giving birth to little Charlotte, attending her first official engagement earlier this month as she visited the Anna Freud Centre, lending her support to the centre's work on promoting mental health in children.

The royal looked radiant for the visit, dazzling in a £1,245 Ralph Lauren shirtdress. The houndstooth print number, which was cinched in at the waist with a thin black belt, flared at the hem for a flattering finish.