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Kate Middleton stuns in summer whites for surprise new appearance with Prince William

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released new photos from a visit that took place earlier in July as part of their work with the Royal Foundation - as the couple announced that the organisation has granted nearly £1.8 million to support the frontline community and the nation's mental health.

The new snaps show William and Kate meeting with frontline workers and mental health counsellors, with the Duchess looking elegant in a crisp shirt dress from Suzannah for the occasion. 

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Kate looked beautiful in a summery shirt dress

The £995 'Cotton Shirt Dress in Blue Polka' from Suzannah was perfect for the warmer weather the UK has been experiencing, falling just at knee length with a pretty blue dot print. She teamed it with a pretty gold bangle, her Missoma hoop earrings and with her hair in her usual soft waves. 

Suzannah is a favourite of the Duchess of Cambridge, who most recently opted to wear the British designer during her royal tour of Ireland. Her gorgeous green dress sold out immediately, but there were plenty of amazing dupes on the high street

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Sadly, the dress is already sold out, but you can preorder it with a five-week wait! The1950s inspired number has been recreated from the archive and is now made from eco-cotton. 

Kate's £75 bangle, the Stéphanie cuff, is by French brand Sézane and it's described as "The harmonious marriage of opulent material and natural stone pearls, chosen for their incandescent spirit".

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Cotton Shirt Dress in Blue Polka, £995, Suzannah

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Sadly, her ecru gold design is sold out, but the French retailer has several other colours available such as Gold Green and Gold Navy.

The Duke and Duchess spoke to four representatives from organisations which will benefit from the fund, including two emergency responders and two mental health counsellors. They heard about the challenges facing organisations and how mental health support will be needed both for those working on the frontline and those delivering vital support to the nation. 

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The royals chatted with emergency responders and mental health counsellors

Kate said: "Over recent months we have all been in awe of the incredible work that frontline staff and emergency responders have been doing in response to COVID-19, but we know that for many of them, their families, and for thousands of others across the UK, the pandemic will have a lasting impact on their mental health."

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Prince William added: "It’s great to hear how The Royal Foundation is supporting you and many others to build resilience and give you the networks you need through its COVID-19 Response Fund, which will help ten leading charities continue their crucial work.”

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