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Prince William and Kate visit Stockholm, Sweden: See the best royal tour moments for day two


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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
January 31, 2018
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Following the successful first day of their official tour of Sweden and Norway, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge once again dazzled crowds as they arrived at the Karolinska Institute in Solna, Sweden on Wednesday morning. Accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, the British royals, who are on a four-day tour of Sweden and Norway, were greeted with cheers and applause from well-wishers. Here, they met with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges, including the impact of physical activity on mental health.

Their Royal Highnesses also heard about the Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) programme run by the National Association for Suicide Research and Prevention of Mental Ill Health (NASP). Kate, 36, looked fabulous in a red and white tailored Catherine Walker coat, which was teamed with a Alexander McQueen dress and earrings by Swedish designer In2Design.

Their visit to the institute comes the morning after they dined with Swedish stars from the worlds of movies, the arts, sport and television at a glittering reception celebrating the Nordic country's cultural life. See here for the first day of the royal tour…

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Kate, who is pregnant with her third child, opted for a striking red and white Catherine Walker coat. She styled the look further with a maroon Chanel bag and fringed leather pumps from Italian label Tod's. Her brunette tresses were preened to perfection in loose waves, while her pretty facial features were accentuated with muted tones of makeup.

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The royal couple waved and smiled at the crowd as they entered the building. After their visit to the Karolinska Institute, the two couples will head to Matteusskolan, a comprehensive school in the heart of the city centre.

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Both Kate and Princess Victoria greeted each other with a kiss on the cheek. While Kate opted for red houndstooth, her host wore a chic pink coat over a soft teal two-piece suit. The Swedish royal accessorised her outfit with a Stella McCartney clutch.

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The last time the royal couples saw each other before this tour was at Prince William and Kate's wedding in 2011.

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According to Kensington Palace, William and Kate's visit will give them a taste of "the Scandinavian way of life".

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William and Kate looked delighted as they met with young children during their visit. The Prince was even seen giving one child a high five!

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Once inside, the Duchess removed her coat to reveal a stunning off-white bouclé dress from Alexander McQueen. The classic number showed off her blossoming baby bump.

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William and Kate appeared to be in great spirits as met with a team of experts to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health issues. At point, the pregnant royal was seen cradling her tummy. See here for full story...

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The British royal couple have made campaigning on mental health issues one of the central themes of their public working lives. Their Heads Together mental health campaign saw a series of events staged last year to encourage Britons to talk about their psychological problems or provide a sympathetic ear for others.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge then headed to Matteusskolan school in Stockholm where they met with children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions.

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Several young children looked ecstatic to meet the Duchess, with many reaching out to shake her hand or give her a high-five.

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In the school hall, they heard one teenage student, Hugo Steg, make a speech in English about his experiences doing the course and supporting his friends.

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Kate and Victoria seen sharing a laugh before they went inside Matteusskolan School in Stockholm.

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The Duchess seen with pupils, who are involved with YAM, a programme which promotes good mental health amongst 14-16-year-olds. The programme sends professionals into schools who create a "safe place" in the classroom, where students can talk openly about any issues they may have without even their teachers knowing.

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The duke repeatedly told the young crowd "you've got cold hands" and complimented the youngsters on the Swedish flags they were waving.

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Following their morning of engagements, Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel introduced their children - Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar - to William and Kate at their home, Haga Palace.

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The Swedish royals hosted a lovely private tea at their home for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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Princess Victoria married her personal trainer Daniel Westling after a long period as a couple like William and Kate. They now have two children, five-year-old Princess Estelle and one-year-old Prince Oscar.

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Kate highlighted her bump in another statement Erdem gown, which she wore with a coat by Swedish designer Ida Sjostedt. Her Victorian-inspired dress was the Erdem Christina Devore Velvet Midi Dress - part of the designer's A/W 17 runway collection.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a stunning reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery. The royal couple were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel.

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The Duke of Cambridge made a speech in which he praised the "energy, creativity, innovation and engagement in the world" shown by Britain and Sweden as his tour of the Nordic country drew to a close.

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