Ainhoa BarcelonaMeghan Markle visited the Royal Variety Charity's residential nursing and care home, Brinsworth House, in Twickenham, London on Tuesday – see the best photos
With exactly one week to go before Christmas, the Duchess of Sussex got into the festive spirit as she paid a visit to nursing and care home Brinsworth House on Tuesday. Meghan, and her growing baby bump, brought Christmas cheer to the residents in Twickenham, London.
The royal was in high spirits and arrived to cheers and applause from waiting crowds. She dressed her blossoming figure in a floral Brock Collection dress and styled her raven locks into her signature tight bun. Meghan, who is due in the spring, certainly sported that healthy, pregnancy glow. Let's take a look at the best photos of the Duchess' day out…
Meghan greeted staff and residents at the care home, showcasing her typical warm nature. She was told about the history of Brinsworth House, which was built in 1850 and is now home to 36 residents. The Queen Mother and Prince Charles have previously visited the home in 1990 and 2002.
The Duchess wrapped up in a grey coat by Soia and Kyo.
A closer look at Meghan's stylish look, which showed off her growing bump to perfection.
The care home is supported by the Royal Variety Charity, of which the Queen is patron. The charity assists those who have worked professionally in the entertainment industry and are in need of help and assistance as a result of old age, ill-health, or hard times. Meghan was introduced to a number of the retired entertainers at the home before taking part in Christmas-themed activities.
The 36 residents are cared for by a team of nurses and care assistants. Meghan was given a tour of the facilities, which includes lounges, a bar area, library, restaurant, television rooms and a hair salon.
She toured the facilities, where one resident was having her hair done.
The royal was introduced to some of the residents and enjoyed tea with them.
She spoke to retired West End theatre actress Josephine Gordon, who said: "I've been reading about you in the papers." Meghan, smiling, looked down and patted her bump. "I'm feeling very pregnant," she said. When Ms Gordon asked how she was feeling, the Duchess replied: "Very good."
Meghan also spoke fluent Spanish to one resident and revealed that while living in LA, she used to visit a similar home for artistes.
The royal listened as a carol singer entertained the residents.
Meghan got into the festive spirit, helping the residents decorate baubles. She signed one with her expert calligraphy handwriting.
Meghan cradled her baby bump, declaring: "I'm feeling very pregnant."
The home is decorated to honour the Royal Variety Charity.
The Duchess signed a note that commemorated her visit to Brinsworth House.
She also unveiled a plaque in honour of her morning there.