Following in the royal footsteps of Queen Elizabeth II and her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, Kate Middleton, made an appearance in Southampton, England, on Thursday (June 13) to name Princess Cruises’ latest ship, the Royal Princess.
The radiant mum-to-be, 31, walked the blue carpet in a $265 dalmatian print coat by Hobbs, accessorized with a black fascinator.
Reportedly due to give birth on July 11, this event will be the final solo engagement for the Duchess of Cambridge before her maternity leave. Her royal hubby, Prince William, accompanied her earlier this month at an event in London.
Upon her arrival, the radiant royal shook hands with officials and reps from the cruise line. After a performance of Pocketful of Sunshine by singer Natasha Bedingfield, Kate met two young children.
The royal mum-to-be later walked to a podium where she smashed a bottle of Moet et Chandon champagne against the hull of the Royal Princess.
The posh cruise ship boasts a games room, a casino, a spa, a 28-foot glass-bottomed viewing gallery, 10 restaurants and 1,780 luxury staterooms.View Slideshow »»