The Duchess of Cambridge donned a lab coat and face mask today as she toured the research facilities at Imperial College London to learn more about the work being done to prevent miscarriages and stillbirths.

Kate Middleton, 38, lived in her Anmer Hall home in Norfolk during the lockdown, but is now back in London, at Kensington Palace with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.

The mother of three visited the Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London earlier in the day, where she heard about the work the national charity Tommy is undertaking to reduce rates miscarriages, stillbirths and premature births.

The Duchess wore a blue floral face mask and donned a sleek white blouse over a navy Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion.

The visit takes place during Baby Loss Awareness Week, which aims to provide connection, recognition and remembrance for grieving parents, in addition to enhancing a national understanding of the impact of pregnancy and loss of baby.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, donned a lab coat and blue flowered face mask during a visit to the Institute for Reproductive and Developmental Biology at Imperial College London earlier in the day , where she heard about the work of the national charity Tommy.

The mother-of-three spoke with grieving families about the impact of losing a baby during her visit to the institute earlier today.

The mother of three spoke with grieving families about the impact of losing a baby during her visit to the institute earlier today.

Kate Middleton opted for a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion and wore a blue floral mask when she visited the center.

Kate Middleton opted for a navy blue Emilia Wickstead dress for the occasion and wore a blue floral mask when she visited the center.

The mum-of-three wore her soft brunette locks in a bouncy blow-dry blow-dry, tucking her hair behind her ear to reveal a pair of £ 62 Alia Hoop earrings from independent brand Spells of Love.

She sported natural makeup with pink lipstick and light eyeliner for the appearance.

While visiting the institute, which is part of Tommy’s National Miscarriage Research Center, she met with medical experts to hear about their groundbreaking work to understand the science behind losing a baby in order to prevent it.

The Duchess was made aware of the COVID-19 trials currently underway at the research center, which aim to better understand the risks of the virus to pregnant women and their babies.

The mother of three looked deep into her thoughts as she spoke to bereaved families about the support the Tommy charity had given them.

The royal, whose visit coincided with Baby Loss Awareness Week, heard from grieving parents about the support Tommy has offered them

The mother of three looked deep into her thoughts as she spoke to bereaved families about the support the Tommy charity had given them.

Kate, who wore a mask throughout her visit and was socially estranged from other attendees, spoke with grieving parents about the impact of losing a baby.

Kate, who wore a mask throughout her visit and was socially estranged from other attendees, spoke with grieving parents about the impact of losing a baby.

The royal, whose visit coincided with Baby Loss Awareness Week, heard from grieving parents about the support Tommy has given them

The royal, whose visit coincided with Baby Loss Awareness Week, heard from grieving parents about the support Tommy has offered them

The mother-of-three watched intently through microscopes as she studied cells in a reproductive system while touring the lab alongside scientists.

During the visit, the mother-of-three also heard from families about their experience of losing a baby and the lasting impact it has had on their lives.

During this time, she spoke to children born through specialist care at Tommy’s research clinics.

Kate could be seen looking at cells from a reproductive system under a microscope during her visit to the Institute earlier today.

Kate could be seen looking at cells from a reproductive system under a microscope during her visit to the Institute earlier today.

Kate donned a white lab coat as she gazed intently through a microscope while hearing about the charity's work to prevent baby loss

Kate donned a white lab coat as she gazed intently through a microscope while hearing about the charity’s work to prevent baby loss

Staff at Tommy’s and Sands – a charity that provides support to bereaved parents – spoke about the importance of emotional support for the whole family and the practical help they provide to anyone affected.

In the UK, it is estimated that one in four pregnancies end in a loss during pregnancy or childbirth.

Tommy’s funds fund pioneering medical research to uncover the causes of baby loss and help women every step of their pregnancy journey, supporting them and their partners with expert information and care.

The appearance comes amid a busy time for the Duchess, who returned to royal service last month and currently lives in her London home at Kensington Palace.

The appearance comes amid a busy time for the Duchess, who returned to royal service last month and currently lives in her London home at Kensington Palace.

The royal appearance comes amid a busy time for the Duchess who visited the Natural History Museum earlier this week to record a segment to announce the wildlife photographer of the year.

Kate praised the artists for ‘showing us the magic of the wilderness’ at the virtual ceremony last night before announcing that Russian photographer Sergey Gorshkov won the prestigious award with his image The Embrace, showing a tigress Siberian girl hugging a fir tree.

Kate, who is the patron of the museum, exuded glamor during the appearance, opting for a chic £ 1,240 black puff-sleeve blazer from Alexander McQueen and a matching top and pants.

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