The Princess of Wales rocked business chic as she arrived at a naval base in Somerset this morning/afternoon – before erupting in giggles as she tried on a lifejacket during an exercise.
Kate, 41, donned a £549 black blazer from Holland Cooper which she has worn previously, with gold button detailing, paired with trousers and £650 black pumps with a thick heel from Gianvito Rossi as she visited the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton.
The Princess, who is commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm as of last month, styled her long, thick brunette locks in bouncy blow-dried waves, with her new 70s-style fringe framing her face perfectly. Showcasing her natural beauty, the mother-of-three kept make up simple with a touch of blush, a nude lip and a bronze eye and she accessorised with white topaz Kiki McDonough teardrop earrings.
While visiting an aircraft hangar, the mother-of-three fell about laughing while trying on an emergency lifejacket and inflating it as she wore it around her neck. Elsewhere in her visit, she chatted with personnel in the air traffic control tower.
The Princess of Wales, 41, looked ready for business as she arrived at RNAS Yeovilton this morning in a black blazer and trousers
Pictured trying on an inconspicuous-looking camouflage lifejacket, the Princess beamed but looked a little apprehensive as she prepared to inflate the device.
As she pulled on the toggle, she closed her eyes and winced as the device inflated quickly and with force, just as it would in an emergency situation.
Appearing a little taken aback by the fast inflation, Princess Kate burst into a fit of giggles, before staff aided her in removing the lifejacket.
Upon arrival at the naval base, the Princess was pictured shaking hands with staff members in the tower, where staff work hard to ensure the safe operation of RNAS Yeovilton.
The Princess couldn’t help but giggle as she inflated a lifejacket while visiting a hangar at the base
A staff member came to the Princess’s aid with the inflated lifejacket to help her remove it
As Princess Kate demonstrated the lifejacket, she looked a little restricted in her movements
Kate appeared a little taken aback by the speed and force with which the lifejacket inflated, while staff watched on to make sure she was doing so safely
The Princess fell about laughing while testing out the lifejacket, pulling on the toggle to inflate it
Kate beamed but looked a little apprehensive before pulling the toggle to inflate the lifejacket
Personnel at the base instructed the Princess on how best to put on the lifejacket nefore she inflated it
Princess Kate put her arms in the camouflage lifejacket which looked inconspicuous before it was inflated
The mother-of-three wore her thick brunette locks down and in bouncy curls
Kate chatted with personnel in the hangar as she learnt about how they ensure the running of the naval base is safe and smooth
Princess Kate, a mother of three, donned block navy heels to match her elegant outfit, layering the blazer over a white top
After a morning of gloomy weather the sun came out for the Princess, who is commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm
While there, she had the chance to communicate with the crew members onboard an airborne Wildcat flight.
She was then shown around the hangar where she met personnel to discuss the different operations that take place within the Fleet Air Arm.
Last month, the King appointed Princess Kate as commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm, a position previously held by Prince Andrew.
Her solo visit comes as her husband, Prince William, prepares to fly to New York later this afternoon where he has a busy week of engagements in New York Climate Week, ahead of events surrounding this year’s Earthshot Prize.
After landing in Newark Airport in the city this evening, the Prince of Wales, 41, will visit the Billion Oyster Project, which is running an initiative to restore oyster reefs in the New York Harbour.
The project collaborates with local schools and brings in pupils to solve the challenges faced in the battle for climate conservation.
Following this visit, the Prince will head to the UN General Assembly where he is due to meet with António Guterres, the UN Secretary General.
Tomorrow, William will attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit ahead of this year’s Earthshot Prize ceremony, which will take place in November.
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