Shannen Findlay


Wed, 15 May, 2019

Duchess Kate stuns in blue as she honours her grandmother

Duchess Kate stuns in blue as she honours her grandmother

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited Bletchley Park, which is the home of British codebreaking.

Bletchley played a massive role in gathering secret intelligence information during the Second World War.

The Duchess’ grandmother and great aunty, Valerie and Mary Glassbrow, both worked at Bletchley during the war and were recently added to Bletchley’s Codebreaker’s Wall of Honour.

Duchess Kate, mother of three, visited the estate yesterday and honoured her late grandmother by wearing a golden brooch that used to belong to her.

The royal member also met with budding codebreakers while viewing a special D-Day exhibition to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

Joining the young kiddos in a codebreaking workshop, the Duchess was able to watch as boys and girls re-enacted what it would have been like in June 1944 to intercept and decipher German communications.

“My Granny and her sister worked here which is really cool,” the mother of three told young codebreakers.

“She was sworn to secrecy and she found it very difficult to talk about.”

Duchess Kate looked simply stunning in a navy-blue polka dot dress by Alessandra Rich – an outfit she wore once before for the official royal family portraits to celebrate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday in 2018.

The outfit, a flowing, figure-hugging frock looked gorgeous on the Duchess and can be bought for AUD$3,259 and some change.

The dress features large white buttons and collar, as well as a daring split the royal managed to pull off with grace and elegance.

Suits actress, Abigail Spencer, also wore the same dress last year while attending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding ceremony.

The Duchess of Cambridge went for her staple, glowing makeup look and long curls along with light blue pumps.

The 34-year-old royal last visited Bletchley Park in 2014 where she met with veteran codebreakers who worked alongside her grandmother and great aunty.

Scroll through the gallery above to see the Duchess of Cambridge’s stunning polka-dot look.