A beaming Duchess of Cambridge made her last solo public appearance before the birth of her first child next month today at the naming ceremony of the 1,082ft cruise ship the Royal Princess.
Sporting a £169 dalmatian print coat from high street retailer, Hobbs, which she accessorised with classic black court shoes and a neat black fascinator, the Duchess walked up the royal blue carpet to a rousing musical welcome courtesy of the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Portsmouth and The Pipe Band of 1st Battalion Irish Guards.
Smiling broadly, the eight-months pregnant Duchess shook hands with officials and representatives from the cruise operator watched by guests and a celebrity contingent that included veteran TV presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth, actor Christopher Biggins and former Atomic Kitten singer Liz McClarnon.
After a performance from pop singer Natasha Bedingfield, the ship was blessed by the Right Rev Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester, before the Duchess smashed a £1,250 Nebuchadnezzar of Moet et Chandon champagne against the hull of the Royal Princess to officially name the ship.
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