The Duchess of Cambridge as you've never seen her before

Posted February 23, 2018

On Wednesday, the Duchess of Cambridge accompanied her husband to the opening of the Fire Station in Sunderland in North East England.

The (nonpermanent) inking occurred as Kate toured an old fire station-turned-artist collective with Prince William.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met a 101-year-old fan during their visit to Sunderland.

Once inside the Fire Station, the couple were treated to a colourful performance of music, dance and theatre from local children and young people.

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The Duchess took the opportunity to fully immerse herself in the cultural event and requested a small henna tattoo after speaking to a group from Young Asian Voices.

Shajida Begum, 18, drew a henna tattoo of a flower and swirl on the Duchess's hand.

"Meghan may appear confident when on royal walkabouts, but she does have some pre-wedding butterflies - not about Harry, but about her new life", a source said, reports the site. Although she would often nod yes when acquaintances tell her it gets easier every time, the truth is the duchess finds it hard.

Kate also asked the girls for a pack of bindis to give to her two-year-old daughter Charlotte. It is thought wearing the bindi can also ward off bad luck.

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Shying away from the "all-black" dress code, Prince William's handsome wife donned a green gown with her protruding belly drawing all attention.

Despite putting on a dazzling appearance at the BAFTA Awards in London earlier this week, Kate is still being plagued by the same morning sickness she suffered with during her pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The Sunderland City Council project due to be completed this spring was built over three years with the Government contributing around two-thirds of its £117 million cost and the council the rest.

The Duchess, who is seven months pregnant, later donned a high viz vest over her custom jade coloured Dolce & Gabbana. "What happens if it doesn't tighten properly, how tight do you need it to be?"

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