Kate Middleton and Prince William dress in black for royal visit as Prince Philip mourning period continues
21 April 2021, 16:44
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge undertook their first royal engagement since the funeral of Prince Philip as they visited the Air Training Corps in East London.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued with royal engagements on Wednesday, visiting a location which meant a lot to William's late grandfather.
Kate dressed in a black dress coat with gold button detail, while William wore a black tie with a checked navy suit.
The couple, and the rest of the royal family, will continue to wear black until the royal period of mourning concludes, which will be this Friday, April 23.
While the family are still in the mourning period of two weeks, Buckingham Palace did previously announce that royal engagements would go ahead, where appropriate.
The East London-based Air Training Corps was a very appropriate place for Kate and William to be visiting today as it held a special place in Prince Philip's heart.
The Duke of Edinburgh was Honorary Air Commodore-in-Chief for 63 years, before he passed the position down to the Duchess of Cambridge in 2015.
The Air Training Corps is a place that supports its cadets in gaining skills and qualifications across aviation, cyber and radio communications to adventure training, music, First Aid and air experience flying.
On the couple's arrival, there were three cheers from the cadets in honour of the late Duke.