The Queen and Kate Middleton share their first joint engagement - see the pictures
19 March 2019, 15:23 | Updated: 19 March 2019, 15:26
Queen Elizabeth II joined up with the Duchess of Cambridge for their first joint engagement outside Buckingham Palace today (March 19).
The popular royals visited King's College London to open Bush House, the new education and learning facility on the Strand Campus.
While this is their first solo engagement together outside the palace, Kate Middleton previously joined the Queen during an engagement to Leicester in 2012, but they were also accompanied by Prince Philip.
The net year, the trio also visited Baker Street tube station to celebrate the London Underground's 150th anniversary. Soon after her royal wedding, the Queen also joined Kate to see her wedding dress display at Buckingham Palace in 2011.
The Queen - who is patron of King's College, and previously visited in 2002 and 2012 - toured the centre with Kate and met supporters of the development.
They saw a robotics demonstration, including robotic surgery, and a showcase of how sensors made from textiles can measure useful information about the body.
They also looked around a virtual trading floor, and met students from the Entrepreneurship Institute, which supports entrepreneurial thinking, skills and experiences with King's students, staff and alumni.
The Queen also unveiled a plaque to officially open Bush House. The monarch wore a Stewart Parvin Old Rose cashmere coat and a silk dress, along with a Rachel Trevor-Morgan hat and a pink sapphire and diamond surround brooch.
Kate, meanwhile, arrived in a grey coat dress by Catherine Walker, along with a black waist belt, a black fascinator and black high heels by Gianvito Rossi.