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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Kate Hugs Little Girl at Gardens By The Bay + Flexes Her Muscles at Rolls Royce Factory

Day two of the royal tour began with a visit to one of Singapore's most beautiful parks Gardens By The Bay



William and Kate meet with a mother and baby.


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Large crowds of school children chanted 'Wills your brill, Kate your great' as the couple arrived. Today's visit to the Gardens by the Bay is the first opportunity the public have had to meet the couple. Very exciting for those who went along.



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Their Royal Highnesses got into golf buggies for their tour of the gardens and visited a large glass dome at the gardens in which is housed an artificial rainforest mountain. The royals were accompanied by a guide who explained the flora and fauna contained in the dome.


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Gardens by the Bay is a park spanning 101 hectares of reclaimed land in central Singapore. The park consists of three waterfront gardens: Bay South Garden, Bay East Garden and Bay Central Garden. Gardens by the Bay is an integral part of a strategy by the Singapore Government to transform Singapore from a "garden in a city" to a "city in a garden".


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The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay.


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Exchange students Lucie and Tessa were first to arrive at 5.30 a.m. this morning hoping to catch a glimpse of the Cambridges.


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The couple went on a walkabout and met with members of the crowd before they left. Many people were shouting 'I love you' as they walked past. A young child asked William what superpower he would like to have and the Prince replied 'to be invisible'. The Prince also revealed he would like two children.


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Kate shaking hands with excited British kids. One of them shouted 'We've been waiting half an hour' :)


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Kate chatting to a group of children.


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Kate bent down and picked up a flyer a girl had dropped. She said she was very touched.


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A view of the crowd.


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Kate wore a white broderie anglaise full skirted suit by Alexander McQueen. It is thought to be a bespoke piece. The vee neck three-quarter-length sleeve belted piece is a lovely choice. Quite summery and elegant. The Duchess has a wonderful relationship with Sarah Burton (designer of Kate's wedding dress) and the pieces she designs for Kate are always stunning.



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The back of the suit.


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The Duchess wore her Stuart Weitzman Corkswoon Wedges. The blue wedges were a favourite of Kate's through the London 2012 games and I expect we'll see Kate wearing them again during the tour.



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The Duchess carried her Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch.



Kate wore Diana's sapphire and diamond earrings.


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An interesting tweet from royal commentator Robert Jobson.


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And a poignant tweet from royal photographer Mark Stewart.


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Following their visit to the gardens, William and Kate travelled to the Rolls Royce engine aircraft factory in Seletar, Singapore. When fully up and running, the factory will produce about 250 engines a year. The Rolls Royce group is a British success story with a customer base comprising more than five hundred airlines and one hundred and sixty armed forces, as well as marine and energy customers all over the world. 


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The factory will produce engines for large aircrafts such as the A380.


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The couple enjoyed a tour of the factory where they met staff and saw engines being assembled and tested.


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William and Kate with little princess Maeve Low.


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Prince William made a speech praising Rolls Royce and Kate jokingly flexed her muscles after pushing a fan blade into place on an aircraft engine.


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You can watch a video here.





A very special photo of Kate hugging a little girl to finish up the post.


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At 2.45 p.m. SGT William and Kate will visit Strathmore Green, a precinct in Queenstown. The couple will view cultural performances and meet local residents. 

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