The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an impromptu stop in Birmingham, England to visit with emergency staff and members of the community who were affected by last week’s riots. Catherine, in a military-style Alexander McQueen blouse and pencil skirt adorned with gold buttons, spoke to nurses who helped victims. “When you are doing your everyday job and then this on top, it must be very hard,” the Duchess said to nurse Lesley Clare, according to People.
Clare’s colleague Mandy Sankey said of Catherine’s poise, “She’s a real ambassador. She conducted herself with real dignity. She’s extremely ladylike.” William and Catherine thanked everyone who had worked under pressure to save lives, and revealed that they watched the events unfold from their home in North Wales.
Seizing an opportunity to wish the Duchess well, Clare told the Daily Mail, “I asked her if it was still OK to say congratulations on the wedding and she laughed and said ‘Yes, it is still OK to say it, thank you.’”