The Duchess of Cambridge is spotted wearing a face mask for the first time

The Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Sheffield yesterday to help unpack some donations at the Baby Basics centre.

This comes after private visits to Baby Basics in West Norfolk (near her current Anmer Hall home), during which Kate Middleton learned of the baby bank’s need for donations.

After this, she started a drive for donations of items for babies from brands, and has now brought together 19 British brands and retailers to donate over 10,000 new items to more than 40 baby banks across the UK.

During her visit in Sheffield, the Duchess helped unpack some of those, before chatting to vulnerable parents in need of support from the banks.

Catherine made sure she stuck to government guidelines by wearing a fabric face mask, adorned with a floral print, as well as gloves while doing all the unpacking.

She also wore a pretty white button down dress by London label Suzannah, which is still available to buy here.

This is a project close to the Duchess' heart, especially as use of baby banks has grown since the start of the pandemic.

And spreading the message around wearing masks and social distancing certainly can't hurt either.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

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