The Royalist

04.23.13

Kate Dazzles in Erdem on Manchester's 'Shameless' Estate

Kate was in a troubled part of Manchester to launch a new kids charity

Kate continues a busy week of engagements today with a visit to a school on troubled estate in Wythenshawe, Manchester that is the setting for the original 'Shameless' TV show.

She looked neat and petite despite the ever-growing baby bump in a spring-accented Erdem Sophia Visconti-Bloom Dress. The navy-blue, burgundy, white, blue and pink Visconti-bloom silk-crepe dress has a square-neckline and sheer half-sleeves. The fitted dress has a hidden zip and a small back hem slit.The dress is available for €1248 at Matches. It's also available Neiman Marcus and Net-a-Porter.

Kate was visiting the Willows Primary School, which is, against all the odds, one of the city's most successful primaries. The troubles the area faces were graphically illustrated when arsonists attacked the school just hours after Kate's visit was first announced.

Three thirteen-year-old boys were arrested on suspicion of starting the fire.

Kate is there to launch the M-Pact scheme designed to help families affected by alcohol and substance abuse, a partnership between the Royal Foundation, Comic Relief and two of Kate's patronages, Place2Be and Action on Addiction.

As well as a warm welcome for Kate there was one for her dog, too. Kate was presented with a basket of treats for Lupo (not present) by the head teacher's dog, Henry.

Tomorrow Kate has another event at the National Portrait Gallery.