Kate Middleton looks polished for a video call with Ugandan midwife

Working from home – royal style! Kate Middleton looks impeccably polished in a navy blazer and chic half updo for a video call with Ugandan women’s health expert to mark International Day of the Midwife

  • Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed a Ugandan nurse for a nursing publication 
  • The Duchess of Cambridge looked polished in a £59.99 blue Zara blazer
  • Video call took place in March and photographs were released today  
  • Interview is published in Nursing Times to mark International Day of the Midwife 

The Duchess of Cambridge looked perfectly polished in a cobalt blue blazer for a video call with a pioneering Ugandan midwife.

Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for the latest edition of industry publication Nursing Times, which is released today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife.

Photographs of the March video call were released today and show the Duchess of Cambridge in a £59.99 Zara blazer.

Kate wore the statement piece over a simple black top and twisted her long locks into an elegant half updo.   

Working from home: Kate Middleton, 39, interviewed community Nurse Midwife Harriet Nayiga for the latest edition of industry publication Nursing Times

Pioneer: Harriet (seen on screen) is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), which is a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda

The video call took place in a simply decorated room, which could be in either Kensington Palace or Sandringham. 

A photograph of Prince George with Princess Charlotte on her first day of school is displayed on an ornate wooden side table in the background. 

The interview marks the end of Nursing Now, the Duchess of Cambridge’s three-year global campaign to raise the status and profile of nurses. 

Harriet is the founder of the MILCOT (Midwife-led Community Transformation), a community organisation providing advice and support for vulnerable women and girls in Nansana, Uganda. 

She spoke to the Duchess of Cambridge about the challenges she faces, such as high maternal mortality rates, teenage pregnancies, domestic and sexual violence towards women, and transport issues due to remote locations.

Harriet also spoke about the ways in which her organisation, MILCOT, is working to alleviate these issues through sexual reproductive health advice, and bespoke support for marginalised adolescents and young people.      

The interview is published today to coincide with the International Day of the Midwife

Nursing Now have supported Harriet’s work by introducing her to a network of global health leaders and helping her to build self-confidence. 

With support from the UK’s Burdett Trust for Nursing, Harriet also participated in Nursing Now’s Nightingale Challenge leadership programme to provide training and development opportunities for a cohort of her fellow midwives, nurses and other health professionals.

The Duchess of Cambridge launched the Nursing Now campaign in February 2018 at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Last year Kate year marked the International Day of the Nurse alongside Sophie, the Countess of Wessex by videocalling nurses in seven different Commonwealth countries to thank them for their work during the pandemic. 

Over the last three years more than 31,000 young professionals have signed up for Nursing Now’s Nightingale Challenge, 64 Nursing Now groups have reported increased investment in nursing and there has also been an increase of nurses in leadership positions, as Chief Nursing Officers and on boards, who are able to exercise greater influence in shaping policy and service delivery

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