Groundbreaking.

By Kimberly Truong
Jul 01, 2020 @ 11:29 am
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Leave it to Kate Middleton to put an unexpected spin on summer dressing.

On Wednesday, she and Prince William took part in a video call with hospital workers in Canada to mark Canada Day, which commemorates the joining of Canada's original three provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Canada province, which is now Ontario and Quebec) as one nation in 1867.

The Duchess of Cambridge went for a seasonal flip for the call, wearing a red tweed dress.

During the call, she and Prince William spoke to hospital workers at Fraser Health’s Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia, and discussed the impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on staff and their patients.

"It's an amazing role that you're playing and a hugely tough one as well," Kate told hospital workers at one point. "We're in huge admiration of everything you're doing."

"Catherine and I are proud of all of you and of everyone on the frontline who has led the way very stoically and very bravely, and put patient care right at the top of the list," Prince William said. "You've done a fantastic job."

Since the coronavirus has brought forth social distancing measures, the Cambridges have been taking on engagements from their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk. However, with lockdown measures easing up in the U.K., Kate has been able to go on in-person public outings in the last few weeks, first to the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk, and more recently, to visit a children's hospice.