Kate Middleton and Prince William are outfit coordinating for a good cause.
To mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS (the U.K.'s National Health Service), the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn on Sunday. During the visit, the couple joined employees for afternoon tea and thanked them for their work in helping their community.
Lucky for us, the royal couple shared multiple photos taken from the event. “Whether you are existing staff, former staff members who came out of retirement, volunteers or key workers—we thank you for the resilience, perseverance and hope you’ve shown our nation,” they captioned an Instagram post.
And while we were originally focused on the likeness between Kate Middleton’s dress and one worn by Princess Diana in the 1980s, we almost missed the fact that the couple opted for matching outfits, sporting the official color of the NHS. For the occasion, the duchess donned a deep blue number from the brand Beulah London featuring a white-collar and small, repeating pattern, while the duke opted for a blue suit, shirt and tie.
Blue has been the official color of the organization since the creation of its logo in 1990. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, people across the U.K. have been showing their support by lighting up their businesses and homes with the color. In fact, Queen Elizabeth displayed blue lights on the outside of Windsor Castle on multiple occasions since March.
As if we needed another reason to love blue (or Kate & Will).