Duchess Kate visits children's hospital in festive green dress alongside Prince William

On Tuesday morning, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Cambridge had become a patron of Evelina London Children's Hospital just ahead of Prince William and Duchess Kate's visit to "learn more about how the hospital supports children and their families, and the specialist services provided to children with rare and complex conditions."

For the sweet occasion, Kate donned a festive forest green silk dress with white polka dots from L.K. Bennett that currently retails for $645. She completed her look with an olive colored envelope clutch, nude Gianvito Rossi heels and one of her classic bouncy blowouts. Prince William joined her wearing a navy blue suit with a light blue dress shirt, sans necktie.

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Prince William and Duchess Kate visit Evelina London Children's Hospital
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LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Evelina Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Evelina Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the Evelina Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Evelina Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge arrive for a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge prepare to sign the guest book during their visit to the homeless charity The Passage on December 11, 2018 in London, England. During their visit they spoke to frontline workers about some of the challenges relating to street homelessness, including drug addiction and mental health issues. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets children during a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge meet volunteers during their visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge take part in an art and craft session during their visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge joins some of the children as they take part in Christmas-themed activities during a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge takes part in an arts and craft session, during their visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shares a laugh with clients whilst taking part in an arts and craft session, during their visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge shares a laugh with clients whilst taking part in an arts and craft session, during their visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Yui Mok - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 11: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets children during a visit to Evelina London Children's Hospital on December 11, 2018 in London, England. Evelina London, which is part of Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, is preparing to mark its 150th anniversary in 2019. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
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During the visit, the duke and duchess played with children, engaged in arts and crafts and chatted with the families whose children are receiving treatment at the facility. 

Kensington Palace shared a statement from the duchess about her excitement for her new patronage with Evelina London in a tweet: "It’s a real privilege to be part of this organisation, and I look forward to many happy years ahead."

See more sweet moments from the royal visit in the gallery above and steal Kate's seasonal look below!

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