Kate Middleton glows in an emerald dress by Emilia Wickstead

Sabrina Carder

On Wednesday morning Kate Middleton officially opened the new Anna Freud National Centre, the headquarters of a children's mental health charity in North London.

The outing came just two days after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary, at which time Kate was also appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order for her services to the sovereign by Her Majesty The Queen.

The 37-year-old exuded her usual elegance in a custom made A-line emerald dress featuring a square neckline by New Zealand-born, London-based designer Emilia Wickstead. The flattering silhouette is a favourite of the young the Duchess, who wore a similar lilac number to the Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit in October 2018.

Adding an additional pop of colour, Kate accessorised with green amethyst and diamond oval drop earrings (£2,600), by Kiki McDonough, as well as a matching necklace.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Anna Freud Centre of Excellence (PA)

Sporting her signature nude pumps by Gianvito Rossi, Kate also carried a complementary beige clutch bag by Mulberry.

The Duchess of Cambridge at the Anna Freud Centre (PA Wire/PA Images)

Another perfectly polished look from the duchess.