Duchess Kate Joins Husband Prince William to Launch the National Emergencies Trust in London

Although Prince William was originally set to make his Thursday morning appearance alone, the royal’s wife, Duchess Kate (née Middleton) surprised fans by joining him for the outing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in London for the launch of National Emergencies Trust on Wednesday, November 7.

William and Kate, both 37, were all smiles as they arrived at the event held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields church near the famous Trafalgar Square. The royal couple appeared to be in good spirits as they came to show their support for the new organization, which was created in an effort to improve the U.K.’s response to tragedies, such as the Grenfell Tower fire in London and the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, both of which happened in 2017.

The married pair were matching in navy blue as they greeted members of the organization, fans and even a small group of people who were affected by the recent disasters. William looked handsome as ever while wearing his signature, blue pants suit and blazer. The brunette beauty — who was added to the event’s schedule by Kensington Palace on Tuesday — looked just as gorgeous in a simple, long-sleeved Emilia Wickstead dress that featured a belt around the waist.

According to the trust’s official website, the new initiative was created to “collaborate with charities and other bodies to raise and distribute money and support victims at the time of a domestic disaster.” Following the recent tragedies in the U.K., the organization convened a “number of people in the charitable sector to see if there was a better way of responding to national emergencies,” the website explained.

After chatting with victims and others at the launch, William addressed the crowd of attendees. During the powerful speech, the royal dad of three praised the trust’s incredible initiative and thanked first responders for their undying dedication to keeping the community safe.

“Whenever and wherever disaster strikes here in the U.K., this country has a unique way of pulling together,” William passionately said in his speech. “Many thanks to the whole team behind the trust for all their hard work ahead of the launch. We all dread the day when you are needed. But I know that, like everyone here, I am glad that you now exist.”

We love how supportive William and Kate are!

Scroll through the gallery below to check out pics from the royal couple’s outing at the launch of the National Emergencies Trust!