Dynamic duo: The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne make first joint appearance at maternity unit

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Britain's Anne, Princess Royal and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receive flowers after visiting the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCM, RCOG) headquarters in London, Britain, April 27, 2022. The Princess Royal is a patron of RCM. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS
Britain's Anne, Princess Royal and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receive flowers after visiting the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCM, RCOG) headquarters in London, Britain, April 27, 2022. The Princess Royal is a patron of RCM. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS
The two royals share a passion for improving maternal healthcare. 

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Anne stepped out for their first joint engagement to visit a number of women’s healthcare organisations on Wednesday.

The two share a passion for maternal healthcare, with Anne, 71, a patron of the Royal College of Midwives and Kate, 40, a patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

The royal women arrived together at the London headquarters to meet representatives from the Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement and Avoiding Brain Injury in Childbirth organisations.

Britain’s Anne, Princess Royal and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge react to a demonstration of an emergency caesarian operation by Dr Katie Cornthwaite using a dummy, during a visit to the Royal College of Midwives and Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCM, RCOG) headquarters in London, Britain, April 27, 2022. The Princess Royal is a patron of RCM. Richard Pohle/Pool via REUTERS

The two planned to join new mums and experts to discuss inequalities in maternity care and how they are being addressed, before unveiling a plaque to official open the building.

The pair were all smiles during the visit, their first official royal engagement as a duo. When shown a demonstration of a new tool which monitors the safety of babies during labour, Anne brought the room to fits of laughter when she told a story about her fear of her babies becoming “wedged” when she tripped over a horse lorry while pregnant.

The Duchess stunned in a cream blazer and skirt, while the Princess looked stylish in a green coat and scarf.

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