Don’t say I didn’t warn you - as noted on Monday, it’s been a busy week of public appearances for Catherine of William. Today she was in Newcastle Upon Tyne to tour through a community garden and visits with students at Percy Hedley school where she participated in a ball-throwing exercise.

As you can see, for the second time this week, Mrs Cambridge is wearing the new black. Is it already out of style if the Middletons are all over it? Next week, you’ll see Pippa in burgundy. See you later, burgundy.

What’s next: tomorrow night, evening wear. There’s a dinner gala. We’ll see if the Princess goes back to Jenny Packham.