In Pictures: Kate becomes patron of nursing charities

The Duchess of Cambridge has visited the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists in London.

The visit came as it was announced she has become patron of the college, as well as the Nursing Now campaign that aims to raise the status and profile of nurses around the world.

Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, will later visit St Thomas' Hospital in the capital to officially launch Nursing Now.

The Duchess of Cambridge is met by college President Lesley Regan (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge is met by college President Lesley Regan (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, arrives at the headquarters of RCOG (Victoria Jones/PA)
Kate, who is expecting her third child in April, is the new patron of RCOG (Victoria Jones/PA)
The Duchess took part in a round table chat (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The Duchess took part in a round table chat (Peter Nicholls/PA)
The RCOG is a medical charity that champions the provision of high quality women's healthcare in the UK and beyond (Victoria Jones/PA)
The RCOG is a medical charity that champions the provision of high quality women's healthcare in the UK and beyond (Victoria Jones/PA)
Professor Lesley Regan, president of the RCOG, said she was
Professor Lesley Regan, president of the RCOG, said she was "thrilled" Kate had accepted the organisation's invitation to be its patron (Peter Nicholls/PA)

The Duchess and RCOG President @lregan7 pause to look at a painting of Her Majesty The Queen opening the College's current London home in 1960 @KensingtonRoyalpic.twitter.com/QvHvfBLYvH

-- RoyalCollegeObsGyn (@RCObsGyn) February 27, 2018

Founded in 1929, the College now has more than 16,000 members globally (Peter Nicholls/PA)
Founded in 1929, the College now has more than 16,000 members globally (Peter Nicholls/PA)
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