Pregnant Kate Middleton wore a badge – “Baby on board” – when visiting the London Underground with Prince William and Her Majesty the Queen on Wednesday. The buttons are kept available, reports Entertainment STV on Wednesday, March 20, to indicate women who should be given a seat when the subway is crowded. A tube official handed the Duchess of Cambridge the blue-on-white badge and she put it on at the Baker Street station.
“Oh yes, I've seen this before,” Kate Middleton said of the badge, which she fastened onto her coat. She asked how they work.
“They're fantastic,” the official explained. “They really do make a difference - saves men the embarrassment of having to guess if a woman is pregnant.” That’s always important. Then, custom decrees, men who see a woman wearing the button should give up their seat, when needed.
The visit, which included Prince Philip, was in honor of the 150-year anniversary of the London Underground. Kate Middleton, with her baby badge, wore a teal coat trimmed in black, black leggings and shoes, and her favorite sapphire drop earrings.
The Queen was less colorful than usual, wearing a grayish-beige outfit with matching hat. She probably deemed it perfect for visiting the subway. She and husband Prince Phillip, who have both had bouts of illness over the past year, looked splendidly healthy.