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It's A Washout! William &Amp; Kate Brave The Rain In Lancashire

12/04/2011 10:12 | Updated 22 May 2015

Kate braves the rain. Photo:Getty

Well that sunny spell had to end sometime...

Kate Middleton arrived in Lancashire this morning for their final royal engagement as an unmarried couple, only to be met by a downpour of torrential rain.

Still, ever the troopers, the royal couple carried on regardless, grabbing umbrellas and continuing with their planned meet-and-greet in Darwen.

And the rainy conditions didn't stop the crowds either, as hundreds gathered to line the streets and wish the happy couple good luck before the Prince dapper in a suit and tie, and Kate exuding effortless elegance in her vintage Amanda Wakeley pencil skirt and tailored jacket.

William and Kate were in Darwen to celebrate the opening of a new community academy and launch an awards scheme - and were also due to watch an outdoor sports display in a local county park later this afternoon...

Here's hoping the rain clears up soon, then!

It's a royal washout! Kate and William arrive in Lancashire. Photos: PA/AP

Take a look at some of Kate's best fashion moments below.

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Kate poses with her future husband at St. James' Palace after announcing the engagment. The bride to be looks gorgeous in a royal blue Issa dress.

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Kate dresses up in her staple sophisticated style to watch William in the Sovereign's Parade at Sandhurst back in 2006.

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Kate supports William as he graduates from RAF Cranwell in 2008.

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Another royal enagement, another formal outfit. Kate wears a chic suit and a hat adorned with feathers at the Order of the Garter service in 2008.

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Party style! Kate opts for something a little different as she attends a charity roller disco in London.

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The happy couple attend their friends' wedding in Gloucestershire. Kate opts for a sleek blazer and completes the look with a dramatic hat.

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The future princess sports another stunning wedding outfit.

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Kate pulls off country chic in this tweed ensemble at the 2007 Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Kate looks lovely in cream at the wedding of Laura Parker-Bowles in 2006.

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She dresses down in a pretty summer dress and a pair of wedges for a day at the polo in Richmond.

The Perfect 10: Kate Middleton

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