14/08/2014 12:44 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Kate Middleton Visits National Maritime Museum With Sir Ben Ainslie

Kate Middleton made a solo appearance at the National Maritime Museum in London's Greenwich on Tuesday morning to support Britain's America's Cup campaign.

The duchess joined Olympic-winning sailor Sir Ben Ainslie and Sir Keith Mills, the entrepreneur behind Britain's last America's Cup team, for a breakfast reception to promote the sailing event taking place in 2017.

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The National Maritime Museum

Despite a struggle to control her hair in the breezy weather, Duchess Kate looked chic in a navy and white shift dress from Jaeger (it's currently in the sale at £99.)

Her look was complete with a pair of matching suede stilettos, a box clutch and drop earrings.

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Kate was last seen at the D-Day memorial in Normandy, where she was 'chatted up' by 88-year-old pensioner Arthur Jones.

When Kate sat down to talk to the veteran, he asked, "Is it okay to kiss a Princess?" the Daily Mirror reports.

Of course, the duchess could hardly say no and she kindly accepted his offer.

"It was a lovely kiss - she is very sweet and very lovely," Jones said after meeting Kate. "I lost my wife 10 years ago, and I'm on my own now, so I don't get many opportunities for kisses anymore. I always thought Kate looked beautiful, but she has a very down to earth personality - it was like she was one of us."

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