The Duchess of Cambridge has carried out her last solo engagement today before her baby is born - launching a new liner.
Kate made the journey from London to Southampton by helicopter for the naming ceremony of Princess Cruises' 3,600-passenger vessel Royal Princess.
She was seated opposite guests associated with charities that have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge or Prince Harry as their patrons, including East Anglia's Children's Hospices'.
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Icy stretches will form tonight as temperatures drop and wintry showers develop later.
A woman has been banned from keeping all animals for three years after admitting neglecting her cat and four kittens - two of whom died.
With the cold weather expected to last for at least the next five days, the Met Office has issued various snow and ice warnings.