We've seen it happen before: windy weather is no friend to a flowy skirt, and even Royalty must face this unfortunate truth every once in a while! The Duchess of Cambridge narrowly missed a wardrobe malfunction this morning as she attended an event in support of a charity of which she is a Patron.

Kate visited the Place2Be Forum event this morning, looking polished in navy blue: a short pleated skirt by Orla Kiely and a structured Max Mara jacket. Wearing her blue court shoes and navy stockings, she pinned her curls back in a half-up half-down 'do.

When Kate arrived on the windy wharf, she was greeted by a young girl who presented her with flowers before leading her inside. Despite the high winds, Kate remained to talk with the girl for several minutes, expertly keeping her flowy skirt in place.

Kate became Patron of Place2Be in April 2013, and attended an event for the charity while pregnant with Prince George. Place2Be provides mental health and emotional support to over 75000 children, in an effort to combat bullying. While attending the forum speeches, Kate decided to stay for an extra hour to hear two more sessions. We hope Wills wasn't watching the clock with baby George!

Click through the gallery above to see how Kate narrowly escaped the wind's wrath (but of course, escaped it nonetheless!).