Fergie joins Sir David Attenborough in Gothenburg 2 min read

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She normally sticks to a strict uniform of navy and black, but the Duchess of York decided to break her own rules as she stepped out in a sunny yellow ensemble in Sweden. 

The mother-of-two, 58, attended a photocall at Gothenburg Botanical Garden ahead of the Perfect World Foundation gala dinner where she will present an award to Sir David Attenborough. 

And she couldn’t resist donning a vibrant shade for her meeting with the renowned environmentalist and presenter, 92, opting for a buttercup yellow shirt belted at the middle with a black skirt. 

It wasn’t a complete departure from her favourite look for the Duchess however, who wore a pair of her trusty navy velvet slippers embellished with dragonflies. 

The Duchess cut a sunny figure in a bright yellow shirt as she visited the Botanical garden in Gothenburg, Sweden ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

The Duchess cut a sunny figure in a bright yellow shirt as she visited the Botanical garden in Gothenburg, Sweden ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

The Duchess cut a sunny figure in a bright yellow shirt as she visited the Botanical garden in Gothenburg, Sweden ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

Sir David is the guest of honour at tonight’s gala and will receive the foundation’s honorary award, previously given to Mark Shand, the late brother of the Duchess of Cornwall, and primatologist Dr Jane Goodall.

‘Through his work, Sir David Attenborough has given wildlife a voice and raised interest for nature and wildlife world over. 

‘It is a great honour to have him as our guest, Ragnhild Jacobsson, CEO and founder of The Perfect World Foundation said. 

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The gala will raise money for conservation projects around the world and this year’s theme focuses on the impact of climate change on the ice caps and polar bears of the Antarctic.

Mother-of-two Fergie cut a cheerful figure donning  a bright buttercup yellow shirt and gold jewellery as she posed for photos in Gothenburg's botanical gardens 

Mother-of-two Fergie cut a cheerful figure donning  a bright buttercup yellow shirt and gold jewellery as she posed for photos in Gothenburg's botanical gardens 

Mother-of-two Fergie cut a cheerful figure donning  a bright buttercup yellow shirt and gold jewellery as she posed for photos in Gothenburg’s botanical gardens 

The Duchess of York paused to pick up a fallen apple as she soaked up the surroundings in Gothenburg's botanical gardens 

The Duchess of York paused to pick up a fallen apple as she soaked up the surroundings in Gothenburg's botanical gardens 

The Duchess of York paused to pick up a fallen apple as she soaked up the surroundings in Gothenburg’s botanical gardens 

‘We want to raise awareness around the seriousness of the climate change. Our oceans are filled with plastic waste, coral reefs are dying and soon several of our great mammals are extinct. 

‘Through the conference and gala we want to inspire, people and companies, and encourage involvement in the climate issues.’

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Sir David is also set to give a lecture at the foundation’s climate conference while in Gothenburg.

The Duchess couldn't resists snapping some photos of the beautiful blossoms in Gothenburg's botanical gardens, which she visited ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

The Duchess couldn't resists snapping some photos of the beautiful blossoms in Gothenburg's botanical gardens, which she visited ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

The Duchess couldn’t resists snapping some photos of the beautiful blossoms in Gothenburg’s botanical gardens, which she visited ahead of presenting an award to Sir David Attenborough 

In addition to his meeting with Fergie this evening, the broadcaster has strong links with royalty.

In 2017, he filmed the documentary The Queen’s Green Planet with Her Majesty, in which the pair were seen laughing and joking as they strolled around the grounds of Buckingham Palace  

The ITN documentary followed the progress of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy project, which aims to preserve areas of indigenous forest across the 52 countries.