Kate brought back pieces we have seen before for her visit to St. George’s Park today with Prince William.
The couple was on hand for the official opening of the Park, a spectacular new facility and campus for the Football Association.
Here you see Prince William with the England team.
The Duke and Duchess chat with Phil Jagielka, via Official Everton’s Instagram feed.
Located in Burton upon Trent, the facility is an enormous investment in the Football Association and its future. As part of the grand opening, William delivered a brief speech, some may recall he is President of the Football Association.
Wills also make a joke at his brother’s expense at the end of his speech to mark the opening of the new National Football Centre.
He said: “I feel tempted to cry God for Harry, England and St. George but I really don’t want to lower the tone by bringing my brother into it.”
Below, Kate and William in the training center, the Football Association website shares background:
Costing £105m and home to 24 representative England teams, St. George’s Park is a genuine haven of learning, training and self-improvement. It is the practical and spiritual home of FA Learning, the educational arm of The FA.
Reiss verified the information on its Facebook page and also shared info about the belt Kate was wearing.
A closer look at the belt, it was priced at £69, about $110 at today’s exchange rates.
As you can see in the photo below, the coat collar can be worn up partially up and buttoned.
The ‘Angel’ is a coat Kate has worn previously, many readers will recognize this image.
That is Christmas Day last year at Sandringham, Kate is seen on her way to a church service with Beatrice and Eugenie, we were unable to identify the coat at the time. Below, better product shots, they also show the collar in two different positions.
The knee length coat features wide, top-stitched lapels, front pockets, multiple gores, and a hidden front fastening. It is a blend, 80% wool and 20% polyamide.
The Angel was originally priced at £325 ($510 USD), but a Kate style blog reported last November the Duchess purchased the coat at one of her favorite shopping haunts:
REISS representatives confirmed that Kate purchased the “angel fit and flare coat” in fawn at their bicester village outlet store in October
The boots are weatherproofed stretch suede with a 3.4″ stacked heel (the platform is almost an inch, so the walking height is said to be 2.6″), they also have Aquatalia’s slip-resistant rubber sole. The Rhumba can be found at Bergdorf, as well as Neiman Marcus, at Nordstrom, along with Aquatalia, the price is $698 at all sites.
As an FYI, this boot was originally called the Rhumba, minor modifications were made to the style and the name of that boot was the Flinch, the style and name is now the Rhumba again. (Don’t ask. For more, click here.) By the way, there are a number of Aquatalia events at Nordstrom stores this month in the US, representatives will be on hand and there is also a free gift of some kind involved, click here for a schedule.
Underneath the coat Kate wore a print dress we haven’t previously seem, a small floral pattern on black. She carried her trusty black clutch. It’s possible today’s ensemble is a complete repeat of her Christmas look, she is also wearing the earrings many believe to be a gift from Prince William, first seen on Christmas. We show the image below from Kiki McDonough only so readers can see the green amethysts, these are not Kate’s earrings. (Technically known as prasiolite, or quartz.)
It was a solid look for Kate, well suited to the event with its inside and outside venues. We leave you with this photo of a plaque unveiling, via the Football Association’s gallery.
- The Daily Mirror’s story is here, many thanks to Ann Gripper for mentioning Therese McCloskey in the piece
- The Sky Sports story is here
- Learn more about St. George’s Park here or take a virtual tour here
- The Football Association website is here, its Facebook page here, a video of today’s training session is here