Feb 242016
 

Kate was in Scotland today for her first solo engagements in that country. Her first appointment was at St. Catherine’s Primary School in Edinburgh.

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©James Whatling/Splash News

Kate being given a flower posy by St. Catherine’s pupils Suranne and Rodney.

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Place2Be Facebook

The Countess of Strathearn, as she is titled in Scotland, was at the school in her role as patron of Place2Be.

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Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

The school’s Headteacher, Paul Hunter, has said that “kids can’t be educationally literate without first being emotionally literate.”

Kate took part in a singalong of “It’s Good to See You Here” as shared by the BBC Scotland. (The link will take you to a brief video of the singing.)

BBC Scotland Twitter (@BBCScotlandNews)

BBC Scotland Twitter (@BBCScotlandNews)

From The Express:

After the enthusiastic singing… She said: “Good morning everyone.

“Everyone should start the day like that!

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Place2Be Facebook

More from The Mirror’s coverage:

Place2Be had worked in Scotland since 2001 and now works in 28 schools in some of the most challenging areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Luke Alexander, 12, presented her with a Quaich cup – a special Scottish two-handled drinking bowl – to signify friendship.

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Place2Be Facebook

A video showing the presentation.

Place2Be notes that Kate “…met children and parents. She also heard from health professionals who have trained with Place2Be to develop child counselling expertise.”

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Place2Be Facebook

Kate leaving St. Catherine’s Primary.

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Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal)

Kate arriving at Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) for a function with The Art Room; the school is also in Edinburgh. Kate was welcomed with flowers from Kelsey Evans and Scott Cunningham, both are WHEC students.

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Edinburgh Council (@Edinburgh_CC)

The Countess meeting with Art Room staff at Wester Hailes.

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Wester Hailes Education Centre (@WHEC_Edin)

Wester Hailes students hard at work on Art Room creations.

Wester Hailes Education Centre

Wester Hailes Education Centre

They have been working on a project involving artist Frida Kahlo, something that probably resonates with kate, she has a degree in art history. (It is also of interest to your trusty scribe; last year I was lucky enough to see the Frida Kahlo/Diego Rivera exhibit in Detroit.)

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©Pool/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

And some of their work on display.

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The Art Room UK Twitter

Clearly there are some talented children participating in the program, as seen in this photo shared on Twitter by Stuart Sinclair.

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Stuart Sinclair Twitter (@StuartsInc)

Another look at the classroom project.

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Danny Lawson/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

The Countess clearly enjoyed her time at Wester Hailes.

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Danny Lawson/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

Kate also spent some time chatting with Mitchell and Adam, two BBC School Report roving reporters covering today’s events.

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BBC School Report Twitter (@BBCSchoolReport)

Mitchell looked very professional. I think he has a future at the network.

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Wester Hailes Education Centre (@WHECSocial)

Then it was time for a change of pace as the Countess connected with Judy Murray for some tennis.  Many will be familiar with Ms. Murray, among other things she is the mother of Olympic gold medalist and Wimbledon champion Andy Murray, as well as Jamie, also a Wimbledon champions.

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Robin Nunn/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

Kate is helping shine the light on a program started by Ms. Murray, Tennis on the Road. More about the project from its website:

Judy and her coaching team will aim to give parents, coaches, teachers and volunteers the tools needed to get kids active and to help further kick-start and develop tennis in Scotland.

Tennis on the Road

Tennis on the Road

And from The Mirror’s coverage:

Kate joined dozens of school pupils and teachers as they were taught how to coach and pass on the basics of tennis to children, at a clinic hosted by Andy Murray’s mother in Edinburgh.

Often seen in the royal box at Wimbledon and described as a “keen” tennis player, Kate showed off her skills as those taking part were challenged to balance and spin a racket at Craigmount High School.

The class was part of the Tennis on the Road project created by Judy in 2014, with the aim of capitalising on the success of her sons Andy and Jamie by increasing coaching capacity and growing the game at a grassroots level across Scotland.

Back to balloon tennis exercises.

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Andrew Milligan/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

A poster from Tennis on the Road program.

Tennis on the Road

Tennis on the Road

Kate chatting with Judy Murray in a photo shared by The Scotsman’s Courtney Cameron, and taking part in one of the exercises in a picture tweeted by Tennis on the Road.

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Courtney Cameran, The Scotsman (CCameron_) / Tennis on the Road (@TennisOnTheRoad)

The Sun’s Emily Andrews says Judy Murray shared why Kate is fond of tennis:

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Emily Andrews, The Sun (@ByEmilyAndrews)

Kate practicing her racket spinning skills.

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Andrew Milligan/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

From Tennis Scotland’s news release:

Tennis on the Road welcomed The Duchess of Cambridge to Craigmount High School, Edinburgh, to experience a taster of the grassroots programme developed by Judy Murray. The activity coincides with the announcement that the initiative is now supported by the LTA.

Hello! magazine’s Emy Nash posted a video of Kate in one of the sessions.

Emy Nash, Hello!

Emy Nash, Hello!

Some of the exercise required intense focus.

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Andrew Milligan/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

One more tennis photo.

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Andrew Milligan/WPA Rota/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

And now to what Kate wore for today’s events. We start with the morning ensemble. Many will recognize the Max Mara Sportmax piece, the label’s ‘Long Belted Coat’ in green virgin wool coat, initially seen on Christmas Day.

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@Polaris/Polaris

This is the piece that prompted quite a bit of discussion, primarily because of the fit, the placement of the belt and the pocket flaps.

Sportmax Max Mara Green Coat Christmas Day and Edfinburgh Scotland Feb 24 2016 All Product Shots

The Countess wore a piece by Le Kilt, the brand’s Classic Houndstooth Long style.

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©Danny Lawson/Pool/Nunn Syndication/Polaris

The label is based in Scotland, and its products are manufactured there as well, a very good fit in terms of sartorial diplomacy.

Le Kilt

Le Kilt

The piece is 100% British wool with a flat-fronted apron, black leather side buckles at the waist, and a traditional kilt pin.

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Le Kilt/Polaris/Le Kilt

It is available directly from Le Kilt, priced at £470, about $650 at today’s exchange rates. It is part of the brand’s classic collection, so it is restocked throughout the year. Harvey Nichols carries the brand and will have the style back in stock. Dover Street Market in New York is the US retailer for Le Kilt.

Emma Spedding of The Telegraph spoke with Le Kilt’s founder about the Duchess wearing one of her company’s skirts.

Le Kilt was only founded in 2014 by Samantha McCoach, whose grandmother was a traditional kilt maker in Scotland for over 40 years. The London fashion Week brand gives traditional kilts a modern update, bringing a punky attitude to heritage tartan. The name comes from the popular 1980s Soho nightclub, Le Kilt.

Below, some of Le Kilt’s other styles.

Le Kilt

Le Kilt

Emma Spedding reports that Le Kilt’s founder is also a Max Mara fan:

Samantha says she has had lots of texts and calls: “My grandmother is over the moon.” She is a fan of how Kate styled her kilt with a Max Mara coat, adding: “I love Max Mara, I still have an amazing camel Max Mara coat I brought from a charity shop in London whilst studying at the RCA.”

A few more pieces.

Le Kilt

Le Kilt

Kate was wearing the same black turtleneck/polo neck seen with the Michael Kors suit at Sandringham.

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©Polaris/i-Images

She wore her Power pumps from Stuart Weitzman and carried her Bayswater clutch in black suede by Mulberry.

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Kate also wore her Kiki McDonough Lauren earrings.

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©James Whatling, Splash News/Nunn Syndication, Polaris

We proceed to the afternoon wardrobe.  For the tennis workout Kate wore another new brand, her trackpants/sweatpants are by Monreal London.

Kate Edinburgh Scotland Tennis Feb 24 2016 Monreal London Tuxedo Track Pants Product Shots

The ‘Tuxedo Track Pant‘ is $345 and described this way by Monreal: “Inspired by the timeless glamour of the tuxedo, our slim-fit Tuxedo pants have inbuilt shorts for lift, support and to add layer of opacity.” They have side zips at the hems, an elastic waist, concealed pockets, and made from a luxury performance jersey material.  They are on sale in limited sizing at Saks Fifth Avenue ($146),and offered in other colors at YOOX ($409).

Kate wore the Nike Baseline Half-Zip Tennis Top ($70), made of wicking fabric with contoured seams for enhanced ease of movement.

Nike

Nike

We saw the Countess in a new pair of Asics, the brand’s Gel Solution Speed 3 in white/blue steel/crystal blue We show it at Athleta, where it is $130 and available in most sizes.

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Nunn Syndication/Polaris

We have additional photos that will be posted as they are edited.Loads of thanks to everyone who IDed pieces today, including Kate Middleton Style, What Would Kate Do, A Petite Princess, Middleton Maven, From Berkshire to BuckinghamKate’s Closet.

We wrap up with a look at some of Kate’s other houndstooth styles, from left to right: the Rubik coat by Reiss first seen last December for an Action on Addiction event, bespoke Christopher Kane pieces worn when visiting Scotland last October, and the Austin shirtdress by Ralph Lauren seen at the Anna Freud Centre in September of last year.

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  45 Responses to “Kate Debuts New Brands for a Day of Engagements in Scotland”

  1. Overall, her formal outfit is lovely. I don’t agree at all that the black turtleneck was a poor choice. I find that black and any sort of true colour (versus shade) looks cheap and tacky – especially red!. The kilt is lovely and seems to fit her impeccably…it’s also nice to see her pay tribute, even if sartorially, to Scotland. I have the same feelings about the coat that I had when she wore it on Christmas Day – it just doesn’t flatter her and certainly doesn’t fit right. I also wonder, given the price tag, whether or not this was really a smart buy, given the similarities between this and the dark green Hobbs coat we have seen Kate in before – it was so much more flattering and accomplishes a very similar look. Obviously money is not a concern, but this coat is a dissapointment, whether belted, fastened, etc.

    The gym outfit is horrid – the Nike top is fine, and suitable for the occassion as she knew she was going to participate actively. The pants are down right UGLY – not sure why anyone is fussed with the price of these, as my eyes were too focused on trying to see something flattering about these pants. They remind me of something a 60-something would throw on before going to the grocery store. I am not saying she needs to be in tight workout-style leggings when active, but aside from the cut, the yellow stripe is foul and an overall horrible shade. Clearly I feel very strongly about this, but I just wish that she’d worn something on the bottom a little more similar to what I suspect are lululemon leggings, which she had on when shopping the other day.

    Looking desperately forward to pictures of the India and Bhutan tour – counting down the days!

  2. Why are people offended by $300 track pants, but no one bats an eye at $2000 day dresses or designer bags or owning an unreal amount of expensive coats? Surely, these are all areas where a normal person would have spent much less or owned less. I don’t see any difference in this case, and we wouldn’t even know how expensive her pants were if we (as a public) weren’t so nosy. They are not emblazoned with a name brand or a price tag, and I doubt anyone at the actual event knew how much they cost.

  3. I’m super late on commenting so maybe I’m posting into the void, but here goes. The skirt is unflattering. Someone mentioned a red top would have looked better, I agree.
    Those track pants….Seriously? Obnoxious and disappointing for her to choose those for a photographed event. I don’t begrudge her for being insanely wealthy but to spend so much on something so casual and then wear for an event, it is tone deaf.

  4. A red sweater would have looked better with the hounds tooth skirt or even a dark pink. Both look great with hounds tooth and you used to always wear those colours with hounds tooth. Dark tights and or boots would have looked better and then a black coat. Turtlenecks really do not flatter most people. A crew neck or other style more flattering. The track pants, I don’t like the bright yellow band at the top and Nike and several others make very similar pants. I like the Nike top and why wouldn’t she wear trainers to participate? Any other type of outfit and shoes would be ridiculous. She planned on participation. When she wore the wedges and such to play volleyball ball, I think It wasn’t planned for her to participate. I also think Kate should avoid wearing black so close to her face, like a turtleneck. With her dark hair, it drags her down. Red really would have brightened her whole look and she looks good in red.

  5. I love the athletic outfit. The price on the pants seems outrageous but that doesn’t detract from the overall appropriate and professional look this outfit has. She looks comfortable without looking like a Nike advertisement or a starlet showing off pricey “athleisure” wear. It’s wonderful to see such an athletic woman in her element.

    • I think I see those pants as something a bit like sporting equipment — like a good tennis racquet or pair of running shoes. These particular pants may work for her in ways known only to Kate herself in terms of fit fabric, and I can understand investing in them in that way. I think her down-to-earth side is shown by the standard Nike top she’s wearing. I know when I went out hillwalking it wasn’t the price tag on the outdoor jacket I was looking at but its toughness vs its ability to give me flexibility of movement. On top of which it’s Kate’s money and as far as I’m concerned she gets to spend it whichever way she likes, especially when she looks so good!

  6. I like the coat/skirt/turtleneck outfit very much overall. To me the length of skirt and length of coat are more harmonious than a shorter skirt would have be, and a longer skirt seems less awkward when quite a bit of the day is spent talking to much shorter people. (Children do tend to be rather short I’ve found.)

    I like the heels too, though I’d be equally satisfied with taller boots. I much prefer the heels to the flat laced boots shown in the le kilt illustration. (Those give the model’s feet a truly Minnie Mouse look, to my eyes.)

    For me what animated the outfit was the sense of presence that comes through in the photographs. It must be a considerable challenge to stay focused on someone when several other someones are busy taking photographs; I’m really impressed by her focus in these photographs.

  7. I love love love the kilt skirt, she really seems to like the houndstooth look….. but those track pants…… eek…… the price….. eek eek……. I’ve been a loyal Kate fan for years, but I feel like she’s looking a bit washed out lately. Maybe it’s the lack of blush or a tan. I don’t know.

    • When it comes to athletics, it depends on how serious of an athlete you are, the technology in fabrics, the cut of a garment and the combination of those fabrics that ultimately determines how much you’ll pay. As an equestrian who is very slim, I’ve often dabbled into thinking about paying more (into the hundreds) for my show breeches as I’m becoming more competitive. My summer breeches are “tights” and are from Kerrits. They are made with Icefil technology which is an expensive product. Each cost me $88 but keep me cooler than if I wore my regular breeches in the hot, humid Midwestern summers on a horse that runs at 100 degrees Fahrenheit.

      Sometimes, you really do get what you pay for!

  8. I think Kate looked smashing today. Her look reminds me of the brown Hobbs coat ensemble she wore on Valentine’s day 2012. You can tell she’s sporty- doesn’t look like she’s had two kids to me. She is super skinny!

  9. The skirt looks almost identical tot the dolce & gabbana one she was wearing at the newspaper event…

    • Yes, and I like the D&G one a LOT more…although I see what she was trying to do here by supporting a Scottish designer with a traditional Scottish kilt, it seems way too soon to wear a skirt so similar.

      And doesn’t she already have a Christopher Kane kilt that she could have worn?

      In the end, her wearing this kilt got the designer *so much* positive press, so I guess it was a good thing. But yeah, it seems slightly crazy to pick one that looks so similar to the skirt she just wore less than a week ago…

  10. It remains a mystery to me why Kate is so attached to wearing a belt with that MaxMara coat. The placing of it is so odd coming so close to the pocket flaps in a way not shown in studio shots although a slimmer belt this time helps a little.

    I was delighted when someone posted a news clip to WKWfb which shows Kate leaving the engagement changed back into her smart outfit from sports gear – and minus the belt. At last the pocket flaps sit naturally and that fine coat hangs well.

    http://itnsourcenews.com/

    I’m a big fan of the kilted skirt, Le Kilt certainly has a great range there. It’s such a flattering garment and even hints a little at school uniform while retaining adult dignity. Very glad to see it comes with a sensible kilt pin.

    And Kate looks wonderful in her sporting outfit, the looser fitting track pants are way more ladylike than tight leggings. She manages to look elegant even at play although I’m willing to concede that it might not be as comfortable to play tennis with all the extra fabric. Still, probably not a problem for a woman who can pull off diamond pave drop earrings while wielding a tennis racquet.

    • Thanks for linking to that video, it’s great – the Duchess really looks to be enjoying herself! And I agree with you about the belt.

    • I agree with you about the coat – I dislike this coat SO much (although I know that’s not exactly what you were saying!). The belt seems to be problematic no matter what she does with it, and it is, IMO, a very awkward length. She has a long torso and this particular cut of coat just seems to accentuate that and draw questions and criticisms whenever she wears it, because the belt/pocket flap situation is so distracting!

  11. Kate looks tired. The green coat and dark hair colour she opts for these days emphasises washed out appearance. The black, grey and green is uninspiring. I don’t like the duchess in this turtleneck. It adds years to her. As for Asics and the duchess. No. I loved her rock climbing and her brown boots and all that went with it. She was cute as a button.The Monreal pants and these Asics and this is no unofficial gym date/shopping trip BTW scream wife of a celebrity footballer. What else should she have worn? Well she turned up in wedges and blazer to volleyball before. I rest my case

    • Grace I completely agree with you about the turtleneck. I don’t like them as a general rule, and I’m with you in thinking that this one ages her. It’s been pointed out that she wears it for warmth, particularly for engagements where she will be outside a lot (this one wasn’t) or for the Christmas morning walk, but she has so many gorgeous scarves and shawls she could wear instead that would do the job and look so much prettier.

      About the gym outfit – I didn’t love it, but only because I think it was a bit ridiculous to wear pants that expensive. I guess she wanted a pair that 1) no one else would likely be wearing, and 2) would stand out in photos. Which she accomplished. But I see no problem with her wearing Asics; it is one of the things that I like about her, that she does wear things, occasionally! – which are accessible to the rest of us :)

      • I don’t believe it would have been safe for Kate to wear any footwear other than sneakers at the tennis clinic (notice the photo of her jumping over a hurdle), and I don’t think it’s fair for us to negatively evaluate Kate for wearing athletic clothing in an athletic context.

  12. Coat – I liked it much better
    Shirt/Kilt – loved it, great nod to Scotland, love houndstooth
    Hair – I liked it with sides pulled back at the tennis event better than all down
    Athletic Outfit – I really liked it, very on trend for women’s athletic wear, I like the pants, I like the pop of color and the stripe on the pants
    Accessories – love those earrings, shoes could have been a pop of color

    I think Kate is trying out new things, new hair, new skirts and seeing what works for her.

  13. The color of the coat goes well with her current hair color.

  14. Love the turtleneck and the kilt, but I wish she would ditch the spiky heels and go with a shoe with a more substantial heel. It would, in my opinion, look better with the coat and with the kilt, The coat itself is okay, nothing special, but certainly warm and acceptable. The tennis outfit was completely appropriate for the outing. Kate really looks like she is having fun. It is great the way she gets involved rather than just collecting flowers and doing walkabouts.

  15. I really like her black turtleneck/kilt combo! Looks very chic and appropriate. Nice to see something other than a dress (which she usually does so well too!).

  16. I just thought everything she wore was so 100%appropriate for the occasion of that moment. And please, how lovely is that photo of her at the tennis event where she is sprinting towards the camera? One of the best of her ever taken I think.

  17. I have three unrelated comments.

    1. The pockets seem to sit way higher on her than on the models (on the SportMax coat). ??

    2. I’m thrilled she didn’t wear leggings for the tennis program as I’m firmly in the “leggings are not pants” camp.

    3. I’m doubly thrilled she took her coat off!! Woo-hoo!

    Thanks for the great coverage as always.

    • If you look carefully on some of the photos, you can see the little dint left where the belt loops used to be on the coat.

    • The coat on the sportmax campaign was never made as such won’t the flap pockets sitting lower. The only version that hit the stores is Kate’s. I own the coat which I got from the official max mara boutique in London so I know for myself and was of that.

  18. Those track pants are horrendous. They’re even worse now knowing the price. She could have pulled off a much more polished athletic outfit than that. Frumpy and boring all around.

    I’m bored with the foot wear. The suede pumps are getting so boring! And the boots she always wear are even worse. Would it be too much to ask for a red heel or something else once in awhile?

  19. I always enjoy seeing Kate in skirts and turtlenecks. They remind me of her pre-marriage style.

  20. I wouldn’t pay that much for those pants. They are ok,but at the end of the day, they are still work out pants. You could buy similar for much less. Plus, I am not a fan of the florescent green or yellow band of colour. Loved everything else.

    • The only reasons I can think of that would justify those hideous pants are that she wanted to make sure she was wearing something that no one else at this event was (mission accomplished!) and something that would stand out in photos.
      Other than that, I’ve got nothing. They’re ugly and overpriced, IMO.

  21. I like the kilt, I just wish she went for a more colorful, interesting design. It looks too similar to the skirt she wore for her “editorial” engagement. So it feels really boring. The athletic gear she wore is really cool though!

  22. This is a pretty coat — beautiful, elegant color — and I think it looks more attractive as styled today than it did at Christmas. The thinner, original belt simply works better. However, as I said about the LKB red coat, this is an awkward length better suited to boots than pumps.

    I think that about the skirt as well. It’s been eons since I wore a kilt or a kilt-style skirt, but I have a (OK, sort of hazy, given my increasing antiquity) memory of the first year I was allowed to buy my own clothes, when the then-controversial midi skirt was making its debut — to universal and shrieking dismay from millions of mini-skirt devotees. I was, I think, 12, and the fashion magazines were featuring to-die-for midi-length tartan kilts with gorgeous lace-up boots. I adored the look and decided mini-skirts were long past their sell-by date.

    I bought one of those midi-kilts, and a pair of boots, too, and I’ve thought ever since that kilt-style skirts look fabulous with boots. I don’t think I’ll be “kilting” myself again, but I do rather like the small houndstooth print of this skirt. What’s more, and as I’ve said before, I am a huge fan of thin, black, polo-necked sweaters, which I wear with EVERYTHING!

    That is to say that I think the Duchess’s outfit overall was lovely — pretty but fairly and appropriately relaxed, given the occasion and the venue.

    • I agree that the original belt works better.

    • I find myself much less troubled by the longer length coat with courts at the moment, though I usually miss seeing boots with them. I must be getting used to the look. The coats simply seem elegant to me and good tailoring goes a long way towards handling extra bulk.

    • I own the coat , which I couldn’t not resist getting from the max mara boutique in London as it was 40% off, so I agree with all your points about it. I had doubts whether I might find the colour a bit draining on me and the length too long, but to my surprise the colour is a lovely flattering shade of green and the length doesn’t feel odd. I was convinced at the boutique to try it on with both heels and boots as they suggested it goes with both and I have to say it did. Even though I prefer it on her with the pumps, maybe because we could now see the sleek lines of the coat better and maybe because the wider belt didn’t suit its design.

  23. Love the turtleneck but don’t care for the Duchess in the black and white checks. I seem to recall a dress with a similar pattern. It is too old ladyish for her usual sharp style. Love the earrings.

  24. Was waiting for the post to be uploaded for this engagement! I can’t thank the admin enough for providing a common platform to connect for Kate-oholics like me!!

    So glad that Kate has started wearing separates more often, such a welcome change from the standard dress under coat work uniform that she usually prefers. Though I’m still eagerly awaiting for the day she dons a proper pair of pants! The polka dotted Zara one doesn’t count! :)

    Think she’s wearing the belt that came with the coat, looks better than last time! Love the kilt!! I am going to get one when iIcan afford :) And those tracks are crazy expensive! Don’t look that great either..

  25. So she does have a clean pair of sneakers! I was confused when I saw her walking around in such dirty sneakers on the Kings Road. Adore everything about all her outfits today. Am a big fan of Monreal London and Le Kilt.

  26. I love her outfit today. She looks amazing in the turtleneck and skirt. I wish I could pull that off.

  27. I am in love with that kilt. I would buy it in a heartbeat! And the other designs are terrific. Not a fan of the coat with nude stockings. It looked so smart with a turtleneck and boots. I feel like only spring coats should be worn with hose; winter coats need tights or boots.

    I have to say the track pants look pretty TOWIE.

  28. I like the turtleneck and skirt combo and the Asics, but not much else. Not a fan of a coat that can fall open from the high waist like this one does, and $345 for a pair of “track pants,” no matter what the “luxury performance jersey material” they’re made out of is crazy.

    Looks like she’s cut the bangs again?

    • I thought, maybe, that the bangs had been trimmed too. They seem to be an awkward length again. I agree with your summation of today’s outfits. The coat is fine but nothing special. I do like the turtleneck with the kilt . Its a chic combination.

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