The Duchess debuted a new coat by Matthew Williamson for this morning’s visit to the Pembroke Oil Refinery in Wales.
The refinery was the first of two engagements in Wales for Kate and William today.
Kate wore the brand’s ‘wool blend coat’ in a soft blue color that is officially called Pacific Opal. The fitted piece features double-breasted styling, double flap pockets on each side, peak lapels and bright silver buttons. The coat is available at Net-a-Porter, where it is selling at $2650.
It is also offered at Flannels. That retailer is selling the piece for $1920.
A side view shows the buttons and pockets.
These tight shots offer a closer look at the fabric and silk lining.
The Duchess previously wore Matthew Williamson in April of 2012, to a benefit premiere of the film African Cats.
The Duchess wore a rich brown shirt dress from Hobbs. The knee length dress is silk jacquard embossed with an animal print. Our thanks to Kate J for sharing the dress identification on the WKW Facebook page.
In this color-treated view you have a better look at the dress against her coat and hose.
The Duchess accessorized with her Aquatalia Rhumba boots; we show them at Nordstrom ($725) where they appear to be available in almost all sizes.
And she carried her Stuart Weitzman Muse clutch.
Kate wore her Kiki McDonough earrings.
She chose the green amethyst pair.
As it turned out, Kate did not wear red as I predicted in yesterday’s post!
With apologies for the odd formatting and oversized images, I will update tomorrow once I return from a little weekend getaway.
NOTE: An earlier version of the post said Kate and William were attending tonight’s Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance. They are *not* attending, that was my error.