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Kate in Red and Black to Cheer On Welsh Rugby Team in Paris

The Duchess showed her support for the Welsh rugby team today, wearing a vibrant red coat paired with black accessories.©Splash News

The Duke and Duchess were at their final engagement of a whirlwind 2-day visit to Paris. The match was a fierce battle between the Welsh and French teams at the Six Nations Rugby Match.  William is Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union. Previously he was vice-patron, but last December the Queen turned the post over to him; it was one of many patronages HM passed on to younger royals.©Splash News

The match was at the Stade de France. The outcome wasn’t exactly what one hoped if rooting for Wales.  More from ITV coverage of the match:

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge watched as Wales lost to France in the final second during an unprecedented Six Nations’ clash in Paris.

William, patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his wife watched as the game ran into its 100th minute and France scored a last-minute try.

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From  Rebecca English’s Daily Mail story, referencing Prince William in this portion:

…he looked a bag of nerves as France pushed for the line in the dying seconds and Wales desperately held on in a bid to secure the win. To his dismay, France scored in the 100th minute and converted to win 20-18.

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I believe this is after the match as the duo was preparing to leave.©Splash News

Kate was in the Carolina Herrera coat first worn in Canada. The piece is crafted from a double-faced wool/cashmere fabric blend; it showcases double-breasted styling, princess seams, and a fit and flare silhouette.Kate CH Carolina Herrera Coat Canada Tour Three 3 shots

Beneath the coat, Kate wore something with a mock neck or turtleneck (polo neck) collar.

UPDATED: Cornelia James confirms Kate is wearing their Imogen style gloves ($87), made of 100% Australian merino wool with that distinctive side bow at the wrist.© Splash News / Cornelia James

The Duchess also wore black suede booties to the match that look very much like this pair, first noted during the 2014 visit to New York.©PA Wire/Splash

A closer look.©

Kate wore the Cartier Trinity earrings seen at engagements earlier today.

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Tuesday 21st of March 2017

It seems that booties from Stuart Weitzman. I have very similar but in brown. You can compare the block.

Kate's Closet

Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Hi Susan, I'm not sure why you don't think the gloves are her Cornelia James Imogen? I own the Imogen gloves and they look exactly like Kate's. The position of the bow varies a lot depending on how you wear them. Sometimes you can't see the bottom part of the bow because it can be tucked in since it's sewn on the inside part of the glove, whereas the top part of the bow in sewn on the outside. I hope this makes sense! - Elizabeth x


Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Thanks so much for the note Elizabeth! I have heard back from Cornelia James and they verify the gloves are the Imogen. :)


Monday 20th of March 2017

Why do you not think she is wearing her Cornelia James gloves? Seems like an easy spot and a staple in Kate's wardrobe.


Monday 20th of March 2017

I often have to look back@pics after reading comments & did so this time even though it's a repeat because (a) I skimmed through the Canadian blog because it seemed to be yet another boring themed red coat & (b) I was intrigued at the button-placement comments. Yes, I can see what people mean, looking again, the front of the coat seems to pull at the middle button on the left too & seems a little off at the first left button; there seems to be a seam there going somewhere to meet up with something?? I like it more now as the flared look is a favourite of mine & I can see the red shade is totally different to the more 'Christmas' shade red she wore to the first Netherlands visit & rugby match in Wales. It was a great outfit, even with scruffy hair. I do hope she doesn't go predictable & wear it next time she visits Welsh rugby though, I'm tired of themes & as I live opposite the Welsh stadium, I'd prefer a casual look (not red!).


Tuesday 21st of March 2017

Oh, to have scruffy hair that looked like hers... :)

linda hoad

Monday 20th of March 2017

not a fan of bright red and the fit of the coat is not good. bag does not good with the red and she seems to have so many coats in this button up style. a bit overdone for a rugby match.

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