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The Duchess in Chloé for Natural History Museum Visit

The Duchess was in a Chloé jacket and jeans for today’s visit to the Natural History Museum

She was there to hear about the museum’s Urban Nature Project. Above and below, you see the Duchess with museum director Dr. Doug Gurr.

The project is being launched later this year and is designed to reconnect people with nature.   

The Duchess hearing more about the project. 

From The Daily Mail’s coverage

The Duchess heard more about the plans for the project and the work that is being carried out to transform the Natural History Museum gardens into a cutting-edge research centre, which will include outdoor classrooms and a living lab, to deliver science and learning programmes for young people, schools and families across the country. 

From Hello’s story by Danielle Stacey. 

The Duchess of Cambridge surprised local schoolchildren as she stepped out to visit the Natural History Museum in South Kensington on Tuesday.

Kate, who is patron of the London museum, heard how communities across the UK will benefit from its Urban Nature Project, which is being launched later this year. The project aims to help people reconnect with the natural world and find practical  solutions to protect our planet’s future.

The Duchess visited the museum’s Wildlife Garden. 

Below, children tasting honey the Duchess brought from Anmer Hall. 

More from Rebecca English of The Daily Mail

Kate revealed that she keeps bees at Anmer Hall, offering schoolchildren a taste of honey they had produced in the last few days. ‘Would you like to try some? This came specially from my beehive. Does it taste like honey from the shops? Does it taste like flowers?”

And from Simon Perry’s People story

At one point, Kate sat cross-legged on a wooden platform in the museum’s garden to join some schoolchildren as they learned about spiders. 

Another view. 

Roya Nikkhah of The Sunday Times shared a video.  

I think they were making spiders from pine cones and yarn or pipe cleaners. 

Simon Perry reports in his People story that, “As she left the museum, Kate fixed an acoustic monitoring device to a cherry tree in the Wildlife Garden. It will record ambient sound to help scientists to investigate patterns of bird, mammal and insect activity in the garden, her office said.”

Below, a video from Richard Palmer shows the Duchess attaching the device. 

Now for our look at what Kate wore. 

The Duchess wore the Wool Cargo Pocket Blazer ($1530) by Chloé.

The jacket is from the label’s Spring 2021 runway collection, made of grain de Poudre (a fine, tightly woven wool) in a color called “wooden orange.”  The piece features peaked lapels, a gathered waist, epaulets at the shoulder, patch pockets, and ribbed cuffs.  It is available in limited sizes at My Theresa ($1440), at 24S ($2416), Net-a-Porter ($2550), and SSense ($2550).  Thank you to UFO No More for the jacket ID. 

She brought back her Lauren Ralph Lauren Cotton-Blend Puff Sleeve Top ($79.50, sold out).

As well as her ‘Favorite Cut’ jeans ($89, sold out in most sizes) from & Other Stories

UPDATE: Several have commented that it looks like the Duchess is wearing the Cropped Favorite Cut Jeans ($89), not the standard length. I think those comments are spot-on.  The length on the cropped style shown below left is 27.6,” and on the regular length (below right), it is 30″.  It looks more like the cropped style to me than the regular length. 

The Duchess repeated her Veja +NET SUSTAIN Esplar Sneakers ($120). The style is still available in a mix of sizes at Bergdorfs ($120) and very limited sizes at The White Company ($139).

The Duchess wore her hair down with a loose curl. 

For jewelry, we saw the return of the Orelia Chain Huggie Hoops ($22). 

Along with the Spells of Love Double Strand Beaded Chain Necklace (£85, about $120).

And Daniella Draper Trio Diamond Midnight Moon Necklace personalized with George, Charlotte, and Louis’s initials, also shown when worn to a previous event.

It appears Kate’s mask was her Duchess Pink Pepper (£15) style from Amaia Kids. 


From the “In Case You Missed It” category: this Sunday Prince George and Princess Charlotte helped start a half-marathon race at Sandringham.  I have minimal photos but did do a post on the What Kate’s Kids Wore site.  

And a quick update on the umbrella the Duchess carried last week.

A lovely reader named Karen suggests it is by Collar and Cuffs London, the brand’s 16-Rib Superstrength Rainbow Canopy Umbrella. It is available at Collar and Cuffs (£24.50) and through AmazonUPDATE JUNE 23: A WKW friend has gotten in touch to point out Kate’s umbrella does not have the smaller spokes at the base seen in the Collar and Cuffs umbrella, so the search continues. 

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Debra bishop

Thursday 7th of October 2021

Yes the high wait jean are back. IMO very unflattering to most, but not Catherine. This is one of my favorite looks this year. Anyone (with a waist) can copy, or just find a mid wait jeans. Pair it with a fitted blazer & trainers. And yes the comment about a throwback to the 90’s, it is. I bough my first pair of Levi’s 501 from a thrift store chain in Detroit ,in 96 or 97 & could at the time wear a size 29. Oh days past Looking forward to more egalitarian outfits.


Friday 9th of July 2021

The mom jeans are just not fashionable! Kate has a tailored and polished look-so this choice of jean was rather unusual with an already loosely fitted blazer. I think the rule or thumb would be to keep one loose but not both-the jeans appear to be grossly oversized and dragging only serving to undermine her typical sleek and chic style! I love the blazer and the color is breathtakingly summer; but I think her J.brand jeans or any Zara one would have been a better fit!

Mary H

Tuesday 6th of July 2021

Certainly acceptable to be wearing jeans, as she was seated on the ground outside with children. These particular jeans, however, are unflattering on her in fit, length, and color. A dark jean, slightly more fitted, would have been a perfect pairing with the blazer.


Sunday 4th of July 2021

I love this outfit, love the jeans and love the blazer. Kate looks fun, young, stylish and chic. This is a perfect outfit for a day spent outside with kids, in my opinion.


Monday 28th of June 2021

Quick thought on the umbrella - I used to have a very similar color wheel umbrella to this that I bought at the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) store, perhaps it’s from there or another museum/gallery? Also, I love this outfit, especially the blazer!

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