Kate, William and Harry gave the 101st Tour de France a royal sendoff today.
The young couple was busy that last Friday of February, their second official appearance together was at the University where they first met, Saint Andrews in Scotland.
Miss Middleton and Prince William were on hand to help kick off the University’s 600th Anniversary celebration. Here is how each looked back in 2005 when they graduated.
The couple also helped publicize a fundraising campaign for the University. Miss Middleton looked lovely in a bright red suit, black Aquatalia boots, and black gloves.
It turns out the suit was by Italian clothier Spagnoli.
The Daily Mail broke the news of “the Italian job”. (Ahem.)
“…Kate purchased the striking £160 skirt and £335 sushi jacket from Hollie de Keyser in Knightsbridge, Central London.
In doing so, she was retracing the fashion footsteps of Princess Diana, de Keyser’s premises were frequented by William’s late mother when the boutique was known as Emma Somerset.”
The designer told People magazine how she felt about Miss Middleton’s style choice:
“She looked stunning, and we are proud and flattered that a style icon for women of all the world like her has worn Luisa Spagnoli,” managing director Nicoletta Spagnoli tells PEOPLE. “The color red is perfect for her brunette hair and pale skin.”
The company offers a broad range of styles, below we show looks from the Spring 2011 collection.
More looks from that group.
Spagnoli also creates formal styles.
The line has proven so popular Hollie de Keyser plans to open a Spagnoli shop just down the street from her own boutique.
We wouldn’t be surprised if soon Prince William is known as “the man who accompanied Kate Middleton to ______” (just fill in the blank), as opposed to “The Future King of England”.