Today the Duchess of Cambridge recycled all pieces of her ensemble, as she presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards on St. Patrick’s Day. For more info on the visit, go here.
Our own founder Victoria Howard was at today’s engagement to bring us all the details and pictures of Kate’s look for today.
Catherine re-wore her bespoke Catherine Walker coat first seen on her trip to Norway. The dark green wool coat has asymmetric buttons down the left hand side and falls to just below the knee. Here we show two other asymmetric button style coats from Catherine Walker: the Stuart and the Eleanor.
Unfortunately we did not get a glimpse of the dress underneath the coat.
Around the collar and cuffs of her Catherine Walker coat, Kate
brought back the black fur collar (£65) and cuffs (£40) by Troy of London that we saw in Sweden. The collar and cuffs are detachable and are a great way to change the look of any of her coats she owns. The collar and matching cuffs are also available in forest green, teal and chocolate.
Catherine Walker has confirmed that the coat comes with the collar and cuffs, and that they are not separate pieces!
The Duchess wore her Gina Foster Meribel Hat, which cost £535, that we first saw on Christmas morning way back in 2013! This forest green velour felt beret, features a sweeping side bow placed on top of the beret and is worn tilted to the right of the head. A hidden elastic band keeps the hat in place and this would be most important as it looked to be quite a windy day today.
Gina Foster was one of my favourite Milliners that Kate and Pippa wore, and I was very sad when she closed up shop. The model shown in the image above is wearing the “Hunter Green” colour as seen on Zara Tindall, I think Kate’s hat may be the “Fern Green” colour as hers is a lot brighter. You can find a great replikate of Kate’s Gina Foster hat here.
Luckily you can hire Kate’s hat here. You may also be able to hire the Pringle hat in navy and one of Pippa Matthews’ hats.
The Duchess re-wore her Tod’s black suede block heels, costing £335. A nice sturdy heel with a rubber sole that has signature ‘gommino’ pebbles for grip and traction perfect for the slightly snowy conditions today. These are definitely are new favourite of Kate’s and I think they have replaced her old nude patent LK Bennett Sledges as the most re-worn shoe.
Kate accessorised with her Kiki McDonough green tourmaline and amethyst oval drop earrings, retailing at £3,500. She first wore these halo double drop earrings on the tour of India. The stud earrings have a green tourmaline stone at the top surrounded by diamonds and drop down to a green amethyst oval-shaped stones also surrounded by diamonds. The drops are joined in the middle by a single diamond and set in gold.
She also wore her Cornelia James Beatrice style gloves black merino wool, costing £70. These gloves by the royal appointed glove manufacturer are light weight, made from 100% merino wool and have a small bow attached to the front cuff.
Kate also wore the Cartier gold Shamrock Brooch that belonged to The Queen Mother.
You can get Kate’s look here: