Duchess Kate’s #RoyalVisitSweden wardrobe round-up: Burberry, Catherine Walker & Erdem (day one)

It’s been a busy few days for The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their two-day visit to Sweden. Of course, Catherine has debuted numerous new items for us to admire (or loathe in the case of some of these dresses..!) including Erdem and Catherine Walker, plus a few Swedish brands like Fjällräven and Ida Sjöstedet.

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Beginning the tour (read about day one here), Kate wrapped up warm in  black shearling coat from Burberry, with a fairisle print jumper by Fjällräven and a bobble hat from Eugenia Kim.

The coat is the ‘Toddingwall’ piece from Burberry, and is in a trench design, with a belt, double-breasted buttons and cuffs. It cost £998, according to Net-a-Porter, and is sold out. The shearling would make for a warm coat in the Swedish snow.

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toddington shearling coat burberry

Kate’s jumper was the Övik style, in a multi-coloured fairisle/nordic pattern and is made of wool; we got a glimpse of it peaking out, and the palace gave us the make. Amazon actually stock the jumper, for between £118 and £159; see here, and in fewer sizes on the brand’s own site for £135 here. Kate’s is the ‘uncle blue’ colour.

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Fjällräven övik jumper

The hat has caused some controversy, as it was first thought the Duchess’ featured a fur pom pom, made from arctic fox. However, after checking numerous times the palace were adamant it was the faux fur version, the ‘Rain’ hat, costing £103. It is made of black wool with silver running through it. This is also sold out.

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The Duchess wore snow boots from Sorel, the ‘Torino’ for the wintery weather. They are £120 on the label’s site and have a removable fleece lining with sturdy rubber soles.

Finally, she wore her Asprey stud earrings and a pair of faux fur thermal gloves by John Lewis; they originally were £42 but have the tan coloured ones to clear in limited sizing here.

For some more formal engagements, Kate changed into a bespoke dress and coat from Catherine Walker in a forest green. As usual, Kate has taken existing pieces and had them tweaked a little; this ‘Bea’ dress has a fuller skirt and more pronounced shoulders.

Duchess Kate wore a green Catherine Walker coat and dress in Sweden, with faux fur collar and cuffs. Andrew Parsons / i-Images

She teamed the coat with faux fur cuffs and a collar from Troy London, plus her alpaca hat seen at Christmas.

Her bag was from Mulberry, the Mini Seaton style in a dark green or black (likely the latter but the lighting makes it difficult), costing just shy of £900. She wore her Russell and Bromley half and half boots, before switching to her Tod’s heels to meet the King and Queen.

Mulberry mini seaton bag

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For jewellery, Catherine wore her Kiki McDonnough green tourmaline and amethyst earring seen first in India. They are a limited edition pair.

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Kiki McDonough green tourmaline and amethyst earrings

Rounding off the evening, Kate chose a divisive Erdem dress in a chartreuse/saffron yellow. The ‘Stephanie’ silk dress featured an on-brand floral print, plus a frilled high collar, flared sleeves, sash belt and a ruffle at the hem. Many didn’t like this piece, although I think it doesn’t photograph well. A black version is still available at Selfridges here for £1945.

The Duchess of Cambridge in the Erden Stephanie dress. Picture by Pool / i-Images
Erdem Stephanie gown in gold

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the pearl earrings from Collingwood, which once belonged to Diana.

Catherine wears Collingwood pearl drop earrings, which were once Diana’s

She usually matches her clutch and shoes, so we suspect she wore her Gianvito Rossi pointed toe heels in the oxblood colour; we can just see them peeping out under her dress.

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It seems the bag was also new, a red piece from Jimmy Choo with a metal geometric clasp and red stones down the side of the exposed frame. It is called the ‘Celeste’. We can also see the pearl bracelet she wore, which also belonged to the late Princess of Wales.


Jimmy Choo Celeste clutch








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