Second day of Passchendaele commemorations in Belgium for Kate

On the second day of commemorating Passchendaele in Belgium, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a new Catherine Walker coat with floral embroidery.

Kate chose the ‘Melrose’ coat dress by Catherine Walker, and while the pictures make it look on the grey/taupe side, the label describes it as ‘dusky pink’. It is made of wool and features hand-applique corded lace to the cuffs and scalloped hem, padded shoulders, and a flared skirt. There is no collar, which adds a nice curve to the v-neck.

Duchess Kate wore a floral embroidered coat in Belgium Ministry of Defence)

The Duchess has had a zip fastening added instead of the hook and eye.

She teamed the coat with another pair of Gianvito Rossi shoes in ‘Praline’, this time with a lower heel. This is the Signature heel, retailing at £470.

The hat was a piece from Jane Taylor, featuring a pale pink mesh bow arrangement. While I see what was being attempted, I’m not sure the colours work on this hat as the coat looks more grey, and the base is more of a nude/tan colour.

According to the milliner (thanks to Anna of DoC blog and What Kate Wore), the base was from a hat we have already seen, the ‘Fleur’; she has reused it and had a different embellishment added.

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Her bag was the pink satin hard-case clutch from Prada; Catherine has shoes to match this bag.

This then brings us on to the jewellery: the brooch, a three-pronged leaf with large pearls at the centre, belongs to The Queen. She last wore it in 1999 in South Korea, which leads to me think she might be loaning this one to the Duchess long-term.

The pearl-drop earrings were once Diana’s, made by Collingwood. She also wore these to the Spanish State Banquet.

What did you think of the look? I’d give it a 7/10.

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