The Duchess of Cambridge attended Beating Retreat at Horse Guard’s Parade for the first time last night, to take the salute. Catherine looked elegant in a bespoke Catherine Walker cream coat. Beating the Retreat is the final rehearsal for Trooping the Colour and is traditionally attended by a Royal each year.
The Duchess was dressed immaculately in an impeccably tailored Catherine Walker coat dress. The coat’s construction is of a very high standard with expert cut panelling through the bodice and skirt, creating a figure flattering and feminine silhouette. The wool coat has a rounded edge dog collar, a wide fitted waistband to define the waistline, flap hip pockets, asymmetric closing and an a-line knee-length skirt. A beautiful feature of the coat is the constrast satin ivory trim around the collar and seam edges of the panelling, providing sleek, polished and sophisticated detailing.
We first saw this coat worn on the tour of Canada in 2016, and last for Easter in 2017.
Catherine carried her Mulberry ‘Amberley’ clutch in rose-pink. The fold-over rounded edge front clutch has a sleek, modern, minimal design. The clutch has a peaked ridge top edge, gold toned signature Mulberry door knocker turn lock, gold embossed branding, contrast top-stitching and optional gold link shoulder strap. This clutch is unfortunately sold out, but you can try this to get the look.
Kate wore her Gianvito Rossi ‘105 Pumps’ in praline colour-way, retailing for £505. Whilst Kate does own these same suede coloured pointed toe pumps in both the 85mm heel height and 105mm heel height, she opted for the higher pair on this occasion. You can purchase these pumps here.
The Duchess of Cambridge accessorised with her Cassandra Goad ‘Cavolfiore Pearl Stud’. These pearl earrings consist of 7 pearls set in a floral shape inspired by the young stalks of cauliflowers – yes! – each inlaid with a diamond. The earrings are made from 18kt gold. You can purchase these earrings for £4,490 here, or how about these as a more subtle (and way more affordable) option>
The Duchess also wore a small gold shamrock brooch pinned to her left shoulder. It is a brooch that belongs to the Irish Guards with a small central emerald, loaned to Kate in her role as William’s wife; the Prince is the Colonel of the regiment and the couple hand out shamrocks each St Patrick’s Day.
You can get Kate’s polished look here: