The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, along with The Queen, to attend a service marking the centenary of WW1 armistice at Westminster Abbey on Sunday evening. Kate returned to a favourite piece from Catherine Walker for the service.
The Duchess wore her Catherine Walker coat, first seen on the couple’s visit to France last and St Patrick’s Day year. This has to be one of Kate’s most elegant Catherine Walker pieces. The impeccably tailored double breasted forest green wool coat has a pointed collar, long sleeves and a slight swing skirt to a knee length. The beautiful feature of this coat are the green velvet accents of the collar, cuffs and flap pockets. We also got to see a luxurious deep green sheen satin lining of the coat as the Duchess walked. Just a stunning piece. We hope that Catherine keeps recycling this piece often.
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This piece is based upon two Catherine Walker designs: the ‘Russian Great Coat’ (which Kate wore a red version of upon her arrival in New Zealand in 2014) and the Catherine Walker Red jacket with black velvet accents. You can see where the contrasting collar, cuffs and flap pockets have come from.
A reminder of the red CW coat from New Zealand:
Kate teamed her coat with a bespoke Jane Taylor headpiece. It is a black velvet arched raised headband, though Kate’s piece does not feature the wrap detail and is instead smooth. The old-world style of french hood headwear seems to be a new go-to favourite of Kate’s over the last few months, having worn this style to numerous occasions including Prince Louis christening recently. It is also something of a trend amongst the European royal women.
Kate wore her Cassandra Goad ‘Cavolfiore Pearl Studs’ from earlier in the day (see the Duchess’ look at the Cenotaph service here). A beautiful pearl cluster earrings inlaid with diamonds and set in 18ct yellow gold. The earrings retail for £4,360 and you can purchase them here.
Kate carried her new Jimmy Choo ‘Celeste’ clutch in black velvet that she debuted the day before. A simple gold toned hard frame clutch, crafted from black velvet with signature cube clasp inlaid with a small delicate crystal. The clutch also features a detachable gold chain shoulder strap. The clutch is sold out, though you can still view it here.
The Duchess of Cambridge also carried a pair of black gloves with her clutch. We believe these are the same pair of gloves she was wearing earlier on the balcony of Whitehall for the morning’s Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph.
Catherine opted for her new Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 100’ pumps in black velvet, matching her headband and the accents on the coat. A classic Kate go to style of shoe, a pointed toe stiletto with spiked heel. You can purchase Kate’s shoes here.
Kate also wore her Crystal encrusted Buckley poppy brooch which she has had for some time. Wearing a poppy brooch is one way to show support of the British Royal Legion.
Whilst this outfit may seem very heavy on the usage of velvet, Kate looks poised, graceful and very well put together. A very strong look from the Duchess.
You can get Kate’s regal style here:
with thanks to @whatkatewore (hat info), @hrhcountesswessexblog (hat info)