Following on from the Hold Still project coming to completion, The Duchess of Cambridge got to see the final entries in person in an outdoor exhibition of the photos at Waterloo earlier this week. Kate was joined by her husband, Prince William, for the event and chose a new look, in red and black.

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The Duchess chose a cheery red McQueen coat, very similar to the ‘double-breasted asymmetric coat’ with a ruffle. It has two sets of double-breasted buttons in black that begin at the waist, intersected by a seam. Square flap pockets, peaked shoulders and an open neck, with notched lapel add a chic tailored fit to the coat. It is likely the same wool/cashmere blend, and the original cost £3,560.

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McQueen double breasted wool coat
Kate chose a new Massimo Dutti ‘Pleated skirt with buckle detail’, with a retail price of £69.95. The brand has confirmed this is their piece, which features a midi-length of knife pleats, and a silver buckle fastening and a twill-like material made of polyester. See here
Massimo Dutti pleated skirt (James Whatling/WPA Pool/Jeremy Selwyn)
We saw a new bag from Grace Han; this is the small ‘Love Letter’ bag, costing £1,595 here. With a rounded envelope flap and top handle, the bag widens at the base and features gold hardware, and an optional shoulder strap. A nice new shape for Catherine, who has moved to this style a bit more this last year, and away from clutches.
The Duchess of Cambridge carried a new bag from Grace Han
Grace Han ‘Love Letter’ bag
She paired this with her Gianvito Rossi ‘Piper’ heels, which are still available here at £520.
Gianvito Rossi ‘Piper’ 85mm block heel

Kate’s earrings were new and from Daniella Draper. They are the ‘Gold Diamond Luxury Maxi Cupid Hoop Earrings’, selling for £2,450. Made from 9ct gold, these hoops feature three diamonds each: two round brilliant stones and one baguette stone in the middle, with the style’s not-quite-perfect circles and arrowhead end. This equals about 0.65 carats. Get a pair here.

Duchess Kate wears Daniella Draper diamond hoops (i-images/pool)

We saw a glimpse of a white top underneath, but nothing more since the event was outside.

Kate also wore another Amaia Kids mask, the ‘Yellow Pepper’ style. See here, although it is sold out.

The Duchess of Cambridge in an Amaia Kids face mask, during a visit to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital in London as part of the launch of the Hold Still photography project
Amaia Kids yellow pepper face mask

What did you think of this look? We liked seeing the Duchess in a few different pieces, like the skirt and larger hoop earrings. It seems the change of the way of royal work since the pandemic has helped quicken a shift in style for Catherine.

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With thanks to @carolineparr for the bag ID, Stephanie – a WhatKateWore Facebook user – for the earring info.

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