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Wow look! Duchess Kate’s style highlights are under the coat

With the pandemic subsiding, Duchess Kate’s public appearances are becoming more frequent again. And in recent weeks it has once again become clear that the royal lady can do it all – from a casual country look to ultimate royal elegance.

Duchess Kate’s look in London – convinced with several refined details, whereby at first glance the almost knee-length, red coat caught the eye – a part that seems to be new in the closet of the Duchess. According to a fashion blog, it was a creation of the London-based label Eponine: six large buttons at the front, a button placket of the same color but much smaller at the sleeves, two pockets at height and an extremely elegant stand-up collar.

Duchess Kate's coat
Sophisticated detail: the attached belt at waist heightPhoto: Getty Images

Duchess Kate’s look in check

But what really made the Duchess’ look eye-catching were those details that were hidden underneath the coat: a silky lining in bright blue and with an exotic look, as well as a calf-length pleated skirt in a nude shade that formed an extremely casual contrast to the red of the coat. Color coordinated with it, the Duchess combined brown smooth leather pumps by Ralph Lauren and a micro-bag with buckle in the same tone.

Duchess Kate with pumps and coat
Extremely casual color combo: the silky lining and nude pleated skirt peeked out from under the coat Photo: Getty Images

The bridal hair with bright highlights fell wavy over the shoulders of the duchess, discreet make-up – Kate knows which details work and where to save.

The occasion – a heart project of the Duchess.

The occasion for the appearance was a photo project that must be close to the heart of the passionate amateur photographer: As patron of "Hold Still", Kate had asked people over the course of the pandemic to submit photographic portraits they had taken during that time. The most poignant images were selected for a virtual exhibition, the goal: a collective portrait of the nation. The book accompanying the exhibition was published on May 7.

With material from dpa