The Duchess of Cambridge spent Valentine's day at the Royal Air Force Wittering base visiting a skills development camp in her role as Air Cadets Honorary Air Commandant.
Today marked the Duchess’s third Air Cadets visit since The Duke of Edinburgh passed on his Patronage in December 2015, after 63 years as Air Commodore-in-Chief.
Kate's first visit was in January 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of the Air Cadets. For her second engagement with the Air Cadets Kate visited the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford with Prince George and Prince William. On both occasions she wore blue, the official colour of the Air Cadets uniform.
But on this Valentine's Day, the Duchess opted for red - the official colour of love! Her sartorial choice was on point, selecting a red military inspired blazer for the occasion.
Kate debuted the Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini double-breasted twill blazer (US$1,515).
The claret red blazer is part of the designer's Resort '17 collection, inspired by the work of French designer Jean Bouquin who is famed for dressing the St Tropez jetset in the '60s and style icon Brigitte Bardot. Woven with touches of wool, this twill piece has a double-breasted front, peak lapels and embossed gold buttons. It is available at Barneys New York , Net-A-Porter and Farfetch.
This is the second time Kate has worn the brand; she wore a Philosophy jacket for an official photo by Chris Jelf in 2016.
Kate teamed the red blazer with an all-black ensemble consisting of a turtleneck top, Zara Body Curve Jeggings and her Stuart Weitzman 'HalfNHalf' Suede Boots.
We also saw the return of the black bow gloves whose identity remains a mystery!
In the photo below we see she wore her Cartier Ballon Bleu de Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
The Duchess wore her hair up in a loose pony tail and finished the look with her KIKI Lauren Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings.
You can read more details about the event on royal.uk.
This evening, the Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince William on the red carpet for her first British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards ceremony at Royal Albert Hall in London.
William, President of BAFTA and Kate got a round of applause from A-list celebrity guests as they entered the Hall to take their seats.
For the black-tie event, Kate chose a bespoke version of an Alexander McQueen Resort 2016 collection black gown with a floral motif.
She had the US$7,765 Alexander McQueen Long Tier Violet Jacquard Dress modified with an off-the-shoulder silhouette.
Kate carried a new Alexander McQueen Heart-clasp satin box clutch.
The US$2,158 clutch bag is crafted to a box shape that's set around a gold-tone metal frame, and features a two-tone heart-shaped metal clasp that glimmers with sparkling red crystals and faux-pearls.
In the photo below we got a glimpse of the black Prada Suede Cutout Wave Pumps which she first wore for the Place2Be "Wellbeing in Schools" Awards in November 2016.
The off-the-shoulder dress looked dazzling with her hair done in an gorgeous up-do and statement earrings.
The earrings are not new and @AnnieElizabethN informs us Kate first wore them to the 100 Women in Hedge Funds gala in October 2011.
Their designer or provenance is unknown and Kensington Palace has confirmed they are not on loan from the Queen. Here's a closer look at the exquisite tear drop earrings featuring a large pink gem stone surrounded by diamonds and set in gold.
She did however borrow the Queen's diamond bracelet - a wedding gift to HM from Prince Philip. The hefty bracelet set with diamonds from a tiara once belonging to his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece. The Duchess has worn the piece on previous occasions.
A better look at Kate's elegant up-do.
We'll see the Duchess again on Tuesday when she visits an RAF base in Cambridgeshire to meet with local air cadets.
It’s been a busy day for the Duchess of Cambridge, first visiting a school in London to launch Children's Mental Health week wearing her red Luisa Spagnoli skirt suit, before heading to the Guild of Health Writers Conference with Prince William this evening.
Kate opted for another skirt suit for her second engagement, this time by Oscar de la Renta.
Whilst Kate has worn Oscar de la Renta before in the form of earrings, this is the first occasion she has donned a collection piece by the fashion house of the Dominican-American designer.
The wool-blend separates are from Oscar de la Renta's ready-to-wear Fall/Winter 2015 line - the maiden collection of Peter Copping, Oscar’s handpicked successor.
The silhouette of the jacket is consistent with Kate's prim style. It has all the features she loves such as a pointed collar, button-up front and a pleating flared hem. The designer describes the colour as 'ultraviolet'. The tailored peplum jacket retailed for US$2,190 before being reduced to US$1,095 at Moda Operandi.
The matching full pleated skirt features a full shape with box pleating. The flared skirt retailed for US$1,290 before being reduced to US$491 at Moda Operandi.
Several readers have suggested the Duchess may have worn the suit for the Queen's Pre-Christmas luncheon.
Kate complemented the suit with the same pieces from earlier today and added opaque stockings.
She accessorized with her beloved black suede Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' pumps.
A closer look at the Mappin & Webb Empress Drop Earrings.
And finally her trusty timepiece, the Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Mitchell Brook Primary School in London today for the Place2Be 'Big Assembly' to launch Children’s Mental Health Week.
The Duchess looked elegant in a favourite red suit by Italian designer Luisa Spagnoli.
The separates have been worn by the Duchess on a number of occasions. Kate first wore the suit when she and Prince William returned to St Andrews University, where the couple met, in February 2011. She then packed the outfit for the royal tour of New Zealand in April 2014. We saw it again for her appointment as patron of the RAF Air Cadets following the Queen's Christmas luncheon in 2015.
The two-piece consists of a peplum jacket accented with black buttons and a black velour bow belt. In 2014, Kate converted the dress to a skirt to have the hem lengthened.
Kate accessorized the set with familiar pieces:
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge along with Prince Harry took part in a training session for the London Marathon in partnership with their mental health initiative Heads Together.
The royal trio joined 150 runners at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park who are taking part in the Marathon and fundraising for the eight Heads Together charity partners.
Kate kept warm in a red puffer style jacket.
She debuted the Perfect Moment Mini Duvet quilted down ski jacket (US$450). The contoured jacket by the French brand features navy elbow patches and black ribbed cuffs, as well as a magnetic flap over the upper part of the front zipper. The nylon exterior is lined with goose down.
Kate teamed the vivid red jacket with a black turtleneck top and black skinny jeans.
It's believed she is wearing the Zara Body Curve Jeggings (US$35.90)
Kate also premiered a new pair of black running shoes.
MiddletonMaven identified them as the New Balance x SB Exclusive Sneakers (US$145). Sweaty Betty have teamed up with New Balance for an exclusive collaboration. Available only in Sweaty Betty stores and online, this exclusive sneaker mixes fashion-forward prints with New Balance's technical sneakers. The colour is described as 'MAJORELLE GARDEN PRINT BLACK.'
We also noticed some new bling! Kate wore round pavé diamond stud earrings which bear a striking resemblance to her Asprey 167 Button Pendant Necklace.
The London based jeweler confirmed the Duchess wore their 167 button earrings.
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