Today, Catherine made her first solo trip to Scotland since becoming a royal. Four months after she visited Dundee with Prince William, Kate was back in the country to visit three school-based charity projects in Edinburgh linked to causes close to her heart.
Kate, who goes by the title, the Countess of Strathearn in Scotland made her first stop of the day at St. Catherine's Primary School.
During her visit to the school, Kate met with teachers and students to see how Place2Be's work in Scotland is improving the emotional well-being of pupils, parents, families and school staff.
Kate arrived dressed in a recycled forest green Sportmax coat she had previously worn on Christmas Day while attending church in Sandringham.
The Duchess teamed the long belted coat with a fitting houndstooth skirt by Scottish label, Le Kilt. This is the first occassion Kate has championed this brand which was founded in 2014 by Samantha McCoach. McCoach had a vision of adding modernity to her family's kilt-making heritage which extends over 40 years. This timeless Le Kilt skirt is hand crafted in Scotland, from 100% British wool. The classic pleated A-line skirt features a flat fronted apron fastened with black leather side buckles. It is finished with a traditional Kilt pin.
Kate paired the skirt with a black turtleneck sweater. We have seen the top on a number of occasions and its defining feature is a fine contrast trim along the roll neck and cuff.
The top remains unidentified, but I think it may be the Christopher Kane roll knit lurex trim sweater, or a bespoke version or it. Kate has worn a few Christopher Kane garments in the past, so there's a good chance I'm on the right track with the designer! I've contacted Christopher Kane and waiting to hear back.
Kate accessorized the outfit with her favorite black suede combination of the Mulberry 'Bayswater' clutch and Stuart Weitzman 'Power' Pumps.
She finished the look with her KIKI 'Lauren' Yellow Gold Diamond Pave Leaf Earrings and Cartier Ballon Bleu Watch.
Kate's second engagement of the day saw her visit the Wester Hailes Education Centre, which houses The Art Room's first studio in Scotland.
Kate's final stop of the day was at Craigmount High School, where she took part in a tennis coaching session with Judy Murray, mum of British tennis player Andy Murray.
It's no secret that the Duchess of Cambridge is a huge fan of tennis and has been a public supporter of Andy Murray during the Wimbledon tournament. Judy Murray's Tennis on the Road coaching clinics aim to deliver starter tennis lessons to both adults and children, encouraging them to get active and play the sport.
As anticipated, Kate made a quick wardrobe change for this afternoon's sporting activity. She was dressed casually in a white Nike baseline 3/4 sleeve tennis top and Monreal London Side Panel Track Pants.
On her feet were the ASICS GEL-Solution Speed 3 tennis shoes.
I'll conclude with a look back at some of Kate's past visits to Scotland:
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Wed, Feb 21:
Kate and William will visit Sunderland, in northeast England. They will officially open the Fire House, a new music and arts hub, where they will see music and dance performances from groups using the new facility. The Duke and Duchess will also visit the Northern Spire bridge over the River Wear, slated to open in the spring.
Tue, Feb 27:
Kate will visit St. Thomas’ Hospital to launch the Nursing Now campaign, created to raise the profile of nursing worldwide. She will visit a specialist ward, take part in a roundtable discussion and deliver a speech to mark the launch of the Nursing Now campaign. Later, Kate will visit the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn more about the ways to reduce newborn and maternal mortality rates around the world.
Wed, Feb 28:
In her role as Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Kate will view the exhibition ‘Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography.‘
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