Today, the Duchess of Cambridge was in Portsmouth to learn about projects inspiring young people to take up sailing. Catherine visited the headquarters of 1851 Trust, a charity of which she is Royal Patron.
The 1851 Trust is the affiliate charity of Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR), the British sailing team aiming to win the America’s Cup. Today, Kate helped launch the Trust’s two flagship sailing projects in partnership with UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation. She met people involved in the project, which aims to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds to pursue sailing as a sport.
She then opened the new Tech Deck education centre at the facility.
For today's visit, Kate wore her military-inspired Alexander McQueen separates, first seen during a visit to the Summerfield Community Centre in August 2011, and again for a visit to Bletchley Park in June 2014.
Both the blouse and skirt are from the Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2011 collection. The Military Silk Georgette Blouse features navy trim detailing, gold button-fastening and a peplum hem. It retailed for £795. The navy Embellished Wool Crepe Skirt has directional front slits and gold tone decorative button front. It retailed for £580.
The navy and white combination of today's outfit was a conventional choice. Kate has donned traditional nautical colours for her past 1851 Trust engagements.
Today, the Duchess carried her navy Jaeger quilted leather clutch.
On her feet were the Rupert Sanderson 'Malory' Navy Suede Pumps.
She finished the look with her Sapphire & Diamond Oval Drop 'Diana' Earrings.
After her time at the new Tech Centre, the Duchess went for a high-speed sail with Ben Ainslie and some of his crew.
For her session on the water, Kate changed into technical gear by Henri Lloyd - the official outfitters of the Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing team.
She sported a new pair of Adidas 'Pure Boost X' running shoes (US$119.95) in Black with 'Shock Green' laces. The lightweight training shoes are equipped with the Adidas signature Boost foam properties and have a soft, sock-like upper that is designed to hug the foot.
Following her stint on the water, Kate made another wardrobe change for her trip home. The Daily Mail posted photos of Kate leaving the Land Rover BAR headquarters wearing a casual all-black outfit.
The Daily Mail suggests Kate wore the J.Crew 'Cambridge' cable crewneck sweater (US$88.00), however judging by the size of the cable knit and ribbing I don't think this is correct.
Kate's sweater is consistent with a Ralph Lauren design. Below we show three possible options from Ralph Lauren's various lines:
We may never know which style Kate wore, but if i had to put my money on one, I would say it's the Ralph Lauren POLO Slim Cable Cashmere Sweater. What do you think?
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