This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the restored heritage and education site of Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire. Today's visit by Her Royal Highness marked the completion of the £8 million restoration project, which has restored the site to its World War II appearance.
For today's visit, Catherine wore her military-inspired Alexander McQueen separates, first seen on her visit to the Summerfield Community Centre in August 2011 following the Birmingham riots.
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.
We saw the return of familiar accessories, which included the navy suede Russell & Bromley 'Muse' clutch (also known as the Stuart Weitzman 'Raz' clutch in the USA), her Alexander McQueen bespoke navy suede pumps, and her sapphire & diamond drop earrings.
Kate toured the WWII Codebreaking Huts and heard about the achievements of the Codebreakers, one of who was her paternal grandmother, Valerie Glassborow. Kate then on to view the interactive exhibitions and had a go at deciphering a morse code message using a replica radio that was used at Bletchley Park during WW II.
The Duchess commemorated her visit by planting a tree.
The next engagement for the Duchess will be on 5th July, when she and William will attend the ceremonial start of the Tour de France at Harewood House in Yorkshire.
SHOP KATE'S MILITARY STLE FOR LESS ...
I have retired the "Bits and Bobs" section of the website and started a new segment title "Outfit Chronicle".