The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined The Queen and senior members of the Royal Family at Westminster Abbey this afternoon for a multi-faith service to observe Commonwealth Day.
Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the Commonwealth of Nations held on the second Monday in March each year. The event is usually attended by the Queen in her role as Head of the Commonwealth. This year's Observance focused on the theme ‘A Connected Commonwealth' – underlining the opportunities for the people, governments and institutions of this richly diverse family of nations to connect and work together at many levels through far-reaching and deep-rooted networks of friendship and goodwill.
The Duchess looked resplendent in her red Catherine Walker coat and matching slip dress.
The ensemble was a custom design for Kate back in 2014 when she wore it arriving in Wellington, New Zealand. It is based off of the designer's ‘Russian Greatcoat’ featuring a sharply tailored military design with a double-breasted front highlighted by eighteen metal buttons, a high colour, structured shoulders and a flared skirt.
Kate offset the vibrant red coatdress with grey suede accessorises by Emmy London. She carried the 'Natasha' Cinder & Gold clutch (£350).
On her feet were the 'Rebecca' cinder court shoes (£425).
Kate wore a new pair of diamond cluster earrings. Their provenance is unknown.
Also new was a red felt hat with a bow. The milliner is unknown.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the afternoon in Blackpool to visit innovative projects focused on investment and regeneration, and to learn how the seaside resort is leading the way in tackling some of the social and mental health problems faced by people in Britain today.
Kate braved the rain on arrival and rugged up against the elements in her dark green Sportsmax coat.
The familiar piece has been worn on a number of occasions since its debut on Christmas Day in 2015.
Under the coat we got a glimpse of a new peacock print midi dress by Micheal Micheal Kors.
The jewel green dress features a classic collar, long sleeves, a front button fastening, a belted waist and a mid-calf length. It was sold at Coogles and Farfetch with a retail price of £225.
Other new pieces included a black scarf and suede gloves which remain unidentified.
The Duchess carried her green Manu Atelier Micro Bold Leather Top Handle Bag.
Kate wore black suede high heel boots, first seen at the RAF Christmas party at Kensington Palace. @MiddletonMaven suggests they could be an older style by Ralph Lauren. They look like a perfect match to me!
Today we saw the return of the Kiki Green Amethyst Cushion & Diamond Earrings.
The Duchess opted for a chic ponytail.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a reception at Buckingham Palace with other members of the royal family to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
Kate wore a new floaty frock in a pale mint hue. The Palace informed royal reporters the dress is by a private dressmaker.
A What Kate Wore (WKW) reader noted the similarity to a dress by Russian fashion designer, Ulyana Sergeenko but according to WKW's eagle eye there are some differences: the length of the cuffs, the number of buttons on the front, and the fabric weight of Kate's dress appears to be lighter.
The Duchess teamed the dress with a new pair of Emmy London suede pumps - the 'Rebecca' Blush style ($550).
Kate carried her bespoke Alexander McQueen brocade clutch, first seen during the 2018 Trooping the Colour.
There are no clear pictures of Kate's earrings but it's believed she may have worn her aquamarine and diamond drops.
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