In December of 2022, William and Kate found themselves in Boston, Massachusetts. The royals spent three days in Boston to learn all about the strides the city has made in terms of combating climate change, as well as learning just how much the coastal city had suffered from environmental problems. During their stay, Kate and William attended the Second Annual Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony, which honors those whose work helps to heal the planet.
On one day, Kate opted for this professional-looking maroon suit from Roland Mouret and paired it with a pink blouse. This fashion choice wasn’t purely aesthetic; Roland Mouret is well-known for its efforts in producing sustainable pieces using eco-friendly materials and practices, making it the perfect choice for the occasion.
Catherine Walker Houndstooth Coat - January 2018
In William and Kate's Scandinavian tour in 2018, Kate donned this gorgeous red and white houndstooth coat by Catherine Walker. The royals were visiting the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm to learn about how Sweden approaches mental health issues, a field that Kate and William have been deeply involved in for years.
If you noticed anything different about Kate's appearance, it's because she was actually pregnant with Prince Louis at the time! The then-duchess had completed the outfit with matching burgundy heels and a burgundy Chanel purse. There was also the addition of black woolen gloves, but that seemed more like a practical choice rather than a fashionable one.
Catherine Walker Houndstooth Coat - February 2023
Kate revived the red and white houndstooth coat in 2023 for an event closer to home. The prince and princess attended the Guinness Six Nations match at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. This time around, Kate donned the coat dress over a warm black sweater and paired it with some black tights.
The contrast of the colorful coat with the black details underneath completely transformed the outfit from when Kate first wore it back in 2018. Unfortunately for the royals, England didn't win the match that day. Luckily, they barely won any others since so it's safe to say the prince and princess didn't psych them out that day.
Roland Mouret Suit - January 2023
Kate joined Simon Johnson, chair of the Rugby Football League, in 2023 at the reception for the England Wheelchair Rugby League Team. The occasion marked the fact that England had been crowned the winners of the Rugby League Wheelchair World Cup after defeating France in November of 2022. The reception aimed not only to celebrate the players' achievements, but also to raise awareness for the sport.
Kate, having just worn her maroon suit a month earlier, decided to don it again. This time, she paired it with a relaxed cream sweater and a dainty gold necklace. Kate showed the versatility of what would be considered a bold outfit choice by switching out the undershirts for each occasion.
Custom High-Neck Dress - March 2019
When you're a royal, you have access to clothes from the best designers in the world, whenever you want them. But what happens when you don't see anything you like on the rack or the runway? You simply go to your private dressmaker. For then-Prince Charles' Investiture's 50th Anniversary Reception, Kate opted for a custom mint dress that was fit for royalty.
The dress' color was muted, which only helped to emphasize the details of the neck, buttons, and cuffs. While nobody would doubt that Kate's dressmaker is exceptional, this look really screams "Kate Middleton," and shows how well the dressmaker knows the princess.