Monday 24 November 2014

Kate sham-rocks the high street look

Published 18/03/2014 | 02:30

The Duchess of Cambridge  during her visit to Mons Barracks  in Aldershot, Hampshire, as the Irish Guards regiment marked St Patrick's Day.
The Duchess of Cambridge during her visit to Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, as the Irish Guards regiment marked St Patrick's Day.
Prince William drinks a Guinness during his visit to Mons Barracks in Aldershot, Hampshire, as the Irish Guards regiment marks St Patrick's Day.

SPOT the difference.

The Duchess of Cambridge ditched her preferred St Patrick's Day dress-coat for a high street number when attending the annual St Patrick's Day Parade in Alderton, Gloucestershire, yesterday.

Kate, who is considered a prudent shopper within royal echelons, opted for a pine-green Persephone trench-coat by high street label Hobbs.

The duchess teamed her coat, which is on sale for £195 (about €235), with a smart black leather belt and matching Gina Foster hat.

She finished the festive ensemble off with a large bunch of shamrock fastened to her lapel and a gold Cartier shamrock brooch, which was first worn by Queen Alexandra in 1901.

For the previous two years, Kate has worn a flattering 'fit and flare' coat by designer Emilia Wickstead.

In 2012, she teamed the coat with a chocolate brown Lock and Co 'Betty Boop' hat; while in 2013, the duchess, who was five months' pregnant at the time, went for a black 'Fairy Tale' hat.

Kate presented shamrocks to soldiers from the Irish Guards in Hampshire and to Domhnall, the regiment's Irish wolfhound mascot.

Kirsty Blake Knox

Irish Independent

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