Thursday 19 July 2018

Kate Middleton stuns in blue velvet Erdem dress after dazzling array of outfits for Swedish tour

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Matteusskolan School to join children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are greeted by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge are greeted by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge sits in a classroom at the Matteusskolan in Stockholm where they took part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Victoria Jones - Pool /Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit the Karolinska Institute to meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Swedens approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden visit Matteusskolan School to join children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden visit the Karolinska Institute to meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Swedens approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
rown Princess Victoria of Sweden accompanied by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince Daniel of Sweden visit the Karolinska Institute to meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Swedens approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend a Bandy hockey match where they will learn more about the popularity of the sport during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attends a reception dinner at the British Ambassador's residence with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is escorted by the British Ambassador to Sweden David Cairns for dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is escorted by the British Ambassador to Sweden David Cairns for dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the ArkDes museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge tries out a chair as she visit the ArkDes museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the ArkDes museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit the ArkDes museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Hannah McKay - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, handbag detail, as she walks through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second left) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second right) with Crown Princess Victoria (L) and Prince Daniel of Sweden walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Daniel of Sweden and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden as they walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she walks through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visit Matteusskolan School to join children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Kate Middleton is embracing the power of print during the royal tour of Scandinavia.

The Duchess of Cambridge (36), who is expecting her third child with Prince William, is already a master at maternity dressing thanks to her super stylish pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte; and she introduced all-new pieces to the public in Sweden over the last two days.

For their last night in Sweden before travelling to Norway this morning, she wore a blue velvet floral dress by Erdem, a British designer she also wore on the first day of her visit. Kate is preferring to adopt loose fitting dresses customised for her bump rather than sticking exclusively to her favourite maternity brands like Seraphina. She finished off her look with a pair of silver oval earrings and suede navy pumps by Gianvito Rossi D’Orsay.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

For a dinner on Tuesday night at the British ambassador to Sweden's residence, she wore another Erdem number in its signature floral pattern, but getting outside her comfort zone in a hard-to-pull-off yellow silk gown with Victorian collar. And she paid fitting homage to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana with her accessories, wearing a pair of Diana's drop pearl earrings.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)

Kate prefers an even sleeker look on royal tours, incorporating bold colours and daring prints, especially in comparison to the conservative looks she wears on her home soil in Britain. She still wears her signature flesh coloured tights, but royal tours are a whole other ball game for her glam squad.

The mother-of-two kicked off her trip with a red and white houndstooth coat by Catherine Walker, later revealing a white boucle shift dress by Alexander McQueen underneath and a pair of burgundy pumps by Tod's.

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

And she has been fittingly incorporating Swedish designers into her looks: the duchess traditionally mixes British designers with that of the country she is visiting, opting for a pair of baroque pearl earrings by in2Design, while Sweden's Princess Victoria opted for a clutch by British designer Stella McCartney during one of their many meetings over the last two days.

Yesterday, she wore all green by Catherine Walker, including a dress coat and shift dress, with a black Mulberry bag and knee high boots by Russell & Bromley.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second left) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second right) with Crown Princess Victoria (L) and Prince Daniel of Sweden walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)

For some competition with William as they attended a Bandy hockey match, she wrapped up in a jumper by Fjallraven, Burberry coat and faux fur hat by Eugenia.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend a Bandy hockey match where they will learn more about the popularity of the sport during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

For all of Kate Middleton's outfits in Sweden, check out our gallery below:

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she walks through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second left) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second right) with Crown Princess Victoria (L) and Prince Daniel of Sweden walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) with Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden walk through the cobbled streets of Stockholm from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Nobel Museum during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Ian Vogler - Pool/Getty Images)
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge laugh as they attend a Bandy hockey match where they will learn more about the popularity of the sport during day one of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a reception dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is escorted by the British Ambassador to Sweden David Cairns for dinner at the British Ambassador's residence during day one of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on January 30, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Mark Stewart - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge accompanied by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Prince Daniel of Sweden visit the Karolinska Institute to meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Swedens approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of their Royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meet with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets with academics and practitioners to discuss Sweden's approach to managing mental health challenges during day two of her Royal visit to Sweden and Norway
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge depart from Matteusskolan School after visiting children who have taken part in the YAM programme during one of their mental health activity sessions on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge during a reception to celebrate Swedish culture at the Fotografiska Gallery on day two of their royal visit to Sweden and Norway on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. on January 31, 2018 in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

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