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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the cliff walk during a visit to Howth Head in Co. Dublin, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the cliff walk during a visit to Howth Head in Co. Dublin, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on the cliff walk during a visit to Howth Head in Co. Dublin, as part of their three day visit to Ireland. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

Kate Middleton flew the flag for Irish fashion yesterday when she donned a Dubarry of Ireland belted jacket for her visit to Teagasc in the royal county of Meath.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the €349 Dubarry Friel olive jacket, a lightweight waterproof utility jacket with Gore-Tex lining.

Kate discovered the country lifestyle/outdoor pursuits brand in a shop near her home in Norfolk.

In January last year, she wore its Bracken tweed jacket at an event in Chelsea.

The queen is already a fan of the Irish brand headquartered in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, and she wears its famous Galway suede boots, as do Princess Anne and Zara Phillips.

Dubarry marketing director Michael Walsh said: "We are delighted to see the Duchess of Cambridge wearing our jacket and the fact that she chose to wear it while visiting Ireland is very special for us."

Named after a French courtesan, Dubarry of Ireland had humble beginnings, starting out as a co-operative to provide local employment.

Irish Independent


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