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.
The Duke of Cambridge has said Ireland and England should not feel "bound" by its complex history as he vowed that the British royal family is committed to strengthening the bond between the two countries after Brexit.
Good relationships between neighbours turn on allowing each other respectful space while allowing for accommodation when needed. Sounds simple enough in theory: but the trials and tests of 800 years of shared history between Britain and Ireland suggest we should take nothing for granted.