Thrifty Kate strikes again! Duchess of Cambridge recycles £349 Massimo Dutti camel coat as she joins Prince William for rainy visit to an ambulance station
- Kate Middleton, 39, rewore a camel brown £349 Massimo Dutti coat for visit
- Royal cut an elegant figure in the tan coloured coat with matching polo neck
- Duchess of Cambridge also carried a matching camel clutch bag and shoes
- Joined Prince William to visit ambulance staff and paramedics in east London
The Duchess of Cambridge cut an elegant figure as she recycled a £349 camel coat to speak with ambulance staff and paramedics in east London today.
Kate Middleton, 39, who has returned to the capital after spending lockdown at her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall with Prince William, 38, and their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, joined her husband to visit Newham Ambulance Station this morning.
Cutting a stylish figure, the-mother-of three proved her love for tailored shapes as she stepped out in the buttoned wool and cashmere coat, teaming it with a matching tan poloneck jumper and accessories to match.
It is not the first time that she has donned the £349 jacket, having previously worn the piece when she visited Cardiff to launch her Early Years survey in January 2020.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, cut an elegant figure as she recycled a £349 camel coat to speak with ambulance staff and paramedics in east London today
Kate let her natural beauty shine through with a natural palette of make-up and let her statement tan ensemble be the focal point of her look.
She opted to wear a pretty yellow and tan mask for the occasion, and completed her look with matching tan accessories.
Her outfit choice comes after celebrity stylist Rochelle White said Kate is adopting a new ‘chic and simple’ style to appear ‘more mature and business-like’ during the Covid-19 crisis.
She told FEMAIL the move was particularly poignant because of the current crisis the UK is facing amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, revealing: ‘It could be a mix of wanting to be more mature and business like, while still being herself.’
Kate Middleton first wore the coat from Massimo Dutti to visit Cardiff during a nationwide tour in January 2020 (pictured)
Rochelle said the Duchess might be trying to keep focus on her message, rather than on her outfits, explaining: ‘I think that Kate knows that the press always have their eye on her what/who she is wearing.
‘I think her approach right now is to not be known for that but for what she is doing during this time.’
‘She is keeping it smart, simple and chic so that the attention isn’t based on what she is wearing when speaking to people of importance.’
During today’s visit, William and Kate spoke to crews at the ambulance station to hear how they coped mentally during the pandemic.
The Duchess paired the striking coat with matching accessories, including a brown polo neck, suede tan clutch bag and co-ordinating face mask
They went on to meet with paramedic Jahrin Khan, who asked the couple if it was okay to Facetime her father Abu, in Bangladesh.
The couple spoke to staff today about the problems they faced during one of the most challenging periods in the London Ambulance Service’s history.
The royals joined a call with Jay’s sister Nasrin and granddad Baharam in the UK. William told them: ‘She works very hard and she’s looking forward to seeing you soon.’
Kate added: ‘Hopefully it won’t be too long before you can all meet up and see each other again.’
Kate let her natural beauty shine through with a natural palette of make-up and let her statement tan ensemble be the focal point of her look
They also met paramedic Shani Smith who has been helping to run one of the special tea trucks to serve medics over the past year, and heard how she has used her mental health training to provide peer support to her colleagues.
The visit comes a week and a half after the monarchy was plunged into crisis by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Oprah interview.
Kate is said to have found it ‘mortifying’ that allegations over her alleged row with Meghan Markle re-emerged two years ago after first being reported in 2018.
Royal biographer Penny Junor told People: ‘For Meghan to name Kate in a negative light is worse [for Prince William] than being attacked himself.’
She added: ‘William is very protective of Kate and can get very angry.’
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