Kate Middleton brushes off Meghan Markle drama in military coat dress and £495 bag today

Kate Middleton brushes off Meghan Markle drama in military coat dress and £495 bag today

Kate Middleton put on a stylish display as she wore a khaki coat dress at City Hall in Bradford. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by Prince William as they visited young people from the community to talk about life in the city. She showed off her slim frame in the fit and flare coat and black high heel shoes.

Arriving at City Hall, Kate was spotted waving to royal fans while clutching onto a small black bag from Aspinal, on sale for £495.

She held onto the bag by a thin black handle and it had a gold buckle at the front.

Kate completed the look with a pair of closed toe black high heel shoes in a suede material.

The Duchess dressed up the look by wearing pieces of jewellery from her stunning collection.

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The royal opted for a pair of diamond shaped green and cream drop earrings.

The Duke and Duchess attended City Hall as their first official engagement of 2020.

It is also the first time Kate has been seen since she celebrated her 38th birthday last week.

This year, the royal couple plan to visit a number of projects that promote cohesion within the UK’s most diverse cities.

The brown and navy coat was from Roksanda Denton and was on sale for £2,600.

Kate completed the look with the Hicks and Brown Suffolk Fedora, £95.

The fashion forward dark blue hat was styled with a brown band around the middle.

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.

Education

Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.

Wedding

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

Published at Wed, 15 Jan 2020 12:11:00 +0000