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The Duchess of Cambridge made the case for checked coats this winter during a visit on Tuesday to the University of Derby.
The 38-year-old mother of three slipped into the stylish printed coat for the visit on October 6.
During the day the duchess met with students to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their university experience, in terms of their mental health and education, as well as the measures in place to support them during this difficult time.
For the outing the duchess wore a pale blue cashmere jumper from Massimo Dutti, paired with a long checked wool coat from the same brand, which she paired with a simple pair of black trousers.
She completed the look with a pair of Gianvito Rossi black suede pumps, plus a dainty personalised necklace from All The Falling Stars, which featured three miniature gold discs that are believed to have her children’s initials on them.
Buy it: Handcrafted checked wool coat | £249 from Massimo Dutti
For those who want to recreate the duchess’ look the handcrafted checked wool coat is still available to buy from Massimo Dutti in sizes 8 to 14 for £249.
The necklace retails for £98.90, although it is currently out of stock online.
Royal fans who do not want to splurge a hefty sum on this coat can get their hands on very similar alternatives.
We have found, below, a selection of affordable outerwear designs so you can look as stylish as the duchess.
Kate also debuted a new hair do for the engagement.
She appeared to have a lighter hair colour, with blonder highlights, which was shorter in length, and styled in her signature bouncy blow dry.
Shop affordable alternatives to the Duchess of Cambridge’s coat
Checked Pea Coat with Wool | £79 from Marks and Spencer
Herringbone Belted Longline Coat | £99 from Marks and Spencer
Slim Checked Single Breasted Blazer | £59 from Marks and Spencer
Belted Single Breasted Coat | £165 from & Other Stories
Blazer style coat | £99.99 from Mango
Wool double-breasted coat | £89.99 from Mango
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