Kate Middleton's $399 checkered coat is the perfect look for fall - get the royal's collegiate look for less

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Kate Middleton wore a $399 gingham Massimo Dutti coat to visit the University of Derby. Image via Getty Images.
Kate Middleton wore a $399 gingham Massimo Dutti coat to visit the University of Derby. Image via Getty Images.

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Mental health is a cause near and dear to the British Royal Family. Ahead of World Mental Health Day, Kate Middleton paid a visit to the University of Derby to meet with faculty and students to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on campus life.

The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a $399 checkered wool coat by Massimo Dutti in and floral Amaia Kids face mask as she arrived for a socially distanced chat about education and student-life during the pandemic.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived to the University of Derby wearing a checkered wool coat by Massimo Dutti. Image via Getty Images.
The Duchess of Cambridge arrived to the University of Derby wearing a checkered wool coat by Massimo Dutti. Image via Getty Images.

Middleton coordinated the gingham print of her coat with a $219 aquamarine crewneck cashmere sweater, also by Massimo Dutti, black tailored trousers and her go-to $ 1,054 ($795 USD) Gianvito Rossi Pumps for a polished, collegiate-inspired look.

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Inside the university, Middleton spoke to students and staff who explained the ways in which the university is supporting students who feel isolated from their friends and family during lockdown. To school has developed a peer-mentoring program for nursing students so that undergraduates have a “buddy” in the year above them.

Kate Middleton looked polished in an aquamarine cashmere crewneck sweater by Massimo Dutti as she met with students and faculty at the University of Derby. Image via Getty Images.
Kate Middleton looked polished in an aquamarine cashmere crewneck sweater by Massimo Dutti as she met with students and faculty at the University of Derby. Image via Getty Images.

According to Hello! the Duchess was pleased to learn that students have “so much support” including a student lead mental health charity called Student Minds, which helps connect students to mental health resources.

If you’ve been taking notes and studying how to get the Duchess of Cambridge’s latest look, you’re in luck. We’ve gathered Middleton’s checkered wool coat and some royal-inspired looks below!

Massimo Dutti Handcrafted Checked Wool Coat

Kate Middleton wore this gingham, checkered wool coat by Massimo Dutti for a visit to the University of Derby. Image via Massimo Dutti.
Kate Middleton wore this gingham, checkered wool coat by Massimo Dutti for a visit to the University of Derby. Image via Massimo Dutti.

Looking for Middleton’s exact look? This classic wool coat features shades of blue, mustard and cream in a timeless gingham print.

SHOP IT: Massimo Dutti, $399

DKNY Wool-Blend Plaid Walker Coat

This wool-blend plaid coat is an affordable alternative to Kate Middleton's Massimo Dutti look.
This wool-blend plaid coat is an affordable alternative to Kate Middleton's Massimo Dutti look.

This cream coloured, wool-blend coat is lined with stylish button detail.

SHOP IT: Hudson’s Bay, $230

H&M Long Wool-Blend Coat

H&M wool-blend plaid coat in taupe gives the same polished look as Middleton without the price tag.
H&M wool-blend plaid coat in taupe gives the same polished look as Middleton without the price tag.

H&M wool-blend plaid coat in taupe gives the same polished look as Middleton without the price tag.

SHOP IT: H&M, $169

Reformation York Coat

Reformation's York Coat is a double breasted option with shawl collar.
Reformation's York Coat is a double breasted option with shawl collar.

A structured, tailored option with shawl collar and front pockets.

SHOP IT: Reformation, $458

Monki Lou Check Wool Double Breasted Coat

This brown wool-blend coat from ASOS is less than $150 - an affordable option that delivers the same Middleton-inspired look.
This brown wool-blend coat from ASOS is less than $150 - an affordable option that delivers the same Middleton-inspired look.

This brown wool-blend coat from ASOS is less than $150 - an affordable option that delivers the same Middleton-inspired look.

SHOP IT: ASOS, $138

Sanctuary Carlyle Plaid Jacket

This double-breasted silhouette in a dark grey plaid features a pop of colour and tons of polish, just like the Duchess of Cambridge.
This double-breasted silhouette in a dark grey plaid features a pop of colour and tons of polish, just like the Duchess of Cambridge.

This double-breasted silhouette in a dark grey plaid features a pop of colour and tons of polish, just like the Duchess of Cambridge.

SHOP IT: Nordstrom, $149 CAD ($112 USD)

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