03.08.2021

Prince William, and Kate Middleton, Smile Despite the Wind, as They Visit Scotland

On Tuesday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge returned to Dundee, Scotland, after their last visit to the city in 2015. Their visit began with the official opening of the new V&A Dundee museum, which no doubt has special meaning to William, as the V&A was founded by his ancestors Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Dundee is also only a short hop from the University of St. Andrews, where the couple first met.

Prince William, and Kate Middleton, Smile Despite the Wind, as They Visit ScotlandOn their visit, Kate and William took a rather windy-looking tour of the museum, before meeting with members of the public on the waterfront. Their second visit of the day will involve a meeting with workers from Dundee’s Michelin factory, which is set to cease tire production in 2020. William and Kate will speak with an action group that is working to repurpose the site and create new employment opportunities.

The whole of the royal family has had a busy start to 2019. Kate has been focusing on the charities close to her heart, while her sister-in-law, Meghan, has begun working with her new royal patronages, one of which included cuddling cute dogs. Things aren’t set to slow down any time soon, with a whole host of royal appearances on the calendar for the coming weeks. Ahead, get a look at all the photos from the Duke and Duchess’s latest royal engagement and get the details on Kate’s tartan coat and cherished earrings.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a trip to Dundee, Scotland, on Tuesday, beginning the trip by opening the city’s brand-new design museum, V&A Dundee. For the occasion, Kate (or the Countess of Strathearn, as she’s known in Scotland) turned to one of her favorites, Alexander McQueen, opting for a tartan look we’ve seen her wear before. The duchess debuted the green and blue coat dress (which is from the McQ by McQueen diffusion label) way back in 2012, when she visited St. Andrew’s school. It got a second outing at the Christmas service the following year. Choosing to wear it this time had a special significance, as the tartan is that of Scotland’s 3rd Battalion Regiment, known as the Black Watch. Kate teamed it with black tights and pumps, Princess Diana’s sapphire earrings, and a green top-handle bag from Manu Atelier ($565).

This detail showed how much thought Kate puts into making each and every outfit appropriate for the occasion. From her New Year’s Day appearance in blue to her “casual” gardening outfit (complete with $1.8K earrings), she’s been giving us serious lessons in royal style this year. She seems to have been digging into her own archives a lot recently, too. Earlier this month, she took an old Oscar de la Renta skirt suit out for a second spin, and she famously stepped out in an 8-year-old Jenny Packham gown back in November. Have the residents of Kensington Palace got into KonMari and discovered some old clothes that still spark joy? Take a look at this latest outfit repeat ahead.

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