Kate wears tweed kilt to champion new Scottish brand on Edinburgh visit

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, always impresses fans with her ability to honour the places she visits by wearing homegrown designs, taking a thoughtful approach to her style and giving a nod to host countries on official stops.

The royal far from disappointed as she touched down in Edinburgh on Wednesday (Feb. 24), as the mother of two championed a new Scottish designer, Le Kilt, wearing one of their tweed skirts.

TAP IMAGE TO SEE GALLERYKate stepped out in a Scottish kilt and her green Max Mara coat.

Kate may have been drawn to Le Kilt for its family background. It was founded in 2014 by Samantha McCoach, who had a vision of adding modernity to her family's kilt-making heritage – her grandmother had been a traditional kilt maker in Scotland for over 40 years.

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Kate paired the skirt with agreen tailored Max Mara coat cinched in at the waist and a black turtleneck. Astute fashion fans will recognise the coat - she wore it for Christmas Day church services last year. She completed the look with Stuart Weitzman suede pumps and her signature glossy blow dry.

The kilt comes from new Scottish label Le Kilt.

The Duchess was carrying out her first solo engagement in Scotland. Known as the Countess of Strathearn north of the border, Kate was headed to St Catherine's Primary School to see the work carried out by the children's mental health charity Place2Be, of which she is patron.

The 34-year-old mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte was greeted by excited pupils on her return to the city, where sister Pippa was a student and where Kate was a regular visitor during her own university days at nearby St Andrews.

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