Duchess Kate stepped out in style once again on the heels of her dazzling appearance at the state banquet for King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima - and this time she turned to Canada for her look's standout piece! Wearing and all-black ensemble of jeans, a turtleneck and booties, the mother of three topped off her latest ensemble with Smythe's two-button blazer for a visit to Coach Core in Essex with Prince William on Tuesday (Oct. 30).
Kate opted to wear the homegrown topper in the preppy grey Glen Check pattern with black corduroy on the collar. She took a page from Duchess Meghan's recent tour style book by pairing the $795 blazer with a black turtleneck and black jeans, anchoring the chic look with Aquatalia's 'Fallon' Chelsea boots, which retail for $815. The royal wore her copper locks in her signature waves, a soft and natural makeup look with rosy cheeks and brown eyeshadow and finished the look with Kiki classic white topaz and diamond cushion drop earrings ($2,347).
The couple was in Basildon to learn more about Coach Core Essex, a charity that uses sports to engage the local community and nurture mental and physical health. While there, they met with apprentices and graduates of the program and the sporty couple even took part in a few activities, including tennis! Back in September, Prince Harry and Meghan attended the Coach Core Awards at Loughborough University, where they were also taken through some drills and team exercises.
This isn't the first time Kate has worn Smythe, a brand also beloved by the Duchess of Sussex - who donned a blue coat to the launch of her charity cookbook last month. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis' mom, who recently returned from her third maternity leave, is actually the royal who put the brand on the global map when she wore Christie Smythe and Andrea Lenczner's iconic blazer in blue twice while on tour in Canada in 2011. Now called the Duchess, Kate has slipped into different versions of the jacket more than ten times over the years, including a green version during her 2016 tour of Canada.
On her most recent outing, though, blazers were not an option. Last week, the Duchess of Cambridge was a vision in a new custom gown by Alexander Mcqueen, an icy blue creation that featured a gathered bodice that hugged her slender frame with an off-shoulder neckline and a mermaid-style skirt. She topped off the look with the Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara, a favourite of her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, as well as Prince William's mom's stunning Collingwood Pearl earrings. Her neck was adorned with an heirloom piece from Queen Alexandra's Wedding Parure, dating back to 1863. But the piece de resistance was the Royal Family Order pinned to her dress over a yellow ribbon - a personal gift from the Queen to recognize her work as a member of the Royal Family.