The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge delighted fans in Northern Ireland on Feb. 28, their second day touring the country – and Duchess Kate, in particular, wowed with a unique new look that was perfectly on point for spring! A lover of recycling past looks, it's always exciting when the mom-to-three steps out in a piece brand new to her wardrobe.
The 37-year-old looked relaxed as she greeted onlookers in front of Ballymena's Braid Arts Centre donning a cornflower blue Mulberry coat. The stunning design featured a short cape, an oversized belt and large buttons. She complemented the look with a pair of navy Rupert Sanderson pumps and a matching Jimmy Choo clutch. She kept her makeup simple, opting for subtle blush and nude lips, and let her long brown locks drape over her shoulders.
The public outing was the second of the day for the royal couple, who spent the morning at a private event meeting police offers and staff in Northern Ireland "to hear about the unique challenges they face," Kensington Palace revealed. Underneath her coat was another new item – a navy blue Jenny Packham dress, fixed with a blue velvet ribbon around her small waist.
Prince William and Kate are expected to end their day at Sure Start, an organization that "supports parents with children aged under four years old living in disadvantaged areas in Northern Ireland," the Palace wrote in a press release. "Their Royal Highnesses will see some of the different programs that Sure Start provides to understand how the organization supports parents and provides best practice for early years work."
The surprise trip to Northern Ireland is the first overseas engagement of the year for the busy parents. On Tuesday (Feb. 27), they met with fans in Belfast and kicked around a soccer ball with some kids at the Irish Football Club. Later in the day, they poured some pints at Belfast's Empire Music Hall. While there, the duchess put on her bartending cap and hopped behind the bar to pour the perfect pint of Harp Ice – an Irish lager created in 1960 by Guinness in its Great Northern Brewery in Dundalk, near the border of Northern Ireland.