The Duchess of Cambridge Wore a McQueen Coat From 2012 For a Very Significant Reason
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 favourites, 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, and a green top handle bag.
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 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.