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William and Kate meet President François Hollande in Paris

After handing out shamrocks to the Irish Guards on the 19th March 2017, William and Kate took a short flight to Paris, France.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with President Hollande in Paris

The couple visited the city for two days at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.  Some journalists called the visit a “charm offensive” ahead of Brexit negotiations.

William and Kate arrive in Paris

This was the couple’s first official visit to France. It was also William’s first official visit to the city where his mother died (though he’s travelled there privately in the past, including with Harry to watch the rugby in 2007).

William and Kate visit Paris

After landing in Paris, the couple travelled to the Élysée Palace to meet with French President François Hollande.

William and Kate visit Paris

Kate’ outfit:

Kate is wearing the same outfit from her earlier engagement in London, where she met with the Irish Guards to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Kate Middleton's outfit in Paris

The Daily Mail’s Rebecca English confirmed that the Royal Couple travelled straight from the Army Barracks to the airport.

Kate Middleton wears a Catherine Walker and Co coat

The only difference is Kate’s hair.  She’s removed the hat and released her hair from the chignon.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet French President Francois Hollande, as part of their two day visit to Paris, at The Elysee Palace, Paris, France, on the 17th March 2017.

As outlined in our earlier post, Kate’s coat is a bespoke piece by Catherine Walker & Co.  It’s very similar to this shorter jacket on the designer’s website:

Catherine Walker coat

Kate wore a similar coat by the same designer back in 2014, during a visit to Wellington, New Zealand.

Kate Middleton's Catherine Walker Coat in New Zealand

Kate’s earrings are by Monica Vinader, they’re the Siren style.  She first debuted them during the Canada tour in 2016.

Kate Middleton's Monica Vinader Siren earrings in Paris

The Siren earrings can be purchased from the designer’s official website,  The company ships to most countries.  The earrings cost £125 GBP / £195 USD / €165 EUR.   They’re also available from Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty London.

Kate’s watch is by the French company, Cartier.  It’s the 33mm Ballon Bleu style that she has worn frequently for years.

Cartier Ballon Bleu watch

Kate wore her green suede heels by Emmy Shoes.  You can see the company’s logo on the sole of Kate’s foot, as the following tweet illustrates:

As I wrote in my earlier post:

The shoes feature a large stiletto heel, a pointed toe, a nude coloured sole and a nude coloured heel cap.

Emmy Shoes offer a bespoke service.  Both Kate and her sister Pippa have commissioned several different styles from the company in the past.   It looks like Kate’s wearing either the Isadora (centre) or the Rebecca (right) style in the colour “Greenery”.  We’re awaiting further details from the company.

Kate Middleton Emmy Shoes

Kate’s green leather clutch bag is from Etui, a Polish company.  Pictured below, right:  one of the company’s similar bags in black leather.

As I explained in my earlier post, my friend Anna emailed Etui and they’ve confirmed Kate’s carrying one of their bags.  Etui’s owners started the company started in London, but they’re now based in Poland.  However, some of their production is still located in the UK.  Their bags are stocked in Topshop Oxford Circus, Peter Jones and Harrods.  The company inform me that they’re going to launch and international website soon.

Below, some of Etui’s colourful leather clutches:

Etui bags on Instagram

You’ll find a number of secondhand Etui bags on eBay if you’d like to steal Kate’s style for less:

Etui bags

Of course, it’s worth pointing out that Kate will visit Poland later this year.

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All five of Kate's outfits in Paris

Kate's outfit for Paris 2017 Day One – Élysée Palace

Monica Vinader Siren earrings

Gold & green onyx earrings

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