Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Cornwall for their first official joint visit to the county since receiving their ‘Duke and Duchess’ titles last autumn following Queen Elizabeth’s death and the accession of King Charles.
The royal couple will spend time in Falmouth, immersing themselves in the community and heritage of the region.
The pair will explore Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage and visit a local community centre that is making a difference in the lives of the people by fostering a supportive community.
While it’s William and Kate’s first joint visit to Cornwall in their new roles, the Duke did pay a solo visit in November. He visited Newquay Orchard and met with organisations supporting the local community and staff working for the Duchy of Cornwall.
For the visit to Falmouth today, Princess wore a long brown coat. At first, many of us assumed she wore her Hobbs London Celeste coat in Chestnut brown. An old favourite that she debuted in 2012 and has worn six times in public to date.
However, upon closer inspection, this coat is new. The original Celeste hit Kate’s knee. The Cornwall coat is a longer length. I do suspect Hobbs London remade the coat for the Princess.
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Hobbs London no longer stock the Celeste coat, unfortunately. But never fear, I’ve found this similar coat in their current collection. It’s a great alternative!
Hobb London Carissa Coat in Aubergine
Gorgeous aubergine colour, beautiful tailoring, quality wool fabric, flattering waist belt.
Perhaps this coat is a rewear, but it has just been modified?
I think you are correct. While both versions are very nice, I tend to prefer the shorter version because Kate seems to be wearing her coats long these days. P.S. Sending an apology for all the typing errors on your blog. I never seem to notice until I hit send.
Kris Ward says
I like the color of the coat, and yes it looks like a new one due to the length. Not a fan of that high belt or those leather straps at the bottom of the sleeves. I’d make some changes to this coat by removing the belt, taking off those leather straps, and putting buttons or hidden snaps on for the closure. Perhaps that would help with the way the coat hangs too, because the dress is showing unevenly underneath it. Not really a fan of the red/brown combination, or those boots at this point.
Sarah Roblett says
I love her burgundy dress , but can’t find any info on it.
Can you help?
Carly W says
I don’t think it is a dress, I’ve zoomed in very closely on a photo and the top looks wool but the skirt doesn’t.
I think it’s her sweater — likely from Kiltane — worn from the Rugby match in September or October of last year.
My working hypothesis is that she’s wearing it with a custom skirt by Roland Mouret but the brand can’t confirm nor deny. It’s totally a guess – I will say – but they do have one currently available at MyTheresa in a similar fabric – https://www.mytheresa.com/en-gb/roland-mouret-exclusive-to-mytheresa-offley-crepe-midi-skirt-1347310.html.
Doesn’t matter to me whether its a rewear, a first wear, or a tenth wear. Catherine always looks polished and together. The best of her outfit? Her genuine joy and smile.