On the 23rd of May 2016, William and Kate made their debut appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show.
The couple toured exhibits, looking through the gardens and spoke with the designers.
In 2016, the Chelsea Flower Show’s theme was ‘Health, Happiness and Horticulture.’
During their visit, the couple viewed a new chrysanthemum flower named after their daughter, Princess Charlotte. The delicate bloom features pink petals that have green tips. The flower was sold at Waitrose for a limited time, with half of the profits going to one of Kate’s Patronages, Each Anglia Children’s Hospices.
On their tour of the exhibits, William pointed to an evergreen shrub, perhaps because he liked it. Kate replied, “Darling, we’ve got that”.
According to one journalist covering the event, the couple referred to each other as Darling “a lot”.
The Duchess re-wore her green Catherine Walker coat for the visit.
You may remember the distinctively-coloured coat from the 2014 tour of Australia and New Zealand. Kate first wore it during her visit to Canberra.
The Duchess paired the bold green coat with nude accessories from L.K. Bennett. Her shoes are the Fern style. The shoes feature a pointed toe and a 10cm / 3.9inch heel (though lower heel sizes are available, see the Floret style, for example).
The shoes are part of L.K. Bennett’s core collection. Even two years later in 2018, the company still sell the shoes in the colour worn by Kate. They cost £195 on the company’s UK/International site and $295 on the company’s USA/Canada site.
Kate also carried the company’s coordinating Nina clutch.
The earrings are made from 18ct Yellow Gold and they feature pavé diamonds. They can be purchased from the designer’s website for £2,200 (around $2,959 at the time of writing in May 2018).