Kate Middleton owns the Hobbs London Celeste Coat in Chestnut Brown.
The Princess debuted the brown coat in 2012 and has worn the garment six times (in public) to date. (Below, pictured with an added faux fur stole.)
It looks like Kate loved the coat so much, she asked Hobbs to remake it in a longer length. She debuted the updated version of the garment in February 2023 during a visit to Cornwall.
About the Hobbs Celeste Coat:
The knee-length brown coat subtly flares from the hip. It’s made from a chestnut brown wool fabric.
The original Hobbs Celeste coat formed part of the label’s winter 2011 collection.
The original coat came with three belts – one around the waist and two around the cuffs. The original belts had press studs while the belts on Kate’s coat have buckles. It appears Kate has purchased three new belts or has had them sourced and made specially to give her coat a unique look. Kate fans suspect the Princess replaced the coat’s original belts with a higher quality, longer lasting leather.
In 2011, the piece retailed for £369 (roughly $570 USD at 2012’s exchange rate) before going on sale for $182 (approximately $280).
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Hobbs London no longer stock Kate’s 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.