Kate Middleton recycles powder blue coat for yet another major first

The Princess of Wales wowed in a powder blue coat during an important day of engagements in Northern Ireland with Prince William...

Kate Middleton recycles powder blue coat, seen here during her visit to the PIPS charity
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Kate Middleton recycled a powder blue coat for yet another major first as she and Prince William undertook a day of engagements in Northern Ireland. 

Just a few weeks after King Charles announced that they were Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince William and Kate Middleton undertook a day-long tour of Northern Ireland on 6th October. This marked the couple’s first official visit since taking on their new roles and for this special day of engagements across the country, Kate Middleton brought back an old favourite. The future Queen Consort is known for recycling eye-catching pieces, from Kate Middleton’s yellow dress at Wimbledon to Kate giving major déjà vu in a show-stopping gown for the Earthshot Prize Awards. 

For her time in Northern Ireland, however, it was a stunning piece of outerwear she chose as Kate Middleton recycled a powder blue coat she’d worn for another equally historic engagement. 

Prince William, Prince of Wales (second left) and Catherine, Princess of Wales (second right) speak with staff and counsellors during their visit to the PIPS charity

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The soft blue tone of this ankle-length coat perfectly complemented the Princess’ brunette waves. And with its blazer-like lapels and tailored design, Kate’s blue coat brought a sense of effortless elegance to her workwear look. She paired the coat with a pussy-bow blouse in a matching shade of pale blue, navy trousers and heels. 

This beautiful look was a warm yet stylish choice for this autumn day although she appears to have previously worn this powder blue coat in the height of summer. Stepping out in Cambridgeshire with Prince William in June, Kate wore a blazer-style coat that certainly looks to be the same as they undertook several engagements, including visiting the Fitzwilliam Museum. 

Kate Middleton wearing her powder blue coat at different occasions

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Here she wore it over a patterned blue and pink dress with slate-blue heels and a matching clutch. During the visit Kate Middleton and Prince William’s first official joint portrait was unveiled with the couple in attendance.

This was a huge moment for them and given Kate Middleton recycled the powder blue coat for her recent major first trip to Northern Ireland as Princess of Wales it seems she enjoys bringing this out for special occasions.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge departing the Fitzwilliam Museum

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The Princess and Princess’ recent day of engagements saw them visit PIPs - a charity that was founded in 2003 to support those who are considering or have at some point considered ending their own lives as well as extending bereavement support to friends and families. During their time there, William and Kate spoke with staff members and learnt more about their vital work.

Following this, the royals travelled to the recently-opened outdoor street-food and retail market, Trademarket. According to the BBC, William and Kate were greeted by project director Will Neill and discovered from vendors how their new businesses had been helped by the market.

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales make cocktails

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They even took part in a cocktail-making race before going on to Carrickfergus - of which they were made Baron and Baroness when they married in 2011. They visited Carrick Connect which offers support to young people in the local community and learnt about their projects which include a mentoring service.

This recent visit to Northern Ireland is one of several the Prince and Princess of Wales have made in the past few years, with a two-day trip to the beautiful country in 2019 and a visit to Derry-Londonderry last year. 

Emma Shacklock
Senior Lifestyle Writer

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with six years of experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, Goodto.com, and My Imperfect Life.