Kate Middleton rocks bargain Zara blazer and her favourite trainers for royal visit

Kate Middleton's Zara blazer and cool trainer combo was perfect for her sporty royal outing

Kate Middleton Zara blazer
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Kate Middleton opted for comfortable chic when she teamed a cream Zara blazer with a pair of her favourite trainers for a special royal outing. 

The Princess of Wales swung by Derby to meet Captain Preet Chandigarh MBE to celebrate her return from her solo expedition across Antarctica after breaking the world record for the furthest unsupported solo Polar expedition in history.

During her visit to the Landau Forte College in the city, Kate made sure she was appropriately dressed for the occasion as she attempted to pull tyres behind her - to experience the heavy load that Preet dragged during her trek.

Kate Middleton Zara blazer

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And Kate's favourite trainers - a pair of white and rose gold metallic detail Veja Esplar trainers - came in handy as her feet gripped the floor during the challenge.

It's not surprising that Kate's high street Zara blazer is almost a sell-out online in cream, however there are two other colours - fuchsia and black that fans can choose from if they want to take inspiration from the Princess.

Kate previously wore the jacket in summer 2022, for her first work days since the Jubilee weekend.

The jacket was available for a limited time at half-price (£35.99) but the popular item has sold out at that sale price online. But for the cream limited stock is available in Medium and XL for the full retail price but be quick as they're not expected to stay on the shelves for long. Otherwise shoppers can search for the item at their local store.

Zara Textured double-breasted cream blazer - £69.99 | Zara

Zara Textured double-breasted cream blazer - £69.99 | Zara

Blazer featuring a lapel collar and long sleeves with shoulder pads. Featuring front pockets with flaps and double-breasted front with textured gold-toned buttons.

Veja Esplar trainers in white Platine F -   £120 | Office

Veja Esplar trainers in white Platine F -  £120 | Office

VEJA has been creating sneakers differently since 2005, mixing social projects, economic justice and ecological materials. Paying homage to the Brazilian non-profit organisation which provides support to the cotton farming families Veja uses. This iteration of the Esplar features sturdy white leather uppers and panels, lace-up fastening, gold metallic leather accents, and rubber sole.

Kate paired the outfit with a pair of navy blue trousers.

It's not the first time Kate has been seen wearing trainers for royal engagements - she first wore the trainers back in 2021 during a visit to Scotland.

And the thrifty Princess is known to re-wear her favourite garments and accessories including these £18 earrings.

Kate has been known to shop in Zara, having previously worn a Zara dress on two occasions.

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is currently a Senior Entertainment Writer for Goodto.com, formerly Senior Entertainment writer for Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life and has more than 16 years of experience in newspapers, magazines and online. She currently writes a mix of Entertainment news - including celebrity births, weddings and reality show line-ups including Strictly, Dancing On Ice and The Great British Bake Off, reporting the the latest news about the Royal kids Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet as well as Family news stories from baby names to store closures and product recall warnings. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.