We begin with a look at the Katherine Hooker coat Kate wore for her first official engagement with Prince William in February 2011. The couple visited Trearddur Lifeboat Station in Anglesey to officially launch a lifeboat. The Duchess has worn the herringbone coat a number of times and it has been in her wardrobe since 2006, at least. She had it significantly shortened to update the look for the Anglesey engagement.
Kate chose a Burberry trench for the couple's visit to Belfast. A piece I would love to see Kate wearing again.
The Duchess looked stunning in the Katherine Hooker Buxton Coat in dove grey for the Order of the Garter Ceremony in 2011. The beautiful skirted coat with long, slim sleeves is available made to order for £760. Kate brought back the coat for the wedding of Prince William's cousin Emily McCorquodale in June.
One of my favourite coats is the navy McQueen military coat Kate wore for her first military engagement. The fitted coat was accented by shining gold buttons and epaulettes on the shoulders. Armed Forces Day was one of the first engagements where we saw the Duchess paying tribute to the event she was attending through her sartorial choices. Something she has continued to do often since.
Kate sported the Ted Baker 'Jinan' trench during her visit to Yellowknife, Canada.
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Kate wore the LK Bennett 'Ami' coat for a UNICEF trip to Copenhagen where she and William teamed up with Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary to raise much needed awareness for the organisation. The wool/nylon coat features a high collar and the coat worked incredibly well with Kate's colouring.
The Duchess looked sombre in a black DVF coat for Remembrance Sunday 2011. Interestingly, readers will remember Kate chose the 100% wool coat for this year's service.
Kate selected the Hobbs 'Celeste' coat in chestnut brown for a day of solo engagements in Liverpool in February. The £369 coat is made of wool crepe and adorned with leather stud fastening cuff straps and matching belt.
Kate joined the Duchess of Cornwall and the Queen for a visit to Fortnum and Mason in a blue fringed coat by M Missoni and recycled the coat on her next outing with the Queen, a visit to Nottingham. A well thought out choice, obviously in an effort not to detract attention from HM by wearing a new item not seen before. No doubt Kate is aware of the media and public interest in her style and she would have been conscious of this fact when in the company of the Queen.
Kate enjoyed a go at javelin during a visit to Vernon Park :)
Recently Kate brought back two coats she wore last Christmas Day at Sandringham. Firstly, the Duchess selected the Reiss 'Angel' coat for the St George's Park opening. We first caught a glimpse of it when the Duchess was photographed wearing it during a walk on the Sandringham estate. The £325 military grey knee length coat features a large wrap around collar and smart multi stitch detailing. A striking choice.
Kate's next engagement was a visit to Newcastle. Kate kept warm in the aubergine coat she wore to last year's Christmas Day service at Sandringham.
Following Kate's busy day in Newcastle, she enjoyed a quite dinner with William at the exclusive Lou Lou's club in Mayfair. Kate looked stunning in a black fringed coat. Despite endless searching the designer of the coat has eluded us. Another one of my personal favourites.
I think we all agree William and Kate's visit to Cambridge last month was a very special one! The royal couple would have been enjoying the magnificent news that Kate was expecting.
Kate wore the MaxMara Studio Belli Belted Wool Coat. The £980 pale pink single breasted coat with a funnel neck was an elegant choice. The Duchess wore her bow belt upside down which sent baby rumours into overdrive.
When Kate was discharged from King Edward VII Hospital on December 6 it was the only occasion where I didn't notice what she was wearing. We were all delighted to hear the expectant mother say she was 'feeling much better' following a three night stay in the London hospital where she was treated for Hyperemesis gravidarum.
Kate's pretty coat, the DVF Simyonette from the A/W 2010 Collection was a lovely choice.
Kate has an incredible collection of coats. Which one is your favourite?