So…Carole Middleton Borrowed Kate’s Maternity Coat
By Lucy Morris Posted on 22 Oct 2018
Life is a shopping merry-go-round where we can buy fashion faster than we can dispose of it. However, like a beacon lighting a more sustainable path, the Middleton’s have shown themselves to be the Queen’s of re-wearing. In fact, this weekend, Queen-to-be Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, showed where she got the recycling bug from.
While Kate Middleton was attending to other affairs her mother Carole paid a visit to Chelsea to see Pippa Middleton and her newborn son. For the occasion, Carole wore a scarlet Boden coat with ruffled-edged pockets and a frilled collar.
Sound familiar? This elegant item was first debuted by Kate back in January. At the time the Duchess was six-months pregnant with her and Prince William’s third child, Louis.
Coats are a fail-safe fashion choice for Kate. Perhaps it’s because of their sharp, photogenic silhouettes and that a lot of her work engagements require walk arounds outside in the UK’s often unfriendly weather. However, this item doesn’t come without it’s fair share of royal etiquette. According to one report, she’s not allowed to strip off in public, not even delayering a simple jacket. So when Kate commits to a coat, she is wed to that item until the cameras turn off.
See: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Maternity Style
Sadly, the £220 coat has long since sold out (blame the Kate-effect for this), but worry not as Boden have restocked this winter with a new selection of fire engine red outerwear. We’ve got our eye on the Hereford Coat (£180), in case you were wondering, although we’re not sure that the fleece finish is quite to Kate and Carole’s taste.
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