So…Carole Middleton Borrowed Kate’s Maternity Coat

Like mother, like daughter...

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by Lucy Morris |
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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 Kateback 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


Kate Middleton's pregnancy style: 15 times the Duchess of Cambridge rocked maternity chic

12th March 20151 of 15

12th March 2015

And she's back to the great British high street! Kate's £69 off-white Jojo Maman Bebe princess coat most certainly does look fit for one

13th November 20142 of 15

13th November 2014

Showing she can do gothic vamp just as well as sugary sweet, in this Diane Von Furstenberg lacy gown

18th February 20153 of 15

18th February 2015

We know you're under there, royal baby! Kate's airforce blue Max Mara coat hid her bump somewhat, but she looked as amazing as ever

13th March 20154 of 15

13th March 2015

She doesn't half like to co-ordinate (picking up any style tips from the Queen, eh Kate?). The Duchess' navy ensemble looked sooo stylish on her

27th March 20155 of 15

27th March 2015

At her last public appearance before being due to give birth, Kate recycled her favourite fuchsia Mulberry coat and a classic Mulbs clutch to match

11th March 20156 of 15

11th March 2015

Yet another high-street coat loved by the Duchess, we're obsessed by the quirkiness of this Hobbs dalmatian number

17th March 20157 of 15

17th March 2015

Going for top to toe brown in a chic Catherine Walker coat at the St. Patrick's Day Parade

18th March 20158 of 15

18th March 2015

Looking gorgeous in THAT £35 ASOS spotty maternity dress

25th November 20149 of 15

25th November 2014

This was when we had just found out! Eeeeek! Exciting! This scarlet red Katherine Hooker frock and beehive hairdo perfectly complemented each other

9th March 201510 of 15

9th March 2015

Relying on one of her favourite designers, Alexander McQueen, to tailor this pastel pink look, Kate's subtle nude and pink combo look effortlessly chic

15th January 201511 of 15

15th January 2015

Channelling retro maternity vibes in this sweet '60s Madderson mini with bright tweed trim

19th January 201512 of 15

19th January 2015

Baby blue for Kate in a Seraphine pastel number. A sign of things to come? Mind you, we have just seen pastel pink too. So let's discount that comment

9th December 201413 of 15

9th December 2014

Kate's midnight blue Jenny Packham sweetheart gown is absolutely stunning on the Duchess

7th December 201414 of 15

7th December 2014

Keeping her bump cosy in a chic tweed princess coat - her signature style

18th February 201515 of 15

18th February 2015

Looking so lovely in this Seraphine floral floaty frock. Again it's a total barg. In case we didn't mention it, WE HEART KATE

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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