Kate Middleton took part in her first Remembrance Sunday as a member of the royal family yesterday and chose one of her go-to designers for the occasion, wearing a Diane von Furstenberg black pea coat for the ceremony. Kate’s coat is from 2008 and has a double breasted cut with super-blingy faceted buttons and a detachable trim to the collar and cuffs which is called ‘soutache’ (a kind of braiding usually reserved for Military uniforms and Cheryl Cole’s tour outfits.)
Kate accessorised the coat with a dinky trilby by Jane Corbett, which she wore to the front of her head, this being quite the thing apparently, for a certain kind of girl in certain kinds of circles (please see the Grazia Daily royal wedding coverage for details). The duchess wore her hair in the asymmetric half (ok, maybe quarter) up-do which she has been experimenting with recently – first spotted last week at the fundraiser she hosted at St James’ palace, to which she wore gold Jenny Packham.
So what do you think? We like the coat; we don’t love it, but it’s very event-appropriate which is obviously a key factor for Kate in a way it isn’t for the rest of us. We’re not sure about the hat AT ALL but that’s because we’re a bunch of drama queens and would inevitably have opted to wear the biggest, floppiest, most Four-Weddings hat known to man. But yes, as we said - that’s us. You?