Kate Middleton Wears Maroon Paule Ka Suit at the Middle Temple Treasury Today

08 October 2012 by

We'd become quite accustomed to seeing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge trussed up in their colourful holiday gear while touring Asia, but today the Royal couple are back to their drizzle-appropriate wardrobes. Prince William and Kate Middleton have just arrived at the Middle Temple Treasury to launch a scholarship for law students from disadvantaged backgrounds in their name and Kate's suitably wrapped up against the London chill.

She's chosen a wool skirt suit in a sumptuous burgundy hue by Paule Ka, consisting of a double-breasted jacket teamed with a black lace top and ribbed skirt that's shorter than we're used to seeing from the Duchess. Her look is topped off with black tights and sensible heels. Oh, and look at how her hubby has chivalrously matched his tie to Kate's ensemble. How we love a touch of Royal matchy-matchiness!

Kate Middleton Wears Maroon Paule Ka Suit at the Middle Temple Treasury Today

If you're not up to speed with Paule Ka, let us fill you in. The French brand was founded by stylist Serge Cajfinger in 1988 and is famous for skirt suits and sharp shapes inspired by Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn, so it's very fitting that the ladylike K-Middy has chosen one of his designs. Kooky-cool Brit model Agyness Deyn modelled the designer's cute range of dresses for La Redoute back in 2010, when Grazia Daily declared his stiff silhouettes and girly bows perfectly brilliant for indulging our First Lady fantasies. The Duchess is in good company too - A-listy types like Jennifer Lopez, Zooey Deschanel and Kate Beckinsale have also worn Ka's creations.

For more of the Duchess' outfits, check out Grazia's Kate Middleton Look Book


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Daniel Thomas (Tue Oct 09 12:40:44 BST 2012): It is good to see that, for now at least, the recent scandal has not had too much of a negative impact on Kate. I am not a huge fan of the Royal Family, but I did feel quite bad for Kate when the nude pictures and video of her came out. She had been getting quite good press up until that point, and you can't help thinking that it will damage her image in the long run. I saw the video at http://celebrityshocks.com/.