Kate teams a classic coat with trendy boots on royal visit to Northern Ireland

27th Feb 19 | Fashion

The Duchess of Cambridge chose a favourite red coat for today's event in Belfast.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to NI - Day 1

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travelled to Northern Ireland today for the start of a two-day royal visit, beginning in Belfast.

Arriving at Windsor Park stadium, home to the Northern Ireland football team, Kate shone bright in the midday sunshine, sporting a bright red double-breasted coat over black tights and boots.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to NI – Day 1
The Duchess of Cambridge arriving for a visit to Windsor Park, Belfast (Aaron Chown/PA)

The coat is by Carolina Herrera, and it’s one we’ve seen the mum of three wear before, the first time during her and William’s royal tour of Canada in 2016.

Royal Visit to Canada – Day Five
The Duchess of Cambridge meets the public during a walkabout on the fifth day of the Royal Tour to Canada in 2016 (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

Her footwear, meanwhile, looks like a recent acquisition. Kate first stepped out in the black suede LK Bennett Marissa boots (which are now sold out) earlier this month.

The £295 hiking style boots with metallic eyelets and a high block heel, are very on-trend.

close up of Kate's boots as The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for their visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of their two day visit to Northern Ireland.
(Liam McBurney/PA)

In fact, they’re the kind of boots we’d expect to see the Duchess of Sussex wearing – perhaps a sign that Kate’s wardrobe is being influenced by sister-in-law Meghan’s?

Later, the Duchess changed into a more casual outfit to have a kick about with some children on the pitch.

The 37-year-old teamed a navy puffer jacket and black skinny jeans with navy trainers, her hair pulled back into a low ponytail.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit to NI – Day 1
The Duchess of Cambridge tries her hand at football during her visit to Windsor Park, Belfast as part of her and the Duke of Cambridge’s two day tour of Northern Ireland (Aaron Chown/PA)

The royal couple will continue their trip with visits to Fermanagh and Ballymena, so we’ll be looking out for more notable fashion moments from Kate.

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