Kate Middleton looked chic in a recycled black and white nautical-themed Alexander McQueen skirt and top during her solo engagement in Portsmouth on Friday. The 34-year-old royal visited the headquarters of 1851 Trust, of which she is patron, to learn about its projects and to pursue young people to take up sailing. She visited the center to launch two flagship sailing projects of the 1851 Trust in partnership with UKSA and the Andrew Simpson Sailing Foundation.

Kate opted for one of her favorite designers for the engagement. Her military-style white silk-georgette top featured ruffled hem long sleeves with brass buttons on bold black stripe detailing. The mother-of-two tucked her sharp blouse into a sailor-button pencil skirt that featured a slight slit.

The stylish royal had worn the same outfit at an engagement back in 2011, paired with the navy suede high heels. Her outfit is a modified version of McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Kate accessorized her outfit with her diamond and sapphire engagement ring and matching drop earrings. The earrings were gifted to her by Prince William during their wedding in 2011.

Her long brunette tresses were left loose in a side part and styled in loose curls. Her day make-up was kept minimal with her signature smoky eyes and a slick of nude on her lips. The Duchess of Cambridge carried a lack quilted clutch bag and wore a pair of navy suede high heels.

Kate met people involved in the project, which aims to encourage young people to take up sailing. She then opened the new Tech Deck Education Center, which will allow visitors to witness the construction and ongoing operation of the team’s America’s Cup boats, and learned more about the innovation and technology involved in the sport. She also met a group of local schoolchildren who are participating in the #STEMCREW digital workshops.

The patron of 1851 Trust also chatted with Sir Ben Ainslie at the event. Ben Ainslie Racing supports her Trust. This is not the first time the pair have met, they worked together earlier during Kate’s royal official duties as a patron of the Trust. The royal is an avid sailor since her childhood and during her and husband Prince William’s royal tour to New Zealand in 2014, she and William took to the waters to take part in a race around Auckland Harbour.