Kate Middleton recycled her red LK Bennett coat during a visit to the Royal Air Force Valley along with Prince William in Anglesey, Wales Thursday. The British royal couple attended a ceremony marking the end of RAF Search and Rescue (SAR) Force operations. Thrifty Kate wore the coat for the first time during a visit to Copenhagen along with William in 2011 and then at Kensington Palace to mark London Poppy Day in 2013.
Kate’s red LK Bennett coat is from the high-street label’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. It is now sold out due to the “Kate Effect” after she wore it in 2011. The 34-year-old’s Ami coat featured a clean fitted silhouette, structured, military style. It is in a wool mix fabric and has a collar and belted waist with gold buckle detailing.
Bennett is one of Kate’s go-to designers. She paired it with a brown hat from her favorite milliner Lock & Co. The mother-of-two completed her look in a pair of black suede court shoes, matching Mulberry clutch and gloves. She accessorized with her Mappin & Webb diamond drop earrings.
Kate kept her make-up simple with a hint of black eyeliner, smoky eye make-up, light pink cheeks and matching lipstick. Her long brunette tresses were pulled back into a sleek ponytail. William, 33, meanwhile looked dapper in navy suit and trousers.
He paired it with a crisp white shirt and a patterned tie. He completed his look in black lace-up shoes and a metal watch. William and Kate traveled by helicopter to the base to attend the Search and Rescue Force Disbandment Parade, to honor the end of more than 75 years of the RAF SAR UK operations.
It is the organization where he served as a pilot and is therefore close to his heart. He later met his former colleagues at a reception that was hosted after the disbandment parade.