Kate Middleton gave a nod to Scotland by wearing a kilt-style skirt by a new Scottish designer on Wednesday. She was in Edinburgh to carry out her first solo engagement. Known as the Countess of Strathearn in Scotland, Middleton had three engagements in the country.
The 34-year-old British royal is known for her thoughtful approach to fashion. She often gives a nod to her host country during official visits with appropriate outfits. And this time too, she did not disappoint.
The mother-of-two championed a new Scottish brand, Le Kilt, wearing one of its tweed skirts. The knee-length skirt featured black and white houndstooth patterns. The brand was founded by Samantha McCoach in 2014.
McCoach had a vision of adding modernity to her family’s kilt-making heritage — her grandmother had been a traditional kilt-maker in Scotland for over 40 years. Middleton may have worn the design due to its family heritage.
She paired the skirt with a green tailored Max Mara coat. It featured long sleeves and was cinched in at the waist with a belt. She paired it with a black polo neck. It’s the same coat that she wore for Christmas church service at St. Mary Magdalene church at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate last year.
She finished her look with her trusted pair of black Stuart Weitzman suede pumps and her signature glossy blow dry. Her flawless makeup look consisted of a slick of pink lipstick and smoky eyes. She accessorized with Lauren 18-carat yellow gold and diamond leaf earrings from one of her favorite brands, Kiki McDonough.
She visited St. Catherine’s Primary School to see the work carried out by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, of which she is a patron.
The royal household said the focus of the day is on the local partnerships between charities, communities and schools that deliver programs and sporting activities for children and young people. She later visited Judy Murray's tennis workshop — Tennis on the Road. Middleton was dressed aptly in a white Nike training top, which she paired with Monreal London track pants in black and white.
The Duchess of Cambridge finished her look with Asics running trainers.