The Meaning Behind Kate Middleton’s Latest Royal Blue Look

Kate Middleton is conducting royal duties in Scotland this week and she put a ton of thought into one of her most recent ensembles.

On Monday, Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles, Prince William and Kate Middleton attended the opening day of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. During the event, the foursome joined heads of state and world leaders at a reception at the Clydeside Distillery for the key members of the Sustainable Markets Initiative and finalists of the Earthshot Prize Awards.

For the occasion, the duchess opted for a cobalt coat dress by Eponine and Rupert Sanderson heels. She topped off her look with a pair of topaz earrings by Kiki McDonough and a sophisticated updo.

As it turns out, the ensemble wasn’t just something she randomly picked out of her closet. In fact, the dress, which featured square shoulders, a wrap front and a belt with two black buttons, was packed with meaning. For one thing, it seems as though the color blue was intentional (representing the oceans perhaps?), considering Prince William and other attendees sported the color as well.

In addition, the gown was also a rewear. One Twitter user noticed that the piece was featured in an Instagram post from 87 weeks ago. She wrote, “Makes sense for sustainability. She's probably had this piece a while.” We also can’t forget to mention her poppy pin, which is a symbol of remembrance in the U.K.

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