Kate Middleton Breaks Out Her Catherine Walker Christmas Coat for Commonwealth Day Celebration

Today’s Commonwealth Day service may have been different than year’s past (ahem, the processional?), but Kate Middleton decided to throw it back with a royal rewear.

The 38-year-old Duchess of Cambridge arrived at Westminster Abbey to commemorate Commonwealth Day alongside her husband Prince William wearing the same crimson Catherine Walker coat dress she donned for her 2018 post-Christmas mass appearance in Sandringham (pictured on the left, below).


As you can see, her coat features a velvet trim on the collar, pockets, buttons and cuff, making it trendy and classic all at the same time. It’s also extremely figure-flattering—especially for a coat.

Although her sister-in-law Meghan Markle opted to sport an entirely new Emilia Wickstead frock for the Commonwealth Day service, Middleton went shopping in her own closet and selected something she already knows is a winning look.

At Sandringham, the mom of three donned a maroon velvet hatband that expertly matched her coat’s velvet trim. But today, she wore a crimson Sally-Ann Provan flowered fascinator with maroon leaves. The fascinator was a bit more of a statement piece than her other headware, but it totally worked. (Markle also got the bold topper note, apparently.)

Like the last time she wore her British-designed piece, K-Middy paired it with wine-colored Gianvito Rossi suede pumps ($695) and a matching velvet box clutch. She opted for jewel drop earrings this time instead of gold hoops and, since it’s a bit warmer this time of year, she forwent the gloves she wore at Sandringham. 

Suffice it to say, this coat is made for royal engagements.