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The Princess of Wales has learned how to dress for all situations and all weather conditions over her more than ten years as a working member of the royal family. As the Rugby Football League’s patron, Kate travelled on Saturday from her house in Windsor to the DW Stadium in Wigan to see the England vs. Papua New Guinea Rugby League World Cup 2021 Quarter Final. She was prepared for the rain with a striking poppy-red coat. The Duchess initially wore the jovial custom Alexander McQueen creation to the opening of her Hold Still exhibition in 2020, and she has since come to love it.

Added layers beneath to fend off the November chill? a turtleneck in maroon by Gabriela Hearst. When visiting Scarborough earlier this week, the Princess turned to the environmentally conscious designer as well. She wore a similar monochromatic ensemble, shrugging a Max & Co coat over the Uruguayan designer’s camel Betti dress and accessorising with taupe Ralph Lauren pumps in the brand’s Celia style and a cherished DeMellier bag. If Kate is actively changing her look, as evidenced by the vintage Chanel coat she acquired for a trip to the Olympic Park in October, she could do much worse than entrust Gabriela Hearst with the task.

Of course, Kate’s Remembrance poppy is the most prominent item of clothing she wore on both occasions. For the first time since Queen Elizabeth II’s death and King Charles III’s accession, the Windsors will assemble at the Cenotaph in Whitehall on November 13 to honour those who lost their lives in battle. The Princess is anticipated to be present for the entire sombre event. A happier event is coming up in her diary? hosting a carol ceremony at Westminster Abbey on December 15 that will honour Her Majesty and be televised on ITV on Christmas Eve.