18 March 2014

Royal Outfit of the Day: March 18

Video: The Duchess of Cambridge, along with the Duke of Cambridge, presented shamrocks to the Irish Guards on St. Patrick's Day. She wore a green coat from Hobbs with a Gina Foster hat and green shoes.
There's an ever-so-slight difference in greens here, notably between the hat and the coat - not different enough to be intentional, not quite alike enough to pass the daytime lighting test - and it makes me twitchy. It's an annoying nitpick, I know, and it's not even evident in different light, but this is one of the reasons why I'm not a fan of super matchy accessories. (Not as evident in the video, thank heavens, but click here for picture overload from the Daily Mail.)
Behind her shamrock is the Cartier shamrock brooch dating back to Queen Alexandra in 1901 that has been worn since by royal ladies for Irish Guards engagements.
However! This coat length looks even better on Kate than it does on the model, so kudos.

Photos: PA/InfoReportDigital/Hobbs