Princess Kate may have debuted a chic new outfit on Wednesday at Kensington Palace while supporting her mental health campaign, but the stylish royal was back to her recycling roots on Thursday, wearing a red military-inspired coat from L.K. Bennett for the fourth time.
Visiting RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales, to mark the end of the base’s search and rescue operations, the royal, 34, gave her much-loved $495 coat another dust off and for the first time, paired it with a hat (another rewear!) – the “Betty Boop” style in brown from Lock & Co., the oldest hat shop in the world.
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Kate first wore the three-quarter-length wool-blend coat back in 2011 when she and Prince William attended a UNICEF event in Copenhagen. The following year, she wore it to attend a rugby match with her husband in Wales. And in 2014, Kate wore the coat again to welcome Royal British Legion volunteers to the palace and hop on a London bus.
Purchased from the high street’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection, the Ami coat features some of Kate’s go-to details, including a waist-cinching belt, high collar and epaulets.
The coat reflects L.K. Bennett’s overall design aesthetic, which the label describes as a “modern blend of femininity, color and style.”