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Kate Middleton wears down-to-earth Zara blazer at first event since Platinum Jubilee

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out wearing a chic blazer from Zara, her first visit since the haute couture Platinum Jubilee weekend.

Kate Middleton was back at work on Wednesday as she visited the Little Village baby bank in London. The mum-of-three met with members of the organization to find out more about how the charity provides families with essential supplies for children up to the age of five.

The Duchess, 40, opted for a casual outfit, wearing black trousers and a $70 (£50) blazer from Zara. The cream-coloured blazer featured shoulder pads and a reverse lapel for an elegant look.

Kate paired the affordable blazer with a white tee and wide leg pants previously worn by Roland Mouret. Her accessories were minimal with a woven clutch and a pair of gold earrings.

The streamlined blazer, which is nearly sold out on Zara’s website, runs from sizes XS to XL and comes in a variety of colors.

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her edgy fashion, often wearing items that sell out within hours, more commonly known as the “Kate Effect”. While Kate’s designer price range may be out of reach for some, she’s not one to shy away from shopping for more affordable clothes.

In January 2022, Kate was seen wearing navy wide leg trousers by British brand Jigsaw as she visited the Foundling Museum in London. In February this year, she wore a $90 (£60) red Zara blazer on a trip to the University of Copenhagen, as a tribute to the Danish flag.

Kate Middleton’s visit to Little Village marked her first royal engagement since the end of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations on Sunday. The four-day holiday saw members of the Royal Family dressed in their finest Jubilee fashion.

The Duchess of Cambridge steps out in a £50 blazer from Zara after Jubilee weekend

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Kate showcased her style at Thursday’s Trooping the Color ceremony, where she wore a white blazer dress by Alexander McQueen and a navy and white Philip Treacy hat. She turned heads with a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings, which once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

At Friday’s Thanksgiving service, the Duchess arrived at St Paul’s Cathedral in London wearing a fitted pale yellow coat dress by Emilia Wickstead and matching hat by Philip Treacy.

To close out the festivities, the Duchess opted for a custom fuchsia pink dress by Stella McCartney as she watched the Platinum Jubilee Pageant with the Duke of Cambridge and their three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, seven, and Prince George, four. .

Hazel J. Edmonds

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