Thursday, 9 February 2012
Kate Middleton's lovely grey tweed coat dress
Kate was attending a private viewing of a new exhibition of portraits by the late Lucian Freud at the National Portrait Gallery in London, of which she recently became royal patron. If she was nervous at striking out on her own at long last she didn't show it.
Arriving at the gallery she mingled with arty types including photographer Mary McCartney, Bella Freud, the artist's daughter, and Jefferson Hack. The Duchess wore a grey tweed coat dress by High Street label Jesire - stocked by many department stores - which had a large shawl collar and a black belt around her trim waist.
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She completed the outfit with a chunky diamond bracelet and vertiginous Jimmy Choo heels. Her hair looked gleaming thanks to a four hour session in top London salon Richard Ward on Monday.
Although she attended a private fundraising dinner on behalf of Prince Charles last year, last night’s visit to the hugely-anticipated exhibition was the first time she has appeared in public without her husband, Prince William, by her side.