Kate Middleton Just Rocked This Look For The Second Time

The Duchess of Cambridge seems to be immune to trends, but somehow remains trendy; her wardrobe is a blend of colorful dresses, tailored coats, and matching tweed sets that she wears and rewears with timeless accessories. In October 2021, Kate Middleton was spotted wearing an outfit she'd worn in 2014 in kelly green, a color that's become one of the biggest colors in 2021 (via Who What Wear). Middleton doubled down on the color with a striking overcoat from Erdem and a matching knit sweater underneath (via Harper's Bazaar).

She wore the bold ensemble on a visit to London's Kew Gardens, to meet with students from The Heathland School and discuss possible solutions to the future of the planet. "We shared a lot of our ideas. It made a big impact with us as well. [Generation] Earthshot is helping make the world aware. Something has to be done," 12-year-old student Kalima Wojcikiew told People of the interaction.

"Children can be uniquely creative," Prince William said, who attended the meeting with Kate in a comparatively muted blazer and slacks. However, considering his reaction the last time the duchess wore her green coat, he's probably not a fan of vivid colors. 

Prince William thought Kate's outfit was too bright

In 2014, Kate Middleton wore the same green Erdem coat on a royal tour in New Zealand, although she did pair it with a floral silk dress at the time (via People). In the cheering crowd of 15,000 people, Bev Hayes was one person who met Kate. "I complimented her on her green dress. She said she liked it but Prince William thought it was a bit bright," she said, proving that men only have the audacity.

Kate's colorful outfits supposedly mirror Queen Elizabeth's own style choices. In a 2016 documentary, "Our Queen at 90," the Countess of Wessex (and the queen's daughter-in-law) mentioned, "She needs to stand out for people to be able to say 'I saw the Queen.' Don't forget that when she turns up somewhere, the crowds are two, three, four, 10, 15 deep, and someone wants to be able to say they saw a bit of the Queen's hat as she went past," per People.