Kate Middleton sticks to royal protocol in recycled black D&G coat for first outing since Prince Philip’s funeral

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After a solemn week of mourning for the royal family following the sad death of Prince Philip, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Wednesday to make their first appearance since the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

On The Queen's birthday, the couple stepped out together to pay a visit to an air cadets centre in East London.

Prince William and Kate put on their best smiles and professionalism as always as they interacted with members of the organisation.

Usually when a member of the royal family passes away the nation enters into a state of mourning which traditionally lasts for 30 days.

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During this period we’re not meant to see members of the monarchy attend public appearances, however, just five days after her father’s passing, Princess Anne was seen visiting the Royal Yacht Squadron in the Isle of Wight where she often went with Prince Philip when they were younger.

So it seems that 12 days after The Duke’s passing, the family seem to be breaking traditions.

As much as it’s lovely to see the pair together, our eyes always go straight to Kate’s immaculate sense of style, and this outfit which she wore for the appearance ticked all of the style boxes as usual.

Due to other traditions associated with the mourning period, the family are meant to dress in either black or dark colours, so this makes sense as to why Kate stepped back from her popular colourful looks in order to respect the strict rule.

Kate proved just why she is the favourite of many due to always abiding by royal protocols and traditions.

For the occasion Kate kept it smart and respectful in a below-the-knee black coat which again, ticks the rule of having dresses at a certain length.

We’re huge fans of the military style coat by high end label Dolce & Gabbana which Kate previously wore during a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in 2017.

This also resembles similar styles to which the Duchess has worn before on royal appearances. For example when she and Prince William embarked on a royal tour of the British Isles at the end of last year.

The chic outfit was paired with a small black clutch bag and a signature pair of black court heels.

No matter what the occasion, there is no questioning that Kate will always impress with her cool and collected sense of style.

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At the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral on Saturday 17 April, Kate of course looked sophisticated as she honoured Prince Philip and paid respect to The Queen.

The Duchess chose to wear an elegant Japanese Pearl Choker necklace with a pair of Bahrain Diamond and Pearl Drop earrings which the Queen was gifted for her wedding to the Duke.

These perfectly accessorised the tailored black coat dress by Roland Mouret, matching veiled fascinator and black face mask.

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