Kate Middleton's poppy red coat is the perfect spring cover-up as she steps out in Soho

The Princess of Wales looked picture perfect as she stepped out in London in a bright red and white ensemble - and even took the tube!

Kate Middleton's poppy red coat
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The Prince and Princess of Wales stepped out in London today on Thursday, May 4, 2023, as they visited a pub in Soho and took a trip on the Elizabeth Line.

Ahead of the King and Queen's coronation on Saturday, May 6, the Prince and Princess of Wales have continued their royal duties by attending engagements in London. 

The Princess looked particularly wonderful as she re-wore a long red buttoned coat that she has been snapped in on a number of occasions. Previously in June 2022, Kate Middleton's red coat stunned crowds at a Queen's Platinum Jubilee event in Cardiff. The Princess wore this coat with a completely different hairstyle and accessories and showed how versatile this piece can be.

The coat worn by Princess Catherine is the Mandarin Collar Coat in Orange-Red and is from the UK brand Eponine. Sadly, Kate Middleton's red coat is no longer available to buy.

Princess Catherine

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Flippy Wiggle Dress, £2,790 | Suzannah London

Flippy Wiggle Dress, £2,790 | Suzannah London

A beautiful white, pure Italian silk crepe, soft shirt dress. A re-interpretation from our own vintage archive for the Suzannah London Collection. The original inspiration derives from a late 1940’s Wiggle Dress, which we have re-cut to have it skim over the bodice with a fluid gentle soft movement throughout the skirt, from the hips to the hemline. The silhouette is contoured around the waist and front yoke with delicate pin-tucks. 

To accompany this bold red coat, the Princess wore a bright white dress that could be seen poking out from underneath her coat. Like many of Kate Middleton's dresses, this dress was from Suzannah London and is called the White Flippy Wiggle Dress.

She also matched her shoes, the Jimmy Choo 'Romy 85' Optic White Leather Pumps, and handbag, the Small ‘Amberley’ White Grain Leather Crossbody Bag, to her dress as they were the same bright white color which perfectly contrasted with her dark hair and colorful coat.

The royals also shared a photograph of themselves taking the tube to get there. They traveled from Acton Main Line to Tottenham Court Road via the Elizabeth Line, the newest tube line added to London's underground services which was opened by Queen Elizabeth II last year.

Fans loved to see the Prince and Princess in London and took to social media to complement the couple."So good to see Catherine and William out and about today in Soho, I just love what she’s wearing. The princess of Wales always makes a statement with what she’s wearing, love them both," said one fan on Twitter.

"I love this new approach by the Prince and Princess of Wales. They are just so relatable and approachable," said another fan.

One was concerned about the Princess' Jimmy Choo shoes being ruined on the public transport and joked, "Princess of Wales commutes wearing white heels!"

Laura Harman

Laura is the Entertainment Editor for woman&home who primarily covers television, film, and celebrity news. Laura loves drinking and eating and can often be found trying to get reservations at London's trendiest restaurants. When she's not wining and dining, Laura can also be found travelling, baking, and hiking with her dog.