Kate Middleton’s rugby style mixes high end Holland Cooper coat with high street as she goes head to head with William

Kate Middleton’s rugby outfit was a perfect blend of designer and affordable

Kate Middleton at the rugby in her Holland Cooper coat
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Kate Middleton attended her first rugby match since taking on the role of patron of the Rugby Football Union on Saturday. She attended the match with Prince William and eldest son, Prince George, and her outfit was a classic Kate look blending luxury designer with affordable basics.

Kate Middleton stunned in her first appearance as patron of the Rugby Football Union on Saturday, February 26.

Since it was announced that Kate Middleton was to replace Prince Harry 'imminently' in royal patronage of England Rugby, the Duchess has taken to it like a duck to water.

The mum-of-three was on hand to cheer on the England rugby team—something which might have seen her butting heads with her husband, Prince William, who has been patron of the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) since 2016.

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William joined her at the game, as did their son Prince George, but William was likely there to cheer on the Welsh rugby team.

At an England training session earlier this month, she was asked by player Ellis Genge about the new rivalry with William.

Kate laughed and said: “Ha, yes… We’re terribly competitive. The fact we’re now supporting two different teams is going to make things interesting.”

Kate will no doubt have teased William after England walked away with a 23-19 victory over Wales at Twickenham, but the real victory might have been Kate’s style.

Kate Middleton at the rugby with Prince George

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In classic Kate Middleton style, the impeccably stylish Duchess paired a chic Knightsbridge Coat from Holland Cooper worth approximately $600 (£449).

The Knightsbridge coat exudes timeless British elegance with a tailored silhouette and double-breasted front.

The addition of gold buttons engraved with the brand’s crest provide a luxurious finishing touch.

Kate Middleton's Holland Cooper coat is another fashion victory for the Duchess

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With a simple black jumper underneath, Kate balanced the high end coat with a pair of affordable earrings and an England Rugby scarf.

The earrings are thought to be from Accessorize, costing just $6 (£5).

Fans took to social media to praise the Duchess’ style.

One described Kate as “looking effortlessly stylish” with another calling her outfit “the chicest.”

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