Princess Anne stuns in one of her favorite color combinations and it's got spring written all over it

Princess Anne has worn her favorite yellow and navy coat for the latest engagement on her New Zealand trip with husband Timothy Lawrence

Princess Anne stuns in yellow coat that has spring written all over it
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Princess Anne glowed in spring colors on Wednesday for her first trip to New Zealand since 2010, stepping out in one of her favorite coats from her enviable royal wardrobe. 

Princess Anne has proven she's the Queen of recycled fashion once again, stepping out in her favorite yellow and navy coat for her latest appearance in New Zealand. 

The Princess Royal traveled to Wellington with her husband Sir Timothy Laurence earlier this week, leaving London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday evening to make the 18,000km journey Down Under. Her trip to New Zealand's capital comes as the nation grapples with Cyclone Gabrielle and two scary earthquakes. 

On Wednesday, the 72-year-old visited the Pukeahu National War Memorial in Wellington, where she was photographed signing the Guest Book. At another point during her visit, she laid a wreath in the poignant center’s Hall of Memories. The special place serves as a 'commemorative chapel' for people to reflect and remember the 30,000 New Zealanders who have died in conflict. 

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Never one to disappoint in the style department, Princess Anne kept warm but elegant for her visit to the war memorial in a custard-yellow coat with an ink-navy collar. She paired the garment with a blue dress, black gloves, black court shoes, and a black leather handbag. 

As for her jewelry, the Queen’s only daughter went for a classic combination of pearl drop earrings and a delicate necklace. The subtle pieces allowed for the focus to shine on Princess Anne’s symbolic star brooch, which she last wore in July 2022 on a trip to Northern Ireland. 

If Princess Anne’s yellow and navy coat looks familiar to you, that could be because it’s already made its public debut. The royal icon famously wore the piece at the wedding of her cousin, Lady Gabriella Windsor, at St George's Chapel in May 2019. 

Princess Anne

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In keeping with royal wedding tradition, Anne up-styled her yellow and navy coat by adding a dramatic matching hat and pussycat bow tie. She also wore it to the Royal Ascot in 2009, and to the graduation of 23 junior soldiers at the Army Foundation College in 2010. Prior to this, Princess Anne wore the piece in 2007 to an Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle. 

Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

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