Kate Middleton's tartan floor-length coat is what dreams are made of

The maxi coat is perfect for the colder months

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Kate Middleton looked effortlessly elegant in a tartan floor-length coat and green heels.

As Kate Middleton packs away her summer wardrobe, leaving her heat-beating white suit behind in favour of more autumnal looks such as her stunning Eponine maroon coat dress, we're hoping that she's planning to bring back this stunning coat that we saw her step out in back in 2021. 

As she attended a drive-in screening of Disney's Cruella, Kate opted for a gorgeous purple and green tartan coat by the brand Holland Cooper. The Marlborough Trench Coat features a flattering fitted silhouette, a double breasted-front for structure, and a belted waist that cinches the wearer in and creates a stunning fit. 

The shining gold accents on the sleeve cuffs, the waist belt and the breast buttons add just the right amount of glamour to the coat without taking away from its bright and bold print. With the deep purples, emerald greens, and striking navy tones, the tartan print could look overwhelming, but as Kate accessorized with simple gold earrings and ditched a necklace, the overall look screams timeless elegance.

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Full-Length Marlborough Trench Coat in Heather Tartan,£849 ($1,058.70) | Holland Cooper

Full-Length Marlborough Trench Coat in Heather Tartan,£849 ($1,058.70) | Holland Cooper

This classic and timeless full-length trench coat boasts a fitted silhouette, a double-breasted breasted front, and a belted waist to create a flattering style for any body shape. 

Barbour Tartan Inverraray Wool Coat, £369 ($460.17) | John Lewis

Barbour Tartan Inverraray Wool Coat, £369 ($460.17) | John Lewis

With a longline cut and subtle gold accents, this wool coat elongates your profile and creates a stunning yet relaxed silhouette.

Kate's choice of earrings, a pair of stunning sapphire studs, were borrowed from the Queen, according to The Daily Mail's royal editor Rebecca English, and their bright blue hue perfectly tied in with the tartan print while their gold accents highlighted the outfit's buttons. 

She styled her hair in a relaxed ponytail, allowing the coat's exaggerated and structured collar to stand out front and centre. Further leaving the coat to do all the talking, Kate pulled out the outfit's most subtle colour and wore a pair of deep green heels to finish the look. 

Many royal fans and commentators speculated that the darker tones of this outfit were chosen to coincide with the film Kate was watching during the engagement, Cruella, Disney's darkly adapted version of 101 Dalmatians. We can agree that the look was more 'edgy' than we usually expect from Kate, but the style still perfectly encapsulated her timeless class. 

Kate Middleton

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Mulberry Small Amberley Classic Grain Leather Satchel Bag, £895 ($1113) | John Lewis

Mulberry Small Amberley Classic Grain Leather Satchel Bag, £895 ($1113) | John Lewis

With a suede-lined interior, adjustable strap, and belt detailing, this Mulberry bag will update your outfits to Kate Middleton level instantly.

We saw Kate in another of Holland Cooper's tartan coats earlier this year as she visited the newly-opened Royal Liverpool University Hospital and met with staff alongside Prince William. 

This time she opted for the brand's Black Watch Tartan Coat that, much like her previous tartan style, featured a checked pattern in dark blue and green with statement gold buttons. This coat has a much more relaxed shape than the Marlborough Trench Coat but is similarly styled with a longline cut, a double breast, and gold accents. 

Kate wore a simple navy woolen dress under the coat, which she cinched in at the waist with a navy belt. She accessorized with tonal navy shoes, and a navy bag by the brand Mulberry Amberley and finished the look with a stunning pair of earrings that once belonged to her mother-in-law, Princess Diana. 

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse
Freelance news writer

Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is royal news and entertainment writer. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with Good To, BBC Good Food and The Independent.