By Emma Dooney
Fall is fast approaching—and for Kate Middleton, that means a drastic shift in her wardrobe.
- Kate Middleton's puffer jacket is a surefire way to stay stylish and keep warm this fall.
- The Duchess of Cambridge paired the affordable jacket with jeans, boots, and a sweater for a classic yet wearable look during her most recent public engagement.
- In other royal news, the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee set to include magnificent tribute to her favorite passion.
Kate Middleton has wowed fans once again after rocking a gorgeous puffer jacket—which also just so happens to still be in stock.
The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Tuesday to join the RAF Cadets at the Windermere Adventure Training Center in Cumbria for an exciting day of fun activities and good old-fashioned banter—much to the delight of royal fans.
The appearance, which aimed to highlight the importance of outdoor time for young people, marked one of Kate’s first public engagements since returning to work after a long summer break with Prince William and their three children.
Despite being off-the-grid for two months, it looks like Kate Middleton’s styling tips have remained just as valuable as ever. The Duchess has always had a reputation for nailing the dress code, seemingly never failing to impress fans with her impeccable taste.
Just last week, Kate Middleton stunned in a Reiss blazer and navy trousers for her visit to an RAF station—achieving the perfect medium between business and casual for the semi-formal occasion.
She embraced this effortless style once again yesterday, showing up at the adventure center in an appropriate outfit for a day of nature activities. (If you were hoping for something a little more glamorous, check out our deep-dive into Kate Middleton's dresses for inspiration).
The Duchess decided to ditch her elegant coats and smart blazers, opting for a pine green puffer jacket to keep warm during the outdoorsy event. She teamed the quilted outerwear with a pair of black skinny jeans, sensible combat boots, and a crew-neck cream sweater—and of course, her beloved sapphire engagement ring. She also tied back that signature Kate Middleton bouncy hair into a ponytail to fit her head snugly into the helmets needed for the afternoon’s activities.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, the Duchess got stuck right in and bravely abseiled down the drop at the Cathedral Quarry. She also joined the Cadets for a bike ride on the Lake District’s gorgeous trails, before settling down with the youths for a well-deserved cup of tea and a chat.
“I found out this morning we would be meeting her and it was a total shock. I was just like ‘wow’,” 14-year-old Abby Armstrong told the Independent. “She was very nice and not what I was expecting, she was more down to earth.”
Kate also encouraged Cadet Odibe, 13, to try the abseiling, promising to meet him at the base. “She was about to abseil and I was next in line so she asked me if I wanted to go before her. I was a bit scared so I said no,” he revealed. “She said if I did she would meet me down there.”
Even though Odibe chose not to go through with it in the end, he appreciated the Duchess’s support during the daunting moment.
“I think she was very kind,” he added. “Even though she is a royal highness she still does things normal humans do.”
Emma is a news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life. She covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health or lifestyle story. When she's not reporting on the British monarchy and A-list celebs, you can find her whipping up vegan treats and running the roads to cheesy '90s pop music...but not at the same time, obviously.
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