Kate Middleton stuns in Reiss blazer at event close to Prince William's heart—her first appearance in over 2 months

Kate Middleton's first public appearance in months sees the royal in an incredibly chic and versatile must have blazer

Kate Middleton
Duchess of Cambridge arrives to meets those who supported the UK's evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan at RAF Brize Norton on September 15, 2021 in Brize Norton, England. Operation PITTING, the largest humanitarian aid operation for over 70 years, ran between 14th and 28th August, where in excess of 15,000 people were flown out of Kabul by the Royal Air Force.
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Kate Middleton stepped out in a chic Reiss blazer for her first public appearance in months. The trend-setting royal visited a military base to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who took part in Operation Pitting. 


Kate Middleton’s dresses might be what she's best known for, but it looks like her wardrobe contains some pretty stylish blazers too. The beige blazer sits perfectly with her outfit which included a simple cream top and wide-leg navy trousers with a matching belt. 

A taupe-colored bag from Tusting, called the Mini Holly, rounded off the effortlessly elegant look.

Reiss Larsson Double-Breasted Twill Blazer

Reiss Larsson Double-Breasted Twill Blazer, Neutral, £285 ($395)| Reiss

The royal visited the Royal Air Force base Brize Norton in order to meet those who'd partaken in the daring operation. Her visit comes only weeks after it was revealed that Prince William personally helped a former army colleague and his family flee Afghanistan.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets those who supported the UK's evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan at RAF Brize Norton on September 15, 2021 in Brize Norton, England. Operation PITTING, the largest humanitarian aid operation for over 70 years, ran between 14th and 28th August, where in excess of 15,000 people were flown out of Kabul by the Royal Air Force.

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The Duchess met with the RAF aircrews and medics who bravely supported evacuees at Kabul Airport in a desperate scramble to help people find safety during the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan. She also met with the hardworking volunteers and civilians who established a repatriation center at RAF Brize Norton.

The full fleet of Brize Norton's RAF transport aircraft flew night and day in order to support the evacuation. This included a record flight for one of their planes which carried a remarkable 439 passengers out of the Afghan capital.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks off a C17 transporter plane as she speaks to those who supported the UK's evacuation of civilians from Afghanistan, at RAF Brize Norton on September 15, 2021 in Brize Norton, England.

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Getting straight back to action after she and Prince William celebrated a major family occasion in France, the Duchess arrived in true style. She borrowed the G-XXEB (The Queen's Helicopter Flight) Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to meet and pay tribute to the bravery of those involved in the evacuation.

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