Prince William and Kate Middleton appeared at Darwen Academy on a rain soaked day that clearly tested the hold of Kate's signature blowout. On this day Kate chose a half-up style, a navy suit by Amanda Wakeley and a perma-smile that seems to be proclaiming that she's not only ready for her royal duties but will relish them.
At first glance the suit seems a bit...safe, but we like the detailing like the hook and eye clasps of the jacket. The block-heeled shoes, however, we could have done without.
Sure, we understand someone on their feet for several hours needs something comfortable but Kate's L.K. Bennett Art heels seem to be veerying into granny territory. As in Wills' granny, QE II.
Kate's clutch--which we're thinking may be Anya Hindmarch--we definitely like.
KMidd's earrings are the Kiki Mcdonough Citrine Drops.
Photos via Instyle