Duchess of Cambridge wears trendy checked coat for uni visit: Get the look for less

Maisie Bovingdon
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The Duchess of Cambridge visits students at the University of Derby to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their mental health and education.  (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge visits students at the University of Derby to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their mental health and education. (Getty Images)

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The Duchess of Cambridge made the case for checked coats this winter during a visit on Tuesday to the University of Derby.

The 38-year-old mother of three slipped into the stylish printed coat for the visit on October 6.

During the day the duchess met with students to discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their university experience, in terms of their mental health and education, as well as the measures in place to support them during this difficult time.

For the outing the duchess wore a pale blue cashmere jumper from Massimo Dutti, paired with a long checked wool coat from the same brand, which she paired with a simple pair of black trousers.

She completed the look with a pair of Gianvito Rossi black suede pumps, plus a dainty personalised necklace from All The Falling Stars, which featured three miniature gold discs that are believed to have her children’s initials on them.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a checked wool coat from Massimo Dutti for her visit to the University of Derby on 6 October.  (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a checked wool coat from Massimo Dutti for her visit to the University of Derby on 6 October. (Getty Images)

Buy it: Handcrafted checked wool coat | £249 from Massimo Dutti

Handcrafted checked wool coat
Handcrafted checked wool coat

For those who want to recreate the duchess’ look the handcrafted checked wool coat is still available to buy from Massimo Dutti in sizes 8 to 14 for £249.

The necklace retails for £98.90, although it is currently out of stock online.

The Duchess appeared to showcase her a new hair do for her latest visit, which saw her discuss the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on students at the University of Derby.  (Getty Images)
The Duchess discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic with students at the University of Derby. (Getty Images)

Royal fans who do not want to splurge a hefty sum on this coat can get their hands on very similar alternatives.

We have found, below, a selection of affordable outerwear designs so you can look as stylish as the duchess.

Kate also debuted a new hair do for the engagement.

She appeared to have a lighter hair colour, with blonder highlights, which was shorter in length, and styled in her signature bouncy blow dry.

Shop affordable alternatives to the Duchess of Cambridge’s coat

Checked Pea Coat with Wool | £79 from Marks and Spencer

Checked Pea Coat with Wool
Checked Pea Coat with Wool

Herringbone Belted Longline Coat | £99 from Marks and Spencer

Herringbone Belted Longline Coat
Herringbone Belted Longline Coat

Slim Checked Single Breasted Blazer | £59 from Marks and Spencer

Slim Checked Single Breasted Blazer
Slim Checked Single Breasted Blazer

Belted Single Breasted Coat | £165 from & Other Stories

Belted Single Breasted Coat
Belted Single Breasted Coat

Blazer style coat | £99.99 from Mango

Blazer style coat
Blazer style coat

Wool double-breasted coat | £89.99 from Mango

Wool double-breasted coat
Wool double-breasted coat

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