Kate Middleton stuns in military-style D&G dress for first public appearance after Queen's funeral
WINDSOR, ENGLAND: Kate Middleton made a surprise visit to thank the royal staff and volunteers for their work during the Queen’s funeral in Windsor on Thursday, September 22. Making her first public appearance after Queen’s funeral, the Princess of Wales looked like a sight to behold in a meaningful military-style dress, which she wore to make her first appearance after Prince Philip's demise.
Joining her husband, Prince William for a surprise visit at Windsor Guildhall, Kate adorned a military-style collarless black Dolce and Gabbana coat with two rows of gold buttons on the front, a double-breasted silhouette, and a dark, rich hue. The princess complimented her look with some black tights and a pair of classic black point-toe heels.
She accessorized her meaningful outfit with her often-worn Annoushka pearl drops with diamond studs by Kiki McDonough. For the outing, she kept her make-up subtle yet classy. A touch of blush, some charcoal-colored eyeliner, and a flawless complexion highlighted Princess Kate's striking features.
The alluring coat worn by the Princess holds a history of its own. Kate first wore the piece for a Remembrance Sunday event in 2017. Middleton then repeated her outfit for a visit to the RAF Cadets Squadron in London in April 2021. This was then-duke and duchess’ first official public engagement after Prince Philip’s funeral.
While Kate looked divinely in the outfit, her husband, Prince Williams looked handsome in a sophisticated pristinely tailored navy suit and tie. The couple organized the surprise visit at Windsor Guildhall to thank the royal staff and volunteers for their involvement in the late monarch Queen Elizabeth II's committal service held on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Among those who met the couple was staff for St John’s Ambulance, transport staff, council workers, stewards, infrastructure organizers, and logistics teams in Windsor.
Originally, the princess was scheduled to attend the Laver Cup charity tennis event with Roger Federer but she decided to cancel her appearance due to the official mourning period for the royal family, which continues this week.
Speaking to the staff, Kate said "It’s amazing how many people wanted to come and pay their respects," William could be heard asking: "How difficult was Monday? How challenging was it? It’s been a busy few days but you guys have been doing long hours as well, so thank you so much."
“You hardly ever see rainbows up there, but there were five,” William said, with his wife adding, “Her Majesty was looking down on us.”
The Windsor visit of the couple came after they made an appearance at Queen Elizabeth II’s majestic state funeral at Westminister Abbey on Monday, September 19.