Kate’s £26,420 Ireland tour wardrobe: Duchess of Cambridge ran the fashion gauntlet from a 13-year-old coat and £5 earrings to £17,000 jewellery and vintage Oscar De La Renta
- Kate Middleton, 38, mixed designer and high-street outfits throughout royal tour
- Ticked off her go-to labels including Catherine Walker and Oscar de la Renta
- She also donned new designers including trendy brand The Vampire’s Wife
- The royal made a dazzling entrance to the tour by wearing £17,300 earrings
The Duchess of Cambridge mixed trendy designers with high street brands during her royal tour of Ireland – wearing £26,420 worth of new clothing for the brief three-day visit.
Kate Middleton, 38, ticked off some of her go-to designer labels throughout the tour, including Catherine Walker and Oscar de la Renta, as well as some of her favourite high-street brands, like Accessorize and H&M.
But the Duchess also donned new designers, including the trendy brand The Vampire’s Wife, which is loved by royals including Princess Beatrice, 31.
A substantial part of the royal’s total for the tour was a set of stunning new Asprey Daisy Heritage earrings worn as Kate arrived at Dublin International airport, which are worth £17,300.
Kate Middleton, 38, wore a total of £26,420 of new clothing on her three-day royal tour of Ireland, including a pair of earrings worth £17,300
Recycled! The royal rewore several of her favourite items from her wardrobe including a coat from Reiss she first wore 13 years ago
Kate selected the £1,595 emerald gown by designer The Vampire’s Wife for an evening reception at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin on the first night of the tour.
Meanwhile Beatrice wore the £1,695 ‘The Veneration’ tiered silk-blend lamé dress by The Vampire’s Wife to the singer’s nuptials at York Minster Cathedral last year.
And it wasn’t the only new brand that the mother-of-three wore while on the tour.
The Duchess also stepped out in a shirt from the new Alexa Chung collaboration with Barbour while visiting a local farm in County Meath.
Rented! The royal paid tribute to Princess Diana with a vintage pink polkadot gown by designer Oscar de la Renta
The Duchess of Cambridge opted for a mix of her favourite designers, including Dubarry (left) and trendy new brands like The Vampire’s Wife (pictured right) during the tour
Through her carefully selected outfit choices, Kate also paid a touching tribute to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.
Kate’s vintage Oscar de la Renta on the second night of the tour bore a striking resemblance to a pink polka-dot dress worn by the royal’s Donald Campbell which Diana wore twice for engagements in the 1980s.
Diana first wore the Campbell dress, in pink and white, with a bright pink fascinator in 1983 as she arrived at the Perth Hockey Stadium in Bentley, Perth during her tour of Australia with Prince Charles when she was 22.
Kate Middleton’s Ireland Tour wardrobe
3 March: Arriving in Dublin International Airport
Kate Middleton, 38, donned a bold new £1,567 dress by designer Alessandra Rich as she arrived in Ireland alongside Prince William, 37,
Catherine Walker coat – Estimated £3,000
Alessandra Rich dress – £1,567
Asprey Daisy Heritage earrings – £17,300
Gianvito Rossi olive pumps (worn before)
LK Bennett Dora clutch bag – £125
Lele Sadoughi jet black velvet headband – £59
Total – £22,051
3 March: Evening reception at the Guinness Storehouse
The Duchess also opted for an emerald gown by The Vampire’s Wife for the evening reception at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin
The Vampire’s Wife falconetti dress – £1,595
Manolo Blahnik Dark Green Velvet Pointed Toe Pumps – £525
Charlie Gold Glitter Classic Clutch (worn before)
H&M earrings (worn before)
Total – £2,126
4 March: Visiting mental health organisation Jigsaw
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge donned a new pair of boots by Russel and Bromley as she visited Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health
Russel and Bromley Date Night boots – £225
Reiss Olivia Coat – worn before
Meanwhile she also wore several pieces of new jewellery while on the tour, including a pair of Shamrock charm earrings worth £100
Shamrock charm earrings by Daniella Draper – £100
Equipment polka dot blouse – worn before
4 March: Visiting Teagasc Animal and Grassland Research Centre in Grange, County Meath
The Duchess also donned a new Dubarry jacket worth £299 as well as a shirt by Alexa Chung and Barbour which costs £100
Dubarry Friel Utility Jacket – £299
Alexa Chung x Barbour Pussy-Bow Herringbone Cotton Shirt – £100
Penelope Chilvers boots – worn before
Total – £724
4 March: Evening reception
The Duchess stepped out in a vintage Oscar de la Renta gown while attending the second evening reception of the tour
Vintage Oscar de la Renta gown – price unknown
‘Celeste’ clutch by Jimmy Choo – (worn before)
Romy 100 Black Velvet Pumps, also by Jimmy Choo (worn before)
Accessorize Twisted Circle Drop Earrings – £5
Total – £5
5 March: Visiting Galway Community Circus performers
Meanwhile she also wore a new midi dress by favourite brand Suzannah which cost £1,250 while visiting Galway Community Circus
Suzannah Valerie midi dress – £1,250
Jimmy Choo Varenne clutch bag – (worn before)
Shamrock necklace by Daniella Draper £75
Ralph Lauren heeled boots – (worn before)
Alexander McQueen coat – (worn before)
Total – £1,325
5 March: Hurling at the Gaelic Athletic Association club
The Duchess donned a new Really Wild jumper in a bold orange colour which costs £195 to play hurling during a visit to a local Gaelic Athletic Association
Really wild jumper – £195
Sweaty Betty trainers – worn before
Total – £195
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