Stylish Carole Middleton proves poise runs in the family on evening out with Michael

Her eldest daughter has become a style icon.

And it's quite clear from whom the Duchess of Cambridge gets her elegant approach.

This week her mother Carole was spotted looking smart and stylish as she stepped out in London with her husband Michael.



She was dressed in a black knee length dress, black satin heels and a structured cream jacket by Diana's designer Catherine Walker - a label she also wore for the royal wedding.

Carole, 56, and Michael have preferred to keep a low-profile since their daughter's marriage to Prince William in April.

Since the wedding, Kate has been catapulted into the international spotlight, and even her younger sister Pippa has been enjoying worldwide fame following her appointment as Royal Maid of Honour.


But despite their frequent brushes with the royals and increased public interest in their family, Mr and Mrs Middleton have managed to remain grounded.

Their outing on Monday evening marked a rare public appearance for the couple, who were attending a gala performance of Venezuela Viva in aid of the British Red Cross.