Kate recycles Alexander McQueen coat for D-Day service

The Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton, recycled a coat that she debuted in New Zealand for the D-Day service in Normandy, France.

The striking royal was picture perfect in the cornflower blue Alexander McQueen coat that she wore in Bleinheim during her official visit of Australia and New Zealand.

The fitted coat is complete with peplum and pleat detailing. Originally sold on Selfridges.com — it sold out soon after Kate was picture wearing it — in cream, the couture number costs a staggering £2,345.


It was also listed on Alexander McQueen's US website in the cornflower blue with a price tag of $3,875.

Kate's version, however, is bespoke and was altered slightly from the original version, with the upper part of the peplum detailing having been removed.

The beautiful brunette paired the stunning creation with black court shoes and accessorised with her sapphire drop earrings and a small red poppy brooch.


She stuck to her signature hair style of cascading curls and topped off the look with an elegant black hat.

William and Kate landed in Caen airport late in the afternoon as they visited Normandy for several engagements honouring the milestone event.

Upon their arrival in the coastal area of northern France, the Duke and Duchess headed to a veteran's tea party in the town of Arromanches.

The royal couple spoke intently to veterans who had made the trip to Normandy in a Union Jack adorned marquee.

After the tea party William and Kate attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy Landings at Gold Beach.

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