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Kate Middleton glows in Dolce & Gabbana military coat with seriously glossy hair

The Duchess was seen for the first time since Prince Philip's funeral

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Laura Sutcliffe
Fashion and Beauty News Editor
Updated: April 21, 2021
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On Wednesday afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first public appearance since Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday.

Prince William and Kate visited an air cadets squadron in East London in the afternoon to meet cadets taking part in activities. They heard about how the Cadets support young people to develop life skills, including through the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

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The mother-of-three looked poised and as stylish as ever, wearing a beautiful Dolce & Gabbana military-style coat that was collarless and had statement gold buttons.

WATCH: Kate sits in a flight simulator during an Air Training Corps visit

Kate wore the stunning coat back in 2017 on Remembrance Day.

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Leaving bold accessories at home, Kate let her coat do all the talking. We also loved her shoes - past season black block heels by Tod's. Her hair and makeup were impeccable - her mane was styled in a bouncy blowdry which looked super glossy and her makeup appeared subtle, fresh and glowing.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during the visit

Kate is honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadets, taking over from the Duke of Edinburgh, who was Royal Patron for 63 years until 2015 so this must have been a bittersweet appearance for her.

Get Kate's Dolce and Gabbana look for less with this steal from La Redoute.

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Wool Mix Pea Coat, £99, La Redoute


We're also loving this elegant trench style from River Island, which would make the perfect transeasonal piece this April.

Looking for something a little more relaxed? This ASOS 'boyfriend' style coat with gold button detailing will give your look a military touch while remaining ultra wearable.

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Navy Quilted Trench coat, £85, River Island

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New Look Boyfriend Coat, £55.99, ASOS


At the Duke's funeral, Kate's outfit was classic and carefully put together. Her black coat dress was understated and appropriate, but she made some personal and meaningful jewellery choices.

As well as her Japanese Pearl Choker necklace borrowed from the Queen that had been worn by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, Kate was also pictured wearing another accessory from the Queen's collection as she joined her husband Prince William at St George's Chapel in Windsor.

Due to her sweeping updo, the Duchess gave fans a better look at the Bahrain Diamond and Pearl Drop earrings, which were given to the Queen for her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.

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To finish off her sombre outfit - as well as the black coat dress which featured a bow at the front - she also added a matching veiled fascinator and a silky face mask.

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