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The Princess of Wales took fashion fans by surprise as she embraced the red tweed blazer trend that's been making waves for Autumn/Winter 2023.

During a family portage session at a local specialist centre as part of her Shaping Us campaign in Kent Princess Kate donned a red textured double-breasted blazer from Zara

The red tweed blazer is undoubtedly a standout piece in sartorial landscape right now. Its blend of classic elegance and contemporary style has made it a must-have for fashion-forward individuals including Louise Roe who included one in her recent River Island collection.

Princess Kate smiling in a red blazer© Getty
Princess Kate wore subtle gold hoops with the outfit

Kate’s choice of this chic and on-trend piece proves the royal’s affinity for staying at the forefront of fashion and is a testament to her ability to effortlessly merge tradition with modernity. Her ensemble featured a tailored red tweed blazer with bold, yet timeless, gold buttons. Kate paired it with pointed black suede ballet flats from Boden, and straight leg tailored trousers as well as a pair of gold hoops. Her affordable £60 earrings featured a twist rope design and hail from Spells of Love, a demi-fine jewellery designer based in Wales.

PARIS, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 30: A guest wears a silver chain with white and black flower pattern necklace, silver long earrings, a black and red tweed jacket, a matching black and red tweed short skirt, a silver shiny leather Cagole shoulder bag from Balenciaga, white matte leather wedge heels / knees boots from Givenchy, a gold ring , outside Alessandra Rich, during Paris Fashion Week - Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023, on September 30, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Edward Berthelot/Getty Images)© Edward Berthelot
Red tweed is having a resurgence in fashion circles

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This isn’t the first time the future queen has donned the blazer. On February 22, 2022, the then-Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark for a fact-finding mission on behalf of her Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood.

Upon her arrival at the airport, she plumped for the striking red blazer but opted for a more traditional look. Completing her ensemble, she carried one of her beloved bags from Aspinal London and adorned herself with a pearl necklace and pearl earrings. Kate's signature hairstyle was impeccably styled in a voluminous blow-dry.

kate middleton in copenhagen black aspinal bag © Getty
The Princess of Wales has donned the red tweed blazer on several occassions

As always, Kate’s fashion choices serve as a source of inspiration for many. The red tweed blazer is now firmly on the radar of fashion enthusiasts worldwide.