Duchess of Cambridge owns the perfect jacket for this confusing weather

Natalie Cornish
Photo credit: OWEN HUMPHREYS - Getty Images
Photo credit: OWEN HUMPHREYS - Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were back in the countryside yesterday, as they embarked on their first in-person engagement since the royal family's period of mourning for Prince Philip ended.

Kate and William headed to County Durham to visit a family-run farm near Darlington and a local youth project. And Catherine was in her element, driving a tractor around the farm.

The Duchess opted for a casual look, which was appropriate for both the cameras, helping with livestock and this confusing weather.

Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images
Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

She teamed her favourite brown riding boots with a Fair Isle jumper, blue jeans and a lightweight jacket for her day on the farm.

Kate's boots are by Penelope Chilvers, and have been in her wardrobe for a decade. She's previously worn them to watch William play polo, out and about while running errands with the children and on royal tours.

Her jumper is a more recent purchase, picked up to wear on the royal train tour to Scotland with William in December. Kate always flies the flag for small British brands, and this sweater is by Troy London.

But it's Catherine's jacket that we've got our eye on. A closer look reveals that it's Barbour's Classic Beadnell Waxed Jacket, £169, in olive green.

The Beadnell is a classic Barbour waxed coat with a relaxed easy fit, tartan lining, plenty of pockets and stud fastening. It's also lightweight but warm enough to provide an extra layer and protection from the wind and rain. Perfect for the changeable weather we're currently experiencing.

In fact, this jacket is all you'd need for pub garden drinks, park catch-ups and staycations this summer.

The good news is that the Kate effect hasn't taken hold just yet, so you can still pick up her jacket in every size from an eight to an 18 on the John Lewis website.

Just be quick!

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