Duchess of Cambridge dresses down in jeans and Princess Diana-inspired shirt

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The Duchess of Cambridge wears stylish yet comfortable ensemble for Scottish royal engagements. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge wears stylish yet comfortable ensemble for Scottish royal engagements. (Getty Images)

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have upped the ante on their recent visit to Scotland, as their schedule has been packed with royal engagements. 

On 25 May the royal couple opened a new hospital, The Balfour, in Kirkwall, Orkney, before they made their way to Stormness. 

Later in the day, after an outfit change for the Duchess, the pair visited the European Marine Energy Centre, where they spoke with staff and school children, as well as sailors and watched a tidal machine in full flow. 

After heading out wearing camel shades earlier in the day, Kate went for a more relaxed look in the afternoon. 

The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to sailors after being taken to see a tidal machine as she visited the European Marine Energy Centre with Prince William on day five of their week long visit to Scotland. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to sailors after being taken to see a tidal machine as she visited the European Marine Energy Centre with Prince William on day five of their week long visit to Scotland. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge's pie-crust shirt could be seen underneath her jumper. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge's pie-crust shirt could be seen underneath her jumper. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to school children as they visited the European Marine Energy Centre during their royal tour of Scotland, which saw the duchess wear a Brora blouse, denim jeans, See By Chloé boots and a weatherproof jacket from Seeland. (Getty Images)
The Duchess of Cambridge spoke to school children as they visited the European Marine Energy Centre during their royal tour of Scotland, which saw the duchess wear a Brora blouse, denim jeans, See By Chloé boots and a weatherproof jacket from Seeland. (Getty Images)

She opted for a pair of dark denim figure hugging skinny jeans, which she paired by See By Chloé low-heeled boots, and the Woodcock Advanced Jacket from Seeland. 

Under the jacket, she wore a smart-casual polka dot printed blouse with a ruffle neck from Brora, which reminded us of the late Princess Diana's eighties style. 

Buy it: Dobby Cotton Blouse | £119 from Brora

Also available at John Lewis & Partners

Dobby Cotton Blouse
Dobby Cotton Blouse

It was reminsicent of the soft blush prink ruffle blouse the Princess of Wales wore when she visited the Department of Health and Social Security in London back in 1982. 

Kate's Dobby Cotton Blouse (which is also available to buy from John Lewis) is a charming design, as it has pie crust collar - a lightly ruffled neckline - and frilled cuffs. 

It has a button fastening, long sleeves, and is made from a soft poly-cotton mix.  

The Princess of Wales wore a ruffle neck blouse when she visited the Department of Health and Social Security in Elephant and Castle, London, on 3 December 1982.  (PA)
The Princess of Wales wore a ruffle neck blouse when she visited the Department of Health and Social Security in Elephant and Castle, London, on 3 December 1982. (PA)

The polka dot print blouse is available in UK dress sizes 8 to 16, and retails for £119 from Brora

This is not the first time the Duchess of Cambridge, 39, has turned to Brora for a royal engagement.  

Cast your mind back to December 2020, for the three-day Royal Train Tour, which saw the Duke and Duchess journey from London Euston, to Scotland and Manchester. Kate wore a Troy x Brora Fair Isle jumper.

And it seems the frilled collar trend is here to stay too, as the mother-of-three has layered jumpers over shirts for a string of recent outings, and in her anniversary tribute to Prince William

We have found a selection of affordable alternatives so you can emulate the royal look.

5 affordable high street alternatives

Lauderdale Cotton Frill Jumper | £85 from Boden

Cotton Crew Neck Frill Detail Sweatshirt | £25 from Marks and Spencer

TEAGGAN Frill detail mockable jumper | £119 from Ted Baker

Frill Detail Black Knitted Jumper | £15 (Was £49.50) from Oliver Bonas

Frill Neck And Cuff Jumper | £25 (Was £49) from Oasis

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