What a treat to have a double dose of the Duchess in one day! Yes, Kate Middleton has just arrived at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall — and what's she chosen to wear for the occasion? A chic steel grey ensemble that, Clarence House informs Grazia, is from Orla Kiely's Autumn Winter 2011 collection.
The frock features a pleated knee-length skirt, a dainty bow at the waist and a smattering of black floral detailing around the neckline. The Duchess has polished off the look with the same black Episode heels we saw her sporting for her trip to Leicester last week. Boo. We were hoping those blue suede shoes would get an outing...
This latest outfit proves the DoC is a firm fan of Orla Kiely's creations. It was only last month that she opted for a fit-and-flare shirt dress by the Irish designer for a trip to Oxford. It also has us recalling the Jesire dress Kate wore at the National Portrait Gallery for the Lucien Freud Portraits Exhibition in February.
But it makes quite the quick change from the laid-back outfit we saw the 30-year-old wearing earlier today. At the London 2012 Olympic Park, she sported a pair of colour-popping red jeans teamed with a sharp blue blazer for a game of hockey.
The Duchess is being introduced to the work of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts and will meet meet school children participating in Great Art Quest, which introduces children from deprived areas of the UK to the visual arts by partnering schools with local galleries.