Princess Kate is an autumnal goddess in fitted forest green suit for outing in Leeds

Catherine, Princess of Wales visits the Anna Freud Centre, a children's mental heath charity of which she is patron, on May 18, 2023 in London, England.
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The Princess of Wales gave off an effortless cool-girl energy dressed in a bottle green jacket and chunky gold accessories to step out in Leeds on Tuesday.

Princess Kate, 42, carried out a very personal engagement as she visited a textile mill, AW Hainsworth, which was formerly owned by her paternal ancestors.

The royal's family were the owners of the woollen manufacturer and merchant William Lupton & Co, and in 1958, her great-great grandfather sold the family business to AW Hainsworth.

Looking sharp and sophisticated, the wife of Prince William added yet another tailored suit to her sartorial archive as she rocked a slim-fit, silhouette-skimming jacket and wide-leg pleated trousers in an autumnal forest green.

The mother-of-three layered her head-turning workwear with a sheer cream blouse, slipping into coordinating emerald green heels to complete her impossibly glamorous aesthetic.

Princess Kate smiles as she arrives for her visit to AW Hainsworth
Princess Kate looked incredible in a forest green power suit (Getty)

All eyes were on the Princess' ultra-thick glossy mane, which she recently had styled into layers complete with 70s-style face framing bangs.


Making a change from her usual, delicate accessories and regal diamonds, the Princess of Wales added a contemporary feel to her business-focused look by adding several chunky gold accessories.

Princess Kate rocks a power suit for her visit to AW Hainsworth in Leeds
Princess Kate added chunky gold accessories to elevate her power dressing for a visit to AW Hainsworth in Leeds (Getty)

Most eye-catching was the royal's oversized gold chain necklace and gold hoops studded with a track of glistening pearls.

Highlighting her ageless complexion, Princess Kate stepped out with her usual beauty combination of a rosy blush, golden bronzer and honey-hued eyeshadow to compliment her fluffy dark brows.

The Princess of Wales looked effortlessly glamorous
The Princess of Wales looked effortlessly glamorous (Samir Hussein)

"Princess Kate’s image has definitely taken on a more business-like feel ever since she became the Princess of Wales; her more serious wardrobe reflecting the gravitas of her heavyweight role within the Firm," royal style expert Miranda Holder explained to HELLO!.

"This is most likely an attempt to detract from the Princess’ fashion and refocus our attention on her work," she added.


Kate, who has been praised for her outfit repeating and her penchant for sustainable style, was given a tour of the mill and shown the traditional machinery and techniques still in use in the textiles industry.

Princess Kate chats to staff at AW Hainsworth textile mill
Princess Kate chats to staff at AW Hainsworth textile mill (Getty)

She met a number of the company's apprentices, alongside their mentors, who are learning specialist skills.