Kate Middleton visited the city of Leeds on Tuesday, on a trip where she once again ratified her new fall style.
The Princess of Wales visited the AW Hainsworth textile mill, a company with historical ties to her own family.
What did Kate Middleton wear on her visit to the textile factory in Leeds?
Kate wore a green Burberry suit that she had already worn last March, to welcome the heirs to the Norwegian crown at Windsor Castle.
As we have already told, Kate has opted for suits in her recent royal engagements and continued this trend in her visit to the textile factory.
The green Burberry ensemble was composed of a tailored wool jacket and a wide wool trousers. This ensemble has an estimated price tag of just over $2,800.
She paired this working girl look with a white blouse accented by a unique gold necklace.
This is a striking ‘Portrait’ pendant by Laura Lombardi that costs $188.
The Princess of Wales wore on her feet green suede ‘Josie’ heels by Emmy London for $400.
Kate also wore pearl earrings by Shylla, priced at around $80.
The royal visit highlighted her ancestral connection to the textile industry.
Interestingly, AW Hainsworth has an interesting link to the paternal branch of Kate Middleton’s family, as her ancestors owned the Leeds-based wool processing and distribution company William Lupton & Co, founded in 1783.
In 1958, her great-great-grandfather sold William Lupton & Co to AW Hainsworth.
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During her visit, the princess saw firsthand how traditional techniques are combined with modern technology.
Kate learned about the entire production process, from yarn to finished fabric.
She met with apprentices who gained industry knowledge from experienced mentors.
The princess also visited Hainsworth’s new high-tech laboratory to learn about textile innovations.
There remains no doubt, Kate has noticeably changed her style and has adopted tailored pants and suits as her new fall look.