Kate started the day by visiting The Brink in Liverpool. The Brink, is an alcohol-free bar linked to Action On Addiction, of which she became patron of last month. Three quarters of the bar’s staff are recovering alcoholics or drug addicts. They christened a smoothie ‘The Duchess’ in her honor.
Later in the day she made an appearance at Alder Hey children’s hospital, where she spent time with cancer patients.
Kate bundled up in a sleek brown, woollen coat (£329 reduced to £182) from high street chain Hobbs. The Hobbs ‘Unlimited Celeste’ coat sold out within hours. She customised the coat by replacing the original studded belt and cuffs with a more stylish buckle version.
Additional details about Kate’s coat from the Hobbs website http://www.hobbs.co.uk/:
Dry clean only’
Under the coat Kate wore a black knee-length polo neck dress with gold belt from another high street store, Oasis. Anyone hoping to buy one is likely to be disappointed – a source at the brand confirmed that the figure-hugging £60 number is ‘years old’.
The Duchess accessorized with black tights and her Jimmy Choo ‘Cosmic’ ( £435) black suede platform heels. She held a black clutch and her wore her £1,900 green amethyst earrings by Kiki McDonough and famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
I have managed to locate some pictures of Kate’s Oasis black, knee-length polo neck dress. Thanks to a seller on Ebay (royal-luxury).