Kate Middleton swaps Burberry dress for vintage Chanel during first 24 hours in Boston

Kate Middleton and Prince William, 40, are in Boston for the annual Earthshot Prize Awards, a creation by the Prince of Wales to award those who make sustainable choices. The Princess of Wales has already graced fans with some beautiful outfits.

To meet the mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu, and later on to launch the event of the Earthshot Prize at Boston City Hall on Wednesday, Kate wore a Burberry “Multicolour Tartan Dress”.

Due to the fact that the nature of the Earthshot Awards is all about sustainability, all of Kate’s clothes on this trip will be bespoke pieces or vintage garments.

This means this Burberry dress is most likely the latter, however the Princess looked amazing in the knee-length full-sleeved tartan dress. 

For footwear, she wore her Emmy Rebecca Pumps in Green, which still sell for £425. The website description for the heels reads: “A stylish pointed court shoe created using our elegant greenery suede. The straight heel is perfect for elongating your legs, and as always, these courts are incredibly comfortable for day to night wear.”

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To accessorise, Kate wore some Shyla Chunky Knot Baroque Pearl Earrings, which come from a renowned sustainable brand and cost £72.

The product description says: “Our exquisite new baroque pearl earrings takes form this beautiful earring. Formed of a chunky knot top finished in a high shine gold.

“From these incredible earrings hangs a white baroque pearl. A truly feminine, graceful and elegant earrings to pair up with both your day and evening wear.”

The Princess could also be seen carrying her Mulberry Calfskin Amberley Top Handle Satchel in green, which recently sold out at Nordstrom, a classic case of the “Kate Effect”.


For outerwear, Kate wore an Alexander McQueen green tailored coat, which similarly to the Burberry dress, is likely a vintage piece.

Royal fan @Billybingbong2 tweeted: “This coat is to die for. Gorgeous. I’m not a big fan of tartan but I’ve never seen it in a dress like this before – it looks fabulous.”

On Thursday, the Prince and Princess attended the National Basketball Association game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden in downtown Boston.

Kate re-wore her Chanel 1995 “Trimmed Double-Breasted Jacket” which is a vintage piece from the 1990s that she also wore recently on a royal engagement.

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She teamed this with some Zara “Curve Jeggings in Black”, which Kate famously wore to race William and Prince Harry at the London marathon training day in 2017.

For footwear, Kate wore her Gianvito Rossi 105 Pumps in Black Suede which cost £595 from Net-A-Porter.

The description for the Gianvito Rossi reads: “Sophisticated and elegant, these suede pumps from Gianvito Rossi are a must-have for the office. Team the timeless black hue with anything and everything.”

To accessorise, Kate wore her Laura Lombardi Portrait Necklace, similar to the one she wore to host BBC Radio 1 a few weeks ago with Prince William to champion mental health.

However, this one costs $168, or roughly £138 in British Sterling, with the description saying: “Thick chain assembled from interlocking round and oval links, and secured with an oversized toggle clasp.

“Available in 14-karat gold and platinum-plated brass.” Finally, for earrings, Kate wore another pair from the sustainable brand Shyla, but this time she opted for the “Biaritz Squiggle Earrings”.

Although these funky gold hoops cost just £75, they are already out of stock, showing again the “Kate Effect” that the Princess has on the fashion industry.

Royal fan @AvaPitt25023873 tweeted: “The Princess looks fabulous, this 1995 Blue Chanel jacket looks splendid. Her trousers are the perfect fit. She looks so elegant.”

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