Spoiler alert: Fuschia will be the color of the year. How do we know this? Because Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, just wore it on her latest outing, which means it will become a major trend any second.
On Tuesday, Middleton, along with her husband Prince William, stepped out to visit the town of Coventry, located about 110 miles northwest of London. There, they spent time at Coventry Cathedral, where People reported they took part in a “Litany of Reconciliation” prayer service aimed “at healing the wounds of history and building a culture of peace.”
While the service was no doubt a wonderful experience, all eyes were on Middleton and her hot pink Mulberry coat, one of her favorites, from the brand’s autumn/winter 2014 collection. She’s worn it at least twice before, both times while pregnant with Princess Charlotte. This time, she paired it with black gloves, black tights, and black block heels, all of which helped the coat’s gorgeous color pop even more.
And really, it’s a good thing she’s worn the coat more than once as it cost a reported $1,800. Royal fans who love to emulate her style would likely be happy to pay that price, if only they could hunt down the sold-out coat, but lucky for them we found a lookalike style that is much more affordable. (Oh, and we found a lower-priced version of her shoes, too. You're welcome.)
While in Coventry, William and Kate also greeted fans, including Mia Ramin, 9, who told People, “They didn’t seem like people who are too busy for other people. She seemed really nice.”
The royal couple also spent time with Connie Hudson — wife of the High Sheriff of the West Midlands, who explained to People that she told the Duchess, “...she’s blossoming because she was just getting over the awful sickness when we last saw her. She’s doing well now and it’s an exciting year to look forward to with the baby and the wedding. What’s not to like?”