Kate Middleton challenges stylish Meghan with £1005 outfit for first day out since Louis

Kate Middleton stepped out today on her first royal engagement in months, since the birth of Prince Louis in April.

In the mean time Meghan Markle, 36, has been wowing the public with her style and her very expensive wardrobe.

Recently Meghan Markle wore a £4,000 black outfit for her first ever solo engagement. 

How did Kate Middleton’s latest style offering compare? The Duchess wore an outfit worth over £1,005.

Kate is wearing a pair of biker jeans from high street brand Zara. Kate aldo opted for a well-loved piece of hers, the Penelope Chilvers boots. This is the Standard Tassel Boot from the brand in Conker, worth £475.

From her ears dangled a pair of earrings by Monica Vinader. The £135 Green Onyx earrings are clearly a hit with the royals, Queen Letizia of Spain also owns a pair. 

Kate added the Women’s Rainer Bud Print Blouse from Joseph, currently on Lyst for £395, to the look.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is back on royal duty after maternity leave.

Royal correspondent of the Daily Express, Richard Palmer, tweeted an image of the royal back on duty.

One Twitter user said: “Look fantastic for this i love the hair . 3 Kids? She is perfect.” [sic]

Another said: “What? No Givenchy? No Oscar de la Renta? No Haute Couture???? I’m deeply disappointed by this lack of over-spending.”

Kate will undertake a number of royal engagements now is back from maternity leave.

Today the Duchess is visiting the Sayers Croft Forest School and the Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground, London.

Kate Middleton will make an appearance at a charity event for World Mental Health Day next week.

Then she will attend Princess Eugenie’s wedding on 19 October.

What will Kate wear to Eugenie’s wedding? 

In the past, the Duchess has often donned coloured coat dresses, and completed her look with similar toned accessories.

Kate also has a history of wearing a number of her outfits again – meaning fans may get to see her step out in something she’s donned before.

Kate Middleton is a mother-of-three to Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis who was born in April.

Kensington Palace posted a video of the Duchess and wrote: “The Duchess of Cambridge is visiting @SCTrust Forest School and Wildlife Garden, which gives inner city children a unique opportunity to learn about and engage with the natural world.”

How did Kate Middleton become a royal?

Early life

Kate Middleton, or Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

Kate has a younger sister Pippa Matthews, 34, and a younger brother James Middleton, 31.


Kate and her family moved to Amman, Jordan, in 1984, where the future Duchess was educated at an English-speaking nursery school.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

For university the young Kate attended the University of St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Here she was awarded an undergraduate MA (2:1 Hons) in history of art.

Relationship with Prince William

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvator’s Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

In 2003 the couple began dating and lived together during their second year of university.

The couple split in April 2007, however, in October they were back together.


Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring in October 2010. The couple were holidaying in Kenya at the time.

On 29 April 2011 they married at Westminster Abbey with a whopping 26 million watching the event live.

Kate wore an Alexander McQueen dress worth a reported £250,000 on the big day.

Kate assumed the title “Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge” and also become the Duchess of Cambridge on the day.

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