For a new dose of office fashion inspiration, look no further than Kate Middleton’s latest stylish public look. On Thursday, the Duchess of Cambridge held a roundtable meeting with government officials to discuss newly published research from her Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood. She arrived at the London event wearing a simple white blouse with a pastel pink pantsuit layered under Alexander McQueen, one of her designers.
A fan of classic shoes, Middleton chose Amy London’s pink pumps to complement the soft color of her suit. Among her accessories were pieces of jewelers maps and webs such as a diamond pendant necklace and matching earrings.
In a statement, he commented on how people’s experiences in childhood “fundamentally affect” the rest of their lives, adding that the results of his organization show that there is a “real hunger” from the public to prioritize early childhood development.
“We can all do more – each member of society can play a key role, whether directly with a child or the adults around them – investing in parents, caregivers, early-year workforce and more,” he says.
Surprisingly, Duchess Kate’s beautiful-in-pink fashion moment is reminiscent of another archival Princess Diana’s look. In 1989, the late Princess wore a pink suit and a matching Philip Somerville hat by Katherine Walker during a visit to Northampton, UK. For that occasion, Diana also chose a matching jewelry set to accessorize – although she had a pearl necklace and pearl earrings.
Middleton’s pink suit is the latest in a string of clothing that agrees with Diana’s style elements. Earlier this month, in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, she took out a pastel yellow dress from Emilia Weeksted to attend the Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. Princess Diana often wore the same shade when she toured Australia and New Zealand with Prince Charles in 1983. (And, FWIW, Wickstead is a London-based New Zealand-born fashion designer.)
In the front, check out a throwback photo of Princess Diana with more snaps of Middleton’s pink suit, with her own interpretation of her timeless outfit.