Duchess of Cambridge wears trendy quilted gilet for first COP26 appearance in Glasgow

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 01: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Alexandra Park Sports Hub on day two of COP26 on November 01, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. 2021 sees the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference which will run from 31 October for two weeks, finishing on 12 November. It was meant to take place in 2020 but was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage )
The Duchess of Cambridge during a visit to Alexandra Park Sports Hub on day two of COP26. (WireImage )

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Scotland for the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), where they will be making a number of appearances over the coming days.

The royals' first engagement was to visit Alexandra Park Sports Hub, to meet with Scouts from across the area and learn more about the Scouts' #PromiseToThePlanet campaign.

Cutting a casual figure, the Duchess of Cambridge dressed down in black skinny jeans and a coordinating black polo neck, which she paired with her go-to Chloe boots that the 39-year-old royal has worn many times over the years.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to celebrate the Scouts PromiseToThePlanet campaign at Alexandra Park Sports Hub, Dennistoun, Glasgow, as the Cop26 summit takes place in the city. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for a visit to celebrate the Scouts' #PromiseToThePlanet campaign at Alexandra Park Sports City. (Getty Images)
The Duchess wore a trendy quilted gilet for the occasion. (Getty Images)
The Duchess wore a trendy quilted gilet for the occasion. (Getty Images)

Showing off her sartorial skills, the mother of three layered a trendy quilted khaki gilet over the top.

Quilted outerwear is one of the most notable 2021 autumn/winter coat trends.

The global demand for quilted jackets and gilets has soared in recent months, with fashion search platform, Lyst revealing last month that searches for these styles were currently up 61% month-on-month.

And we guarantee that demand will now soar higher due to the royal seal of approval.

The Duchess of Cambridge's trendy gilet was also by popular contemporary Copenhagen-based brand, Ganni.

Giving a nod to the week's sustainable theme, the jacket was made out of 100% recycled-polyester and it can still be purchased for £255 exclusively available at Ganni and Selfridges.

Buy it: Ganni Quilted recycled-polyester jacket | £255 from Ganni

£255 at Ganni

£255 at Selfridges

Numerous high street shops have created a range of quilted coats and gilets this year.

However, if you want to recreate the Duchess of Cambridge's look for less we've found a Feather & Down Quilted Hooded Puffer Gilet from Marks & Spencer which is only £59 (available in khaki and navy).

You may want to hurry though, it's selling very quickly.

Get the look for less: Feather & Down Quilted Hooded Puffer Gilet | £59 from Marks & Spencer

Shop the 2021 quilted outerwear trend

Feather & Down Quilted Hooded Puffer Gilet | £59 from Marks & Spencer


John Lewis & Partners Quilted Longline Coat
| £75 from John Lewis

Barbour Sandyford Hooded Long Quilted Jacket | £229 from John Lewis

Feather & Down Quilted Longline Puffer Jacket | £99 from Marks & Spencer

Barbour International Enduro Quilted Hooded Jacket | £160 from John Lewis

Reversible Quilted Puffer Coat | £198 from Boden

Belt Quilted Coat | £89.99 from Mango

Frankie Shop Quilted Padded Ripstop Jacket | £245 from Net-A-Porter

Watch: What is COP26 and how will it affect the future of climate change?