Platinum Jubilee: Duchess of Cambridge takes a leaf out of Diana's book in Wales

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their visit to Wales. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by their eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for their visit to Wales. (Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Wales to spread the Platinum Jubilee spirit. The senior members of the Royal Family arrived in the Welsh capital on Saturday to watch concert rehearsals in Cardiff Castle as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Kate, 40, looked relaxed as she and Prince William visited Cardiff Castle with their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

The duchess stunned in a bright red coat dress by British brand Eponine London. It features a standing collar at the neck and hits at Kate’s go-to length, the mid-calf.

Princess Charlotte and the Duchess of Cambridge visit Cardiff Castle, Wales
The Duchess of Cambridge was all smiles during the Cambridge's visit to Cardiff Castle on Saturday, where Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined Prince William and Kate for their first official visit to Wales. (Getty Images)

Kate wore a navy dress beneath the scarlet coat, seen peeking out beneath the opening, which featured a button-down fastening.

The navy dress beneath matched the smart coat of her daughter, Charlotte, who made her first official visit to Wales on Saturday, along with her older brother, George.

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The Duchess of Cambridge has worn red for her public appearances on a whole host of occasions, as was the choice for her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

Duchess of Cambridge Princess Diana Red
The Duchess of Cambridge regularly opts for red pieces to wear on public occasions, as did her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. (Getty Images)

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The late-people’s princess would often opt for the scarlet hue for public appearances, and many of her most iconic outfits are in fact the vibrant red shade.

Perhaps taking inspiration from the Queen herself, who reportedly likes to wear vibrant shades so that she can be seen from the crowd, Diana chose red time and time again, from before she entered into the Royal Family, even until after her divorce from Prince Charles was finalised.

And it looks like the Duchess of Cambridge took a leaf out of Diana’s book for the visit to Cardiff Castle on Saturday by choosing red not only for a public appearance, but also for a visit to Wales, where red is one of the most significant national colours.

Duchess of Cambridge Princess Diana Red
The collar on the Duchess of Cambridge's red Eponine London dress, looks similar to one Princess Diana wore to visit to RAF Wittering in Cambridgeshire in 1989. (Getty Images)

Not only appearing as the central red dragon on the Welsh flag, the bright scarlet hue shows up in Welsh fabrics throughout history and forms part of the national Welsh dress, a subtle tribute from Kate to the host nation for Saturday’s visit.

The duchess swept her signature brunette locks into a gentle ponytail that looked relaxed compared to the pinned bun at the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Thursday.

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Duchess of Cambridge visits Cardiff Castle
The Duchess of Cambridge wore gold hoop earrings by Welsh independent brand Spells of Love for the visit to Cardiff Castle. (Getty Images)

The high ponytail allowed for her earrings to be on show, by Welsh brand Spells of Love, showing a sweet nod to an independent local brand, as the duchess often does on her official visits.

The duchess completed the look with suede high-heeled court shoes, that look to be her go-to Jimmy Choo ‘Romy 100’ style, and accessorised with a £295 bag by one of the Royal Family’s favourite handbag brands, Demellier.

After two days of celebrations in London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend, senior members of the Royal Family are making their way outside the capital to see what the rest of the UK has in store for the weekend.

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Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William at Cardiff Castle, Wales
Prince George and Princess Charlotte made their first official visit to Wales for the Platinum Jubilee on Saturday, joining their parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. (Getty Images)

Much of the Royal Family will be heading to Epsom this evening, despite the Queen pulling out of the event due to ongoing mobility issues, and experiencing ‘mild pain’ after the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Thursday.

The Cambridge family are scheduled to make their way to the annual royal horse race after their visit to Wales this afternoon.

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