Catherine Walker Coat and Dress
The teal colour matches the blue plume used to decorate the Irish Guards’ hats. It was a clever choice of colour – a different than traditional Irish green but still a sartorial tribute to the guards. The colour of the outfit definitely made the Princess stand out against the rainy weather backdrop.
The design is reported to be a custom-made Catherine Walker piece. The calf-length coat features structured shoulders, military-style collars, pleats on the shoulders, a buttoned-down middle and was belted at the waist.
The buttons are also custom-made pieces reflecting the setting of the buttons on the Irish Guards uniform – 4 buttons then a gap then another set of 4 buttons.
A look at the very cleverly hidden belt clasp on the left side. It seems the belt comes with the attached loops that will allow the coat to be re-wear but without a belt. The Princess, her stylist and the designer have definitely put a lot of thought into the outfit design.