Kate Middleton's Boston Looks From Alexander McQueen to Chanel

Kate Middleton, Britain's new Princess of Wales, made a strong impression on the people of Boston last week with large crowds gathering to watch her comings and goings during a three-day visit to the city with Prince William to attend the 2022 Earthshot Prize awards.

During the short but busy trip, the princess showcased a strong sample of her famous style, echoing in-part Princess Diana's celebrated formula for stateside dressing.

From powerful pantsuits to a dramatic rented evening gown, here, Newsweek rounds up every fashion moment from Kate Middleton's Boston visit.

Kate Middleton Boston Fashion Moments
Kate Middleton photographed during her three-day visit to Boston from November 30 to December 2, 2022. The royal made a number of striking fashion choices throughout the Stateside visit. Karwai Tang/WireImage/Mike Coppola/Getty Images/Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage

Arrival at Logan International Airport

After touching down on American soil on November 30, Kate made her first fashion impression of her trip at Logan International Airport, appearing in a deep purple pantsuit from one of her most trusted design houses, Alexander McQueen.

Kate is a big fan of this style of pantsuit, wearing three other variations of the McQueen ensemble already this year.

The princess styled her suit with a soft navy turtleneck blouse and black suede heels. For her jewelry, Kate wore a pair of sapphire and diamond drop earrings that had formerly belonged to Princess Diana.

Diana owned a number of earrings in this style as they matched her sapphire and diamond engagement ring, and she wore them repeatedly when visiting the States.

Kate Middleton Boston Arrival Fashion
Kate Middleton and Prince William photographed arriving at Logan International Airport in Boston, November 30, 2022. The princess wore a purple Alexander McQueen pantsuit. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

'Welcome to Earthshot' at Boston City Hall

For the first event of the trip, being welcomed to the city of Boston by Mayor Michelle Wu and then attending the "Welcome to Earthshot" launch event, Kate wore a custom plaid midi dress from the quintessentially British brand, Burberry.

With this, the princess paired a dark green Alexander McQueen tailored coat and a green handbag from luxury leather goods manufacturer Mulberry.

Prince William, Kate Middleton Boston City Hall
Prince William and Kate Middleton photographed at Boston City Hall for the "Welcome to Earthshot" event, November 30, 2022. Kate wore a Burberry dress and Alexander McQueen coat. Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage/Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images

Celtics in Chanel

The final event of William and Kate's first day in Boston saw the couple attend a Celtics game at the TD Garden arena where the team beat out the Miami Heat 134 to 121 points.

For the game, Kate made her third outfit change of the day, settling on a vintage blazer from the French fashion house of Chanel. The princess has increasingly worn vintage pieces and debuted this blazer at a London charity visit in October. Recycling and reusing fashion pieces fits in line with Earthshot's sustainable ethos, one which the royal displays regularly throughout the year.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Celtics Game
Kate Middleton and Prince William photographed attending a Boston Celtics game at the TD Garden arena, November 30, 2022. For the occasion Kate wore a vintage Chanel blazer. Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage/Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images

Celebrating Boston

Kicking off day two of their U.S. visit, William and Kate spent the day learning about Boston's eco-initiatives that make it a leading city in the country for the development of sustainability technologies.

For a visit to Greentown Labs and the non-profit Roca Inc, Kate wore a second pantsuit of the trip, this time by designer Roland Mouret, in a plumb color with a light pink pussybow blouse beneath.

Accessorizing this look, the princess wore matching suede closed pumps and carried a quilted handbag with gold hardwear from Chanel.

Kate Middleton Pantsuit in Boston
Kate Middleton photographed during the second day of her visit to Boston, December 1, 2022. The royal wore a plumb colored pantsuit designed by Roland Mouret. Kirsty O'Connor - Pool/Getty Images

Winter Weather at Boston Harbor

Later in the second day, the royals wrapped up warmly to meet with public organizations in Boston Harbor to hear about the city's environmental work.

Alongside William, who wore a thick navy coat, Kate wore a longline brown pea coat from Alexander McQueen with matching scarf, gloves and suede boots.

Beneath these layers, Kate wore an orange knit dress by American designer Gabriela Hearst who is also a favorite of sister-in-law, Meghan Markle's.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Boston Harbor
Kate Middleton and Prince William photographed during their visit to Boston Harbor, December 1, 2022. The princess wore a brown longline coat from Alexander McQueen. BRIAN SNYDER/POOL/AFP via Getty Images/DAVID L. RYAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Early Years Development at Harvard

The third and final day of William and Kate's Boston visit was started with a solo engagement for the princess who visited Harvard University's campus to meet with faculty members of The Center on the Developing Child.

Kate herself is passionate about children's development, having established the Royal Foundation's Centre for Early Childhood in July 2021.

For this engagement, Kate wore a custom houndstooth printed dress by one of her most trusted designers, Emilia Wickstead.

The mid-length design with statement collar and long sleeves is an adaptation of the "Miles" dress from Wickstead's ready-to-wear line and Kate accessorized it with a cornflower blue handbag from Mulberry.

Kae Middleton Wearing Emilia Wickstead in Boston
Kate Middleton photographed during a visit to Harvard University, December 2, 2022. The royal wore a bespoke dress by Emilia Wickstead. Samir Hussein - Pool/WireImage

The Earthshot Prize Awards Ceremony

The center-piece event of the royal's first U.S. visit in eight years was the 2022 Earthshot Prize awards ceremony hosted at the MGM Music Hall at Fenway.

Earthshot, Prince William's spearheaded prize awarding grants to scale up eco-initiatives, attracted a host of A-list celebrities to its second awards show, including Billie Eilish and David Beckham.

For the event, many speculated that Kate would re-wear an evening dress from her extensive collection following the example she set herself in 2021. But to the surprise of many royal watchers, the princess turned out in a brand-new dress, which was later revealed to have been a rental costing just $91.

Kate Middleton Earthshot Prize awards dress
Kate Middleton photographed attending the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in Boston, December 2, 2022. The princess wore a rented green evening gown designed by Solace London. Karwai Tang/WireImage

The show-stopping green Sabina dress by designer brand, Solace London, won the praise of the fashion press for its simple but flattering line, but also for the accessories Kate paired with it.

The royal decided not to carry a handbag for the event, instead all focus was turned to her glittering diamond and emerald choker necklace which had been given by Queen Elizabeth II on lifetime loan to Princess Diana as a wedding present in 1981. The necklace dates back to the 1910s, when it was given to Queen Mary, but is most well known for being worn creatively by Diana on her forehead during a 1985 visit to Australia.

The necklace was returned to the queen after Diana's death in 1997 and could have been loaned to Kate by Queen Elizabeth or, if more recent, by King Charles.

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