Kate Middleton's Hobbs Style Statement Praised By High Street Retailer

by Rebecca Martin
Kate Middleton and baby bump at cruise liner naming ceremony
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Kate Middleton has won praise for her final pregnancy style statement, from the very retailer whose coat she wore to the Royal Princess naming ceremony in Southampton today.

Clearly elated that the heavily-pregnant Duchess of Cambridge chose to wear the 'Dalmation' dress coat from Hobbs, a spokesperson for the brand told us exclusively today: 'It is an honour whenever the Duchess of Cambridge chooses to wear the UK high street.'



We get pretty excited about it, too.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the naming ceremony in Southampton to a chorus of cheers from excited locals, who all turned up to see Kate Middleton christen the Royal Princess in what was her final solo public engagement before the birth of her first baby next month.

And we're sure Hobbs couldn't be happier that for one of her final pregnancy style statements, the Duchess chose their £169 coat.



The long-sleeved mac is available via the Hobbs website, or at House of Fraser online, where it is still available in sizes 8-14.

So what do we think of Kate's outfit choice?

Our Junior Fashion Editor Lucia Debieux, says: 'A girl after my own heart embracing animal prints – and on-trend, too!

'Once again Kate Middleton doesn't disappoint in championing the British high street with her dalmatian-print Hobbs coat. Teaming it with classic pared-down accessories adds an elegant touch and keeps the emphasis on the statement coat.'

Kate obviously chose a more structured coat to tackle the high winds on the coast today. No embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions here, ladies.



She accessorised with a black hat which featured a large bow and carried a small white box clutch, finishing off her look with classic black suede court shoes.

Kate Middleton will now head off to a private gala dinner, but is expected to resurface this weekend at the Trooping The Colour in honour of the Queen's birthday on Saturday.

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