The Duchess of Cambridge just took sartorial inspiration from an unexpected icon

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You know what' underrated? A cape. Mary Poppins knows it, and so does Kate Middleton apparently. The royal is currently on tour with Prince William in Northern Ireland, and seemed to have taken inspiration from one of your favourite literary characters for her look on day 2.

The Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up warm in a chic blue button-up cape coat by Mulberry, so on trend for the new season.

She kept things tonal with a navy Jimmy Choo clutch and suede Rupert Sanderson court shoes. As for her jewellery, we all know about her sapphire engagement ring of course, which she paired with matching earrings.

The look is a lovely nod to Emily Blunt's latest movie, in which she reprises the role of the magical nanny, wearing a checked blue cape coat for the occasion- judge for yourselves.

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Coincidence? We're hoping not.

The Duke and Duchess are expected to visit children at the Braid Arts Center later today. Just saying.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.