- Kate Middleton paid tribute to Scotland by wearing a tartan trench coat at a drive-in movie night.
- The duchess and Prince William hosted a screening of “Cruella” at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
- They borrowed a Land Rover once belonging to the late Prince Philip for the event.
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The Duchess of Cambridge paid tribute to Scotland with a $1,200 (£849) tartan trench coat for a drive-in movie night at the Queen’s residence in Edinburgh on Wednesday.
Kate Middleton paired the belted coat by Holland Cooper with a shimmering gold skirt and a pair of sapphire earrings which were borrowed from the Queen, according to the Daily Mail’s royal editor Rebecca English.
Middleton wore the Heather Tartan coat, which is available on the brand’s website alongside beige and burgundy versions of the same design.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in Edinburgh as part of their week-long tour of Scotland, which included a visit to the University of St Andrews, where they first met as students.
-The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 26, 2021
The couple hosted a screening of Disney’s “Cruella” for National Health Service workers at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, on Wednesday.
The Queen and members of the royal family use the palace to host official events and state dinners when in residence in Edinburgh. The property also operates as a tourist attraction, and offers audio guided tours narrated by members of the royal family, including Prince Charles and Princess Anne.
Middleton and William arrived at the event in a 1966 2A Land Rover which belonged to the late Prince Philip and was loaned to them by the Queen, according to a Kensington Palace press release obtained by Insider.
Philip died at the age of 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9.
Guests attending the event were nominated by NHS Charities Together’s member charities and their associated Health Boards for their “incredible efforts throughout the pandemic,” the same press release states.
“Over the last year or so, William and I have spoken to many NHS workers and have heard first-hand what it has been like to be on the front line fighting COVID-19; supporting those suffering from the disease as well as their families, and heroically putting the needs of others ahead of their own – day in, day out,” Middleton said during a speech at the event.
“And tonight, we have so enjoyed speaking to so many of you. You have all been chosen for going above and beyond over the last year – and to hear what you have been through is truly humbling,” she added.