Kate’s £119K shopping bill: How the Duchess splashed out thousands on new clothing in 2017

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Kate’s £119K shopping bill: How the Duchess splashed out thousands on new clothing in 2017 – making it her most expensive year to date (including a designer ensemble that cost £13K)

  • Femail has calculated cost of all the new items Kate wore throughout 2017
  • Anything seen before or recycled was discounted from the list
  • Her most expensive ensemble was £13K ($17,400) Chanel outfit worn in Paris
  • Pippa’s wedding outfit came a close second at £11,500 ($15,400)

When the eyes of the world are on you, it’s natural to want to look your best – but that’s left the Duchess of Cambridge with a rather hefty shopping bill at the end of 2017.

This year, Kate has increasingly turned her back on high street staples in favour of designer labels such as D&G and Preen.

Totting up all the new pieces she’s worn throughout 2017 comes to a massive £119,000 ($160,000) – her most expensive year yet.

Femail estimated that in 2016 she wore clothing worth more than £174,170 ($233,072), however this took into account items she already owned and re-wore, making the total spend more likely to sit around the £100K ($133,800) mark.

Below FEMAIL reveals the new purchases Kate has been sporting on official engagements, only taking into account items that haven’t been seen before in public.

These include her most expensive outfits of the year – the dusky pink ensemble she wore to Pippa’s wedding that came in at £11,500 ($15,400) and a Chanel outfit she sported in Paris costing almost £13,000 ($17,400).

Her dusky pink Alexander McQueen dress, Kiki McDonough earrings and Jane Taylor hat set the Duchess back more than £11,000

Her most expensive outfit of the year was a Chanel suit and handbag that cost almost £13K

SANDRINGHAM: 9 JANUARY

Kate and William skipped Christmas with the royal family in favour of spending it with the Middletons in Berkshire, but joined the Queen just after the New Year.

Kate recycled a £1,541 designer coat by Sportmax, the Max Mara diffusion line, as she arrived at St Mary Magdalene Church.

But she added some new accessories to bring the look up to date for 2017.

L.K. Bennett scarf: £100 ($133)

Lock & Co. Alpaca Fur Hat: £320 ($430)

TOTAL: £420 ($563)

The Duchess kicked off the New Year by sporting new accesories to the value of £420 with a recycled coat at Sandringham

ANNA FREUD CENTRE: 11 JANUARY 

For her first official engagement of the New Year, Kate visited North London’s Anna Freud Centre, followed by Child Bereavement UK later that afternoon.

She opted for Eponine, a London based label, which takes inspiration from the silhouettes of the 1950s and 1960s teamed with accessories we’ve seen before.

Eponine dress: £1,650 ($2,200)

TOTAL: £1,650 ($2,200)

Kate Middleton has fun at ‘theraplay’ session at Anna Freud centre

Kate brightened up a cold January day in winter florals as she arrived at the ICA in London in an embroidered dress by Erdem.

She attended the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Carlton House Terrace with William and Harry to speak at a briefing outlining the next phase of their Heads Together campaign.

Her shoes and clutch bag were recycled, so were not counted towards the overall total.

Erdem dress: £1,050 ($1,405)

TOTAL: £1,050 ($1,405)

Kate wore a £1,050 embroidered dress by Erdem to a briefing to outline the next phase of Heads Together, ahead of the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon

CHILDREN’S HOSPICE, NORFOLK: 24 JANUARY

Kate wore a totally new ensemble for a visit to the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices in Quidenham, Norfolk where she was seen comforting grieving parents.

Her blouse was by chic French brand Gerard Darel, and featured embroidery on the frilled collar and a tie neck.

Just a hint was visible under her emerald green two piece from her high street favourite Hobbs, costing £299 ($400).

Gerard Darel blouse: £158 ($211)

Hobbs suit: £299 ($400)

TOTAL: £457 ($611)

The Duchess wore a £299 Hobbs suit and £158 blouse by Gerard Darel to get an update on The Nook Appeal at EACH in Norfolk 

LONDON MARATHON TRAINING: 5 FEBRUARY

Kate paired her quilted ski jacket by Perfect Moment with a pair of black jeggings from Zara as she joined William and Harry for a relay race at London’s Olympic Park.

She teamed the outfit with New Balance trainers and What Would Kate Do estimated that her turtleneck was £161 from Iris & Ink.

Despite the sporty occasion, she couldn’t resists adding a touch of sparkle with never seen berfore Asprey 167 Earrings, costing a whopping £3,864 ($5,170).

Perfect moment jacket: £280 ($375)

Zara jeggings: £32 ($42) 

New Balance trainers: £90 ($120)

Iris & Ink turtleneck: £161 ($215) 

Asprey 167 earrings: £3,864 ($5,170)

TOTAL:  £4,427 ($5,922)

GUILD OF HEALTH WRITERS CONFERENCE: 6 FEBRUARY

Kate and William attended a conference in London where they discussed mental health issues with journalists during Children’s Mental Health Week.

Kate opted for an Oscar de la Renta skirt suit in magenta, with a peplum jacket combined with a flattering fit and flare skirt.

Although What Would Kate Do writers suspected she may already have worn it to the Queen’s Christmas lunch, there were no photos to confirm this so it was counted as a new item.

Oscar de la Renta suit: £1,762 ($2,360)

TOTAL: £1,762 ($2,360) 

Kate attend Guild of Health Writers Conference with Heads Together in a £1762 Oscar De La Renta skirt suit 

BAFTA AWARDS: 7 FEBRUARY

The Duchess successfully championed understated glamour for her red carpet appearance, her first time at the BAFTAs.

Kate looked every inch the best dressed attendee in a bespoke off-the-shoulder Alexander McQueen gown.

The dress was cut in a drop-waist style and covered in a delicate floral pattern – perfect for the spring season ahead – and she teamed the gown with a clutch by the same designer.

Alexander McQueen dress: £6,252 ($8,370) 

Alexander McQueen clutch: £1,670 ($2,235)

TOTAL: £7,922 ($10,605)

AIR CADETS VISIT: 16 FEBRUARY

Kate, who is royal patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the RAF Air Cadets, arrived to meet young people at RAF Wittering near Peterborough, in a more dressed down look than usual.

She sported a red blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini with recycled black skinny jeans and a turtle neck.

Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blazer: £760 ($1,020)

TOTAL: £760 ($1,020)

Kate sported a £760 red blazer by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini during a visit to the RAF Air Cadets at RAF Wittering on February 14, 2017

UK INDIA CULTURAL RECEPTION: 27 FEBRUARY

Attending the UK-India Year of Culture reception at Buckingham Palace, The Duchess dazzled in a metallic midi dress by Erdem.

She teamed the shimmering dress with sparkling pumps by Oscar De La Renta and £1,087 earrings by Anita Dongre.

The name may sound familiar to royal watchers, as Kate wore a dress by the Indian designer on her visit to Mumbai last year.

Erdem dress: £959 ($1,285)

Oscar de la Renta shoes: £550 ($735) 

Anita Dongre earrings: £1,087 ($1,455) 

TOTAL:  £2,596 ($3,475)

Kate

EVELINA HOUSE: 28 FEBRUARY

Kate opened the brand new purpose-built facility designed to help accommodate the families of ill children wearing a dress and jacket by Rebecca Taylor.

Her blue jacket flecked with silver thread cost £398 ($532), but the dress is believed to be custom made.

What Would Kate Do estimates it cost her around £644 ($862).

Rebecca Taylor dress: £644 ($862)

Rebecca Taylor jacket: £398 ($532) 

TOTAL: £1,042 ($1,394)

UK ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL UNVEILING: 10 MARCH 

Kate recycled an elegant blue-grey twill coat by Michael Kors as she joined the royal family to unveil a memorial to service personnel killed in the Iraq and Afganistan conflicts.

However, she debuted a new wide-brimmed navy hat by Lock & Co.

Tiffany Drop Pin hat: £325 ($435)

TOTAL: £325 ($435)

Kate recycled a Michael Kors coat for a Service of Commemoration and Drumhead Service on Horse Guards Parace, but wore a new navy hat by Lock & Co

ST PATRICK’S DAY: 17 MARCH

Kate celebrated St Patrick’s Day with a pint of Guinness on her first official engagement with William after his epic ‘dad-dancing’ during a wild lads’ weekend in Verbier.

Kate wore a bespoke green coat by Catherine Walker with contrasting black collar and cuffs.

She teamed the coat with Emmy London court shoes and an Etui green clutch.

Catherine Walker coat: £2,000 ($2,675)

Emmy London shoes: £438 ($586)

Etui clutch: £104 ($139) 

TOTAL:  £2,542 ($3,400)

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RECEPTION IN PARIS: 17 MARCH

For her first engagement in Paris, Kate attended the British Embassy to launch Les Voisins – The Neighbours – a year-long celebration of UK-French links.

She wore a black Alexander McQueen gown complete with oversized pearls and Gianvito Rossi heels.

Alexander McQueen bespoke gown: £4,000 ($5,350)

Gianvito Rossi shoes: £644 ($861)

TOTAL: £4,644 ($6,211) 

Kate wore an outfit costing more than £4,600 for a reception in Paris in March 

GALA DINNER, PARIS: 17 MARCH  

Kate finished the evening at the Ambassador’s residence, where she dazzled in an ice-blue Jenny Packham dress.

She made sure all eyes were on her during the glittering gala dinner at the stunning official residence of the British Ambassador, Edward Llewellyn – Lord Llewellyn of Steep, David Cameron’s former chief of staff at Downing Street.

Jenny Packham dress: £4,162 ($5,570)

TOTAL: £4,162 ($5,570) 

Kate finished the evening at the Ambassador

DAY TWO IN PARIS: 18 MARCH

Kate wore a chic Chanel suit – a choice bound to delight fashionistas – in muted shades of black, grey and burgundy, on her second day in Paris.

To offset the outfit she naturally chose a Chanel handbag in burgundy with an enamel handle.

She teamed the outfit with Cartier earrings, making the ensemble her most expensive look for the year so far.

Later, she attended a rugby match wearing knee high boots that What Would Kate Do estimate to have cost £785.

Chanel suit: £6,723 ($8,997)

Chanel handbag: £3,762 ($5,035)

Cartier earrings: £1,640 ($2,195) 

Knee high boots: £785 ($1,050) 

TOTAL:  £12,910 ($17,277)

The Duchess wore a £6,723 Chanel suit while taking to the rugby pitch in Paris 

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY GALA: 28 MARCH

Kate stunned in a floor length forest green lace gown by Temperley London, which appeared to be a new addition to her wardrobe.

However, according to the team at What Would Kate Do, she had already worn it to a private event earlier this year.

Therefore the price tag wasn’t taken into account, but she was sporting rather pricey new accessories – Kiki McDonough Candy Pink Tourmaline and Green Amethyst Drop Earrings.

Kiki McDonough earrings: £8,900 ($1,740)

TOTAL: £8,900 ($1,740)

42ND STREET PREMIERE: 4 APRIL 

The Duchess looked stunning in a crimson Marchesa Notte tulle gown teamed with a jewelled belt, maroon heels and a Mulberry clutch bag, as she joined a host of stars for the opening of the musical 42nd Street in London.

Marchesa dress: £1,105 ($1,479) 

Kate Spade earrings: £88 ($118)

TOTAL: £1,193 ($1,597)

The Duchess looked stunning in a crimson Marchesa Notte tulle gown costing more than £1,000 at the opening of the musical 42nd Street

SERVICE OF HOPE, 6 APRIL

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined families of the Westminster terror attack victims for a special service at Westminster Abbey, two weeks after the tragedy.

Kate wore a recycled Missoni coat and Sylvia Fletcher for Lock & Co. hat, but carried a new black clutch.

Beulah London x Aspinal of London bag: £275 ($368)

TOTAL: £275 ($368) 

A new black clutch by Aspinal of London, £275, made appearance at Westminster Abbey 

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICE, WINDSOR, 16 APRIL

At St George’s Chapel, near Windsor Castle, Kate put on an elegant display in a custom-made cream coat by favourite designer Catherine Walker, which she’d worn before.  (recycled)

However, she sported a new hat, the Jacqueline style by Lock and Company and a new clutch.

Lock and Co, hat: £850 ($1,137)

Etui Bag: £235 ($315)

TOTAL:  £1,085 ($1,452)

Kate sported new accessories worth more than £1,000 on Easter Sunday at Windsor

LONDON MARATHON RECEPTION, 19 APRIL

Kate welcomed London Marathon runners at Kensington Palace to offer her support to those taking part on behalf of Heads Together.

The mother-of-two opted for an uncharacteristically dressed-down look with a striped top from Italian label Luisa Spagnoli, skinny jeans and her trusty Superga trainers as she welcomed the runners to her London residence.

Luisa Spagnoli top: £220 ($295)

TOTAL: £220 ($295) 

Kate welcomed London Marathon runners at Kensington Palace, looking dressed down in a £220 stripey top 

GLOBAL ACADEMY: £20 APRIL 

The Duchess, along with her husband and Prince Harry, visited the new Global Academy, a new west London school which builds mental health wellbeing classes into its curriculum.

She chose a fiery red two-piece Armani suit for her visit to The Global Academy, to officially open the new state school

Armani jacket: £895 ($1,198)

TOTAL: £895 ($1,198)

Kate chose a fiery red two-piece Armani suit for her visit to The Global Academy

RADIO 1, 20 APRIL 

Later that day, Kate and William dropped in on the Scott Mills show to surprise Radio 1 DJ Adele Roberts who was running the London Marathon for their Heads Together Campaign.

The Duchess wore a blouse by Temperley London, one of her go-to designer labels, with flared cuffs, tiered ruffles and knitted pointelle fabric

Temperley London top: £410 ($549) 

TOTAL: £410 ($549) 

he Duchess wore a blouse by Temperley London, £410, on an unexpected visit to Radio 1 

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN PROJECT, 3 MAY

Kate chatted with children from Vauxhall Primary School about the creatures she has at home in Norfolk on her visit to Wick Court, a Farms For City Children project in Gloucestershire.

Her casual outfit was made up of recycled items aside from a J Crew cashmere t-shirt.

J Crew cashmere t-shirt: £148 ($198) 

TOTAL: £148 ($198)

Casual Kate sported only one new item during a visit to the farm in Gloucester, a £140 J Crew cashmere top 

VISIT TO LUXMEBOURG: 11 MAY 

Kate, 35, looked elegant in a pastel blue coat dress by Emilia Wickstead, which she paired with her trusty nude heels and blue topaz and diamond drop earrings in white gold from Kiki McDonough.

Emilia Wickstead coat dress:  £1,000 ($1,338)

Kiki McDonough earrings: £3,500 ($4,684) 

TOTAL: £4,500 ($6,022)

Kate was ultra chic in this Emilia Wickstead coat dress estimated to cost in the region of £1,000 as she visited Luxembourg

BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDEN PARTY: £16 MAY

Held at the first Buckingham Palace, the Queen’s 8,000 guests thronged to catch a glimpse of the royals on duty which included the Duke of Edinburgh

An icy blue number by Christopher Kane we’ve seen on Kate twice before was her outfit of choice, originally seen at the Olympics Opening Ceremony in London and then again at the annual Order of the Garter service at Windsor castle in 2014.

Her new hat, which matched perfectly, is estimated to have cost around £600 from one of her go-to milliners

HAT: £600 ($802)

TOTAL: £600 ($802)

Kate recycled old favourites for the Queen

PIPPA’S WEDDING: 21 MAY

The Duchess took on the attentive sister role and was helping Pippa with her wedding gown as they entered St Mark’s Chapel on the big day.

Kate wore a pale pink maxi dress from Alexander McQueen Kate and an elegant fascinator from milliner Jane Taylor.

Kiki McDonough earrings: £7,500 ($10,000)

Alexander McQueen dress: £2,000 ($2,676)

Jane Taylor hat: £1,000 ($1,338)

TOTAL: £11,500 ($14,014)

Kate pulled out all the stops for her sister

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW: 22 MAY 

The Duchess looked glamorous as she joined celebrities including baker Mary Berry, supermodel Jerry Hall and actress Dame Judi Dench at the event.

And she chanelled the feel of the day by wearing a green floral print dress by Rochas.

Rochas dress: £1,500 ($2,007)

TOTAL: £1,500 ($2,007) 

Kate was picture perfect at the Chelsea Flower show in a patterned dress by Rochas

DOCKLANDS SAILINT AND WATERSPORTS CENTRE: 16 JUNE 

Kate, who stuck to the nautical colour scheme in skinny blue J Crew trousers, a white Zara jacket and low-heeled courts, also by J Crew, was on duty in her role as Patron of the 1851 Trust, attending the charity’s Land Rover BAR Roadshow at the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre.

J Crew trousers: £103 ($137) 

TOTAL: £103 ($137)

Kate, who stuck to the nautical colour scheme in skinny blue J Crew trousers, £103, as she visited the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

Kate, who stuck to the nautical colour scheme in skinny blue J Crew trousers, £103, as she visited the Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre

TROOPING THE COLOUR: 17 JUNE

It may have been the Queen’s 91st birthday but Kate Middleton and her two young children Prince George and Princess Charlotte were the stars of the show on a packed Buckingham Palace balcony.

The young Royals joined the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and the other members of the family as they waved to large crowds outside the palace and watched an RAF flypast for Trooping the Colour (the Queen’s birthday parade).

Alexander McQueen dress: £800 ($1,070)

Jane Taylor hat: £800 ($1,070)

TOTAL: £1,600 ($2,140)

Kate stole the show at Trooping The Colour in a £1,600 ensemble 

Kate stole the show at Trooping The Colour in a £1,600 ensemble

ROYAL ASCOT: 20 JUNE 

Despite temperatures soaring to almost 30C, Kate kept her cool in a white lace outfit by Alexander McQueen as she joined the Queen and Prince William at Royal Ascot, wearing a bespoke version of one of the designer’s mini dresses.

Alexander McQueen dress: £2,350 ($3,145)

Loeffler Randall clutch: £107 ($143)

Hat: £800 ($1,070) 

TOTAL:  £3,257 ($4,358)

The Duchess was sophisticated in an outfit worth over £3,500 at this year

The Duchess was sophisticated in an outfit worth over £3,500 at this year’s Royal Ascot

V&A: 29 JUNE

Kate was channeling Jackie O chic as she arrived at London’s V&A to open the new exhibition spaces in a £1,790 tweed dress by Gucci.

The tailored black and white piece with red trim and gold buttons hugged the royal’s famously svelte figure perfectly, while she wore her brunette locks swept back in a half up do.

Gucci dress: £1,790 ($2,395)

Emmy London bag: £350 ($468)

TOTAL: £2,140 ($2,863)

Kate was channeling Jackie O chic in a £1,790 dress by Gucci at the V&A

Kate was channeling Jackie O chic in a £1,790 dress by Gucci at the V&A

WIMBLEDON: 3 JULY 

The Duchess wafted into the SW19 grounds in a polka dot dress by Dolce & Gabbana, toting a white Victoria Beckham handbag

D&G Dress: £1,164 ($1,557)

Office heels: £62 ($82)

TOTAL: £1,226 ($1,639)

The Duchess wafted into the SW19 grounds in a polka dot dress by Dolce & Gabbana costing more than £1,000 with high street shoes from Office 

The Duchess wafted into the SW19 grounds in a polka dot dress by Dolce & Gabbana costing more than £1,000 with high street shoes from Office

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM: 13 JULY 

The royal donned a powder blue dress by Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, featuring a fitted short sleeve bodice and full midi skirt evening at the Natural History Museum as she joined Sir David Attenborough to unveil the new blue whale skeleton.

Preen dress: £1,076 ($1,440)

TOTAL: £1,076 ($1,440) 

The royal donned a powder blue dress by Preen costing more than £1,000 at the Natural History Museum 

The royal donned a powder blue dress by Preen costing more than £1,000 at the Natural History Museum

WIMBLEDON: 16 JULY 

The royal looked the picture of summery perfection in a white dress, with a vibrant floral print and ditched her customary clutch for a white Victoria Beckham tote bag as she cheered on family friend Roger Federer.

Catherine Walker Dress: £1,000 ($1,338)

TOTAL: £1,000 ($1,338) 

The Duchess wore a bespoke Catherine Walker dress to the Wimbledon final, estimated at £1,000

The Duchess wore a bespoke Catherine Walker dress to the Wimbledon final, estimated at £1,000

Touching down in Warsaw: Monday 17 July

Kate ensured she made an impression as the royal tour got underway, touching down in Warsaw in typically stylish fashion in an Alexander McQueen wool and silk-blend twill peplum coat costing £1,995

She kicked off the family’s five-day visit with a sartorial nod to Poland, wearing white trimmed with red accessories in homage to the country’s flag – and even her dazzling jewellery from GH Collins & Sons matched the colour scheme.

Alexander McQueen wool and silk-blend twill peplum coat: £1,995 ($2,670)

TOTAL: £1,995 ($2,670)

The Duchess of Cambridge made a subtle nod to the Polish flag as she touched down in Warsaw 

The Duchess of Cambridge made a subtle nod to the Polish flag as she touched down in Warsaw

Polish designer Gosia Baczynska has spoken of her excitement after Kate

Polish designer Gosia Baczynska has spoken of her excitement after Kate’s stylist contacted her four weeks before the tour got underway to inquire about one of her dresses (pictured)

Orangery, Lazienki Park 

Kate pulled out all the stops for a birthday party held in honour of the Queen at Warsaw’s Lazienki Park.

Flying the flag once again for European fashion, she chose a dress by Polish designer Gosia Baczynska – similar designs cost £1,460 – teamed with an old pearl necklace and dazzling Balenciaga earrings.

Dress by Gosia Baczynska: £1,460 ($1,950)

TOTAL: £1,460 ($1,950)

Flower power: The Duchess wore a floral dress and matching skirt from Canadian-Turkish designer Erdem for a visit to Warsaw

Flower power: The Duchess wore a floral dress and matching skirt from Canadian-Turkish designer Erdem for a visit to Warsaw’s Shakespeare Theare on Tuesday (pictured)

Tuesday 18th July

Visit to Warsaw’s Rising Museum, Shakespeare Theatre and market

The Duchess took a leaf out of Meghan Markle’s book, opting for pretty floral separates from Harry’s girlfriend’s favourite designer, Erdem.

She teamed the £760 skirt, with a matching top that Kate-watchers have so far been unable to track down – but similar style carry a £300 price tag.

Erdem skirt: £760 ($1,018)

Erdem top: approx. £300 ($400) 

Stuart Weitzman leather sandals: £330 ($440)

TOTAL: £1,390 ($1,858)

True blue: Kate colour-coordinates with George and Charlotte as she dons cornflower blue for her arrival in Berlin on Wednesday - a one-of-a-kind custom Catherine Walker design

True blue: Kate colour-coordinates with George and Charlotte as she dons cornflower blue for her arrival in Berlin on Wednesday – a one-of-a-kind custom Catherine Walker design

Wednesday 19th July

Leaving Poland and arriving in Germany 

Kate channelled Jackie O in a custom Catherine Walker creation as she bid do widzenia to Warsaw and said guten tag to Berlin.

The cornflower blue coat – thought to be a nod to Germany’s national flower – was teamed with her Gianvito Rossi pumps again and she styled her hair into a chic chignon.

. Catherine Walker bespoke blue coat and dress: approx £2,000 ($2,676)

. Jimmy Choo clutch: £806 ($1,078)

TOTAL: £2,806 ($3,754)

Lady in red: Kate delighted royal-watchers when she donned this on-trend crimson number for a party in Berlin - believed to signify a subtle nod to the red in the German flag

Lady in red: Kate delighted royal-watchers when she donned this on-trend crimson number for a party in Berlin – believed to signify a subtle nod to the red in the German flag

Queen’s birthday garden party

In another subtle nod to her host country’s flag, Kate wore a sizzling red number for yet another garden party for the Queen, held at the British Ambassadorial Residence.

The Duchess won plaudits from fashion commentators in the crimson chiffon maxi from Alexander McQueen, teamed with a pair of Prada pumps she owns in two different colours.

. Alexander McQueen chiffon maxi dress: £2,075 ($2,777)

. Prada Scalloped suede heels: £550 ($736)

. Earrings: Simone Rocha Red PVC pendant earrings: £195 ($261)

TOTAL: £2,820 ($3,774) 

Mellow yellow: Kate donned a lemon-hued Jenny Packham frock - and sensible Monsoon wedges - as she embarked on a whistlestop tour of the town of Heidelberg on Thursday

Thursday 20th July 

German Cancer Research Institute and Heidelberg market 

Kate pulled off yet another feat of diplomatic dressing as she channeled the gold of the German flag for a visit to Heidelberg’s cancer institute and old market.

It was an overcast morning, but Kate brought a ray of sunshine to proceedings in the bespoke lace number by Jenny Packham, which she paired with her trusty nude espadrille wedges from Monsoon and a small clutch in a matching shade.

. Custom Jenny Packham dress: approx £900 ($1,204)

. Russell & Bromley Curvy clutch: £165 ($220)

TOTAL: £1,065 ($1,424) 

The Duchess cut a casual figure as she slipped into a sweater, jeans and trainers on Thursday for a boat race with William. Her Breton top was later revealed to be from Hugo Booss

The Duchess cut a casual figure as she slipped into a sweater, jeans and trainers on Thursday for a boat race with William. Her Breton top was later revealed to be from Hugo Booss

Rowing race in Heidelberg

In an uncharacteristically casual look for the Duchess, she swapped her Jenny Packham dress for an old Breton top from Hugo Boss and a pair of skinny jeans to partake in a rowing race – coming in just seconds behind her husband.

Kate is fond of Zara’s £25 design, and Thursday’s denims, teamed with her trusty Superga trainers, are believed to be a similar style.

. Breton top Hugo Boss, £69 ($92)

. Skinny jeans: Approx. £25 ($33)

TOTAL:  £94 ($125)

Reception at Berlin’s Clärchens Ballhaus

Kate dazzled in a chiffon maxi from German designer Markus Lupfer, adorned with a pretty swallow print, for her Berlin ballroom soirée. She teamed it with a pair of Soru pearl earrings and recycled both her £550 Prada heels and her pearl bracelet – which once belonged to the Princess of Wales.

Diana wore the three-strand pearl bracelet almost 30 years ago, with her iconic Catherine Walker pearl-studded strapless gown during a 1989 trip to Hong Kong.

Markus Lupfer chiffon-silk maxi: approx £660 ($883)

Soru earrings: £130 ($173)

Clutch: approx £50 ($67)

TOTAL: £840 ($1,123) (excluding heels)

The Duchess donned a bottle green number for a reception at Berlin

The Duchess donned a bottle green number for a reception at Berlin’s Clärchens ballroom where she rubbed shoulders with stars including Sam Riley and Game of Thrones actors

Friday 21st July

Leaving Berlin/ travelling to Hamburg

The Duchess ensured she went out with a bang, saving her most stylish look yet for Friday morning when she left Berlin for Hamburg. She donned a custom Emilia Wickstead dress and recycled her Gianvito Rossi pumps.

Kate-watchers report that her snakeskin clutch is an Anya Hindmarch number, currently unable to buy but believed to have cost at least £300.

She added a touch of sparkle with her £3,900 Kiki McDonough lavender amethyst pear and oval drop earrings.

. Custom Emilia Wickstead dress: approx. £750 ($1,000)

. Anya Hindmarch clutch: approx. £300 ($400)

TOTAL: £1,050 ($1,400) 

Kate was a vision in purple as she picked custom Emilia Wickstead for her final day in Germany - and even managed to navigate the tarmac at  Hamburg airport in her towering heels

Kate was a vision in purple as she picked custom Emilia Wickstead for her final day in Germany – and even managed to navigate the tarmac at  Hamburg airport in her towering heels

YPRES, 31 JULY

Yet again Kate struck the right note in a pale grey Catherine Walker coat dress as she visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery just outside Ypres in Belgium.

The Venetian wool coat dress featured hand applique taupe corded lace and the pale grey colour was the perfect shade for the solemn occasion.

Catherine Walker coat: £2,000 ($2,675) 

Hat :£700 ($935)  

TOTAL: £2,700 ($3,610) 

Kate struck the right note in a pale grey Catherine Walker coat dress, £2,000, as she visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery just outside Ypres

Kate struck the right note in a pale grey Catherine Walker coat dress, £2,000, as she visited the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery just outside Ypres

DIANA MEMORIAL GARDEN: 30 AUGUST

Kate, 35, who was dressed smartly in a green Prada dress, returned with William and Harry to their mother’s former home to view floral tributes to the late Princess Diana ahead of the 20th anniversary of er death in a Paris car crash on August 31 1997.

Prada dress: £1,749 ($2,340)

TOTAL: £1,749 ($2,340) 

Kate wore a £1,700 silk Prada dress to visit the Princess Diana memorial garden at Kensington Palace 

Kate wore a £1,700 silk Prada dress to visit the Princess Diana memorial garden at Kensington Palace

MENTAL HEALTH DAY RECEPTION: 10 OCTOBER 

After six weeks out of the limelight while battling severe morning sickness, Kate joined Prince William, 35, and Prince Harry, 33, to host a glittering Buckingham Palace reception to mark World Mental Health Day.

She looked radiant in a £795 powder blue lace dress by Temperley London which skimmed over her bump.

Temperley London dress: £795 ($1,065)

TOTAL: £795 ($1,065) 

Kate made a radiant return to public duties in a £795 dress by Temperley London 

Kate made a radiant return to public duties in a £795 dress by Temperley London

PADDINGTON STATION: 16 OCTOBER

Kate’s return to form continued in a peach floral Orla Kiely dress as she arrived at Paddington Station to meet cast and crew of the film Paddington 2 and even had a spin on the platform with the beloved bear.

Orla Kiely dress: £348 ($465)

TOTAL: £348 ($465) 

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Kate’s return to form continued in a peach floral Orla Kiely dress, costing £348

LONDON STADIUM: 18 OCTOBER

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for the second time in a week as she surprisingly joined husband Prince William and Prince Harry to hail the next generation of young sports coaches in London.

She was an unannounced addition to the event alongside the royal brothers as they saluted 150 apprentices who’ve graduated from the royals’ own mentoring programme.

Kate covered up against the autumnal chill in a smart blue blazer by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini.

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini blazer: £870 ($1,165) 

Russell and Bromley boots: £295 ($395)

TOTAL: £1,165 ($1,560)

Kate covered up against the autumnal chill in a smart blue blazer by Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini on a visit to London Stadium 

NATIONAL TENNIS CENTRE: 31 OCTOBER

The Duchess of Cambridge rocked a much more sporty look as she visited the National Tennis Centre in London in her role as patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, her first solo engagement since taking a break from public duties.

Kate, 35, was the epitome of casual chic in recycled Monreal London ‘tuxedo’ track pants worth an eye-watering £220 and £170 Nike Air VaporMax trainers, loved by footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand.

Nike Air VaporMax trainers: £170 ($227)

TOTAL: £170 ($227)

Kate wore £170 Nike Air VaporMax trainers, loved by footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand to the National Tennis Centre

Kate wore £170 Nike Air VaporMax trainers, loved by footballers such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Rio Ferdinand to the National Tennis Centre

PLACE2BE SCHOOL LEADERS FORUM: 8 NOVEMBER

Kate, who is royal patron of the charity Place2Be, spent a day at the school leaders forum in central London.

The expectant mother looked chic in a simple burgundy dress by Goat with a button detail on one shoulder, displaying just the tiniest hint of a baby bump under the loose-fitting number, which she paired with black heels.

Goat dress: £480 ($642)

TOTAL: £480 ($642) 

The expectant mother looked chic in a simple burgundy dress by Goat

FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE: 11 NOVEMBER

The Queen lead senior members of the royal family at an event to honour the British soldiers who died in World War One on Saturday while Princes William and Harry enjoyed a day out at the rugby.

The Duchess and other royals were joined by Prime Minister Theresa May at the Festival of Remembrance, which was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Kate looked elegant in a Catherine Walker coat dress with statement silver buttons.

Catherine Walker coat dress: £2,000 ($2,675)

TOTAL: £2,000 ($2,675)

Kate looked elegant in a Catherine Walker coat dress with statement silver buttons

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: 12 NOVEMBER 

The Prince of Wales led the nation in honouring the country’s war dead on Remembrance Sunday, taking the role held for more than six decades by his mother Queen Elizabeth.

The Queen, 91, asked Charles to take on her duties as she observed the service from a nearby balcony alongside 96-year-old husband Prince Philip, whose wreath was laid by his Equerry.

Kate, who wore a coat by D&G and carried a new Emmy clutch bag took her place alongside Sophie Wessex.

D&G Coat: £2,700 ($3,613)

Emmy London clutch: £350 ($468)

TOTAL: £3,050 ($4,081) 

Kate, who wore a coat by D&G and carried a new Emmy clutch bag took her place alongside Sophie Wessex on Remembrance Sunday 

BIRMINGHAM: 22 NOVEMBER 

The Duchess dressed her burgeoning bump in a recycled £680 coat from Goat, adding knee-high Russell & Bromley boots at Jaguar Land Rover’s Solihull manufacturing plant

Russell & Bromley boots: £325 ($435)

TOTAL: £325 ($435) 

Kate wore new £325 boots from Russell & Bromley at Jaguar Land Rover

ROYAL VARIETY PERFORMANCE: 24 NOVEMBER

Kate looked radiant as ever as she arrived at The Royal Variety Performance, wearing a floor length bespoke Jenny Packham dress.

She burst into fits of giggles when the Duke gamely took part in a comedy skit, obligingly shouting the catch-phrase ‘such fun’ whenever Hart requested him to from the stage at the London Palladium.

Jenny Packham dress: £3,500 ($4,684)

TOTAL: £3,500 ($4,684) 

Kate looked radiant as ever as she arrived at The Royal Variety Performance, wearing a floor length bespoke Jenny Packham dress, £3,500

Kate looked radiant as ever as she arrived at The Royal Variety Performance, wearing a floor length bespoke Jenny Packham dress, £3,500

FOUNDLING MUSEUM: 28 NOVEMBER

The pregnant mother-of-two displayed her neat baby bump in a figure-skimming Kate Spade dress, which she offset with burgundy accessories, as she arrived at the Foundling Museum in London

She visited the UK’s first children’s charity and first public art gallery where she learned more about the museum’s history and the way it continues to focus on its founding principles to use art and creativity as a means to support and engage children and vulnerable families.

Kate Spade dress: £350 ($469)

The pregnant mother-of-two displayed her neat baby bump in a figure-skimming Kate Spade dress, £350

The pregnant mother-of-two displayed her neat baby bump in a figure-skimming Kate Spade dress, £350

MANCHESTER: 6 DECEMBER

Kate dazzled in a red Goat Fashion dress and monochrome LK Bennett coat as she chatted to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell and McFly’s Tom Fletcher about children’s emotions as part of the Children’s Global Media Summit, at Manchester Central Convention Centre.

Goat dress: £463 ($619)

L.K.Bennett coat: £495 ($662)

TOTAL: £958 ($1,281)

Kate arrived in Manchester covered up in a monochrome LK Bennett coat, £495

Kate arrived in Manchester covered up in a monochrome LK Bennett coat, £495

She later removed the coat to reveal a red Goat Fashion dress

She later removed the coat to reveal a red Goat Fashion dress

GRENFELL MEMORIAL: 14 DECEMBER 

The pregnant mother-of-two, 35, looked understated but elegant in a navy coat with silver buttons by Carolina Herrera and a simple, wide-brimmed hat as she joined William and Harry at St Paul’s Cathedral in London.

Carolina Herrera Coat: £920 ($1,231)

Lock & Co hat: £325 ($435)

TOTAL: £1,245 ($1,666) 

The pregnant mother-of-two, 35, looked understated but elegant in a £920 navy coat with silver buttons by Carolina Herrera

The pregnant mother-of-two, 35, looked understated but elegant in a £920 navy coat with silver buttons by Carolina Herrera

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