Kate just wore the most perfect checked coat from a high street store

We love a good oversized checked coat as much as the next person – and it seems that person is the Duchess of Cambridge. On a recent visit to the University of Derby, where the royal chatted with students about how the ongoing pandemic has affected their university learning and their mental health, Kate wore a gorgeous checked wool coat that we’ve been lusting after ever since we saw her in it earlier this week.

Kate Middleton checked coat
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It turns out Kate Middleton’s checked coat is from high-end high street brand Massimo Dutti. With a £249 price tag, it’s not the most purse-friendly item we’ve seen Kate in over the years, but if you’re looking for a classic investment coat that will last you for years and years to come, this is it. Even better, it’s still in stock online – but not for long probably, so we suggest adding it to your online basket quick to avoid disappointment.

Massimo Dutti checked coat
Massimo Dutti

Handcrafted Checked Wool Coat, £249, Massimo Dutti

Kate teamed hers with a pale blue cashmere sweater, which also looks to be from Massimo Dutti, a pair of tailored dark grey trousers and black suede block heels. Finishing off her look was a floral face mask, her engraved All The Falling Stars necklace (which has a super sentimental meaning behind it) and the matching earrings, both of which we’ve seen the Duchess in before.

It’s a perfect autumnal look. If you’d like to copy Kate Middleton’s style, but don’t fancy the £249 price tag, we’ve tracked down 7 similar style check coats at lower price points that you can shop now, including the coat with the Holly Willoughby seal of approval.

7 high street dupes for Kate Middleton’s checked coat

La Redoute checked coat
La Redoute

Checked Double-Breasted Boyfriend Coat, £88, La Redoute

checked pea coat
M&S

Checked Pea Coat with Wool, £79, Marks & Spencer

Selected Femme checked coat
ASOS

Selected Femme Check Trench Coat, £119.50, ASOS

Arket checked pea coat
Arket

Tweed Pea Coat, £113, Arket

Whistles checked coat
Whistles

Check Double Faced Wool Coat, £169, Whistles

Zara houndstooth coat
Zara

Houndstooth Coat, £79.99, Zara

Next checked coat
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Neutral Emma Willis Button Up Belted Coat, £88, Next