Kate just wore a chic pink M&S suit to visit NHS workers

Kate and Prince William paid a visit to NHS staffers at the London Ambulance Service’s 111 control room in Croydon last week, to thank them for their continued hard work in these trying times. It was a poignant visit that would certainly have lifted the spirits of those workers they visited and it captured the attention of the nation, both for the thoughtful gesture and Kate’s winning outfit.

The Duchess of Cambridge managed to look as chic as ever in a dusty rose-hued wool-blend two-piece suit from none other than British high street stalwart Marks & Spencer. She paired the matching blazer and trousers with a cream top underneath and a pair of silver Hugo Boss heels.

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Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most. • The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. • But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good. • Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. • They need our support as much as we need theirs. • All of us have a part to play if we’re going to protect the most vulnerable. • That means acting on the latest expert advice, staying home if we or those we live with have symptoms, and avoiding non-essential contact to help reduce the spread of the virus. • — The Duke of Cambridge

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Ever the champion of British fashion, it’s especially poignant that Catherine would decide to step out in clothing from British high street stores now – the coronavirus pandemic is creating a rocky environment for many retailers, so it’s more timely than ever that such an influential style figure should choose to wear outfits from the rails of the British high street. And it’s not the first time Kate Middleton has chosen M&S for her wardrobe lately – she recently stepped out in a pair of stylish trainers from the brand that cost just £29.50.

M&S blazer
M&S

Wool Blend Double Breasted Blazer, £99, Marks & Spencer

Kate’s double-breasted pink blazer is retailing at £99 while her matching slim-leg cropped trousers are yours for £59, but thanks to the ‘Kate effect’, we can guarantee this look will sell out fast – the trousers especially are fast disappearing in many sizes.

M&S trousers
M&S

Wool Blend Slim Leg Cropped Trousers, £59, Marks & Spencer

This is the perfect wear-all-year look – in colder months you can pop a neutral-coloured turtleneck underneath while in the spring a brightly coloured cherry red or tangerine orange T-shirt would also work wonders for some totally on-trend colour blocking.

Don’t forget you can mix and match the items with your current wardrobe, too – you could try wearing the blazer with light-wash cropped jeans or show some skin in the summer by pairing the trousers with a plain spaghetti-strap cami top. The possibilities are truly endless.

Kate and Will
Instagram / @kensingtonroyal

Pictures of Kate and William’s visit along with a heartfelt message written by the Duke of Cambridge was posted to their Instagram page, @kensingtonroyal. It read: ‘Catherine and I were proud to visit staff working at NHS 111, to pass on our personal thanks, along with those of my grandmother and father, to staff working around the clock to provide care and advice to those that need it most.’

Kate and Will
Instagram / @kensingtonroyal

The message continued with the words: ‘The last few weeks, and more recent days have been understandably concerning with the continuing spread of coronavirus. But it’s at times like this when we realise just how much the NHS represents the very best of our country and society – people from all backgrounds and walks of life with different experiences and skills, pulling together for the common good.

‘Not only are NHS staff and emergency workers responding to the needs of the public, they – like the rest of us – are concerned about their families, friends and loved ones. They need our support as much as we need theirs.’ Well said, Wills.