Kate Middleton Wore Her Signature Blazer Look to Learn About Support to Ukraine

She stepped out with Prince William.

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit The DEC
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While the Queen quietly celebrated her 96th birthday in Sandringham, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in London.

In the capital, the royal couple visited the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to learn about their support to Ukraine and its people during the conflict with Russia.

For the visit, the duchess brought back her signature business-casual look: a blazer, tailored pants and simple heeled pumps. Her double-breasted beige blazer on this occasion is one she's worn once before, as the Daily Mail points out, and she accessorized it with a Ukrainian flag pin.

Editorial Images The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit The DEC

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Although this specific Reiss style is no longer in stock (it's the Larsson model if you want to try your luck on Ebay), Nordstrom currently carries a similar style for recreating that duchess look.

Posting about the event on Instagram, the Cambridges wrote, "With more than 11 million people having had to flee their homes to escape the conflict in Ukraine, we heard from the @disastersemergencycommittee about the support they are providing to those who have been displaced.

"Here in the UK, people have been enormously generous with their donations which make this work possible. In just seven weeks, the appeal has raised an incredible £300 million.

"Thanks to these funds, DEC charities and local partners across Ukraine and neighbouring countries have been able to provide food, water, shelter and medical assistance to those who need it most."

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Visit The DEC

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As for the duchess' look, here are a few more times when she broke out a similar blazer-based outfit formula. In salmon at the Natural History Museum:

The Duchess Of Cambridge Visits The Natural History Museum

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In tweed at a charity:

The Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend Shout's Crisis Volunteer Celebration Event

(Image credit: Getty/Marc Cuthbert)

In red Zara in Denmark:

The Duchess of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood Visit Denmark - Day One

(Image credit: Getty/Samir Hussein)

And here she is in the Reiss blazer in 2021:

The Duchess Of Cambridge Meets Those Involved In The Evacuation Of Afghanistan

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