Kate Middleton Wears Non-Maternity High Street for Final Solo Pregnant Appearance

Say 'cheerio!' to the Royal baby bump--this morning marked Kate Middleton's final mandated solo public appearance as a pregnant person.
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Say 'cheerio!' to the Royal baby bump--this morning marked Kate Middleton's final mandated solo public appearance as a pregnant person.
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Say 'cheerio!' to the Royal baby bump--this morning marked Kate Middleton's final mandated solo public appearance as a pregnant person.

According to Grazia, the Duchess spent her AM attending Southampton's royal ship naming ceremony--a tradition which involves K-Middy smashing a bottle of champagne over the hull of the boat and becoming the "godmother" of an inanimate object. Oh, those crazy Royals!

Despite being eight-months into her 'condition,' Middleton channelled a demure Cruella DeVille for the momentous occasion in a £169 (or about $265) non-maternity, dalmatian print coat from high street label Hobbs (don't even think about snagging one for yourself--it's sold out in every size, OBVI), paired with a black woven fascinator and matching suede pumps. Once again, her hair looked really neat.

While the cut of her coat is decidedly safe, it's refreshing to see Mids taking more of a sartorial risk as far as prints are concerned. If she keeps this up, maybe Roberto Cavalli will actually get his wish granted! Keyword: maybe.