Kate means business! Princess of Wales wore suits for her six most recent engagements – amid reports she and William are looking for a CEO

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The Princess of Wales has presented a formal front in recent days, with the royal donning suits for six of her most recent engagements.

Marking a change from her usual pleated skirts and pencil dresses, Kate Middleton, 41, has opted for business attire during her recent royal visits across the UK.

The wardrobe switch-up could align with the revolutionary announcement from Prince William, 41, and Kate earlier this week- the hiring of a Chief Executive Officer to run their household of approximately 60 staff. 

In line with the business-forward announcement, the future Queen has seemed to alter her wardrobe accordingly. 

Here, FEMAIL reveal’s Kate’s corporate figure in six of her most recent engagements.

9 September: Kate’s visit to the Rugby World Cup

The Princess of Wales donned a white Alexander McQueen suit at the Rugby World Cup earlier this month

The Princess of Wales donned a white Alexander McQueen suit at the Rugby World Cup earlier this month 

Kate, patron of the England Rugby Football Union, shook hands with Jamie George in the dressing room

Kate, patron of the England Rugby Football Union, shook hands with Jamie George in the dressing room

She stood in the stands and appeared in good spirits as she chatted with Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby, before the match at the Stade de Marseille, France

She stood in the stands and appeared in good spirits as she chatted with Bill Beaumont, chairman of World Rugby, before the match at the Stade de Marseille, France

The mother-of-three, who is patron of the Rugby Football Union, commenced the transition to corporate attire at The Rugby World Cup on 9 September.

The royal opted for her £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers.

She complemented her suit with a dazzling jewellery set she first wore for Princess Charlotte’s christening in 2015 – including her pair of £3,750 Mappin & Webb ‘Empress’ Diamond Carriage Earrings and matching £2,000 Empress Mini White Gold & Diamond Pendant Necklace.

During the visit, Kate showed support to the England team in their dressing room shortly after watching the team defeat Argentina 27-10 in Marseille.

A clip from the meeting was shared by England Rugby in a behind-the-scenes look on YouTube, where it was quickly viewed by more than 9,000 fans within a few hours.

Dressed in the recycled white suit, Kate told the players: ‘Well done. It’s incredible, how you manage to keep it going.

‘It was really exciting, very nerve-wrecking to watch I’m not going to lie, but it was honestly just fantastic,’ she added.

10 September: Surprise appearance on Mike Tindall’s podcast 

The Princess of Wales , 41, sported another sophisticated suit while she appeared on Mike Tindall 's podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby

The Princess of Wales , 41, sported another sophisticated suit while she appeared on Mike Tindall ‘s podcast, The Good, The Bad and The Rugby

The royal opted for her £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers. She opted for a pair of heels to tie the look together, specifically the Staple P-90 L Pump in Athrancite Grey from Hugo Boss

The royal opted for her £1,945 white Alexander McQueen blazer and matching trousers. She opted for a pair of heels to tie the look together, specifically the Staple P-90 L Pump in Athrancite Grey from Hugo Boss

The three royals joined the former England rugby ace on his show The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, alongside co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne

The three royals joined the former England rugby ace on his show The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, alongside co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne

The royal joined the former England rugby ace on his show The Good, The Bad and The Rugby, alongside Prince William, Princess Anne, and co-hosts James Haskell and Alex Payne

Kate Middleton was effortlessly chic in a plaid blazer as she made a candid appearance on Mike Tindall’s podcast on 10 September.

The Princess of Wales continued her suit streak with an elegant ensemble for her guest spot on the episode of The Good, The Bad and The Rugby.

The mother-of-three recycled a grey checked blazer from Catherine Walker for the occasion. She debuted the stylish jacket in February 2022, during a visit to Parents and Children Together in London.

Kate also donned a Cupro Shirt Bodysuit in white from British designer Holland Cooper and tailored suit pants in dark navy from Alexander McQueen.

The Princess of Wales opted for a pair of heels to tie the look together – the Staple P-90 L Pump in Athrancite Grey from Hugo Boss. She has worn these sleek patterned shoes on multiple occasions, and they are one of her wardrobe staples.

She accessorised with her Ballon Bleu de Cartier bracelet watch which retails for just under £6,000. Kate opted for natural makeup, wearing just a touch of lipstick and smoky eyeshadow.

She was joined by her husband, Prince William, and Princess Anne for the podcast, which was filmed in the Green Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.

The group were all smiles as they discussed a range of topics, including the competitiveness between Kate and William.

12 September: HMP High Down, Surrey 

Kate Middleton donned yet another Alexander McQueen suit during her trip to HMP Down prison in surrey

Kate Middleton donned yet another Alexander McQueen suit during her trip to HMP Down prison in surrey 

Looking typically stylish, the mother-of-three matched the royal blue suit with a simple cream sweater for the occasion

Looking typically stylish, the mother-of-three matched the royal blue suit with a simple cream sweater for the occasion

The Princess' visit was in line with her patronage to the The Forward Trust since June 2021 when the charity merged with Action on Addiction

The Princess’ visit was in line with her patronage to the The Forward Trust since June 2021 when the charity merged with Action on Addiction 

Kate continued to opt for an elegant suit during a royal visit HMP High Down prison on 12 September.

Looking typically stylish, the mother-of-three opted for a favourite blue Alexander McQueen outfit and grinned broadly as she arrived for the visit to the prison near Sutton that helps those in the criminal justice system recover from addiction.

The Princess of Wales’ outfit choice seemingly also paid tribute to Sarah Burton with her outfit after the designer announced she would be stepping down as creative director of Alexander McQueen on the same day.

Kate matched the royal blue suit with a simple cream jumper for the occasion. The mother-of-three also paid tribute to her children by donning a necklace complete with their initials.

She wore the £1,070 ‘Personalised Gold Midnight Moon Necklace’ by Daniella Draper, which was engraved with the letters ‘G, L, C’ in honour of her children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.

The Princess’ visit was in line with her patronage to the The Forward Trust since June 2021 when the charity merged with Action on Addiction, which was one of Her Royal Highness’ first Patronages in 2012.

The Forward Trust works in 25 UK prisons, helping people to address everything from substance misuse and mental health to finding employment and housing for those leaving prison.

14 September: Hereford Primary School 

The mother-of-three donned a £375 grey blazer from Maje, which she paired with black trousers and practical black walking boots for the school visit in Hereford

The mother-of-three donned a £375 grey blazer from Maje, which she paired with black trousers and practical black walking boots for the school visit in Hereford 

Princess Kate, who injured her hand while jumping on the trampoline with her children and now has two taped-up fingers, joked that she wasn't able to fully join in with William's log-cutting activity

Princess Kate, who injured her hand while jumping on the trampoline with her children and now has two taped-up fingers, joked that she wasn’t able to fully join in with William’s log-cutting activity

Kate cute yet another corporate figure during a visit to Hereford Primary School on 14 September.

Kate and Prince William made the perfect team as they appeared to match their tailored grey jackers for the occasion.

The mother-of-three donned a £375 grey blazer from Maje, which she paired with black trousers and practical black walking boots. Even in the outdoor environment, Kate continued to put of a formal front.

Meanwhile she swept her long brunette locks into her usual signature bouncy blow dry style and opted for neutral makeup for the outing.

The royal couple are visited Madley Primary School’s Forest School where outdoor learning is prioritised within the day-to-day curriculum to enhance children’s physical and mental wellbeing.

However, the Princess was unable to take in the full experience of how the school’s outdoor lessons function due to her taped-up fingers. She revealed earlier this month that the injury had been caused by an injury she sustained from jumping on the trampoline with her three children.

18 September: Royal Navy Air Station 

The royal sported a yet another suit for the occasion: a £549 black blazer from Holland Cooper with gold button detailing. Kate paired the sophisticated blazer with trousers and £650 black pumps with a thick heel from Gianvito Rossi as she visited the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton

The royal sported a yet another suit for the occasion: a £549 black blazer from Holland Cooper with gold button detailing. Kate paired the sophisticated blazer with trousers and £650 black pumps with a thick heel from Gianvito Rossi as she visited the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton

The Princess of Wales, 41, looked ready for business as she arrived at RNAS Yeovilton this morning in a black blazer and trousers

The Princess of Wales, 41, looked ready for business as she arrived at RNAS Yeovilton this morning in a black blazer and trousers

The Princess of Wales sat in a training version of a Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter on her visit, where she took part in a flight simulator

The Princess of Wales sat in a training version of a Royal Navy Wildcat helicopter on her visit, where she took part in a flight simulator

The Princess of Wales, who is commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm, stunned in corporate attire while visiting a Royal Navy Air base on 18 September.

The royal sported a yet another suit for the occasion, specifically, a £549 black blazer from Holland Cooper which she has worn previously, with gold button detailing.

The mother-of-three paired the sophisticated blazer with trousers and £650 black pumps with a thick heel from Gianvito Rossi as she visited the Royal Navy Air Station in Yeovilton.

She styled her long, thick brunette locks in bouncy blow-dried waves, with her new 70s-style fringe framing her face perfectly.

Showcasing her natural beauty, the mother-of-three kept make-up simple with a touch of blush, a nude lip and a bronze eye and she accessorised with white topaz Kiki McDonough teardrop earrings.

While visiting an aircraft hangar, Kate fell about laughing while trying on an emergency lifejacket and inflating it as she wore it around her neck. Elsewhere in her visit, she chatted with personnel in the air traffic control tower, before having the opportunity to trial the flight simulator.

19 September: Streets of Growth Charity Event 

In the sixth consecutive public engagement where Kate donned a suit, she opted for a striking £750 Roland Mouret jacket with an angular, fitted blazer and flared trousers

 In the sixth consecutive public engagement where Kate donned a suit, she opted for a striking £750 Roland Mouret jacket with an angular, fitted blazer and flared trousers

Kate Middleton echoed her late mother-in-law Princess Diana as she visited a charity in east London wearing a camel trouser suit which was strikingly similar to the one the previous Princess of Wales wore in 1997.
Princess Diana is pictured in New York in 1997

Kate Middleton echoed her late mother-in-law Princess Diana as she visited a charity in east London wearing a camel trouser suit which was strikingly similar to the one the previous Princess of Wales wore in 1997

Meeting students and young people involved in the project, Kate appeared in good spirits during her latest royal engagement

Meeting students and young people involved in the project, Kate appeared in good spirits during her latest royal engagement

In Kate’s sixth consecutive public engagement where she donned a suit, the Princess opted for a striking camel look.

The mother-of-three opted for £750 Roland Mouret jacket with an angular, fitted blazer and flared trousers and wore her thick brunette locks in bouncy blow-dried curls as she visited Streets of Growth, a non-profit youth intervention charity which runs outreach programmes for vulnerable children at risk of becoming involved in crime.

Not only did Kate look business chic, but she also echoed her late mother-in-law Princess Dian on 19 September as she visited a charity in east London wearing a camel trouser suit which was like the one the previous Princess of Wales wore in 1997.

Diana opted for a similar suit while out in New York in June 1997 – just two months before her death in Paris.

Kate has echoed Princess Diana’s styles on dozens of occasions and wears her engagement ring.

At the event, the future Queen met with frontline staff who work with young people at risk of falling into crime, or those who have already experienced harm or trauma, and aid them by tailoring a pathway of specialised intervention coaching.

Speaking with a team of frontline workers, the royal said: ‘Young people get judged on their external behaviour, but you have to understand their backstory.

‘They haven’t probably seen trusting relationships in their lives so that’s so important.’




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