Duchess Kate visits RAF base for Valentines Day

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out in a striking red blazer for a royal engagement on Valentine's Day
Kate Middleton

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Cambridge stepped out for an engagement at the Royal Air Force base in Cambridgeshire.

Never one to miss a sartorial opportunity, the 35-year-old chose to wear a stunning ensemble fit for the year’s most romantic of days.

A scarlet red, military-inspired peacoat by designer Philosphy Di Lorenzo Serafini made the cut for the mother-of-two who paired the statement-making blazer with a black turtleneck, jeans and heart shaped Kiki McDonough Lauren earrings.

Kate also chose to sweep her signature (and always-immaculate) blow-dry back into a chic ponytail midway through the hands-on occasion.

You couldn’t miss the royal in her striking red blazer.

The Duchess seemed to handle the unusual terrain with ease.

She even managed to wear a pair of heeled boots!

Kate looked pleased as punch to be sitting in the aircraft.

It’s all in the details: Kate even opted for heart-shaped earrings for the Valentine’s Day outing.

The Duchess visited the RAF base in her capacity as Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet organisation.

And while she didn’t leave the ground, Kate hoped in and out of planes as she participated in several exercises with the cadets and even tried her hand at the virtual simulator.

The appearance marks Catherine’s third visit to the RAF since the Duke of Edinburgh passed his patronage to the Duchess after 63 years serving as Air Commodore-in-Chief.

Ahead of the visit, Kensington Palace released a statement which read, “The week acts as an initial ‘camp experience’ for cadets who are in their first six months of membership.”

“Her Royal Highness will join the cadets as they view a Tutor aircraft, and participate in a personal development training session.”

The duchess takes to the skies! Well, sort of…

The 35-year-old was all smiles for the hands-on occasion.

Kate’s red peacoat was the perfect nod to Valentine’s Day.

Kate’s handsome hubby Prince William, who is a former emergency pilot for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, was not present at the occasion but would no doubt have appreciated the nod to his great passion.

However, we’ll soon see the loved-up pair together as they ready themselves for a two-day trip to Paris in March, which was recently confirmed by the palace.

This article first appeared on Now To Love

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