Prince William and Kate turn up in matching outfits in Merseyside

A united fashion front! Princess of Wales recycles Holland Cooper coat to match her husband’s green and navy outfit as they step out for the first time since Spare – and wears Diana’s earrings for good measure

  • The couple appeared at their first official engagement since release of Spare  
  • Seemed in great spirits and happily waved to cheering fans in Liverpool 
  • Couple put on united front, wearing matching outfits in navy and green
  • Meanwhile, King Charles is also carrying on with duties in Aberdeenshire 

Prince William and Kate Middleton seemed to send out a united front, wearing colour-coordinated outfits in their first official engagement since the release of Spare.

The couple – who have both been heavily criticised by Prince Harry is his new biography – were in Liverpool to officially open the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. 

Looking effortlessly stylish and cheerful, they both appeared happy and at ease in  matching navy and green outfits.  

The Princess of Wales also wore diamond and sapphire earrings once owned by Princess Diana. 

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive to officially open the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Liverpool

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive to officially open the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Liverpool

The couple seemed to enjoy the engagement and were met with cheers despite Harry’s recent truth bombs. 

Kate wore a £995 Holland Cooper double-breasted tartan trench coat made from merino lambs wool.

Leaving it open on the bright but cold day, she also showed off her Ceffin Eva rib-knit wool maxi dress, costing £290, with a flared skirt and funnel neck. 

She accessorised it with a black clutch bag, letting her long hair blow loose in the wind. 

She also wore minimal make-up, while also opting to wear Princess Diana’s earrings made of sapphire and diamond. 

Kate has previously worn her warm coat as she planted a tree in memory of the late Queen at Westminster last month. 

The couple seemed to put on a cheerful and united front at the event - wearing matching outfits

The couple seemed to put on a cheerful and united front at the event – wearing matching outfits 

Kate, 41, wore a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to the late Princess Diana

Kate, 41, wore a pair of sapphire and diamond earrings that once belonged to the late Princess Diana 

Prince William meanwhile matched his wife perfectly.

Wearing blue trousers, a navy jacket and green jumper, he waved at the crowd and smiled for the press.

It was the couple’s first official engagement since the release of Prince Harry’s memoir.

The book details Prince harry boasting about how many Taliban fighters he killed, as well as how he lost his virginity. 

He also wrote about a steamy session he had with Meghan in Soho House. 

And he reveals more about the infamous argument between Meghan and Kate over the bridesmaid dresses. 

The book also details how William attacked him and hurled him to the floor following a row over Meghan.  

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited the new hospital to thank health workers for their commitment. 

The state-of-the-art hospital is the biggest in the country and provides inpatients with ensuite bathrooms, designed to improve patient experience. 

The couple were also expected to meet those involved in mental health support. 

What biography? The couple seemed in great spirits as they undertook the engagement at the hospital

What biography? The couple seemed in great spirits as they undertook the engagement at the hospital 

Appearing to show a united front, they wore matching colours, with Kate stunning in a tarten coat

Appearing to show a united front, they wore matching colours, with Kate stunning in a tarten coat  

The princess also carried a black clutch bag and wore her long brunette hair loose over her shoulders

The princess also carried a black clutch bag and wore her long brunette hair loose over her shoulders 

She appeared all smiles - despite suffering from heavy criticism in the book from both Harry and Meghan

She appeared all smiles – despite suffering from heavy criticism in the book from both Harry and Meghan

Kate looked as stylish as ever, with her trench coat left open to show off her navy rib knit dress beneath

Kate looked as stylish as ever, with her trench coat left open to show off her navy rib knit dress beneath

The couple made the visit to Liverpool to open the new hospital and thank staff for their hard work

The couple made the visit to Liverpool to open the new hospital and thank staff for their hard work 

The Princess of Wales wore minimal make-up for the occasion, and was perfectly happy  smiling to the waiting fans

The Princess of Wales wore minimal make-up for the occasion, and was perfectly happy  smiling to the waiting fans 

It is thought that Kate will shine a light on mental health provision while at the hospital. 

Her charity work through the Royal Foundation heavily focusses on this. 

She and William will also meet some of the critical care team they previously met on a video call in 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The couple and Kensington Palace so far have not commented on Prince Harry’s claims. 

It follows reports that senior royals want to ban the Duke and Duchess of Sussex from the King’s Coronation this year. 

 Meanwhile, King Charles is also ‘carrying on as normal’ in Scotland. 

The King said he was ‘very impressed’ as he was presented with a plaque made to commemorate his visit to community groups in Aberdeenshire.

Charles also drank tea with members of the Aboyne Men’s Shed, which is housed in the community shed, and watched craft skills including wood and stone carving in action.

Dressed in a hunting Stewart tartan kilt, the King then unveiled the plaque, made by Men’s Shed member Tony Atherton, to a round of applause and said: ‘I am very impressed.’

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