Kate Middleton Braves the Rain in Stilettos & Sheer Tights With Shades of Black and Gray

It may have been raining in London today, but Kate Middleton didn’t swap her high heels for wellies.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted en route to Holocaust Memorial Day services at London’s Westminster Abbey clad in stilettos, despite rain on the cobblestones.

kate middleton, catherine walker coat dress, gray dress, sheer stockings, black pumps, royal style, celebrity fashion, Catherine Duchess of CambridgeHolocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, London, UK - 27 Jan 2020The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday 27th January 2020. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honours survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.
Kate Middleton in a Catherine Walker coatdress and black pumps.
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The University of St. Andrews alum sported a gray Catherine Walker coatdress with sheer tights underneath.

For footwear, the mom of three selected classic black pumps that appeared to be fabricated from suede. The shoes featured a heel of about 4 inches, with a pointed toe and low-cut topline.

Catherine Duchess of CambridgeHolocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, London, UK - 27 Jan 2020The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday 27th January 2020. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honours survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.
Kate Middleton in London on Jan. 27.
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A close-up look at Kate Middleton’s black pumps.
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The duchess was re-wearing the bespoke Catherine Walker design, which she first wore in March 2019 on a rare joint outing with Queen Elizabeth II. On that occasion, she teamed the silhouette with one of her go-to shoes: Gianvito Rossi’s Piper pumps.

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Kate Middleton wears the gray Catherine Walker coatdress, a Sylvia Fletcher fascinator and Gianvito Rossi Piper pumps in March 2019.
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The duchess was protected from the elements by husband Prince William, who held an umbrella over his wife’s head as they traveled across the sidewalk. William wore a navy suit with black lace-up shoes that appeared to be fabricated from leather.

kate middleton, catherine walker coat dress, gray dress, sheer stockings, black pumps, royal style, celebrity fashion, Catherine Duchess of CambridgeHolocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, London, UK - 27 Jan 2020The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday 27th January 2020. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honours survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.Prince William, Catherine Duchess of CambridgeHolocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony, London, UK - 27 Jan 2020The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend the UK Holocaust Memorial Day Commemorative Ceremony in Westminster on Monday 27th January 2020. Holocaust Memorial Day takes place each year on the 27th January, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, and honours survivors of the Holocaust, Nazi Persecution, and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. The ceremony is run by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) of which The Prince of Wales is Patron.
Prince William and Kate Middleton in London on Jan. 27.
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When it comes to fashion, Kate tends to favor British labels, including Alexander McQueen, Jenny Packham and L.K. Bennett. With respect to shoes specifically, she often returns to styles from Jimmy Choo, Rupert Sanderson and Emmy London.

Click through the gallery to see more of Kate Middleton’s royal style.

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