The more you know: Kate Middleton’s grandmother was a wartime code breaker!
Kate Middleton and Alexander McQueen really are a match made in style heaven. The Duchess of Cambridge showed her love for the label again today during a visit to England’s Bletchley Park. She looked radiant in a white double-breasted blouse and navy skirt from McQueen’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection. Both pieces feature gold fastenings, the skirt with gold anchor-embossed button embellishments. A repeat outfit from 2011, Kate proves once again that she has the military-chic look down to a T.
Her visit marked the completion of a yearlong, £8 million restoration project returning the heritage and education site to its former World War II appearance. A project significant to the Duchess as her grandmother Valerie Glassborow managed the interception of enemy signals during the war at Bletchley. Valerie and her twin sister Mary worked as duty officers in the Cover Management Y section in 1944. Kate met with code breakers who worked with her grandmother and tried intercepting and decoding a Morse code message herself, donning a pair of headphones and using a replica radio. Too cool.
Middleton’s military-style outfit suited the visit in every way. She looked sophisticated yet youthful carrying her Russell and Bromley ‘Muse’ clutch and finishing off her look with her sapphire and diamond earrings and Alexander McQueen navy suede pumps. We love that she’s a repeat outfit offender and we’re already dying to see this look again.