Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has proved time and time again that she has an amazing fashion sense, and certainly did not disappoint with one of her most recent looks — one offered up during her visit alongside Prince William to Northern Ireland. While Kate’s outfits are typically raved about on social media, People noted that the royal’s ensemble from her outing on Thursday morning gave some fans a reminder of the famous book series, Harry Potter.
The duchess looked as glamorous as ever when she visited the Northern Ireland town of Ballymena this morning, wearing a gorgeous blue Mulberry belted coat-dress that featured a small cape that draped over her shoulders. Kate added a pair of royal blue suede heels and a matching clutch to the look, and accessorized with a delicate pair of sapphire earrings. The mother-of-three also wore her brown tresses down, and rocked a minimal makeup look for the day.
The duchess’ outfit was gushed over for more than one reason, as many social media users were quick to point out the similarities it had to the look worn by Fleur Delacour and the rest of the ladies of Beauxbatons Academy, the French all-girls school in the Harry Potter books and film series.
“Kate Middleton serving Beauxbatons realness hun,” one Twitter user wrote, along with a side-by-side of the duchess in her blue coat and the Beauxbatons students from their first appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.
Kate Middleton has clearly been channeling Fleur Delacour https://t.co/BDRcdIm9kh— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) February 28, 2019
Another twitter user took note of the look and said that she was “here for it.”
Kate Middleton finally got her owl letter to Beauxbatons. pic.twitter.com/dcIDeWzSbB— Rachel King (@rachelking) February 28, 2019
The inspiration for her look today could date all the way back to 2013, when People noted that Kate, William, and Harry visited the Harry Potter studio tour near London.
The duchess — who was pregnant with the royal couple’s first child, George, at the time — waved around a wand during the tour and, along with William and Harry, learned a few “spell techniques” from tour guide Scott Heron.
William and Kate arrived in Northern Ireland earlier this week for a two-day tour. The proceedings started off yesterday with a visit to Windsor Park Stadium, home of Linfield FC, where the royal couple laced up their sneakers and hit the field to play soccer with the young girls that participate in the Irish Football Association’s Rising Stars Program.
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⚽???? The Irish Football Association @NorthernIreland is working to promote, foster and develop youth football for all in Northern Ireland, creating a fun, safe and inclusive culture — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined them to find out more about their work at grassroots level, including the Shooting Stars programme encouraging young girls to play football, and Ahead of the Game — which supports clubs and volunteers when dealing with mental health issues with a focus on challenging the stigma and preventative measures. #NorthernIreland #RoyalVisitIreland #Belfast
The duke and duchess then switched from athletic garb to evening wear when they headed out to Belfast’s Empire Music Hall for an event. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, both Kate and William took turns behind the bar last night — pouring perfect pints of beer for themselves and some of the other attendees.