Kate Middleton changes from Sorel boots into $2,362 Erdem gown on tour of Sweden

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have kicked off their royal tour of Sweden and Norway. (Photo: PA)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have kicked off their royal tour of Sweden and Norway. (Photo: PA)

The Duchess of Cambridge might be pregnant with her third child, but she’s not slowing down just yet.

Currently in her third trimester, the duchess is abroad on a four-day tour of Sweden and Norway with husband Prince William.

The couple started their trip in Stockholm on Tuesday with a visit to Vasaparken, an outdoor ice skating rink, where they learned about an unusual form of hockey called Bandy. The pair watched a match, before taking to the ice themselves. The mother-of-two stuck to standing on a carpet on the ice rather than lacing up herself.

The Duchess of Cambridge stayed warm in a bobble hat. (Photo: PA)
The Duchess of Cambridge stayed warm in a bobble hat. (Photo: PA)
The Duchess showed off her ice hockey skills. (Photo: PA)
The Duchess showed off her ice hockey skills. (Photo: PA)

However that didn’t stop her from taking on the duke in a penalty shoot-out. Famous for their sporting rivalry, the couple competed to see who could score the most goals, with the duchess eventually losing out 2-1 to William in a best of three shootout.

Dressed in a snug bobble hat, a shearling coat from Burberry, and Sorel snow boots, the duchess was well wrapped up against the sub-zero temperatures. Sticking with her diplomatic sartorial choices, she also wore a burgundy sweater by popular Swedish brand Fjällräven.

Britain’s Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sweden’s Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria walk from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain’s Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Sweden’s Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria walk from the Royal Palace to the Nobel Museum in Stockholm January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Sweden’s King Gustaf, Queen Silvia , Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria ahead of a lunch at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the first day of their visit to Sweden January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool
Britain’s Prince William and Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge are greeted by Sweden’s King Gustaf, Queen Silvia , Prince Daniel and Crown Princess Victoria ahead of a lunch at the Royal Palace of Stockholm on the first day of their visit to Sweden January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Victoria Jones/Pool

After the game, William and Kate had lunch at the Royal Palace in Stockholm with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, as well as other royal guests including Crown Princess Victoria and husband Prince Daniel.

She changed out of her activewear into an emerald green Catherine Walker dress. To take a walk along the cobbled streets and visit Stortorget, the oldest square in Stockholm, the duchess threw on a matching coat from the same British brand as well as a fake fur collar, matching cuffs, and hat. From there, they visited the Nobel Museum.

Later that eventing, Prince William and Kate attended a black tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador.

Britain’s Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel pose for photographers prior to a dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm, Sweden, January 30, 2018. TT News Agency/Claudio Bresciani/via REUTERS
Britain’s Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel pose for photographers prior to a dinner at the British Ambassador’s residence in Stockholm, Sweden, January 30, 2018. TT News Agency/Claudio Bresciani/via REUTERS

While the duchess went with the Stephanie floral-print silk crepe de Chine gown from Erdem, which retails for $2,362, Crown Princess Victoria is wearing a one-shoulder black dress from Swedish brand Stylein dress.

The star-studded bash’s guest list includes the Swedish Royal Family, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, and actors Stellan Skarsgård and Alicia Vikander.

Speaking about the royal tour Jason Knauf, the Cambridges’ communications secretary, told BBC: “The duke and duchess have asked, as with previous overseas visits, that this tour allow them opportunities to meet as many Swedes and Norwegians as possible.” He continued, “Their royal highnesses will meet a wide variety of people, including children and young people, those working in the mental health sector, and leaders in business, academia and scientific research, government, civil society and the creative industries.”

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