The Duchess of Cambridge was purple perfection in an Emilia Wickstead blazer and coordinating trousers for a visit to Ulster University in a bright plum pantsuit. Preparing for her transition to Queen consort, Kate is following William’s grandmother by donning vibrant and cheerful colors for royal engagements. (The Queen is believed to have worn flashier fashions for years as to be easily identifiable on royal walkabouts).

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The Dida peak lapel blazer worn by the duchess is available in gray.

Kate also carried her Jaeger quilted purse.

And wore her Emmy London Josie navy block heels.

The busy mom of three accessorized with her Liv Thurlwell bobble hoop earrings.

Later in the day, Kate changed into an all black athletic outfit for a little rugby. She wore a Lululemon Define Jacket. The Luon fabric track jacket can be purchased at Lululemon and Amazon.

The duchess finished her athletic ensemble with her favorite New Balance sneakers. Shop similar HERE