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Kate Middleton supports Rosie van Cutsem's country outerwear company

Kate Middleton supports family friend and Norfolk neighbour Rosie van Cutsem’s country fashion label by donning £195 sustainable lambswool jumper during Christmas Express tour

  • Kate Middleton, 38, visited  Old Smithfields Market in Manchester last night
  • Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are travelling around UK on Christmas Express 
  • Mother-of-three donned cosy lambswool knit by designer Rosie van Cutsem 
  • Duchess has worn brand on several occasions to support Norfolk neighbour 

The Duchess of Cambridge supported a family friend by opting for a cosy white Christmas jumper by her brand as she made her final stop on her UK-wide tour last night.

Kate Middleton, 38, is currently travelling across the country with Prince William, 38, on their Christmas Express tour to meet with and thank frontline workers amid the Covid-19 crisis.

The mother-of-three selected an Icelandic-inspired lambswool £195 knit by British designer Rosie van Cutsem, 38, as she visited Old Smithfields Market in Manchester last night.

The royal has showcased designs from Rosie’s Troy London brand on several occasions, most recently in the Lake District last year, with the designer a close neighbour of the Duchess’ Norfolk home.  

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, supported a family friend by opting for a cosy white Christmas jumper by her brand as she made her final stop on her UK-wide tour last night

Kate Middleton selected an Icelandic-inspired lambswool £195 knit by British designer Rosie van Cutsem, 38, as she visited Old Smithfields Market in Manchester 

The natural beauty wore her hair in a bouncy blow-dry for the visit, and kept her make up natural for the occasion. 

The jumper, which is still available to buy online, is described as a ‘superfine lambswool eco jumper features an Icelandic-inspired fair isle design’.

The piece was made in Scotland with a ‘zero waste seamless knitting method’ giving it what the brand describe as ‘a natural fit and clean silhouette.’

The royal has showcased Rosie’s designs on several occasions, most recently wearing a jacket from the brand while visiting the Lake District last year.

The jumper, which is still available to buy online, is described as a ‘superfine lambswool eco jumper features an Icelandic-inspired fair isle design’

Meanwhile she also wore a beige jacket from the brand during the royal couple’s visit to Canada in 2016.

Designer Rosie is among the darlings of the royal set who lives just a stone’s throw from Prince William and Kate Middleton Norfolk home of Anmer Hall. 

The Duke and Duchess, as well as their children Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, spent lockdown at their country home.

The families are believed to be close family friends, with Rosie’s husband William a close friend of the Duke. 

Kate has worn the brand on a handful of occasion in the past, opting for a waxy green jacket from Troy London during a visit to the Lake District last year 

William, who is the youngest of the four lofty, handsome sons of Prince Charles’s late Cambridge University friend, Hugh, is godfather to Prince George.

He married Rosie in 2013 after meeting at a shoot in Hilborough, and the couple now live just up the road from Anmer Hall.  

The same year, Rosie launched an outdoorwear label Troy London with her sister Lucia.

The Duke and Duchess visited FareShare in Manchester last night where they paid tribute to volunteers and organisations across the UK who have supported vulnerable families throughout 2020.

The Duke and Duchess visited FareShare in Manchester last night where they paid tribute to volunteers and organisations across the UK who have supported vulnerable families throughout 2020

Later, the Duke made a short speech to thank volunteers for all that they have done for their communities

FareShare redistributes surplus food from food businesses to 11,000 charities and community groups in all four nations across the UK – including school breakfast clubs, community centres, homeless shelters and food banks.    

Later, the Duke made a short speech to thank volunteers for all that they have done for their communities, which was broadcast live to additional FareShare’s members and organisations across the country via video call.

During the visits, there was also a special performance by Wayne Ellington and Manchester Inspirational Voices, presented by Band on the Wall, a local independent music venue which has been supported during COVID-19 by the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

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