Kate Middleton Wears Nautical Alexander McQueen For A Third Time, One Is Pleased

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Hurrah!  I love it when one my favorite Duchess looks make another appearance.

As patron of the 1851 Trust, the Duchess of Cambridge launched two sailing projects in Portsmouth, England, and opened the “Tech Deck” education center at Land Rover BAR.

Because her athletic prowess is as strong as her button game, Catherine suited up for a spin on the open seas with Sir Ben Ainslie and the Land Rover BAR team as they ran a training circuit ahead of the 2017 America’s Cup.

The Duchess was steering the boat for about half of the session and I think the guys were all really impressed with how well she had sailed,” Sir Ben told reporters afterwards, according to the Daily Mail

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“She had done a bit of sailing before.

“We had a great sail, it was a blast and she thoroughly enjoyed it.’

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Catherine wore a white blouse and skirt set by Alexander McQueen, first worn on a visit to asses the aftermath of riots in Birmingham, England and speak with those who were affected, as well as the many people who stepped in to help rebuild the community.

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What Kate Wore (with the help of her eagle-eyed fans) confirmed at the time that Catherine wore the British label‘s “Military Silk Georgette Blouse” ($1,335) with an embellished wool crepe skirt ($995).

Catherine wore the outfit again in June 2014 to tour the restored WWII Codebreaking Huts at Bletchley Park.

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The royal’s paternal grandmother, Valerie Middleton worked at the headquarters, helping to intercept enemy signals for decryption.

Catherine wore her blue sapphire earrings, believed to have once belong to her late mother-in-law, the Princess of Wales.

PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the 1851 Trust, arrives at Land Rover BAR on May 20, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. The Duchess of Cambridge is launching the 1851 Trust's two sailing projects and meeting people involved in the project. Afterwards she will open the 'Tech Deck' Education Centre at the heart of the base. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND - MAY 20: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the 1851 Trust, arrives at Land Rover BAR on May 20, 2016 in Portsmouth, England. The Duchess of Cambridge is launching the 1851 Trust's two sailing projects and meeting people involved in the project. Afterwards she will open the 'Tech Deck' Education Centre at the heart of the base. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

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Today, Catherine paired the earrings with her “Kate” quilted clutch by Jeager and blue suede heels before suiting up in leggings and sneakers the training exercise.

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Asked if she’ll get her own children – Prince George and Princess Charlotte – involved in sailing, Sir Ben said it’s entirely within the realm of possibility.

“I hope so! She’s certainly keen to get the Prince and Princess sailing at some time in the future,” he said.

“Whether that’s down here or elsewhere – I’m sure there are some fantastic locations around the country and it would be great to see them sailing.

“It’s always encouraging to see the next generation to come through.”

Ashlyn Collins, a student taking part in the launch, told reporters she wasn’t prepared for how “pretty” Catherine was.

“It was so amazing,” Collins added.  “You see her on TV, you kind of don’t don’t think of her as a real person and then to meet her was amazing.”

Preach, girl.

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