The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive to officially open the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital

William and Kate were twinning in navy and dark green (Picture: PA)

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We love it when the royals re-wear clothes – it’s as though they’re just like us.

On a visit to Liverpool today, one of Kate Middleton’s favourite pieces made a reappearance, and we can see why it’s a wardrobe staple.

The Prince and Princess of Wales are visiting the newly-opened Royal Liverpool University Hospital, meeting staff and touring the facilities.

For the occasion, Kate donned a navy woollen dress and belt, with tonal navy shoes to compliment the look.

The real showstopper, though, was her coat.

From British designer Holland Cooper, the Black Watch Tartan coat features the checked pattern in dark blue and green, with statement gold buttons.

 Catherine Princess of Wales Prince William and Catherine Princess of Wales open the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital

The Princess paired her Holland Cooper coat with matching green and navy accessories (Picture: Tim Rooke/Shutterstock)

In a longline, slightly relaxed shape, it’s double breasted and lined with satin. It’s also hand cut and made in England, using a mix of premium UK wools for an extra luxe feel.

The Princess has sported the plaid piece a few times recently; while planting a tree in memory of Queen Elizabeth at Westminster Abbey in December, and in a film about Remembrance alongside the Royal British Legion in 2021.

Catherine, Princess of Wales during a visit to Royal Liverpool University Hospital

It’s the third time the £749 piece has made an appearance (Picture: Samir Hussein/WireImage)

And you can get your hands on it too – the coat is available for £749 on Holland Cooper’s website, with each being handmade to order and delivered to your door.

That said, most of us don’t have the money to drop so much on a single item of clothing. But thankfully there are plenty of affordable alternatives on the high street.

If you want to emulate Kate Middleton’s chic tartan vibe, these are the pieces to shop.

Joe Browns Check Boutique Coat - £87.75

Joe Browns Check Boutique Coat – £87.75

This one’s a dead ringer for Kate’s Holland Cooper coat, right down to the colour of the checked print, the double breasted style and the statement buttons.

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Tommy Hilfiger Wool Blend Black Watch Tartan Coat - £350

Tommy Hilfiger Wool Blend Black Watch Tartan Coat – £350

For a premium option, this slightly shorter coat has the same tartan as the one worn by the Princess. It’s also great for those who prefer a single breasted design.

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Yumi Green Check Button Front Long Formal Coat - £42

Yumi Green Check Button Front Long Formal Coat – £42

Go bold in this bright green checked piece, which encompasses a revere collar neckline and slim fit to flatter your shape.

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Albaray Checked Coat with Wool - £220

Albaray Checked Coat with Wool – £220

Looking for outerwear that’ll stand the test of time? Look no further than this Albaray coat, which is long enough to keep you toasty but formal enough to wear for any occasion.

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