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NZ designer gets royal fashion nod again

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International News | Friday July 6 2012 6:30

NZ designer gets royal fashion nod again


The work of a New Zealand fashion designer is proving popular with the Duchess of Cambridge who has again chosen an Emilia Wickstead creation for a public royal engagement.

Thirty-year-old Catherine wore a STG1200 pale yellow coat dress in Edinburgh on Thursday as she attended a ceremony where her husband Prince William was installed as a Knight of the Thistle, Scotland's highest honour.

The outfit, complemented by black suede heels and a subtle latte-coloured sisal beret, surprised some British commentators who described yellow - a colour worn in public only once before by Catherine - as an "unusual" choice.

The beaming Duchess carried a folded tartan scarf, a nod to her Scottish title: Countess of Strathearn.

At a May state lunch, British media described Catherine as "pretty in pink" as she wore a pink coat dress designed by New Zealand-born Wickstead, who is now based in the UK.

Photo: Catherine wearing the Emilia Wickstead creation (Getty Images)

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