Kate Middleton Promotes Bestseller Hold Still Book in Eponine Coat and Ralph Lauren Celia Pumps

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She celebrated the launch of her new book, Hold Still: A Portrait of Our Nation in 2020, in true royal fashion last week. The heartwarming book with truly inspiring stories has already sold out on Amazon.

Kate Middleton looked elegant in red as she arrived at the National Portrait Gallery to meet the photographers featured in her book, which is a compilation of photos and stories from people across the United Kingdom.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visits the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the launch of her Hold Still book on May 6, 2021Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton visits the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the launch of her Hold Still book on May 6, 2021 (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

Always stepping out in sophisticated ensembles, Kate wore a bright red wool coat dress from London bespoke fashion brand Eponine’s Autumn/Winter 2018 collection.

Underneath her classy outerwear, she wore a pleated matte nude midi skirt from Spanish apparel retailer Zara.

Kate Middleton cuts an elegant figure in Eponine red wool coat and Zara nude midi skirtKate Middleton cuts an elegant figure in Eponine red wool coat and Zara nude midi skirt (Credit: Dominic Lipinski / Avalon / WENN)

Kate kept her accessories simple, styling with just a pair of Mappin & Webb Empress drop earrings and her Garrard & Co 12-carat oval blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

Wearing her tresses in her signature bouncy soft curls, the Duchess of Cambridge paired her look with a Demellier Nano Montreal leather satchel bag, which you can buy for $395 at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Kate Middleton wears her signature bouncy curls and styles her look with Mappin & Webb drop earringsKate Middleton wears her signature bouncy curls and styles her look with Mappin & Webb drop earrings (Credit: Dominic Lipinski / Avalon / WENN)

She then color-coordinated her bag with her pumps, opting for the brown “Celia” pumps from Ralph Lauren that you can buy at Farfetch.

Kate Middleton teams her red coat with brown Ralph Lauren pumpsKate Middleton teams her red coat with brown Ralph Lauren pumps (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

These Italian-crafted full-grain calfskin leather pumps feature pointed toes, padded calfskin insoles, and about 4-inch heels.

Ralph Lauren Celia Calfskin Pump, $675 at Ralph Lauren

The Celia pumps are aniline-dyed to amplify the full-grain calfskin leather's natural textureThe Celia pumps are aniline-dyed to amplify the full-grain calfskin leather’s natural texture

Last year, Kate started a campaign, wherein she asked the public to submit photos that captured life during pandemic along with accompanying stories.

The avid photographer chose 100 portraits from over 31,000 entries and turned them into a photobook, created in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery.

Proceeds from the sales of the book will be split between NPG and British mental health charity Mind.

The portraits curated by Kate will be part of the gallery’s permanent collection.

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton asked the public a year ago to submit images that chronicled life during lockdownDuchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton asked the public a year ago to submit images that chronicled life during lockdown (Credit: Avalon / WENN)

As part of the book launch, The Duchess of Cambridge hosted a treasure hunt in partnership with The Book Fairies, an organization in which a network of people leaves books in places for others to find.

A video of Kate hiding 150 copies of Hold Still in secret places around the UK was posted on the royal’s Instagram account.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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While this isn’t her first foray into publishing, Hold Still has become her first bestseller, topping the British bestseller list on its release day.

In 2014, Kate penned the foreword for the book Living in the Slipstream: Life as an RAF Wife, which is a collection of more than 100 personal stories by wives of Royal Air Force servicemen.

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