Kate Middleton struck a bold new tone with the crimson pantsuit she wore on January 29. While sticking to the monochromatic style she’s been known to favor—pairing the structured blazer and wide-leg trousers with pumps, a box clutch, and a silk shell in the same cherry red hue—Kate got a little daring with the plunging V of her neckline. She topped off the look with a pair of large, dangly earrings with an Art Deco edge.
As Kate was at an event to promote her own initiative, it is her right to cause all this conversation.
The Princess of Wales, along with Prince William, attended the event at London’s BAFTA ahead of the launch of Shaping Us, Kate’s new campaign with the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood to promote early childhood development. Now officially underway, Shaping Us even has its own dedicated Instagram, where Kate has posted her own personal video message about the initiative.
“Our early childhood, the time from pregnancy to the age of five, fundamentally shapes the rest of our lives,” the Princess of Wales says in the clip. “But as a society, we currently spend much more of our time and energy on later life.” The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood has launched Shaping Us, Kate explains, “to raise awareness of the life-changing impact we can have when we build a supportive, nurturing world around children and those who care for them.”
For its first act, Shaping Us released a claymation video PSA highlighting the importance of those first five years, which will air in movie theaters all over the UK. Early childhood development has been a focus of Kate Middleton’s charity work since at least 2018, when she hosted a symposium on early childhood at the Royal Society of Medicine, per the foundation’s website.
And nothing says “I’m about to change the world” quite like a bold new pantsuit.
Originally published in Glamour.com