Kate Middleton Is Casually Gorgeous in Brown Coat & Black Pants as She Visits Nothern Ireland

Kate Middleton opted for a casual look wearing a turtle neck and khaki jacket as braved the cold weather for a surprise visit in Northern Ireland.

On Wednesday, Kate Middleton made a surprise trip to Newtownards in Northern Ireland. The Duchess arrived for a tour of the Ark Open Farm.

The trip was part of her initiatives aimed at supporting early childhood development and childcare. According to PEOPLE, she took the opportunity to speak to local parents about their experiences raising the children as part of her "5 Big Questions on the Under Fives" survey. 

For her previous engagement the day before, Kate looked more formal in a military-inspired blazer. However, she switched it up for her day on the farm and went for a more casual look.

Kate braved the cold weather in a purple turtle neck and a khaki jacket. Looking ready for the farm grounds and animal visits she wore brown leather knee-high boots

Kate Middleton made a surprise visit to The Ark Open Farm on February 12, 2020, in Newtownards, Northern Ireland | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Kate Middleton made a surprise visit to The Ark Open Farm on February 12, 2020, in Newtownards, Northern Ireland | Source: Getty Images (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

She is known for breaking conventions and doing her own make-up, which for the farm tour, she opted for a smokey eye, a nude lip, and light blush.

Kate literally let her hair down as she had it styled in loose waves with a middle parting. She completed her look with a pair of statement gold leaf earrings.

The owner of the farm Stewart Donaldson told the Belfast Telegraph that they were only given ten days' notice about Kate's unannounced visit and put a lot of work into keeping the visit a secret.

Through her work with children, she has been promoting the benefits of encouraging children to play outdoors and bonding with animals. 

However, Stewart admitted that out of all of the rare animals living on their farm, she was wasn't too keen on meeting their collection of snakes. Speaking about how people responded to her visit, Claire Savage, a parent who was at the farm revealed:

"I think the parents are more excited than the kids. I've always wanted to meet Kate and say hello. I don't think the kids know what’s going on."

In the coming weeks, Kate might find herself traveling a little further than Ireland. PEOPLE reported that she is expected the travel with her husband, Prince William, to Australia.

As they wait for an invite from Prime Minister Scott Morrison, the royal couple is planned to visit the areas affected by catastrophic wildfires.

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