Visiting a Northern Ireland farm
Duchess Kate surprised us again by stepping out on Feb. 12 to The Ark Open Farm in Newtownards, Northern Ireland. The visit was part of her Early Years Foundation survey, "the 5 big questions on the under 5's," a U.K.-wide conversation which gives parents the opportunity to share feedback on how younger generations should be raised. It saw Kate interacting with young farm visitors and a fascinating mix of animals, including snakes and alpacas. For the occasion, Kate was suitably dressed down for farm life. She sported a khaki green jacket with a sky blue turtleneck, black skinny jeans and Penelope Chilvers tall brown tassel boots. The mom of three has been a long-time fan of Penelope Chilvers and has famously recycled a pair of brown boots for over a decade. At The Ark Open Farm, Duchess Kate rounded out her outfit with sparkling golden leaf earrings. Her brunette locks were parted down the middle and worn in flowing loose waves.—Heather Cichowski, Hello!