With glossy locks, manicured nails and flawless make-up, the Duchess of Cambridge is the ultimate poster girl for polished perfection.
So when she was pictured at department store Fortnum & Mason yesterday wearing a frayed blue coat, onlookers were left wondering if Kate was suffering from a wardrobe malfunction - or if the garment was meant to be coming away at the seams.
Kate snapped up the tweed-style design, by Italian label M Missoni, at outlet mecca Bicester Village last year.
Kate stuck to what is fast becoming her signature style, sporting a neat and simple coat dress which showed off her exceptionally well-toned legs.
Although she sparked some criticism by wearing a European label, she made up for it with a pair of shoes by British designer Rupert Sanderson.