Last Updated on 15th February 2012

As the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton couldn’t spend Valentine’s Day with her hubby Prince William yesterday (he’s still in The Falklands for RAF duties), she decided to go out to Liverpool and put tons of smiles on lots of people’s faces instead.

Kate looked chic and cosy in a long coat from high street label Hobbs, with a black Oasis polo neck jumper dress underneath. She accessorised with black tights, black heels and some very bedazzling Kiki McDonough earrings (the same ones she wore on Christmas Day!) that definitely broke up the black and added some sparkle to her outfit once she’d slipped her coat off.

WhatKateWore reports that the Duchess purchased the chestnut ‘Celeste’ coat in September last year for £369… it has since been reduced to just £182, although it has predictably now sold out. We’re loving the harness detail, which is definitely a trend we see emerging for the coming autumn/winter 2012 season.

Having done such a perfect job during her first official public engagement at the National Portrait Gallery last week, we imagine Kate felt much more comfortable and at ease the second time around!

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