Kate Middleton Makes A Style Statement In $12 Leopard-Print Skirt

Kate Middleton is mixing up her sartorial choices with some bold prints. 

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out Wednesday in Cardiff, Wales, in support of her new project, 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s

Kensington Palace described the venture as “a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation,” according to Kensington Palace. The survey allows adults, whether they are parents or not, across the U.K. to answer questions about their views on raising young children.

For a visit to the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in support of the survey, the duchess bundled up in a long camel-colored cashmere and wool coat by Massimo Dutti, according to Hello!, paired with a black turtleneck, black boots and a necklace by Daniella Draper.

The jewelry reportedly featured the initials “G,” “C,” and “L” for the duchess’s three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. 

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre in Cardiff, Wales on Jan. 22 after she launched a U.K.-wide survey to help improve early childhood.

Perhaps the most eye-catching part of Kate’s outfit was the leopard-print midi skirt with a faux leather waistband she unveiled during the visit.

The skirt, which is from fast fashion brand Zara, retails for $49.99, but went on sale for $12.99 before it sold out. 

The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch "5 big questions on the under 5s."

The visit is part of HRH’s 24-hour tour of the country to launch “5 big questions on the under 5s.”

During the stop to the Ely & Caerau Children’s Centre, the Duchess of Cambridge spoke out about how much she would’ve valued a center like it after the birth of Prince George in 2013. 

“It was the first year and I’d just had George. William was still working with Search and Rescue and we came up here and I had a tiny, tiny baby in the middle of Anglesey,” Kate said. 

“It was so isolated, so cut off,” she continued. “I didn’t have any family around and he was doing night shifts. If only I had had a center like this.” 

Check out more cute photos from the visit below: 

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