Kate Middleton wore a casual $599 jacket and $445 combat boots for her first royal engagement of 2019

Kate Middleton kicked off the year on a casual note.

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Kate Middleton kicked off the year on a casual note.
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  • Kate Middleton wore a casual yet chic outfit for her first official appearance of 2019.
  • She visited King Henry’s Walk Community Garden wearing a $599 tweed jacket by Dubarry.
  • The duchess paired the jacket with matching skinny jeans and a pair of $445 See by Chloé boots.
  • She also took spent some time making pizzas with local school children in the garden’s outdoor pizza oven.

Kate Middleton made her first official appearance of 2019 on Tuesday, and it looks like the duchess is starting the year off on a casual note.

Middleton visited King Henry’s Walk Community Garden in London by debuting some low-key yet chic additions to her wardrobe.

She wore a tweed jacket by Dubarry.

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She wore a tweed jacket by Dubarry.
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Karwai Tang/Getty Images

The duchess wore the $599 Bracken jacket by Dubarry, which she paired with matching skinny jeans.

Instead of the trusty Penelope Chilvers tassel boots that she typically wears, Middleton debuted a new pair of combat boots. She opted for a pair of $445 suede ankle boots from See by Chloé in a dark shade of brown.

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She also wore a pair of dark brown ankle boots.

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She also wore a pair of dark brown ankle boots.
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Middleton’s outfit stuck to the theme of the gardening event by wearing leaf-shaped earrings. According to PopSugar, the duchess was wearing a £1,167 ($1498 USD) design by Kiki McDonough.

Her leaf-shaped earrings were perfectly on-theme.

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Her leaf-shaped earrings were perfectly on-theme.
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The duchess also spent some time with local children to make pizzas in the garden’s outdoor pizza oven, as seen in a video captured by the Daily Mail’s royal correspondent Rebecca English. When a young fan asked if the Queen enjoys pizza, Middleton said “I don’t know,” but suggested she’d ask the next time she sees her.

Kensington Palace announced on Tuesday that Middleton will team up with the Royal Horticultural Society to help design the 2019 RHS Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in May.

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