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Kate, Duchess of Cambridge: What she wore for NYC trip

Think packing for vacation is difficult? Imagine doing it if you're royalty, one of the best-dressed women in the world and five months pregnant, too.

Such is life for Duchess Kate, and we're sure we're not the only ones excited to see what she brought for her whirlwind, three-day trip to New York City with Prince William. This is their first time in the Big Apple, and their royal itinerary includes everything from a gala dinner at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to a Brooklyn Nets-Cleveland Cavaliers game. So expect glitzy gowns and courtside chic (probably with lots of outfits in between), and with Kate, 32, expecting the couple's second child, this visit is likely to be a master class in maternity fashion.

Here, we'll keep a running tally of what the former Kate Middleton -- now officially known as Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge -- wears during the Dec. 7-9 trip.

Sunday, Dec. 7

Welcome to New York! When William and Kate arrived at the Carlyle Hotel, where they're staying during their trip, the duchess was wearing a plum "Marina" coat from the maternity label Seraphine, paired with a clutch, tights and ankle boots all in black.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 07: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) arrive at The Carlyle Hotel, where they will be staying during their official two-day visit to the United States, on December 7, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Chad Rachman-Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images

Later Sunday, she swapped the coat for a black "Amara" cocktail dress with lace sleeves by Beulah London, paired with a different clutch and black pumps, while attending a private dinner benefiting the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.


Monday, Dec. 8

The Duchess of Cambridge began her day visiting the Northside Center for Childhood Development in Harlem, accompanied by New York City first lady Chirlane McCray. For the visit, which included crafting and wrapping presents with students and volunteers, Kate wore a black crepe "Washington" coat by Goat with enamel buttons and nude accents at the sleeves, neck and back, paired with black tights and heels.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted by New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray arrive at Northside Center for Child Development in Harlem section of New York, December 8, 2014. Prince William and his wife Catherine are on their first visit to New York City, a whirlwind trip that includes visits to a Harlem child development center and the September 11 Monument and Museum. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY POLITICS ROYALS) Reuters


Here's another photo of the same coat from the front, taken at a lunch at the British Consul General's residence later that day:

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted as she arrives for lunch at the British Consul General's Residence on December 8, 2014 in New York City. The royal couple are on an official three-day visit to New York with Prince William also due to meet President Barack Obama in Washington D.C on Monday. (Photo by Paul Edwards - Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images

Later that evening, Kate changed into a gray "Bettina" coat by American designer Tory Burch paired with skinny jeans and heels as she and William attended a reception at the British Consul General's residence and then an NBA basketball game in Brooklyn, where the British royals got to meet some American royalty (that would be Beyonce, Jay Z and LeBron James).

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 08: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge watch the game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center on December 8, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Getty Images


Tuesday, Dec. 9

William and Kate began the final day of their New York City trip with a visit to the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum. Despite the gloomy weather (the pair used umbrellas from their NYC home base, the Carlyle Hotel, to shield themselves from the rain), the Duchess of Cambridge looked bright in a fushcia, double-breasted coat by Mulberry.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, (L) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (C) lay a wreath at one of the reflecting pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum on December 9, 2014 in New York City. The couple, who are traveling without their 16-month-old son Prince George, are on a three-day US east coast visit. This is the Duke and Duchess's first visit to New York City, and the Duke's first trip to the nation's capital where he met with U.S. President Barack Obama. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images


At a reception celebrating British involvement in creative industries, where she chatted with attendees including Patrick Stewart, Harvey Weinstein and J. Crew's Jenna Lyons, Kate lost the coat and revealed a black, long-sleeved Seraphine "Vanessa" maternity dress paired with a gold necklace.


For the final event of their three-day trip, at a black-tie fundraiser held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for William and Kate's alma mater, St. Andrews University, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a midnight blue crepe crepe, pleated, off-the-shoulder gown by Jenny Packham. If it looks familiar, you're not imagining things -- Kate's worn the gown on two other previous occasions. This time, she styled it with diamond-and-emerald drop earrings and her hair pinned up in a chignon.

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Metropolitan Museum of Art to attend the St. Andrews 600th Anniversary Dinner December 9, 2014 in New York City. The event is created to support scholarships and bursaries for students from under-privileged communities and investment in the university's media and science faculties, sports centers and lectureship in American literature. (Photo by Jason DeCrow - Pool/Getty Images) Getty Images

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