Kate Middleton finally ditches nude heels as Prince William is installed as a knight in Edinburgh

Kate Middleton has kicked off her much-loved L.K Bennett patent nude heels for a pair of black shoes  as she joined the rest of the royals in Edinburgh this morning.

kate middletonKate Middleton looked lovely in lemon this morning. Copyright [Big pictures]

Clad in a striking lemon coat dress Kate Middleton added elegance to the event that saw her husband, Prince William be installed as a Knight of the Thistle in the Scottish capital.

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Apparently it's a really big deal and is the highest honour in Scotland — oooh err.

Naturally we're chuffed for Wils, but we're as always, somewhat distracted by the Duchess of Cambridge's fashion choice.

kate middletonKate Middleton was all smiles earlier today. Copyright [Getty]

She stepped out in a fitted coat featuring a feminine lower half. Instead of wearing her much-loved nude heels that are probably super comfy for standing in all day, Kate decided to wear black heels and a tartan clutch (formerly seen at the Jubilee celebrations) for the occasion.

kate middletonKate Middleton was her usual stylish self in Scotland. Copyright [Big Pictures]
Instead of sticking to a straight colour palette, the royal opted for a taupe fascinator to sit on top of her perfectly coiffed curls.

kate middletonThe Duchess usually favours her patent heels. Copyright [WENN]

To ensure her hair was perfect she rocked a half up 'do and there wasn't a strand out of place — clearly the muggy climate isn't making her locks go frizzy.

K-Middy joined Princess Anne, Prince Philip and the Queen in supporting Wils on his big day at St Giles.