SHOPPERS hoping to dress like royalty for a fraction of the price have found the perfect dupe of Kate Middleton’s coronation concert red suit.
The Princess of Wales stepped out in a stylish asymmetrical red suit for the special coronation concert from one of her most loved designers – Alexander McQueen.
But at £2,280 for the set, it’s out of most of our budgets.
Luckily, there’s a similar one on offer by Mango and it’s a fraction of the price.
The Welsh Red suit worn by Kate has an asymmetrical blazer, and bootcut trousers to match.
While the Mango version may not be identical, the bright red colour of the suit is perfect for channelling your inner-princess.
The Mango Boreal Blazer and trousers cost a total of £86.98, a significant saving compared to Kate’s designer choice.
The suit can be purchased online at John Lewis and comes in sizes ranging from a four to 26.
Kate, who loves recycling her wardrobe has been spotted in the suit before.
She wore the fiery red suit back in January this year while launching her campaign ‘Shaping Us.’
Tonight’s show, hosted by Paddington and Downton Abbey actor Hugh Bonneville, will see Hollywood star Tom Cruise, Dynasty actress Dame Joan Collins, adventurer Bear Grylls and singer Sir Tom Jones appear via video message.
The series of pre-recorded sketches will reveal little-known facts about the monarch and will also include moments from beloved literary figure Winnie the Pooh – seemingly echoing the famous moment Paddington Bear drank tea with the Queen during her Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
Classical acts including Andrea Bocelli, Welsh bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel and Chinese pianist Lang Lang will perform too.
This comes after the Prince of Wales shared a video of himself earlier today, walking up to a microphone during behind-the-scenes preparations.
And, he revealed he will take to the stage to give a speech at the concert tonight.
In the clip a voice can be heard saying: “OK, Prince of Wales. It’s time for your rehearsal” before William strides out towards the microphone.
The Prince of Wales also revealed to royal fans that Prince George is a huge fan of rock bands AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.
William and Kate shook hands and took photos with people at the Big Lunch attendees and coronation concert in a surprise walkabout for on The Long Walk in Windsor today.
Caroline Mulvihill, from the Rock Choir in Windsor and Maidenhead, chatted with William during the meet and greet.
She told the PA news agency: “We were talking about the kind of music we do in Rock Choir and Will was telling us in their household they have a very diverse music taste and George is very much into AC/DC and Led Zeppelin. It was quite interesting to hear that.”
Sam Leckenby, another choir member who spoke to William, added: “They mentioned they were quite pleased yesterday’s ceremony wasn’t the original five hours long. They were just really lovely.”
George, nine, became the youngest future monarch to play a senior role in a coronation yesterday with his Page of Honour duties.
He wore the traditional outfit – a knee-length scarlet coat with gold trimmings over a white satin waistcoat, and stood alongside three of Camilla’s grandchildren.
His role was to hold the King and Queen Consort’s robes during the ceremony.
Royal fans rushed to social media to talk about how “grown-up” young George looked.
One wrote: “How adorable! Looking more and more like his father.”
Another Added: “I’m so impressed with Prince George.
“It really must quite overwhelming for him at just 9 years old to perform this duty stood behind his grandfather, knowing that one day he will do the same and be crowned King.”
The Coronation Concert comes live from the East Lawn of Windsor Castle on BBC One and BBC Radio 2 from 8pm onwards.
TV coverage is being fronted by Kirsty Young.