Kate Middleton Strikes a Perfect Style Note on a Very Somber Occasion

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her unerring sense when it comes to selecting the perfect outfit for any occasion, and this morning was no exception. Joined by her husband, Prince William, Duchess Kate visited the French Embassy in London to sign a condolence book in honor of those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday. They wrote, "To all those who have died and were injured in the heartless attacks in Paris, and to all the people in France, nos plus sincères condoléances (our most sincere condolences)."

For such a serious outing, Kate picked an outfit that seemed to suggest she wanted to deflect the always-high interest in her wardrobe elsewhere. She wore a nondescript matching two-piece skirt suit, accessorized by simple earrings and her stunning engagement ring. Kate knows how her outfit choices can be perceived around the world, and today she was spot on in picking something deliberately low key.