11/07/2013 19:25 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Duchess Kate Channels Winter Stew On Solo Visit With Wine And Aubergine Outfit

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The Duchess of Cambridge is currently flying solo in the North of England (by which we mean she's attending official engagements alone while Prince William attends the funeral of his former nanny).

On today's agenda was a visit to Newcastle Civic Centre in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and you know how the saying goes: "Another royal engagement, another article about winter coats (NO EXCITING COLOURS) worn with belts."

Today's option is an aubergine-coloured design (no word on the label yet - more on that as it breaks) and a wine coloured dress which have combined to form a winter stew of an ensemble. It's a similar concept which allows the Zords in Power Rangers to combine and form a Megazord - the result being somehow greater than the sum of its parts.