Kate's Valentine's Day with Air Force cadets

Leah Prinzivalli

The thrifty Duchess has killed it in the fashion stakes again by stepping out in the most romantic Valentine's Day ensemble.

Kate Middleton looked incredible in a double-breasted red jacket over a black turtleneck as she spent February 14th with the RAF Air Force Cadets.

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On her third visit to the RAF, Middleton got festive in the $1,515 Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini jacket. In keeping with the theme of the day, the jacket is embossed with gold buttons and wide red lapels.

Kate Middleton spent Valentine's Day with Air Force Cadets. Photo: Getty
The Duchess tried her hand at sitting in one of the planes. Photo: Getty

She coordinated her black turtleneck, black gloves, and black Zara jeans. She finished the outfit with the Stuart Weitzman “Half n Half” stretch rider boots that have become synonymous with her polished look.

According to a fan site, this isn’t the first time Middleton has stepped out in Philosophy.

She chose a white baby doll jacket and skirt for an official portrait last year.

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Despite not spending the day with her husband, the Duchess looked to be having a blast. Photo: Getty

Middleton has been known to make festive plans on Valentine’s Day in the past.

In 2012, she visited Liverpool Children’s Hospital to make Valentine’s cards with the children.

The one sad side effect of a V-Day on duty? According to Vogue, Middleton most likely won’t be meeting Prince William in time for a romantic celebration.

Middleton has been spending more time with the Cadets since she became the Royal Patron and Honorary Air Commandant of the Air Cadet Organisation.

Kate beamed as she sat in the plane. Photo: Getty

The base is an hour and a half away from Kensington Palace, which means she probably won’t be spending much time with family today.

But we sympathize — sometimes you just have to work through a date.

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